Job: Technical Coordinator


Film Access Scotland is the national sector development body which represents Film Access organisations and practitioners across Scotland. Its members use film as an expressive tool to unlock the potential of individuals, groups and communities to bring about positive and lasting social change. Members use film and filmmaking to change lives by developing personal, social and technical skills, improving employability outcomes and focussing on health and wellbeing. They work with young people, adult learners, schools, communities and film talent through high-quality, inclusive and accessible learning, training and production programmes. Current member organisations include Screen Education Edinburgh, Station House Media Unit (shmu), Plantation Productions, GMAC Film, and Media Education.

Technical Coordinator

Film Access Scotland requires a Technical Co-ordinator to help deliver two exciting film projects. First, a national short film challenge called Climate Challenge: 1.5 Degrees Films (“the Climate Challenge”), where anyone can submit a short film about climate change. Second, a dynamic, online, interactive and well-organised Youth Film Festival in November together with events and activities from September 2021-March 2022 connected to the work of the Festival’s Youth Advisory Group.

Led by Film Access Scotland with support from Screen Scotland and Keep Scotland Beautiful, the Climate Challenge invites people to make films to share their thoughts and ideas about climate change and how it is affecting us as individuals, our surroundings, families and communities. Local filmmaking training and support will be provided to groups in Scotland from film educators based in community hubs and within partner arts and cultural organisations. Regardless of background, age, or filmmaking experience, anyone anywhere can submit a film to the Climate Challenge. The Technical Coordinator will coordinate the film submissions and online video platform, as well as help deliver online events.

The Film Access Scotland: Youth Film Festival will be designed and programmed by a team of young people from across Scotland (the “Youth Advisory Group”). The Technical Coordinator will work with the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator to help deliver a fantastic programme of films and events to inspire, educate and celebrate the creativity and diversity of young filmmakers and film enthusiasts living in Scotland.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in delivering online streaming events, public facing events, presentations and film screenings. We are looking for a combination of excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a comprehensive working knowledge of multiple on-line platforms, a passion for film, a keen eye for accuracy, a solid understanding of digital culture and experience of working with young people.

This position is fixed term contract to March 2022, initially Full-Time and then Part-Time from Feb-Mar. The salary is £23,322 p/a pro rata.

Click here for the full job description and here for the application form, or email for more information. Applications must be received by noon 15 September 2021.

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