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.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
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 work@atlantafilmfestival.com (Outline the position in the subject line and attach resume).

POSITIONS

BOX OFFICE LEAD

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking seasonal Box Office Leads to maintain multiple Festival Box Office locations during the 43rd ATLFF, April 4-14.

COMPENSATION:
Day rate to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Box Office Manager

  • Sell festival passes, tickets, and/or merchandise at festival venues

  • Maintaining ongoing evaluation of seating inventory including holds

  • Maintain and distribute passes as needed

  • Submit accurate cash tracking for all screenings and venues to Box Office Manager

  • Solve critical issues in a timely and professional manner

REQUIREMENTS:
Training, if needed, will be provided for the festival ticketing system, but the successful candidate must be a creative self-starter who is capable of independently managing detail oriented tasks on a deadline and efficiently work with other members of the ATLFF team. For the duration of the festival, this position will be the front line of ATLFF customer service. It is extremely important that the Box Office Lead(s) is an effective communicator and problem solver, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team member.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a daily rate and does not include benefits. The Box Office Lead(s) is expected to have open flexibility to work during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4-14). With additional training prior to the festival.

SHUTTLE DRIVER

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking seasonal Drivers to assist with festival transportation duties during the 43rd ATLFF April 4-14.

COMPENSATION:
Day rate to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Transportation Coordinator

  • Safely and timely drive the employer to work and back, and to occasions

  • Safely drive all passengers to and from places authorized by Transportation Coordinator

  • Ensure that the car is clean at all times by washing both its inside and outside parts

  • Carry out routine inspection on the car to ensure that it is always in good condition

  • Identify electrical and mechanical problems that may hinder smooth working of the car

  • Consider different routes, check climate and traffic reports to decide the best time to travel and the best route to take

  • Keep a travel log to record locations travelled to, travel time, and work hours

  • Carry out other assignments that may be given by Transportation Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS:
Training, if needed, will be provided for festival operations procedure, but the successful candidate must be a self-starter who is capable of independently managing high stress level situations and efficiently work with other members of the ATLFF team. For the duration of the festival, this position will be the front line of ATLFF customer experience. It is extremely important that all Drivers are effective communicators and problem solvers, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team members.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a daily rate and does not include benefits. The Driver(s) is expected to work various hours on some evenings and weekends during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival April 4-14.

GUEST SERVICES COORDINATOR

TIMEFRAME:
February-April

COMPENSATION:
$5000-$7000 depending upon experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Reports to and works with the Executive Director and Programming Director.

• Manages and coaches the guest services team during the festival to ensure and provide flawless, upscale,

professional and high class guest service experiences to filmmakers, conference and industry guests and sponsors.

• Travel

• Coordinate travel and hotel for festival guests including filmmakers, jury members, Creative Conference and

sponsors attendees.

• Oversee and coordinate all arrivals and departures of special guests.

• Coordinate with distributors and organizations who are arranging their travel/hotel independently of the festival

• Work with sponsorship and business team to manage hotel, travel and hospitality relationships and arrangements

• Manage and maximize travel, hotel and financial resources to stay within budget and service the greatest number

of festival guests

• Track travel and hotel information for all guests

• Track Filmmaker Festival Attendance and Filmmaker Participation in post film Q&As, the Creative Conference and

Special Events

Coordination (will require work with multiple departments – marketing, business and programming)

• Coordinate with producers and distributors for tent pole films, including opening night and closing night films, on

special requirements and requests, related press, and all related festival obligations agreed upon between parties

• Coordinate and communicate special events and programs for filmmakers and special guests

• Work with ticketing to assist filmmakers in securing tickets for their respective screenings

• Coordinate with executive director, board members and appropriate staff to specifically identify festival partners

to liaison with high profile/special guests

• Database Management

• Create master guest attendance document and/or regularly update master database with festival guests, dates in

attendance, events guest will participate in and guests title/role and level of festival participation (film, distributor,

sponsor, etc.); share guest attendance document with festival staff, public relations, board members and identified

festival partners

• Work with programming and ticketing to create, manage and track guest accreditation and credentials

• Create and manage a travel tracking document for all guests

Additional Services

• Work with Executive Director and appropriate staff to outline duties/hours of filmmaker liaisons

• Work with appropriate staff to recruit filmmaker liaisons

• Work with appropriate staff to develop basic filmmaker and guest etiquette for all volunteers

• Work with appropriate staff to assemble VIP Guest gift bags

• Oversee onsite guest services and guest check-in to ensure it’s properly staffed, has the required resources

• Assist with proofing of festival communications featuring filmmaker and guest information including festival guide, online guide and ticketing, and any additional materials created featuring filmmaker and guest info

VENUE ASSISTANT

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking a seasonal Venue Assistant to assist with venue operational duties during the 43rd ATLFF, April 4-14.

COMPENSATION:
Day rate to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Venue Manager

  • Maintaining and overseeing the queue card system at Plaza Theatre during peak hours

  • Maintain crowd control and line management

  • Manage theater operation volunteers assisting with line management & crowd control

  • Maintain a high standard of customer service

  • Communicate with box office regarding ticket sales per screening

  • Assess/Secure patron line signage and prepare daily materials for Plaza Theatre

  • Serve as security when necessary

REQUIREMENTS:
Training, if needed, will be provided for festival operations procedure, but the successful candidate must be a creative self-starter who is capable of independently managing high stress level events and efficiently work with other members of the ATLFF team. For the duration, this position will be the front line of ATLFF customer experience. It is extremely important that the Venue Assistant is an effective communicator and problem solver, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team member.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a daily rate and does not include benefits. The Venue Assistant is expected to work various hours on some evenings and weekends during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4-14). With additional training prior to the festival.

