Career Opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society

In addition to volunteer and internship opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society's year-round programs and the annual Atlanta Film Festival, we also have a small but dedicated staff made up of individuals who love to serve the Atlanta film community.

STAFF POSITIONS

If you are interested in a staff position with ATLFS, please email a letter of interest to work@atlantafilmsociety.org with the title of the position as the subject line (one at a time, please) and your résumé attached.

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will work directly with the Business Director and the Executive Director to support, organize and execute fundraising efforts. The Development Coordinator will help to develop fundraising plans, write grants, solicit sponsorships, cultivate private donors and collaborate with colleagues and departments to implement the fundraising goals of the organization. The position calls for someone who is familiar with fundraising and is comfortable writing grants, organizing fundraising events, coordinating volunteers and private donors, engaging sponsors and assisting the organization in raising funds.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to the Business Director
  • Assists Executive Director and Business Director with daily activities in support of non-profit’s development program
  • Lead writing and managing grants
  • Helps generate personalized sponsorship packages for prospective donors/partners
  • Identifies and cultivates prospective donors/partner relationships
  • Coordinates correspondence with prospective donors/partners
  • Arranges and attends meetings with donors and prospective partners
  • Maintains detailed records of donor activity in Salesforce
  • Creates and works on wrap reports post-festival
  • Generates interest in development discussions with potential partners
  • Represents organization at networking/public events
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior fundraising experience preferred
  • Prior grant writing experience preferred
  • Amazing organizational skills and ability to manage time effectively
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Experience with Airtable, Salesforce, and Eventive desired but not required
  • Must be proactive, willing to take initiative, communicative, and able to work with minimal supervision and a limited budget
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively and anticipate needs
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Similar experience and an interest in film/the arts preferred
  • Ability to work well in team settings, maintain healthy and productive rapport with colleagues and provide support to other departments
  • Valid driver's license preferred

TIMEFRAME & HOURS

This is a full-time position with hours expected to be an average of 40 hours per week, seasonally less in the summer and more than 40 in the months leading up to the annual Atlanta Film Festival. Schedules and work days are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible while still having some common in-office days.

SALARY & BENEFITS

$28,500 Annual Gross Salary (pro-rated depending on start date)

Up to (58) Total Paid Days Off made up of:

-(7) Paid Holidays

-(15) Days of flexible Paid Time Off

-(32) Days of Scheduled Office Closures

(43) Coordinated Work-from-Home Days

Flexibility in Schedule

Relaxed work environment

1% of salary match towards Simple IRA

Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance.

Graphic Designer

Our Community Relations Department is crucial in communicating our mission and message globally. As the Designer you will work directly with the Community Relations Director to create and manage visual branding & assets for the Atlanta Film Society & Atlanta Film Festival that supports our message across all channels (print, web, video, etc….). Thus, we require only serious and professional candidates apply, as you will have direct influence in maintaining and articulating our visual identity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to and works with Community Relations Director to develop creative for promotion and marketing of events and initiatives
  • Oversees day-to-day branding activity
  • Responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all design related efforts and projects, including, but not limited to:
    • Festival Program Guide
    • Graphics for Website, Social Media & Email Campaigns
    • Ordering and Managing Print Material
    • Street Team Strategy & Coordination
    • Graphic Assets for Video
    • Graphic Needs For:
      • Annual Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference
      • Screenplay Competition
      • Year-Round Screenings, Events & Parties
      • Workshops & Classes
      • Eat, Drink & B-Indie
      • Other Programs as assigned
  • Works with and assists Community Relations Director with training and management of design contractors, associates & interns
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator a must.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effect desired but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of GSuite & Microsoft Office
  • Strong visual design skills
  • Strong passion for Atlanta.
  • Amazing organizational skills and ability to manage time effectively.
  • Must be proactive, willing to take initiative, communicative, and able to work with minimal supervision and a limited budget—a very limited budget.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively, anticipate needs and respond to last-minute requests.
  • Positive attitude and flexibility.
  • Similar experience and an interest in film/the arts preferred.
  • Ability to work well in team settings and provide support, as needed, to other ATLFS departments.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Special mutant powers a plus, but not required.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS

This is a part-time contractor position with hours expected to be an average of 16 hours per week, with full-time schedule 2 months leading up to the festival, mid-March through mid-May. Schedules and work days are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible while still having some common in-office days.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • $15,000 Gross Annual Salary
  • Availability to work from home
  • Flexibility in Schedule
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance

Programming Coordinator

Each year the Programming Department is tasked with reviewing, rating, and organizing the approximately 8,400 films and screenplays submitted for consideration for the Atlanta Film Festival. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for supporting this endeavor by overseeing administrative tasks tied to the maintenance and management of submissions received. In addition, the Programming Coordinator will review submissions, with the goal of learning the intricacies of programming, developing a curatorial eye, and employing an understanding of the ATLFF programming ethos. They will also be a vital presence on-site at the annual festival, assisting the Programming Department with both the execution of screenings and events as well as contributing to filmmaker experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to and works with the Programming Director
  • Tasked to work on programming for the Atlanta Film Festival and other Atlanta Film Society Programs throughout the year.
  • Supports Programming Director in all administrative duties for selecting, booking and coordinating the exhibition of films. This may include (but is not limited to) managing multiple email accounts, maintaining submission databases, and coordinating screener review procedures.
  • Assist in the screening and reviewing of films for possible inclusion in the festival. Can include all film categories (features, shorts, and creative media).
  • Assist the Programming and Guest Services teams with events, filmmaker logistics, balloting processes, screening introductions and leading Q&A sessions with audiences.
  • Attend programming and staff meetings and assist in pitching potential programming.
  • Other duties within the scope of Programming Coordinator

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in film festival programming or film curation desired
  • Candidates must be capable of working independently day to day in terms of both time management and job execution.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail, including exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience attending and/or general knowledge of film festivals is a plus as well as knowledge of global film community, independent filmmakers and distributors.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritizing skills, as well as strong writing and proofreading abilities.
  • Experience with FilmFreeway, Google Docs, and Airtable preferred.
  • Positive attitude with internal and external contacts and the ability to be flexible.
  • Strong passion for Atlanta and cinema culture.
  • Similar experience and a special interest in independent film and the arts are strongly preferred

TIMEFRAME & HOURS

This is a part-time position with dynamic hours that last between Aug, 2019 - June, 2020 with an opportunity to be extended year-round after a post-festival evaluation and contingent on budgetary restrictions. The Coordinator is expected to work on some evenings and weekends and be onsite for all days of the 44th Atlanta Film Festival (April 30 - May 10, 2020).

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Aug 19 - Feb 21: 24 hrs/wk x 27 wks @ $12/hr = $7,776.00
  • Feb 24 - Apr 24: 32 hrs/wk x 9 wks @ $12/hr = $3,456.00
  • Apr 27 - May 10: Full-Time x 2 wks @ $500/wk = $1,000
  • May 11 - Jun 30: 24 hrs/wk x 7 wks @$12/hr = $2,016.00

CONTRACT TOTAL: $14,248.00

Flexibility in Schedule

Relaxed work environment

Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance

Up to (35) Total Paid Days Off made up of:

(8) Days of Flexible Paid Time Off

(27) Holidays & Days of Scheduled Office Closures


The Atlanta Film Society, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks an inclusive and representative staff and particularly welcomes applications from women and diverse ethnicities. The Atlanta Film Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all staff members, interns and volunteers.