Curation Coordinator

Into Film

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · UK Full time
Salary £28,000 - £35,500 (GBP)
Team Learning Content Creation
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 10:00am, 2nd Oct 2023 BST

Job Description

 About Into Film

Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development. 

Over half of UK schools engage with our programme of film clubs, special cinema screenings, and resources and training to support classroom teaching. Alongside rich online content for young audiences, this provides 5-19 year olds with inspiring opportunities to learn about and with film, and develop a passion for cinema.

Role Summary 

The main function of the Curation Coordinator is to research and secure film content for the Into Film programme and to manage the production of associated editorial content. Working to Into Film’s curation policy and EEDI values, the Curation Coordinator will help curate and programme content that acknowledges and celebrates the widest possible range of content for young people, from mainstream films to significant titles in film history, via world cinema, independent film, short film, British productions, and archive cinema. Alongside this work the Curation Coordinator will manage the production of editorial content for Into Film’s website, partners and stakeholders, and support the Curation Team’s administrative needs in terms of catalogue maintenance and New Release activity.  

 Main Responsibilities: 

  • Working with the Curation Lead and contributing to specialised content acquisition for Into Film, liaising with sales agents, distributors, archives, cultural organisations and other content providers, with a particular focus on short film.

  • Working with the Curation Lead to identify, research, secure and programme film content across Into Film’s product strands, including but not limited to Into Film+ and Into Film+ Premium, Into Film Festival and additional in-cinema screenings, successfully balancing mainstream contemporary cinema with British Independent, Specialised and Heritage film in ways that engages, surprises and delights Into Film’s users and stakeholders.

  • Host events and Q&As in venue and/or online and create ideas for activity around new material i.e. review writing and film programming workshops. 

  • Actively seek to increase diversity, inclusion and representation within curation for the Into Film programme.

  • Contribute to planning and strategic development of curation for Into Film’s core products, including Into Film+ and Into Film+ Premium, in collaboration with colleagues across the organisation and within the Learning Content Creation team. 

  • Manage the selection of the weekly new release activity and monthly new release articles, ensuring that Into Film is kept up-to-date with new release schedules.

  • Manage and contribute to the creation of curation-focused content for Into Film’s digital platforms that increases user engagement with Into Film products; including but not limited to Film Lists, Related Titles, Blog Posts, Podcasts, Film Guides and Curated Playlists.

  • Ensure editorial content on the website is as accurate and useful for all audiences with particular focus on Into Film club members and leaders. 

Into Film is a trading name of Film Nation UK a registered charity, number 1154030.

  • Contribute to Matrix team planning and develop a close and productive working relationship with other teams to maximise the reach, quality and impact of the Into Film programme. 

  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation reporting as required and participate in large scale audit, evaluation, and updating of the Into Film catalogue.

  • Produce and present film catalogue and ordering reports that contribute to research projects, stakeholder reporting and monitoring and evaluation projects and research and select film clips for use in educational resources

  • Collate and contribute to the provision of curatorial advice for regular projects such as one-off stakeholder requests including Salesforce enquiries

  • Contribute to Curation team objectives by viewing films and attending screenings and festivals as requested, providing curatorial feedback to Into Film teams on a film’s specific use/s across Into Film

  • Attend internal and external meetings on behalf of the Curation team, deputising for the Curation Lead as required, liaising and updating teams on activity linked to Curation and the film catalogue. 

  • Serve as a representative for the wider Learning Content Creation team by taking on additional agreed and defined areas of responsibility that support Into Film’s strategic areas of focus.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Commitment to quality internally and in all dealings with the public, members, teachers, children and young people, partners, funders, supporters etc.

  • Contribute to long term planning to ensure growth in line with demand and resources

  • Contribute to the regular monitoring and evaluation of the Into Film’s work


  • Commitment to equality of opportunity in line with Into Film’s Equal Opportunities Policy 

  • Any other reasonable duties assigned by Into Film

    Person Specification:


  • At least three years’ experience of working in a film exhibition environment

  • An excellent eye for detail and experience of managing databases and content management systems

  • An understanding of the educational value of film and the ability to communicate this to educators, young people, the film industry and the Into Film team

  • Good knowledge of the film industry, specifically the roles and operations of distributors, festivals and cultural organizations

  • A broad knowledge of film, including British, Specialised and Heritage film

  • Experience of writing about film, ideally for 5-19 year olds and educators

  • Confidence in representing Into Film at a junior level both internally and externally

  • A love and knowledge of film


  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office for Windows

  • Experience of informal and/or formal film education for children and young people aged 5-19

All employees regularly working with children will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check (and/or Access NI check or Disclosure Scotland check, depending on working location).

At Into Film, we use Applied for our recruitment. Applied aims to overcome unconscious bias in recruiting. Instead of using your CV, we'll be asking you to answer questions to test skills needed for the role. The responses are then anonymised, and reviewed in a random order by members of our team. Find out more information here.

The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions before you start your application.  We at Into Film never see the responses to these demographic questions with your application. We only see summary statistics to help us check if our candidate pool is balanced and if everyone has an equal chance to get hired irrespective of their background. If you prefer, you can easily opt out of answering these questions.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 2nd Oct 2023