SCREEN LEAD

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
We are seeking a seasonal Screen Lead to oversee select screenings during the 43rd ATLFF, April 4-14.

COMPENSATION:
Day rate to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Venue Manager

  • Maintaining and overseeing assigned theater space

  • Maintain tech needs (i.e. microphones, volume peaks)

  • Lead theater operation volunteers assisting with guest seating

  • Maintain a high standard of guest service

  • Communicate with projectionist and Venue Manager prior, during, and after screening in regards to screenings

REQUIREMENTS:
Training, if needed, will be provided for festival operations procedure, but the successful candidate must be a creative self-starter who is capable of independently managing high stress level events and efficiently work with other members of the ATLFF team. Leading up to the festival and for the duration, this position will be the front line of ATLFF customer service. It is extremely important that the Box Office Manager is an effective communicator and problem solver, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team member.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a flat rate and does not include benefits. The Screen Lead(s) is expected to work various hours on some evenings and weekends during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4-14). With additional training prior to the festival.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

TERM:
March 21-April 16

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This position is considered an advanced internship. Atlanta residents preferred.

COMPENSATION:
Travel stipend to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

  • Venue load in and load out

  • Event set up and break down

  • Post festival break down

  • Post festival inventory

  • Directly assisting the Operations Department with needs as they arise during the festival

  • Must have valid license

  • Must be over 18

  • Must have open availability during the festival and load in/out days

  • Must be able to assist with additional events throughout the year

  • Sign delivery and display and maintenance

  • Must have previous PA experience

  • Must have Technical experience

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT BENEFITS:

  • Year round membership

  • All Access Badge for 2019 & 2020 ATLFF

  • Credit towards ATLFS classes & workshops

  • Festival stipend

BOX OFFICE MANAGER

TERM:
February 4-April 30.

COMPENSATION:
$3000-$5000 depending on experience. To be paid in installments.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Box Office Manager will oversee all ticketing operations in the lead up to and during the 43rd ATLFF, April 4-14, 2019. Leading up to the festival and for the duration, this position is the front line of ATLFF customer service. It is extremely important that the Box Office Manager is an effective communicator and problem solver, and a personable, friendly, customer-service oriented team member.

RESPONSIBILITIES:             

  • Reports to the Operations Director

  • Maintaining and overseeing the operation of ATLFF’s online ticketing platform for up to 150 events

  • Manage box office operations including but not limited to: the creation of events, enforcement of policies, running of reports, and interfacing with customers

  • Enter and track comp requests

  • Maintaining ongoing evaluation of seating inventory including holds

  • Assess/Secure box office signage and prepare daily materials for all venues

  • Prepare venue boxes for off-site venues with box office supplies in advance of the Festival

  • Train Box Office Leads/Box Office Associates on ticketing software for sales at Venues

  • Manage Pass holder RSVPs from attendees, filmmakers, sponsors and VIP Guests

  • Maintain and distribute passes as needed

  • Generate final box office reports for each event with ticketing

  • Submit accurate cash tracking for all screenings and venues

  • Reconcile box office & report totals every night of the festival

  • Solve critical issues in a timely and professional manner

  • Responsible for a final box office report due at the end of the festival.  The report must reconcile with the ticketing system used for the festival.

  • Write a comprehensive post-festival report covering your areas of responsibility

 TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a flat rate and does not include benefits. The Production Assistant(s) is expected to work various hours on some evenings and weekends during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4-14). With additional training prior to the festival.

VENUE MANAGER 

TERM:
April 4-15 with additional training dates.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:             

·       Reports to the Operations Director

·       Assigned to oversee production of ATLFF events at Plaza Theatre during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival, April 4-14 and during the load-out on April 15.

·       Responsible for opening/closing/securing theatre at the start and end of each day.

·       Responsible for security and safety procedures of the venue.

·       Oversee set up and signage of crowd-used areas including lobby, theatre house, and high-traffic areas.

·       Responsible for communication w/ Box Office on Seating Inventory Availability & Special Needs.

·       Responsible for distribution and maintenance of radios.

·       Responsible for distribution and collection of audience ballots.

·       Responsible for timely set up, start and end for each screening and day.

·       Works with Volunteer Coordinator on production needs of volunteers.

·       Works with Technical Director on smooth testing and operation of screening elements.

·       Coordinates and preps hosts and talent on day of screening.

·       Other duties in the scope of the role, as assigned.

COMPENSATION:
Day rate to be determined. Payment made by check on April 15th after load out.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS:
This temporary, seasonal contractor position that pays a flat rate and does not include benefits. The Venue Manager(s) is expected to work various hours on some evenings and weekends during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival (April 4-14). With additional training prior to the festival.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

TERM:
February 11-April 30 part time with full time expectation during the festival.

COMPENSATION:
$2500-$3000

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to Operations Director

  • Coordinates recruitment and training of all volunteers for ATLFS & Plaza Theatre programs, with primary concentration on the 2019 festival and ATLS events.

  • Volunteer Mixer

  • Volunteer Orientations

  • Creating a schedule for festival needs

  • Scheduling all volunteers

  • Managing volunteers during the 10-day festival (April 4 – April 14, 2019) and festival spin-off events.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be onsite full-time during the 43rd Atlanta Film Festival

  • Creating a festival wrap report for the 2019 festival.

  • Attend and Report on volunteer/intern activity at the weekly ATFLS Staff Meetings

  • Other duties, as expected, in the role of Volunteer Coordinator

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


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.