Supported by Film Hub Scotland, we are delighted to offer a paid opportunity to join our team for four months as part of the New Producers scheme.

New Producers is an exciting training opportunity for people who’d like to better understand how to produce film events for audiences in Scotland. The programme provides a paid placement opportunity to work for a cinema or festival within Scotland.

About New Producers

New Producers will be supported with training and will work closely with their host organisation to learn all aspects of programming, marketing and delivering film screenings. You can learn more about previous New Producers here

The other host organisations for New Producer placements are Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) and Take One Action. You can select more than one organisation in your application.

You don’t need any previous film experience, just a passion for cinema and an interest in working in the industry.

  • Please note that this opportunity is not open to full time students. 
  • Participants must have the right to work in the UK.

Film Hub Scotland welcome applications from those from Global majority backgrounds, lower socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people as we recognise that these groups are currently under-represented in film exhibition.

Working with Us

As a New Producer, we will give you the opportunity to contribute across all aspects of our film programme, including curation, marketing and event production. We will also support you to identify a key strand of our programme to focus on developing your skills and experience.

This could include:

  • Curating special presentations, inspired by our festival theme of ‘In/Visible’
  • Developing regional screenings in collaboration with partner venues and organisations across Scotland
  • Curating themed shorts programmes from competition submissions

You will be supported by the wider SMHAF team throughout this role and benefit from working for the Mental Health Foundation. We have a hybrid working model of a minimum of 2 days per week in the office and the rest working from home.  

Salary £23,933 pro rata (£13.15 p/h)
Hours 0.63 FTE*

* The Mental Health Foundation is currently trialing a 32-hour week until April 2025 on the same pay and conditions. This means the hours worked per week for this post would be 20.

How to Apply

Find full details and apply using this online application form.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 May at 5pm. Interviews will be held online on 30, 31 May or 3, 4 June

For any additional questions, please contact Film Hub Scotland on 0141 352 8618 or by email at