The Communications team at SFFILM is seeking a Project Manager to oversee the planning, execution, launch, and completion of various Festival marketing projects and campaigns for the 64th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 9–18, 2021).
The Communications Project Manager is the glue that keeps our people and projects together, ensuring high-quality materials are delivered on time and on budget. This seasonal position is responsible for fostering and driving significant cross-departmental collaboration, communication, and deadline setting. The Manager develops departmental workflows and schedules, keeping staff members on task and serving as the primary point of contact for other departments and external agencies, vendors, and partners. With a focus on design, advertising, branding, digital, and video, the Manager is a key creative contributor who works with a variety of stakeholders to shepherd projects from concept to completion.
This is a full-time temporary role from January 11 – April 16, 2021. While the role is mostly remote, Bay Area candidates are preferred. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through Friday, December 11.
- Develops all marketing project plans and manages their day-to-day execution and delivery in coordination with other members of the Communications department as well as cross-functional teams and external creative agencies and vendors.
- Creates and executes project plans, including deadlines, specs, assets, budget, vendor coordination, status updates, approvals, and final delivery.
- Manages project budget, scope, schedule, and resources.
- Project manages the development, production, and dissemination of creative materials (print, video, or digital) for SFFILM Festival.
- Serves as the main point of contact for colleagues in other departments to ensure all of SFFILM’s creative materials needs are delivered by the Communications team in a timely manner.
- Builds and tracks production schedules and workflows; communicate deadlines, tasks, priorities across the organization.
- Collaborates with and manage designers, video editors, external agencies and vendors, and marketing and programming partners.
- Adheres to creative and content briefs to keep staff and partners on track.
- Coordinates and contributes to reviews of print, digital, video, and creative content; works with stakeholders on revisions and approvals.
- Arranges printing and distribution of collateral; works with printers, mail houses, and other vendors.
- Proofreads all materials and ensures compliance with SFFILM brand across all internal- and external-facing materials related to the Festival.
- Serves as key strategic and creative partner for all Communications and Development colleagues and projects, collaborating across teams to build audience and member acquisition campaigns.
- Assists with marketing-specific aspects of SFFILM event production.
- Past experience in marketing project management or related field preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing and executing projects of varying complexity and delivering them within specified timeframes and budgets
- Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and manage results
- Ability to anticipate changes, communicating promptly and efficiently and maintain flexibility
- Experience with digital tools for content and project management including WordPress CMS, MailChimp, Basecamp, Google Apps, Outlook, FileMaker Pro, and social media platforms and tools.
- Passion for movies and festivals is a plus!
Pay rate: $19 per hour, eligible for overtime pay
This position will be expected to work overtime leading up to the SFFILM Festival.
Due to current health restrictions, all interviews will take place over Zoom, with a preference for video. If we reach out to you for an interview, please let us know if you require any technical accommodations or support.
SFFILM is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in both its internal management and external programming. Since 2018, the organization has actively been working in collaboration with two Advisory Boards focused on accessibility and inclusivity and officially began work with a DEI consultant in 2019 to further invest in and build on that work. Candidates are invited to discuss their interest and involvement in DEAI practices in their cover letter, and ask us more about our DEAI process in their interview.
SFFILM, in accordance with federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer. SFFILM 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 candidates, staff members, interns, and volunteers.