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Freelance Producer: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2022

Freelance Producer: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2022

Closing date: 25/10/21, noon  

Location: Falkirk Community Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE

Fee: £22,500

Travel and subsistence allocation: £500

Contract Type: Freelance

Duration: mid-Nov 2021 – end Sep 2022

Position Type: Nov-Mar F/T & Apr-Sep P/T

Interviews: 04/11/21 via Zoom



We are seeking an experienced, committed producer to take forward the 12th edition of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) and become an integral part of the friendly and dedicated team, working on this unique and much loved festival.

HippFest is a high quality, eagerly anticipated event of national significance, with year-round activity and continues to grow each year in ambition, capacity, reach and impact.  Having been forced to cancel our milestone 10th edition – the opening night of which coincided with the first national lockdown in 2020 – and then successfully navigated the move online in 2021, we approach our second decade with a strong reputation for excellence, inclusion and creative approaches to programming and audience engagement.

Our ethos is informed by:

  • An inclusive and a non-hierarchical approach to silent film
  • Exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary cinema experiences
  • Accessibility and diversity in all elements of delivery
  • The highest standards of presentation
  • A programme which fosters discovery and challenge
  • Productive partnerships between community, artists, and audiences


Working closely with FCT Festival Director, the Producer will oversee all Festival production processes and planning across the entire Festival structure, as well as taking responsibility for budgeting and financial management.  You will be instrumental in bringing strategic ideas, practical application and vision to all festival activity and partner relationships, whilst leading and inspiring the festival team. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape HippFest in future years and work with a committed and dynamic team on one of Scotland’s best-loved film festivals.

The role requires: experience of strategic festival/event planning, delivery & evaluation; community/youth engagement; fundraising/securing sponsorship; creating, managing, monitoring & reporting on budgets; managing large scale accessible events; recruiting & managing staff & volunteers; maintenance of relationships with funders & stakeholders. You should have a knowledge of and passion for arts and culture, especially cinema (not necessarily silent or archive), and of arts marketing, with excellent communication, organisational planning, report writing, IT & research skills.  You will have the capacity for multi-tasking & managing complex workloads under pressure, be positive thinking & self-motivated, committed to quality & attentive to detail.

Contract and fee

The core dates for the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2022 are Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 March 2022, although there will be key events happening out-with these dates.

The contract will commence Mon 15 Nov 2021 and run to Fri 30 Sep 2022 (46 weeks) (Nov-Mar F/T & Apr- Sep P/T).

The fee offered for this engagement is £22,500. There is an additional allocation of £500 towards travel and subsistence.

For a copy of the recruitment pack please contact communitystaffing@falkirkcommunitytrust.org  tel: 01324 590929 or download 

The Freelance Producer brief can be downloaded here

Application and Selection Process

Individuals interested in being considered for the HippFest Producer contract should

refer to the brief (see above) and then send:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A covering letter referring to the project brief and person specification, telling us why you are interested and what skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • Details of two references whom we can contact prior to shortlisting
  • Confirmation of your availability on our interview date

Completed applications should be addressed to communitystaffing@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Falkirk Community Trust, Suite 1A, Falkirk Community Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk, FK2 9EE tel: (01324) 590929.

The deadline for applications is noon Monday 25th October 2021. We will hold interviews Thursday 4th November via Zoom.    


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