Film Africa 2015 vacancy: Print Traffic Coordinator

Job Title Film Africa 2015 Print Traffic Coordinator
Festival dates Friday 30 October to Sunday 8 November
Contract 9 week freelance contract from Tuesday 15 September to Friday 13 November.  Approx. five hours a week in the lead up to the Festival.  Hours will increase during the 10 days of Film Africa
Location A mixture of office-based and work from home
Reporting to Film Africa 2015 Festival Producer
Fee £1,200
Closing date Wednesday 2 September

About us

Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and the Diaspora. Established in 2011 with the remit of promoting a better understanding of Africa through film, every year Film Africa brings diverse London audiences a high quality and wide-ranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities; The Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

The Royal African Society is a membership organisation that fosters a better understanding of Africa in the UK and throughout the world. Our goal is to promote Africa globally in the spheres of business, politics, academia, arts and culture. We disseminate knowledge and insight to make a positive difference to Africa’s development and celebrate the diversity and depth of African cultures.

Job Overview

The Print Traffic Coordinator, under the supervision of the Festival Producer, will manage print traffic for Film Africa 2015.  The Coordinator will develop relationships with external print traffic coordinators, secure on-time receipt of Festival screening materials, and arrange for timely shipping of prints to their next destination.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Track shipping and receiving of all screening materials, including origin, carrier, tracking number and post-festival destination
  • Liaise with projectionists at Film Africa venues
  • Continual reporting of print status to Festival Producer
  • Timely delivery to and pick up from venues throughout the Festival
  • Maintain shipping costs within Festival budget
  • Work with shipping companies to import and export films
  • Completion of a post-festival evaluation report


Person specification

The successful applicant will have the following experience, skills and attributes:

Ability to work independently, efficiently and to strict deadlines                                                        E

Detail-oriented, organised and self-motivated                                                                                   E

Excellent oral and written communications skills                                                                               E

Familiarity with film screening formats                                                                                               E

Proficient IT skills, particularly Excel                                                                                                  E

Ability to remain calm under pressure                                                                                                E

Experience as a Print Traffic Coordinator or of international parcel shipping                                    D

Experience in film industry/festivals/cinemas                                                                                     D


*E = Essential

*D = Desirable


How to apply


Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining with reference to the person specification above why you feel you should be considered for the post and email them to Rachael Loughlan at by Wednesday 2 September.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 September in central London. The post start date is Tuesday 15 September.

N.B. Due to the large number of applications we usually receive, we will only be contacting applicants shortlisted for interview.