​Job Opportunity: The 14th LKFF - Marketing Co-ordinator (Full-time, Fixed-Term Contract)

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Thank you for your interest in the post of Marketing Co-ordinator for the London Korean Film Festival 2019.

Please read the following job description and candidate specification carefully, telling us in your cover letter what brought you to apply for this role, and with what kind of professional skills you can contribute to the successful promotion of the film festival.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV) via email. Your cover letter should outline why you are interested in the role, as well as the skills and experience which you would utilise in the day-to-day promotion of the festival. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2019

Once applications have been processed, selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview on either 8 or 9 July 2019.

For further information on the role please contact info@kccuk.org.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.

(1) Terms and Conditions

•          Employer: Korean Cultural Centre UK

•          Salary: £ 22,880 – £ 27,040 per annum pro rata (fixed) / dependent on experience

•          Term: 5 months (Mid-July – Mid-December 2019*). The position is offered on a temporary basis, it is a full-time post lasting 5 months, covering the period in preparation, build up, operation and debrief of the 2019 London Korean Film Festival. *Please note that there may be potential for continuation of the role on a part-time basis into the following year.

•          Hours: 40 hours per week on average in order to fulfil the scope of responsibilities within the post. This will involve some weekend and evening work, and hours can be flexible to accommodate this

•          Notice Period: There is a 2-week probationary period, and if successful the candidate will be confirmed. Upon confirmation, either party will provide 2-weeks’ notice should they wish to terminate the agreement prior to the end of the contract

•          Right to work: The successful applicant will be required to provide documentation that proves their right to work in the UK

•          References: Offers of employment are subject to the receipt of two references

•          Application: To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter to info@kccuk.org.uk with ‘LKFF2019 Marketing Coordinator’ in the subject line by 30 June 2019

•          Interview period: 8 or 9 July 2019

•          Start date: 15 July 2019

* Korean Cultural Centre UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

(2) Job Description

The Marketing Co-ordinator is a core member of the festival team. The successful applicant will be creative and insightful, showing the ability to present both in-depth promotional content and fresh ideas that link Korean cinema with film culture in the UK.

The post holder will be in charge of planning the promotion of the film festival and assisting in producing & distributing offline material. In addition, the post holder is expected to cooperate with other cultural and educational partners with equal amount of interest and respect.

(3) Responsibilities and Accountabilities

•          To support the Festival Producer to develop an overall strategy with regards to print distribution and offline promotion, and to ensure LKFF 2019 attracts large audiences.

•          Managing and creating content for online platforms - e.g. the LKFF social media accounts, LKFF website

•          To oversee the distribution of LKFF print marketing including ordering, payment and effective distribution of printed materials

•          To manage festival volunteers for the distribution of materials and other marketing tasks.

•          To identify and consider potential opportunities for cross-promotion and advertising with relevant external partners.

•          To collaborate on all areas of marketing for the successful promotion of the festival, offering constructive, creative ideas to help generate ticket sales.

•          General marketing and communications support, and any other duties relevant to the post as required by the festival team.

This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job at this time. It is a guide to the nature of the main duties as they currently exist but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The post holder is expected to work flexibly and respond positively to changing business needs.

(4) Personal Specification

•          Experience of working in a film festival or similar cultural event in a marketing and/or events role (minimum 2 years)

•          Experience in campaign management from planning to reporting

•          Experience using a variety of social media platforms for advertising and promotion

•          Experience working with six-figure cultural projects to budget and working with multiple external agencies and partners

•          Copywriting and proof-reading skills for off-line promotion

•          Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and to manage and meet changing deadlines

•          Excellent attention to detail and confidentiality

•          Good IT skills including MS Office, skilled in Excel

•          A proactive and customer focused approach delivered within a best practice framework

•          Demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and its practical application and integration in the work environment

•          Ability to work flexible hours (there is a requirement to work outside contracted hours, including some evenings and weekends)

•          Ability to work well as part of the core film festival team and to develop and maintain relationships with external partners.

•          Well-organised and effective at prioritising work and managing deadlines under pressure.

•          Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

About the London Korean Film Festival

The London Korean Film Festival completed its 13th edition last year with over 60 exciting screenings of both new and classic films, reflecting the festival’s impressive growth over the last decade. The festival began in 2006, as a basic presentation of feature films from South Korea, and since then the festival has expanded and grown in all aspects – numbers of films, events, venues – to meet wider audiences. With the strong support of UK-based film professionals, each an expert in Korean film/world cinema, the festival will present a selection of films that we deem to represent the best of current Korean cinema: mainstream hits, art house gems, indie initiatives, archival classics, documentaries, short films, artist films and animations to name but a few. Our diverse programme will give audiences the opportunity to consider the wider issues that surround the film industries of both Korea and the UK today.

This year’s 14th London Korean Film Festival will again be a major leap forwards, with an even greater focus on accessibility and openness.