2 Apr 2014

Film Industry Development Manager Job Vacancy

Kenya Film Commission (KFC) is a State Corporation mandated to facilitate the development of a vibrant film and television industry in Kenya and to market the country’s filming potential locally and internationally.

KFC works closely with film stakeholders, government agencies, private organizations, professional bodies and associations in the film industry and other film commissions.

KFC has exciting career opportunities and now seeks to recruit the appropriate persons to fill the following senior position: 

Film Industry Development Manager
Job Ref: KFC/FIDM/2014

Reporting to the Director, Filming Industry Development the job holder will be responsible for supporting the Director in all aspects relating to the development, enhancement and support of the local film and television industry.

Job Profile

  • Developing and implementing project activities that encourage community consciousness to the art of film in Kenya.
  • Developing concepts for promoting the environments in which film and other screen programs can be made, seen and discussed.
  • Liaising with the relevant County government officers.
  • Creating preference and enhancing demand for local productions among Kenyan audiences.
  • Supporting a diverse range of organizations, events and initiatives and promoting the growth and diversification of a rich screen culture in Kenya.
  • Promoting film related talent in schools and universities in Kenya.
  • Conducting research and analysis of the industry film industry.
  • Setting up and running internship and mentorship programs
  • Promoting industry growth and wide participation of stakeholders through organizing film screens, festivals, conferences, industry awards, exhibition and distribution, research and information and commentary.
  • Running Special Initiatives Programs aimed at encouraging and assisting new organizations and projects to meet the rising demand in the screen culture arena.
  • Conducting regional festivals aimed at encouraging film screenings of independent works and supporting new players in the film industry through the provision of mentoring opportunities with industry professionals in the development of their film projects.
  • Performing any other duties & responsibilities that may be assigned by the management.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • A relevant Bachelor degree.
  • A relevant Masters is an added advantage
  • A Post-Graduate Diploma in Project Management or a film related subject
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to build personal relationships with staff, other key players / leaders in the industry, stakeholders / donor partners
  • Strong public relations and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation and administration skills and a willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of film-making.
  • Proactive and able to work under pressure.
  • At least 5 years experience in a project development or a film environment

How to apply
The above position will attract a competitive remunerative package.Please a) email a soft copy to AND b) send or deliver a hard copy to KFC’s offices, of your application with a covering letter, detailed CV and with three (3) referee’s contacts.

Indicate your current position, current remuneration, expected remuneration, e-mail and day-time telephone contact; including copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, to reach the undersigned on or before 11th of April 2014.

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