Job Vacancy: Festival Assistant


Flatpack are recruiting! If you’re an 18-24 year old looking for a brilliant opportunity to work on the production of Flatpack Festival 11, this could be the role for you.

We’re looking for a Festival Assistant to join the Flatpack team. Working closely with the Festival Producer and Operations Manager, you’ll provide all round support to the team with the various elements of planning the festival. This is an ideal position for someone with some experience of working in a festival or events environment wanting to gain further understanding and experience of the planning process, whilst also having the opportunity to take on some responsibility and ownership of part of the 2017 festival production.

Find the full job specification here:

Festival Assistant Job Specification PDF

The deadline for this position has now passed.


"An incredible mix of film and music for all ages." - The Times
"A treasure trove of a festival" – Sight and Sound
"Magnificently eclectic" – Time Out
"This festival is really like no other, with an incredible line-up of amazing screenings and events for grown-ups and kids alike." - Anorak
"Joyously inventive" - Guardian
"Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival" – Lonely Planet
"Like the perfect mixtape…you’re not quite sure how or why the selection works, but that is what makes it so magical" – Electric Sheep
"It's like being shown really cool stuff by a good friend who thinks you might like to see it." - Audience member
"Flatpack has gained a well deserved reputation as an innovative film festival with an imaginative output" – Film Four
"I came away totally inspired, both by Birmingham and by Flatpack. One of the best festivals I’ve ever been to." - Ken Freedman, WFMU
"The festival feels like an essential component in Birmingham’s cultural life, bringing new talent and the city itself to light." - The Quietus
"The best programming on the planet." - Canadian curator Kier-la Janisse
"Independent, quirky, intelligent, innovative, amusing and relaxed - nothing else like it." - Audience member