Sponsorship Officers

The Watersprite Committee is currently looking for 2 Sponsorship Officers to work on the Sponsorship Committee. Sponsorship is a vital role within the Festival and we are looking for those who wish to build skills for careers in finance, consultancy, sales and naturally the film and creative media industries.

If you are determined, persuasive and have excellent communication skills, as well as a sharp eye for selecting relevant information and perceptively assessing sponsors’ values in order to show Watersprite to be a strategic partnership, then Sponsorship officer is the perfect role for you.

As a Sponsorship Officer you will be working closely with the Head of Sponsorship to research, approach and pitch to potential corporations and businesses around Cambridge and further afield. These would be both cash sponsors (targeting large tech companies and media start ups) and smaller in-kind sponsors (offering services and luxury gifts for Watersprite events).

Sponsorship Officer also gives you the creative freedom to brainstorm sponsors you think would fit Watersprite and grants you great independence in heading up these pitches yourself. The role therefore offers the chance to further your experience communicating and meeting with clients, tailoring specific pitchbooks and sponsorship packages and negotiating partnerships. Plus you would attend the star-filled, vibrant festival in February 2018 knowing that your work securing finance and services made the whole weekend possible!

The deadline to apply is Friday, 20th October 2017.

If you have any questions, please email Anna Keeley, the acting Head of Sponsorship, at anna.keeley@watersprite.org.uk.


Events Officer

Our Events Officers are vital in organizing all the speaker events over the festival weekend and to promote Watersprite throughout the year. The events team plans creative events, finds speakers, produces the events and ensures that the speakers have everything they need over the weekend. Last year we had speakers ranging from director Roger Michell to Dr. Elizabeth White from Planet Earth II, so there is no limit to the possibilities in the events team! It is an exciting and vital part of Watersprite and the role requires organization, creativity and excellent communication skills.

Key tasks:
– Creating and developing events for the festival weekend and promotional events throughout the year
– Finding and liaising with speakers
– Producing the events (with help from the team and the Steering Committee)
– Welcoming speakers and ensuring the festival runs smoothly

Key skills:
– Excellent organizational skills and efficient time management
– Tenacity and perseverance
– Communication skills
– Creativity and an ability to adapt to new ideas
– Enthusiasm for film and/or television

The deadline to apply is Friday, 20th October 2017.

If you’re interested, the Watersprite team would love to hear from you! Please email Isobel at isobel.leigh@watersprite.org.uk or check out our Facebook page at ‘Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival’.