Africa in Motion Film Festival Young Programmers Traineeship  

Job Description

Job title: Young Programmers Traineeship

Employment dates: 1July 2018 to 30 Nov 2018 (induction on Monday 18 June)  

Traineeship salary: £512 per month (reasonable work-related expenses will also be reimbursed)

Hours: 16 hours per week (2 days per week, with flexibility and increased availability during the festival itself required)

Based at: Africa in Motion Office, Templeton House, Bridgeton, Glasgow

Report to: Festival Producer and Board of Trustees

Africa in Motion Film Festival is an annual African film festival based in Scotland, now in its 13th year. Over the past decade the festival has screened over 500 African films to audiences totaling around 40,000 people, and has grown into one of the most important platforms for the exhibition of African cinema in Europe. We now have an exciting Traineeship opportunity aimed at candidates between the ages of 18-24 from a Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) background to become part of the Africa in Motion programming team. During this role you will help to manage, programme and facilitate AiM’s 2018 festival (26 October – 4 November). You don’t need to have any previous film programming experience, as we will provide in-house training in programming African cinema for Scottish audiences, providing you with the opportunity to develop skills in curation, event coordination, festival programming and marketing.

This Traineeship is funded by Young Start a Big Lottery Fund.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Researching African films, negotiating licensing terms for the films
  • Planning and implementing screenings and events during the main festival programme
  • Developing and implementing an engagement strategy that specifically targets the BAME community groups in Scotland   
  • Identify and contact venues and community groups frequented by the BAME community groups in Scotland   
  • Working to develop partnerships with relevant organisations and involving them in the development of tailored events, screenings and marketing campaign
  • Working on the marketing campaign for Africa in Motion 2018, including niche-marketing, social media and print

Person specification: 


The ideal candidate will be based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

The ideal candidate will have:

-        Experience of coordinating a wide range of activities and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

-        Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

-        Excellent organisational and administrative skills

-        Excellent computer literacy particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

-        Ability to work under pressure and to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team

-        Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as needed

-        A demonstrable interest in Africa


-        Knowledge of African cinema, cultures and histories  

-        Experience working in a film festival and/or African arts organisation

To apply:

To apply: Send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for the job, to Festival Producer Justine Atkinson: justine@africa-in-motion.org.uk by the deadline of 5pm, Friday 8 June 2018. Please include the names and contact details of two referees who could be contacted in advance of an interview. Interviews will be held in Glasgow on Wednesday 13 June 2018.