Britain on Film Rural Project Manager


Britain on Film – ‘Rural’ Project Manager (temporary project based)

Project Period July – September 2016

Payment c. £2500; hours flexible.

Reports to:

  • Northern Ireland Screen Archive Education Officer
  • Film Hub NI Project Manager

Film Hub NI, part of the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network, has received an award from the BFI to plan and co-ordinate delivery of a Northern Ireland wide series of events focussing on the relationship between film and rural life.

This project will see Film Hub NI, Northern Ireland Screen and Hub members create a series of events which will directly engage audiences with the rural holdings of the Digital Film Archive, including material recently digitised through the Unlocking Film Heritage.

The project will consist of two major events;

  • Commissioned piece of musical work taking place in the UNESCO Heritage site, Marble Arch Caves over two nights in August, utilising Film Archive material;
  • Screening of The Wicker Man in an appropriate setting, accompanied by archive footage of Ulster Folk Traditions;

Accompanied by:

  • A wide ranging project involving Craft NI, Northern Ireland Screen and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland which will see filmmakers work with craft practitioners to develop work which will then be exhibited in a purpose built ‘R-Space’ travelling around the craft fairs of Northern Ireland in August.
  • Exhibition of archive of motorsport in Ulster at the TT and Ulster Grand Prix. With a possible screening of ‘Road’.
  • Screenings of archive and features at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra (outside Belfast)
  • Package of UFH material available to Film Hub Members for exhibition.

About Britain on Film:

Britain on Film is one of the largest and most complex archival projects ever undertaken and is part of the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage programme (2013-17). Unlocking film heritage for everyone in the UK to enjoy is a key strategic priority for the BFI, and Britain on Film is the public launch of a vast programme of work, which has been ongoing for over three years. Bringing together a partnership with Regional and National Film Archives and rights holder collections across the UK, this work has included a sophisticated programme of data capture, cataloguing, copying to archival standards, meticulous preservation of original materials, thorough searching of archives across the country, new state-of- the-art equipment and digital storage facilities and the transfer of films to the BFI’s online video platform, BFI Player.

Unlocking Film Heritage and Britain on Film are thanks to £15 million funding from the National Lottery and the additional support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Film Hub NI is part of a significant national initiative aimed at growing audiences for film across the UK. Running until March 2017, the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Audience Network (FAN) aims to put film at the centre of cultural life in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, encouraging more people to see a more diverse range of films in more locations nationally. Film Hub NI is one of 9 Film Hubs across the UK.

Film Hub NI would like to invite expressions of interest in the position of Project Manager for the duration of the ‘Rural’ project.

Key requirements for this role include:

  • An in-depth knowledge and experience of film programming and film event management.
  • An extensive network of contacts within the NI and UK film sectors, particularly in film exhibition.
  • Extensive project management experience in a film, arts, or cultural context.
  • Experience of working with artists, film-makers and other creative talent.
  • Experience of working closely with, and reporting to, funders.


Key tasks include:

  • Co-ordination of all planning around delivery of this BFI funded film project including:
  • Liaison with delivery partners over all aspects of project delivery.
  • Liaison with key creative talent and over partners over schedules and travel itineraries.
  • Liaison with partners over PR and Marketing campaigns
  • Co-ordination of all aspects of event management as required.
  • Oversight and management of all project budgets as required.
  • Liaison with partners and funders over delivery of all reporting, monitoring, evaluation and other required documentation.  

Please note a driving licence and access to reliable transportation is a requirement of this position.

To apply send a CV containing relevant information and a covering letter which addresses the key deliverables and accountabilities of the role and shows how you fit the candidate profile to:

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 27th June, 2016.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We want to make sure our workforce is diverse and representative of the communities we work with, and that our opportunities are open to all.