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Job vacancies available here at Signal Film and Media Come be part of the team here in Barrow!

We are an award-winning film and digital media company with a reputation for both high quality professional short film production and a wide range of community engagement media projects. Backed by the BFI, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and many others, we offer a year-round programme of film, media and arts activities from our base in Cooke’s Studios, a creative media centre in the heart of Barrow that also houses theatre, radio and dance companies and which is set to expand in 2020.

Based 45 minutes from the M6 on the outskirts of the Lake District in Cumbria and 2 hours north of Manchester, our premises in the specially designed and equipped new Media and Arts Centre offers workshop, office, exhibition and cinema space alongside professional digital production facilities, including a range of high definition cameras, filming equipment and a specialist edit suite.

As a registered charity we are often showcased nationally and used as a case study of best practice for our innovative work with our community. We strive to deliver an enriching and inspiring experience for participants, whatever
their ability, age or experience. We regularly win awards for short film production and are a longstanding Delivery Partner for the BFI Film Academy and an Arts Award Centre.

Our vision is to build a thriving creative community where talent is nurtured and people exceed their own expectations. Our mission is to lead social and cultural change through access to digital and creative media.

current vacancies


If you are looking for a senior role within a growing and award-winning arts organisation that has real and transformational effects on people’s lives – this is an exciting opportunity for you!
We are currently seeking a Learning & Engagement Manager (L&EM) to manage and oversee learning and engagement – driving a strategic, coordinated, year-round artistic programme of youth and adult support. The L&EM will play a crucial role in the strategic development and delivery of our Learning & Engagement Programme, maximising opportunities for collaboration, helping to realise the full potential of our innovative creative activities and delivering fresh new learning

Experience of management within the cultural/arts sector is desirable but not essential – we envisage the right candidate could also be someone from a charity, heritage or community sector background. Key to the role is experience, passion and aptitude for delivering great projects that improve people’s lives.

Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 depending on experience. Pro rata. 32 hours per week (£20,800 – £24,000 per annum).
Duration: 2.5 years fixed term.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20th April 2020