FWD-Doc (Filmmakers with Disabilities) seeks Programme & Communications Manager

Closing Date: 30 September 2020

FWD-Doc (Filmmakers with Disabilities)

Location: Remote, anywhere in the world

Remuneration: 20 hours per week at $22 USD per hour for 10 weeks initially (with potential for longer term and increase in compensation)


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FWD-Doc: Filmmakers With Disabilities is a US- and UK-based advocacy organisation founded by D/deaf and disabled filmmakers Jim LeBrecht, Day Al-Mohamed and Lindsey Dryden and ally Alysa Nahmias. FWD-Doc seeks to increase the visibility of, support for, and direct access to opportunities, networks, and employment for D/deaf and disabled filmmakers. We believe that coming together as a community allows us to support each other and advocate for ourselves with greater power. We aim to foster greater inclusion of disability within documentary and the broader entertainment industry.

We are now looking for a paid part-time talented Programme & Communications Manager, initially for a 10-week period (with potential for longer term and increase in compensation), to support FWD-Doc’s development as we expand our community and reach, and as we seek to deploy a number of exciting and timely initiatives.

The role’s key responsibilities will include ongoing administrative and coordination tasks, project management, managing communications, grant writing in collaboration with the founding members, contributing to campaign strategy and leading the practical deployment of initiatives.

The position would be ideal for an experienced arts / non-profit administrator with a background in disability justice / arts / advocacy, who is passionate about project management, film and social change, disability justice and seeking to move into a more senior role over time. We aim that this position will gradually develop into a leadership role as FWD-Doc expands.

Essential skills include outstanding organisational and administrative capabilities, a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly, whilst managing a varied workload. Our Programme and Communications Manager needs to be able to work effectively as part of a small, remote team while also being capable and confident in undertaking independent work and guiding a busy group of founders to the completion of projects. This role requires the highest level of professionalism and top communication skills. Experience in a collaborative, busy arts and/or disability justice environment is required.

For more information and details on how to apply please read the Job Description.