Job Opportunity: The 14th LKFF - Production Coordinator (Full-time, Fixed-Term Contract)

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Thank you for your interest in the post of Production Coordinator 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 what kind of professional skills you can contribute to 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. The closing date for applications is 29 September 2019.

Once applications have been processed, selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview on either 2 or 4 October 2019.

 For further information on the role please contact

We look forward to receiving your application.

(1) Terms and Conditions

•          Employer: Korean Cultural Centre UK

•          Salary: £ 20,800 – £ 22,880 per annum pro rata (fixed) / dependent on experience

•          Term: 2 months (7 October - 1 December 2019*). The position is offered on a temporary basis, it is a full-time post lasting 2 months, covering the period in preparation, build up, operation and debrief of the 2019 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 the 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 with ‘LKFF2019 Production Coordinator’ in the subject line by 29 September 2019

•          Interview period: 2 or 4 October 2019

•          Start date: 7 October 2019

* Korean Cultural Centre UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

(2) Job Description 

The Production Coordinator is a core member of the festival team. Reporting to the Festival Producer, the main purpose of the role is to assist the Festival Manager and Programme & Venue Manager in the successful delivery of the London Korean Film Festival 2019 programme, in London (1-14 November) and on tour (18-24 November), as well as provide overall team support as and when required. 

(3) Responsibilities and Accountabilities

•          In coordination with the Programme & Venue Manager, liaise with festival venues with regards to delivery and testing of screening materials for all public screenings, ensuring all titles are screened in the right format, at the right time, in the right venue 

•         To coordinate the transportation of films and accompanying paperwork, booking both national and international couriers (eg Federal Express, DHL etc) 

•          To assist the Marketing Coordinator with production of on screen marketing assets (e.g. holding slides) and/or any additional on screen assets associated with the special events, and ensure their timely delivery to the respective venues 

•          In coordination with the Marketing Coordinator, produce social media content and/or carry out festival outreach 

•          Ad hoc assistance on site during the festival days (1-14 November), e.g. liaising with members of the public or guests & partners, handing out audience feedback surveys, volunteer desk supervision, etc. 

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 1 year) 

•         Understanding of various screening formats, experience handling audio-visual content

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

•          Excellent attention to detail and confidentiality

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

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

•          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.