Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival is looking for applications for the roles of Producer and Marketing Coordinator for the 8th Edition of the Film Festival (May 2018) both these pivotal roles contribute significantly to the success of the festival and provide a rewarding and satisfying challenge.

Application deadline: 24th November, midnight
Interview dates: Thursday 14 December and Friday 15 December.
Location, Hawick, Scottish Borders

How to apply

Please send a CV identifying your relevant experience, plus a cover letter to: Please use the subject line “Alchemy Festival Marketing Coordinator Application” and provide a daytime contact number.

About Alchemy Film and Moving Image
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image. Founded in 2010 there have been seven editions of the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, produced in partnership with Heart of Hawick. The 2017 festival screened 139 films from 21 countries over five days, with 46 world premieres, 14 European premieres, 39 Scottish premieres and over eighty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, a year-round exhibitions programme, filmmaking symposia, touring programmes and community filmmaking initiatives. In 2017, Alchemy Film & Arts curated Scotland’s national exhibition at the Venice Art Biennale.

Next edition: 3-7 May 2018.

The Marketing Coordinator – Freelance contract
Hawick Scottish Borders
Start Date 19th February 2018

Contract fee: £5,000
Fixed term contract: 19 February– 18 May 2018, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday (62 days).

The Role
Alchemy Film & Arts is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Marketing Coordinator to raise the public profile of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, with a focus on engaging new audiences, locally, regionally and nationally and generating significant local presence and national profile at this key time in the lead up to the eighth edition of the festival (3- 7th May 2018).

This is a great opportunity to take ownership for delivering the Festival’s marketing and communications strategy, working with the Creative Director and Producer the role will be responsible for:

Reviewing, developing and delivering the multi media marketing plan.
Updating and creating innovative content for targeted online marketing activity including our website, social media channels, and mailing list.
Planning, developing, copywriting, proofing, designing, printing and distribution of all offline marketing including the festival brochure, poster, flyers, local signage and publicity.
Implementing an online social media plan for the festival period itself, including facebook live and streaming of filmmaker interviews and Q&A’s.
Planning and implementing audience evaluation for post-festival report.
Managing online box-office and ticket sales, working with our partner venue, Heart of Hawick.
Developing a corporate sponsorship package offering for the festival, approaching local and national businesses to secure agreed necessary sponsorship funding.
Liaise with PR contractor, funders and festival partners on specific areas of publicity and joint promotional activities.

The role will be based at our office and exhibition space in Hawick.

The Person
Experience of online and offline marketing in a public event context is essential, as is a dynamic, ideas driven and creative approach and ‘can do’ attitude. You will have had previous experience in copywriting, design, signage, online and print media production and proven strong organisational and communications skills and you should be able to demonstrate that you are comfortable with taking ownership for key deliverables.

We are looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate they can work to tight deadlines within constrained budgets and can propose creative, practical solutions in response. You will be a team player and able to evidence strong interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive under pressure.

Although not essential, experience of working for a festival or in the arts, exhibition management or film sectors would be an advantage.