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2010 Employment Opportunities

 

"One of the top 10 Short Film Festivals and Top 10 International Film Festivals in the United States. The RIIFF provides the kind of intimate festival experience that will change your life. Don’t miss it. "

- Chris Gore, author of The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, 2nd edition (December 2004)


The Rhode Island International Film Festival is now accepting applications for 2010 seasonal and year-round employees. Seeking highly organized individuals who are proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database programs. We are looking for quick-witted, short-term employees in the following departments:

• Producing Director

• Box Office Department

• Event Production Coordinators (2 Part-Time Positions)

• Outreach Coordinator

• Programming / Curatorial Coordinator - Short Films

• Programming / Curatorial Coordinator - Feature Films

• Publications Department

• RIIFF Industry Panels

• Sponsorship Department

• Tech & Print Traffic Department

• Venue Manager

• Volunteer Coordinator

• Producing Director


The Producing Director reports to the Managing Director. The Producing Director oversees grant writing and fundraising elements within Festival. Duties include managing staff; overseeing information and cost management; and develop, maintain and enable foundation processes and policies consistent with company interests. Coordination of long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Managing Director.

 

Department: Administration
Immediate Supervisor: Managing Director
Dates: Year-round
Positions Supervised: Volunteers, Interns, Temp. Seasonal Staff
Rate: TBD, (Part-time, temporary, no benefits)

 

The Producing Director would be expected to:

• Possess experience in a non-profit arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated experience in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing

• Possess strong budgeting and financial management skills;
• Demonstrate capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire the Festival's team.
• Have experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues;
• Exhibit excellent interpersonal leadership, and communication (both written and oral) skills;
• Demonstrate a strong work ethic, stamina and passion.

 

Position Open. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org with Administration in the subject field. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should appropriate positions arise.

 

• Box Office Department


The Box Office department handles all of the ticket selling and distribution operations for the festival. Box Office employees should preferably have some customer service experience and have the ability to manage a lot of different information. The box office personnel is often the primary point-of-contact for festival customers.

 

Job Description:

The Box Office department will begin looking for seasonal employees for the 2010 Rhode Island International Film Festival around late Spring. You are welcome to submit your resume now, but it is unlikely that you will be contacted until positions arise and are posted. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org. Please make sure to write Box Office Department. Due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should appropriate positions arise.

 

• Event Production Coordinators (2 Part-Time Positions)


The Event Production Coordinators are responsible for all production elements in the Special
Events leading up to and during the festival. Pre-fest and post-fest, they will also be
responsible for assisting the Production Manager with other production related needs. These are part time postions.


Department: Administration
Immediate Supervisor: Managing Director
Dates: 6/15/10 – 8/20/10
Positions Supervised: Volunteers
Rate: $750/month, (Part-time, temporary, no benefits)


Essential Job Functions:
Pre-festival, work with the Managing Director on office and event production needs, organizing the production database, shipping and receiving, purchasing, runs, etc. as needed; Work closely with the Managing Director and Special Events Manager to insure all event production elements are being met; Coordinating with festival sponsors and venues for events and the specific materials and product needed at each; Supplying festival venues with predetermined materials and equipment; red carpet, signage, lights, stage, audio, etc.; Organizing and overseeing a system for the transportation, delivery, strike and storage of materials for each event; Post-festival, assist the Managing Director in organizing the office and storage unit.


Job Qualifications: Employee has legal authorization to work in the United States. Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and reliable transportation required. Email, Excel, Word, Apple computer skills beneficial, but not required. Good organizational skills. Good customer service attitude. Production experience helpful. Ability to learn quickly in a high pressure environment. This position requires the ability to lift 50-100 pounds chest high and above head (such as tables, chairs, etc.)

 

• Outreach Coordinator


The Outreach Coordinator, under the direction of the Executive Director, will coordinate community partnerships and dissemination of publicity materials for the 14th Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) from August 10-15, 2010. This position requires correspondence and coordination with Rhode Island and southern New England community organizations, public schools, and small businesses.

 

Department: Administration
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Dates: 6/15/10 – 8/20/10
Positions Supervised: Volunteers
Rate: $500/month, (Part-time, temporary, no benefits)

 

Essential Job Functions:
Research, solicit and confirm community co-presenters for all films at the festival. Coordinate and schedule attendance of high school students at annual Schools at RIIFF screenings. Coordinate distribution and replenishment of Festival catalogs and posters throughout the Rhode Island Area. Set up and maintain current database of community co-presenters. Create manual for Outreach position.

