Programme Manager

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Job Description

Join one of the UK’s largest independent cinemas and lead its film, exhibition and festival programme.

This is a unique opportunity to join a creative and passionate team, managing an exciting and varied in-house programme to diversify and grow audiences.

The venue has a varied and exciting schedule, from multi-award-winning pictures to first features, parent and baby screenings to international festivals. While working with new filmmakers, the local community, and regional and national partners to create an all-encompassing, original programme.

Showroom Workstation is an independent organisation and charity where ideas, initiative and enthusiasm are engaged. Located in a converted 1930’s art deco building, the venue is home to a four-screen cinema, creative business centre, event space, and café bar, in the heart of Sheffield city centre, in South Yorkshire.

Are you:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about film and moving image?
  • An experienced cinema programmer with an understanding of UK distribution?
  • A skilled communicator with first-rate people skills?
  • Experienced at reaching out and engaging with different communities?
  • Striving to reflect, include and champion your team, filmmakers and audiences from all backgrounds?

Showroom Workstation would love to hear from you.

We are inclusive employers and are proud to be accredited to the Investors in Diversity* standard since 2017.

We have in place a positive action plan, to increase the diversity of our workforce. We therefore encourage applications from people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic diverse backgrounds and other diverse communities.

Full details are in the job pack. This can be downloaded on our website: or you can email our reception team on We’re very flexible, so if you prefer you can call us on 0114 279 6511 and ask for a job pack to be sent to you, or you can pop in and say hello and collect one from us in person (Monday-Friday 8 am – 6 pm).

Closing date for submission of completed applications: Monday 16th May 2022 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held the week commencing: 30th May 2022

Access requirements can be discussed if required after shortlisting.

To apply, please follow our process by completing our application form, which is contained within our job pack. To ensure our selection process gives fair consideration to all applicants please be aware that we do not shortlist from CV’s and we will remove any that are received with applications.

Please return your completed application by email to: or by mail or in person to: Recruitment, Showroom Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX