Watersprite offers a unique opportunity for students from universities in Cambridge to produce an international film festival like no other.  You’ll have the chance to meet and work with industry professionals and build a network with filmmakers from across the globe. Past committee members have even gone on to work for our partners or become film producers! The opportunities are endless, but the first step is to get involved and apply now!

Opportunities currently available in Partnerships, Events, Communications and Awards teams!

If you read through and aren’t sure, submit a General Application!


If you want to apply to Watersprite Committee 2020, but after reading the roles below, aren't sure which role you'd fit into, please contact us! We are always looking for people who think outside the box and often find people apply to one position but are really suited to another and enjoy that position more. If you're interested in joining a warm, open and fun student committee to produce one of the world's biggest student film festivals, then fill out the application and we'll be in touch!

Any questions? Contact the Festival Director, Isobel Leigh:



Partnerships Manager

Sponsorship is the lifeblood of the festival and Watersprite is looking for a team who is excited about building relationships with local and national sponsors. Last year we worked with LUSH, Nanna Mexico and Jack’s on Trinity to name just a few. The team will be tasked with approaching businesses and negotiating the best partnership deals for Watersprite’s 2020 festival.

We're recruiting proactive and communicative Partnerships Officers who can help us grow our relationships and network of sponsors. You’ll be given a lot of autonomy to help secure sponsorship deals for drinks, food, decorations and gifts for the festival's most high-profile and glamorous events. If you’re an excellent communicator, or want to build on your negotiation skills, or most importantly, just happy to get stuck in with partnerships, we want to hear from you!

For any questions, please contact Sabrina Gilby:



Events Officer

Our Events Officers play an essential role in organising the speaker events which take place over the festival weekend. They take the lead on coming up with event ideas, planning events, finding and contacting speakers (often high-profile ones!), and running the events on the day. Previous events have covered everything from on-screen representation to filming wildlife documentaries. These officers are a vital part of the Watersprite team, and the role requires excellent organisation, creativity and communication skills.

Educational Events Officer

This year, we are expanding our Events team to include an Events Officer with a specific focus on Education. We are looking for someone with an interest in outreach and education to help us develop a programme of events that appeal not just to established filmmakers and undergrads but to younger students too. Alongside the Events Officers, you will be involved in planning and producing events, but you will also be working closely with the Outreach Officer (see below) to play an important role in helping Watersprite widen its reach.

Guest Relations Manager

A new role for 2020, the Guest Relations Manager will be crucial in making sure that our guests and speakers have the best possible experience at Watersprite. From looking after speakers and managing the green room to planning and organising VIP and networking events, you will be working closely with the Hospitality and Venue Manager to make sure that the festival runs as smoothly as possible.

Hub Manager

A job for someone who’s keen to take the lead on a project and has the drive to see it through to the end! With the support of the Events team, the Hub Manager will coordinate our central festival hub in the Old Divinity School, transforming it into a truly interactive setting, so that the vibrant Watersprite atmosphere isn’t lost between events. Last year’s hub even featured a virtual-reality experience!  This position involves working closely with the Partnerships and Marketing teams to promote our central hub. The Hub Manager role would be particularly ideal for someone with experience in theatre production or design who has a fresh and creative vision for how to use a space to its full potential. Like the Events Officers, the Hub Manager will be helping to come up with event ideas, plan events, find speakers, produce the events and ensure that speakers are welcomed throughout the festival weekend.



Social Media Manager

Management of Watersprite’s social media accounts: being social media manager means gaining valuable  marketing experience and a chance to be creative with your posts. Content will be varied and fun, ranging from short films to sponsor posts to Instagram pictures, as well as festival coverage. Positions can focus on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube!

Website Manager

We need someone to keep the Watersprite website up to date. Tasks will include announcing events, uploading content, and keeping us connected and current leading up to the festival. No coding experience needed, as we are working with a website builder (which is actually quite fun and a great skill for your CV).

Marketing Officer

If you’re interested in marketing and have new and creative ideas about how to market Watersprite, this role is for you. Promoting a large event like Watersprite comes with lots of big and small jobs, and you can help us succeed in making Watersprite known to more people while gaining valuable marketing experience.