Key Expertise: Bid-writing/Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation, Audience Development, Audience Engagement and Education, Working with Staff and Volunteers, Business Development, Marketing, Press, Public Speaking.
Jay worked at Sheffield’s independent cinema The Showroom from its opening in 1995 until 2003. He then joined the newly formed Regional Screen Agency Screen Yorkshire working with the region’s cinemas, film educationalists, film archives and film festivals. As national structures were re-organised in 2011 he became Head of Film Culture with Creative England from where he moved to the BFI in 2013 to work on the BFI Film Audience Network.
He left the BFI in October 2014 but retains links to FAN through freelance roles. Following a year at National Media Museum as Film Business Manager Jay is now Projects Director with Live Cinema UK.