Job Opportunities with the Atlanta Film Festival

In addition to the staff, volunteers, and interns dedicated to Atlanta Film Society’s year-round programs, the Atlanta Film Society also relies on the individuals who love to serve the film community to make the Atlanta Film Festival take place each year. The 2019 Atlanta Film Festival will be here before you know it and we need YOU to make it happen.

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF), presented by the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS), is one of the largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States featuring 150 events in 10 days.  Approximately 27,000 festival attendees enjoy independent, animated, documentary, and short films each year, selected from over 5,000 submissions from 120 countries. In 2016, ATLFS was named “Best Nonprofit in Atlanta” by Creative Loafing readers and ATLFF was named “Best Spring Festival in Atlanta” by Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers. In addition, ATLFS schedules year-round events to keep cinema in the forefront and the art & culture community talking.

If interested, please email (Outline the position in the subject line and attach resume).



The Education Programmer will work directly with the Creative Conference Director & Community Relations Manager to manage overall program development, administration, and supervision of the education programs during the Atlanta Film Festival, specifically the Creative Conference, and the year‐round education programming of the Atlanta Film Society. The Education Programmer will manage the events, the part‐time site coordinators and consultants hired for the programs.


  • Reports to Creative Conference Director and Community Relations Manager

  • Tasked to work on logistical, operational and informational coordinating of educational programs, including but not limited to;

    • Creative Conference during the Atlanta Film Festival

    • Classes, Workshops & Webinars (year‐round)

    • Eat, Drink & B‐Indie (year‐round, once per month)

    • Developing Educational Outreach Initiatives (year‐round)

  • Coordinating:

    • Creating instructor agreements that spell class details (for registration classes)

    • Securing necessary facilities and equipment for programs

    • Coordinating with other Atlanta Film Festival staff on ticketing, marketing, tech support, etc.

    • Reconciling any bills and ensuring that final settlements are completed.


  • Experience with GSuite, Airtable, Salesforce, and Eventive desired but not required.

  • Strong writing and communications skills—must be able to effectively create and edit web copy, as well as coordinate promotion of multiple films and events through various outreach channels.

  • 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.


This is a contract position that lasts between January - April, 2019. The Coordinator is expected to work on some evenings and weekends and be onsite for all days of the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4 - 14, 2019).

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 or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all staff members, interns and volunteers.