Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Freelance Marketing Manager

Hippodrome Silent Film Festival Freelance Marketing Manager

Falkirk Council are looking for an exceptional individual to lead on Marketing 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 role that will be vital in increasing the Festival’s audience and ensuring the Festival fulfils its strategic ambitions. Part of a small but dynamic team you will be responsible for the planning, budgeting and delivery of the Festival’s strategic marketing plan, overseeing creation of marketing content and ensuring that marketing platforms are maintained and updated.  You will lead on marketing design development, working closely with the Falkirk Council Design team; and you will work closely with the HippFest Social Media and PR Officers to devise digital advertising campaigns and generate PR coverage.

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 alison.strauss@falkirk.gov.uk before applying.


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

Fee:       £13,800 - 17,250 (115 days @ £120 - £150 p/d).  (FTE 0.5) (£27,600 - £34,500 per annum pro rata)

Term:    24 Oct 2022 – 29 Sep 2023

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

Closing date: 11am Wednesday 28th September 2022.

Interviews: Tuesday 11th October 2022.

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