We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and responsible Talent Development Coordinator to join our growing team. This is a newly created role that will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to shape the future of our outreach into the community, support the development of new talent initiatives and help coordinate established activity.


White Lantern Film (WLF) has released three award-winning movies, including K-SHOP which has generated critical acclaim both here in the UK and internationally.  The success of the movie has been recognised by its official selection at 20 international film festivals, winning 3 prestigious awards and its release on Sky Cinema, DVD and on all major digital and VOD platforms.  We have a thriving talent development strategy which includes three established local initiatives driving fresh new talent into our company.  We are funded to deliver a BFI FILM ACADEMY inspiring the next generation of young filmmakers in our region; B-Reel is a quarterly movie meet-up hosted by our team; we mentor and produce short films for CHANNEL 4’s RANDOM ACTS and manage the annual SHORT SOUNDS FILM FESTIVAL, the world’s first music and sound design festival supported by ACADEMY Award-winning sound designer GLENN FREEMANTLE (GRAVITY) and ACADEMY AWARD nominee film composer RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS (HACKSAW RIDGE).

We have a dedicated accomplished team working from our town centre offices and have significant growth plans including the imminent production of our next movie A PATRIOT.  The team creates a powerful creative force in Bournemouth, leading the local creative community, investing in film development, collaborating with other businesses and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.


This is a multi-faceted role where you’ll be responsible for the planning and delivery of the learning and development activities across the whole company. This includes the administration and coordination of the:

  • Short Sounds Film Festival
  • BFI Film Academy
  • B-Reel meet-ups

You will be working alongside a dynamic growing team in our town centre offices to develop new ways to grow our plans and support the existing initiatives:


The Short Sounds Film Festival launched in 2017 and will run over two days in November 2018 celebrating music and sound in the movies; for more information please visit  The postholder will be responsible for the ongoing administration and coordination of the festival, development of the festival profile, maximising short film submissions, coordinating guest speakers and administrating ticket sales. The ideal candidate will also have some marketing and event management background to broadly support all areas of the festival.


The BFI (British Film Institute) fund White Lantern Film to deliver Get Inside Movies, a prestigious film course for 16 – 19-year olds; for more information please visit The postholder will be responsible for the ongoing administration of the course which runs between November and February each year mainly at weekends (see the website for schedule information).  The postholder will be responsible for marketing the academy, administrating the course, supporting the delivery of the course (this will include some weekend and evening work), monitoring attendance, managing and building external relationships, supporting the delivery of the NCFE qualification and monitoring the quality of services provided.  The ideal candidate will have had some prior experience working with young people, knowledge of the film sector is desirable but not essential and some training will be given to support this aspect of the post.


B-Reel is a quarterly film-maker meet-up hosted by White Lantern Film to engage and encourage collaboration within the local film community; for more information please visit The postholder will oversee and organise B-Reel events throughout the year including planning, organising catering, coordinating sponsors and the post-event evaluation.  The ideal candidate will have had some basic event management experience.


  • Understand requirements for each event or activity
  • Plan events and activities, with attention to financial and time constraints
  • Book venues and speakers
  • Coordinate event or activity operations (preparing venue, invitations etc.)
  • Evaluate the event’s success and submit reports
  • Effectively utilising the company’s social media


  • Attention to detail
  • Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills
  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Able to handle stress
  • Proven organisational and time management skills
  • Copywriting and editing skills
  • The ability to work to challenging deadlines and targets
  • Ability to think laterally, creatively and strategically
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High levels of self-motivation, initiative and the ability to work unsupervised


  • Some proven experience as an event or training coordinator or other facilitator or coordinator
  • Experience working with young people between 16 – 19
  • An understanding of the film industry
  • Working knowledge of computers and video camera technology
  • Practical knowledge of social networks
  • Proven ability to work under pressure as well as plan and prioritise a heavy workload


  • Basic understanding of photoshop and video editing skills
  • Qualifications or experience in marketing, arts & cultural management, media or similar
  • Degree in hospitality management, public relations, event management or relevant field
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to events and training young people


  • Willing to travel for work
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Smart and presentable
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Well-organised with multi-tasking skills
  • Be able to act as a positive role model for students.
  • Be willing to undergo continual professional development

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, highly organised and able to multi-task and work with a range of people and personalities effectively under pressure. Preferred applicants are those with previous film festival or other types of special event management or volunteer/staff management experience and/or film production managers.


Please apply online here or download an application from

Deadline for applications 5pm Friday 24th August

Interviews will be on Thursday 30th August