 

Job Qualifications: Knowledge of Rhode Island community organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Detail-oriented, team-oriented, and able to work under deadline pressure. Experience with event planning and public relation. Fluency in Mac-based applications including: MS Word, Filemaker Pro, Excel

 

• Programming / Curatorial Coordinator - Short Films


Assist w/ selection process, inviting of short films, coordinate selection committee, etc.
Position Open. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org with Programming Department in the subject field. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should appropriate positions arise


• Programming / Curatorial Coordinator - Feature Films


Assist w/ selection process of US and international features, research feature films show in other
international film festivals, inviting of feature films from around the world, coordinate with distributors and sales agents to promote work screened at RIIFF, interface with filmmakers and/or producers to receive invite letters, etc.


Position Open. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org with Programming Department in the subject field. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should appropriate positions arise.

 

• Publications Department

 

The Publications department handles all Festival-related print, design and web collateral, including but not limited to ads, posters, postcards/invites, signage, one-sheets, sponsorship packets and presentations, and press materials.

 

Job Description:

The Publications department will begin looking for seasonal employees for the next Rhode Island International Film Festival around the spring 2010. You are welcome to submit your resume now, but it is unlikely that you will be contacted until positions arise and are posted. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org with Publications Department in the subject field. Please note that due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should appropriate positions arise.

 

RIIFF Industry Panels

 

RIIFF Colloquia/Panels, a program of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, brings together some of the most innovative and provocative minds in entertainment, politics, music and media for a series of one-on-one conversations and panel discussions. The program explores issues that drive the cultural climate and inspire new work. The live events that take place during the RIIFF are a signature part of this program and these include the RI Film Forum™, RIIFF Tech Forum, Between Takes and ScriptBiz™

 

Job Descriptions

The RIIFF Colloquia/Panel department will begin looking for seasonal employees for the next Rhode Island International Film Festival around spring 2010. You are welcome to submit your resume now, but it is unlikely that you will be contacted until positions arise and are posted. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@fillm-festival.org with RIIFF Colloquia /Panels Department in the subject field. Due to the high volume of resumes received, not every resume submission will receive a response. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should an appropriate position arise.

 

• Sponsorship Department

 

The Sponsorship Department's seasonal staff is hired by the RIIFF Administration. The months leading up to  and during the Festival, RIIFF Administration takes on the responsibility of executing and activating all sponsor contracts which may include, but is not limited to private events, sampling, sponsor screenings, hospitality, entertaining, product placement and gifting.

 

RIIFF Administration looks for individuals who are able to work autonomously -- team players who are first and foremost concerned with giving our sponsors the best experience possible; the best they've ever had. We look for highly motivated individuals who are proactive, detail orientated and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite is a must, and experience in SalesForce.com is a plus.

 

Job Description:

The Sponsorship department will begin looking for seasonal employees for the next Rhode Island International Film Festival in early 2010. You are welcome to submit your resume now, but it is unlikely that you will be contacted until positions arise and are posted. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to to info@film-festival.org with Sponsorship Department in the subject field. Due to the high volume of resumes received, not every resume submission will receive a response. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should an appropriate position arise.

 

• Tech & Print Traffic Department

 

The Technical Department is responsible for putting on the show at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Our mission is the best presentation experience of any festival for the filmmakers and audience. We work very closely with festival filmmakers from the moment their works are selected, through the screenings at the festival, and post-fest as an ongoing resource. The tech staff manages all the technical aspects of the festival, including the installation of state-of-the-art digital video and digital cinema projection, temporary movie theaters, and running the logistics of moving films all over Rhode Island and shipping them over the world.

 

Job Descriptions

The Tech department will begin looking for seasonal employees for the next Rhode Island International Film Festival around the spring 2010. You are welcome to submit your resume now, but it is unlikely that you will be contacted until positions arise and are posted. If you would still like to submit your resume, please send email it along with an introductory email to info@film-festival.org with Tech/Print Traffic Department in the subject field. Due to the high volume of resumes received, not every resume submission will receive a response. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email should an appropriate position arise.

 

• Venue Manager


The Rhode Island International Film Festival is seeking a Venue Manager to oversee front-of-house duties including volunteer management, ticketing, merchandise, public speaking, and money, while interacting with the public and RIIFF staff in a friendly manner. The Festival is one of Rhode Island’s premier cultural events and takes place August 10-15, 2010. RIIFF seeks candidates who are detail oriented with strong communications skills, in addition to strong skills in cash management. Experience with festivals is preferred. Venue Managers will report to the Box Office Director. The Venue Manager will be the primary point person for all screening and other activities at any particular festival screening venue. We will hire one Venue Manager to be in charge of each individual location.

