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Jobs at the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival
Festival jobs are seasonal, contract positions that end at the conclusion of the event. Jobs will be posted as they become available.

Guest Services Manager
DATE OF EMPLOYMENT:  February 15th – April 14th, 2017
DEPARTMENT: Operations
SUPERVISOR:  Artistic Director, Senior Programmer, Director of Operations

Please send resume and cover letter to srozsa@dallasfilm.org.  Please put the job you are inquiring about in the subject line

The Guest Services Manager arranges travel plans for DIFF’s filmmakers and special guests, including flights, accommodations, itineraries and more. The person in this position also supervised the accreditation process for these guests, manages their ticket requests, and supervises special events tailored to them, such as luncheons and parties.

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Festival Social Media Coordinator
Dates: March-April
Reports to: Festival Digital Marketing & Publications Manager
Hours: Part-time minimal hours leading up to the festival, but should be prepared to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during two weeks of the Festival. This position will also require some night & weekend hours during that time. (March 30-April 9)

This position includes a paid stipend. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a short cover letter that states the position they are interested in, and details their skills, experience and desire to work for the Dallas Film Society to Jessica Tomberlin at jtomberlin@dallasfilm.org.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat a must with strong working knowledge of ALL social media platforms
  • Experience in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations or Communications practices preferred, but not required
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • College degree or students currently enrolled in an accredited college program
  • Great written & verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, organized, creative thinker who loves film, the film industry, film festivals and social media
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; work independently and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality of work in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous events-based marketing related internship or work experience a plus, but not required

Assistant to Membership, Education & Outreach
Dates: Seasonal, Full Time 2/1/17—4/14/2017
Department: Membership, Education & Outreach
Supervisor: Education & Community Outreach Coordinator

The Membership, Education & Outreach Assistant will work in coordination with the Director to oversee all aspects of these departments as it relates to the upcoming Dallas International Film Festival. Ideal candidates will be skilled listeners and eager problem solvers, with previous experience in Non-Profits, Event Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, and/or Community Relations. Please send a cover letter and resume to Michele Goodson at mgoodson@dallasfilm.org

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work independently and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality of work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Constant Contact, and Google Docs
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Posses a good sense of humor

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate with Sponsorship, Box Office, Volunteer and Programming departments to ensure members and community partners receive all their benefits during the festival.
  • Assist coordinator in planning and implementation of special events such as High School Day, High School Roundtables etc. during festival
  • Help to program and facilitate High School/College Shorts Showcase during DIFF
  • Assist with Membership processing, tracking, and screening events
  • Coordinate with Programming on partner organization regarding sponsored screenings
  • Process Auction donations for partner organizations
  • Capture all pertinent passholder information, making sure that reports at the end of the festival will include the proper information.
  • Troubleshoot any problems with DIFF passes with help of Box Office Manager, Membership Director, Sponsorship, Guest Services Manager, and Operations Team
  • Provide a comprehensive wrap report to supervisor during your exit interview, which will take place a few days before employment is complete.
  • Other related duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift during the festival
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally

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