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NewFest is currently seeking applicants for our 29th Annual New York LGBT Festival

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

Current Job Openings:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
  • OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
  • PRINT TRAFFIC COORDINATOR
  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
  • OPERATIONS INTERN
  • DEVELOPMENT INTERN

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Description
NewFest is looking a Social Media Manager to join our Marketing team. The ideal candidate should have varied experience in social media and be passionate about film, art, culture, and the LGBT community. They are dynamic and creative in their capacity to attract, excite, and engage with audiences. They have experience working in a cultural institution, digital, or public relations firm, and a history of building towards a large event.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Develop overall social media strategy to drive engagement and increase followers
• Develop channel-specific, timely content and campaigns to support an editorial calendar for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, etc., while appropriately maintaining the organization’s voice across platforms to engage followers
• Manage digital advertising (Facebook) for festival and individual films
• Collaborate on creating and circulating festival e-newsletters (MailChimp)
• Integrate festival sponsors’ and partners’ social media accounts and handles
• Collaborate with programming, events, and filmmaker department to develop compelling content to support attendance and drive engagement
• Pitch creative concepts for organization-wide social media initiatives, influencer outreach, and campaigns
• Report actionable insights and KPIs on a regular basis
• Run cross-platform social advertising campaigns
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Excellent writing, editing, communication, and presentation skills
• 2+ years experience managing social media channels for a brand or nonprofit
• Experience with Photoshop or InDesign a plus
• Strong knowledge of social media channels and tools and digital marketing
• Detail oriented with great organization skills

• Ability to meet deadlines, think on your feet, and multi-task

This position is roughly 20 hours per week between September 5th through October 27th, and full-time during the 6-day festival (October 19th-24th).

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: tilson@newfest.org

OPERATIONS & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Description
NewFest is looking for an Operations & Production Coordinator to join our team. The individual will be responsible for assisting the Festival Producer with all operations and production related needs. A festival is a fast paced and at times chaotic environment, so communication, organization, and attention to detail are monumentally important.  


Roles and Responsibilities

• Produce and organize all signage, ballots, venue binders and kits
• Schedule and handle all pick -ups, drop-offs, and deliveries
• Ship and receive purchases and rentals
• Organize and distribute all theater operations, events, and production materials to venues
• Help plan, order, and distribute all materials and equipment, signage, technical and audio equipment to festival venues
• Organize and oversee the transportation, delivery, strike, and storage of materials before, during, and following the festival
• During the festival, be on site to handle any last minute responsibilities
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Experience with festivals or other events
• Knowledge of GMail and Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
• Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
• Interest and passion for film and the LGBT community
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

This position is roughly 20 hours per week September 18th – October 1st, and full-time from October 2nd – October 27th.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: tilson@newfest.org

PRINT TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Description
NewFest is looking for a Print Traffic Coordinator to manage the physical formats of the films in the festival. They are responsible for receiving, organizing, distributing, and returning all films and digital content.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Create and maintain print traffic spreadsheet
• Track shipping and receiving of all films, including origin, carrier, trafficking information, theater assignment and post-festival destination
• Liaise with Festival Producer, Programming team, Technical Director, and Projectionists
• Communicate with all filmmakers regarding the print traffic process and expectations
• Ensure proper ingestion of all DCPs at screening venues
• Continual reporting of print status and usage during the festival
• Timely delivery to and pick up from festival venues
• Maintain shipping costs within budget
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Experience with festivals or other events
• The ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
• Knowledge of GMail and Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
• Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
• The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity
• Experience in Print Traffic, Projection, or other Technical roles
• Familiar with film and video formats and film production required

This position is roughly 10-15 hours per week between August 14th through October 27th, and full-time during the 6-day festival (October 19th-24th).

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: tilson@newfest.org

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Description
NewFest is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator for the upcoming festival. This position functions to recruit and manage festival volunteers on an ongoing basis leading up to and during the festival. The Volunteer Coordinator, under the supervision of the Festival Producer, will recruit, screen, schedule, liaise, and supervise the volunteer base, which serves every department in a variety of roles leading up to and during the festival.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Work with organizations and provide outreach to recruit volunteers in all aspects of the festival (including ushers, box office, and photography, etc.)
• Create and maintain the master volunteer schedule
• Organize and execute volunteer training and information sessions
• Maintain volunteer database and track volunteer hours & benefits
• Manage volunteer check-in during festival, assigning tasks to volunteers and troubleshooting volunteer needs
• Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and draft thank you letter to volunteers
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Experience with festivals or other events
• Knowledge of GMail and Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
• Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
• Experience managing and directing people with personable attitude
• Interest and passion for film and the LGBT community
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

This position is roughly 15 hours per week September 11th – October 27th, and full-time during the 6-day festival (October 19th-24th).

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: tilson@newfest.org

OPERATIONS INTERN

Description
NewFest is looking for a motivated, creative, and organized individual to join our team as our Festival Operations Intern. Responsibilities include assisting in areas of theater operations, events, production, and technical.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Production and organization of signage, ballots, venue binders and kits
• Scheduling and handling of pick-ups, drop-offs, and deliveries
• Shipping and receiving purchases and rentals from multiple vendors and partners
• Organization of transportation, delivery, set-up, strike, and storage of materials
• Distribution of materials and equipment, signage, step & repeats, technical and audio equipment to festival venues
• Other responsibilities will come up during the festival, but all duties fall under these areas
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Experience with festivals or other events
• Knowledge of GMail and Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
• Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
• Interest and passion for film and the LGBT community
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

This position will be two days a week between August 21st through October 27th, full-time during the 6-day festival (October 19th-24th), and can be used for academic credit.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: tilson@newfest.org

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Description
NewFest is seeking a Development Intern leading up to our 2017 festival, October 19th-24th, to support the organization’s efforts to mobilize resources and raise funds from donors, sponsors, community groups, and partner organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

• Supporting donor and member outreach and engagement activities, including interacting with donors and other supporters by phone or email, writing donor communications, and assisting with board meetings and donor events
• Researching current and prospective donors, sponsors, and partners
• Processing acknowledgement letters for major donors
• Providing administrative support to Development Manager
• Ensure the needs of members, donors, partners, and sponsors are being handled, especially during the festival
• Generate guest lists and coordinate event mailings as necessary
• Coordinate vendors and other logistics as needed
• Submit a wrap report with relevant documents and information

Qualifications
• Experience with festivals or other events
• Knowledge of GMail and Google Drive (Docs, Spreadsheets, etc.)
• Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills
• The ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and integrity
• Fundraising experience or relevant coursework
• Interest and passion for film, arts, non-profit development, and the LGBT community
• The ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure

This position will be two days a week between August 14th through October 27th, full-time during the 6-day festival (October 19th-24th), and can be used for academic credit.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with the job title in the subject line to: bradleyjacobs@newfest.org

 

NewFest is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V committed to a diverse workforce.