Freelance Development and Engagement Officer: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2023

Freelance Development and Engagement Officer: Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2023

Falkirk Council are looking for an exceptional individual to lead on development and engagement activity as part of the friendly and dedicated team working on the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (HippFest) 2023.

HippFest is Scotland’s first and only festival of silent film with live music, centred in and inspired by Scotland’s oldest cinema, featuring exceptional screenings, commissions, workshops, community events and touring.

This is an exciting new role that will be vital in ensuring the Festival fulfils its strategic ambitions. Part of a small but dynamic team you will develop a broad range of partnerships for delivery and development, and source funding and sponsorship. You will be the main contact for community engagement – building and nurturing relationships and devising the Festival’s outreach programme. You will progress the Festival’s Accessibility ambitions, further develop the pilot Advisory Group and lead on the Youth Engagement programme.

We have committed funds from the Falkirk Council Arts budget to deliver HippFest 2023. We are awaiting news of other key funding support and this contract is subject to the outcome of this decision (expected September). If you have any questions, you can contact before applying.

Fee: £18,240 - £22,800 (152 days @ £120 - £150 p/d) dependant on experience.  (FTE 0.66) (£27,600 - £34,500 per annum pro rata)


Further information on the role, person specification, application and selection process are included in the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded here.

Term:    24 Oct 2022 – 29 Sep 2023

Place of Work:  Blend of Council offices and remote working.

Closing date: Noon Monday 26th September 2022.

Interviews: Thursday 13th October 2022.

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