Filmmaking Workshop Leader, Sparks Manchester East


Freelance Workshop Leader

At Sparks we're passionate about potential. Through innovative workshops, courses and events, we help children and teenagers to develop creativity, gain in confidence, and to fall in love with film.

We are looking to meet new workshop leaders to help deliver our range of Saturday sessions, after school clubs, holiday projects and ad hoc birthday party projects. 

Workshop leaders have the confidence and charisma to lead engaging workshops, they are responsible for planning, delivery and evaluation of Sparks workshops, as well as editing of the films made by our participants.

We would like to meet with people with good availability for freelance projects that take place at weekends. 

Duties include:

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating a range of fun, creative and practical workshops for 4-19 year olds

  • Editing exciting, compelling and creative video projects

  • Meeting, reporting to and reflecting on practise with Sparks management team

  • Friendly and responsible care for children during workshops

  • Workshop delivery support tasks as required

The ideal candidate will be

  • Great with children

  • Able to demonstrate experience of planning and delivering creative workshop activities for children

  • Able to represent Sparks and its brand values of fun, fairness, inspiration and a hands on approach

  • Able to demonstrate a passion and active interest in film and short film

  • Confident, creative, organised and a great team player

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of film production 

  • Experience of video editing

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for film, creativity, confidence, intuition, good communication skills, team working skills and an aptitude for technical operation. 

The role is a freelance one, and successful candidates will be invited to join our workshop pool, and then offered specific projects that are the best match for them.

As this is a self-employment role, candidates will be responsible for their own NI and tax obligations.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure, and attend at least one day of compulsory induction training.

Application forms can be downloaded from and should be sent to

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