Position: Film Curator
Deadline: 22nd January 2018
Duration of role: February - June 2018
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Minimum commitment of two days a week, 9am – 5pm

About the European Film Festival

Now in its 27th cycle, the European Film Festival celebrates diversity by showcasing films from over 20 European countries – in different languages and different genres.

The Film Curator will work with a team from the European diplomatic missions and cultural institutions to weave a narrative around the films and presents a cohesive festival experience for Kenya’s EU Film Festival 2018. 

Salary and Mentorship opportunity

Total Fee: £2,500

This opportunity will include optional mentorship support and networking opportunities with the British Film Institute (BFI).

The curator will: 

  •  Work with participating EU countries to select films shown at the festival
  • Ensure all films are appropriately classified by the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB)
  • Liaise with the EU delegation on the scheduling of the film screenings
  • Take the lead on audience segmentation for the screenings.This involves mapping how best the festival can cater to students, children and a general audience across various screening venues
  • Work closely with the EU delegation to select venues and manage these relationships
  • Oversee the development of all festival material. This includes but is not limited to: the festival programme; website; & social media content.

Experience / Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge of film, curating, or related work
  • Between 2 to 4 years work experience working in the film sector/arts and culture sector
  •  Initiative and ability to both work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, work effectively under pressure and follow through with details
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and interacting openly with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Send your CV and a one to two-page cover letter outlining both your expertise and interest in the role to eastafricaarts@britishcouncil.or.ke