LKFF 2017 Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

News category: Film Festival 2017

The 12th London Korean Film Festival

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator (Fixed-Term Contract)


Thank you for your interest in the post of Marketing & Events Co-ordinator at London Korean Film Festival 2017.

In this document, we have provided general information about the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF), with more detailed information about the role, job description, ideal candidate specification, and broad terms and conditions.


Please read this job description and candidate specification carefully, and tell 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 and implementation of the festival. The closing date of your application is 5pm, 18 August 2017.


Once the applications have been processed, selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview on 22 August 2017. Please specify in your cover letter whether you would be available for interview on that date or not, so that an alternative date can be considered.


For more information, or an informal discussion about the role, you can contact Hyun Jin Cho on 020 7004 2600


We look forward to receiving your application.


 (1) Terms and Conditions

  • Employer: Korean Cultural Centre UK

  • Salary: £ 20,800 – £ 24,960 per annum pro rata (fixed) / dependent on experience


  • Term:  15 weeks (up to 4 months). The position is offered on a temporary basis, it is a full-time post lasting a maximum 4 months, covering the period in preparation, build up, operation and debrief of the 2017 London Korean Film Festival


  • 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 before 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 references that are satisfactory to the festival


  • Application: To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter to with ‘LKFF2017 Marketing and Events Coordinator’ in the subject line by 5pm, 18 August 2017


  • Interview date: 22 August 2017


  • Start date: Late August 2017

* Korean Cultural Centre UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

(2) Job Description

The Marketing & Events 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, while using their experience to manage high-level events.

The post holder will be in charge of planning the promotion of the film festival and assisting in producing & distributing offline material. He/she will also be expected to manage event preparation, co-ordination and other logistical elements for the running of the festival. 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 2017 attracts large audiences.


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


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


  • Marketing of the festival events and programmes and overseeing ticket competitions at each venue.


  • To organise and manage festival events. Experience in live event management preferred.


  • To undertake a range of event administration accurately and efficiently, including data entry tasks, event plans, audience hand-outs and questionnaires.


  • To ensure event and film information is accurately recorded and updated across festival platforms and records.


  • To ensure all event materials, including film clips, stills and slides are prepared in advance of events and that technical elements are taken care of.


  • To create a plan to ensure efficient venue setup and breakdown.


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


  • To be well-organised and effective at prioritising work and managing deadlines under pressure.


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


  • To participate in festival meetings and events when required.


    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


  • Experience in campaign management from planning to reporting


  • Experience in managing six-figure cultural projects to budget 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)



About the London Korean Film Festival

The London Korean Film Festival completed its 11th 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 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 12th London Korean Film Festival will again be a major leap forwards, with an even greater focus on accessibility and openness.