 

Department: Administration
Immediate Supervisor: Box Office Director
Dates: 8/9/10 – 8/16/10
Positions Supervised: Volunteers
Rate: Venue managers will be paid $100/per day for up to five days. (Part-time, temporary, no benefits)


Essential Job Functions:
Act as stage manager for intros and post-screening film talks (if "Festival Host" is not available); Assist visiting filmmakers and special guests as needed; With Volunteer Coordinator, recruit and train venue volunteers and cashiers; Implement festival procedures to oversee all front-of-house operations; Supervise all venue volunteers, which will include cashiers, line control, and projectionists; Understand safety and emergency procedures and location of first aid, circuit breakers, and supplies; Check projection and sound equipment and ensure films are in order before screenings begin; Ensure screenings start on time; Ensure technical difficulties are addressed; Provide stellar customer service; Problem-solve as issues arise.


Timelines & Deliverables
Start-date: August 9, 2010; end-date: August 16, 2010
• Must commit to serving as Venue Manager for entire run of festival (six days)
• Must be available for training before festival, as well as post mortem meeting following the festival
• End-of-shift cash-out report of attendance and cash intake
• Secure and hand over cash drop to Box Office personnel or RIIFF Executive Staff

 

No calls please.

 

Email resume to info@film-festival.org
or mail to the address below.

 

• Volunteer Coordinator


The Rhode Island International Film Festival is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, screen, schedule, and supervise the volunteer base, which serves everyone involved with the Festival including staff, filmmakers, audience, press, and celebrities. The Festival is one of Rhode Island’s premier cultural events and takes place August 10-15, 2010. RIIFF seeks candidates who are detail oriented with excellent communication skills, proficiency with computers including skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, extremely organized with ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment, excellent people skills and ability to manage large groups of volunteers. Experience with festivals is preferred. Event planning and volunteer experience is a plus. The Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Managing Director. During the six days of the Festival and three weeks prior, the Volunteer Coordinator will independently manage the primary information desk and volunteer base at the RIIFF Headquarters.

 

Department: Administration
Immediate Supervisor: Managing Director
Dates: 5/1/10 – 8/20/10
Positions Supervised: Volunteers
Rate: This is a volunteer position. Volunteer Coordinator will be given a full Festival Pass and tickets to special events along with Cinema Rhode Island Membership. (Part-time, temporary, no benefits)


Essential Job Functions:

Plan and execute two Volunteer Sign-Up Days; Work with area organizations to recruit volunteers
Organize and execute Volunteer Training and Information Meetings; Interview and assign volunteers based on abilities and availability; Create and maintain the master volunteer schedule
Handle scheduling, schedule adjustments and coordination of approx. 125 volunteers; Maintain constant communication with Venue Managers; Maintain volunteer database and track volunteer hours/benefits; Manage Volunteer desk at Festival headquarters assigning tasks to volunteers and troubleshooting volunteer needs; Serve as liaison with Venue Managers to ensure that volunteer assistance at all venues is functioning appropriately; Attend Festival staff meetings; Work with various Festival departments to determine volunteer needs and supply the appropriate number of volunteers for specific tasks and fill slots as needed; Research/outreach to community businesses for donations of goods/services; Plan and coordinate Volunteer Wrap party; Draft thank you letter to volunteers; Provide post-Festival report to staff.

 

Timelines & Deliverables
Start-date: May 1, 2010; end-date: August 20, 2010
• Must be available to execute volunteer sign-up days in July, volunteer training sessions the week before the festival, and attend a post mortem meeting
• Manage volunteer desk at Festival Headquarters prior to and during Festival August 10-15, 2010
• Maintain volunteer database and track all volunteers
.

 

No calls please.

 

Email resume to info@film-festival.org
or mail to the address below.

 


Additional Information about all RIIFF Jobs:

 

These jobs require the ability to work in a team environment and make decisions based on RIIFF policy. Must be able to think and act quickly under pressure, handle tight deadlines and juggle many things at once. Will need to see the “big” picture when working with all departments and maintain a positive attitude.

 

To apply for a seasonal position with RIIFF, email your resume to info@film-festival.org indicating your desired title in the subject line or fax to RIIFF at 401.490.6735


Thank you in advance for your interest in working with the 2008 Festival
!

 



PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO THE FOLLOWING CONTACT:

Demetria Carr, Managing Director

Rhode Island International Film Festival

268 Broadway

Providence, RI 02903

Phone:401.861-4445
Fax: 401.490-6735
Email: demetriac@film-festival.org

Please also include a cover letter that notes which department(s) you feel would most complement your interest and skill sets. Due to the high volume of applications received, not every candidate will be contacted. Eligible applicants will be notified via phone or email.

 

 

 

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