The Filmmaker School Visit Manager will support the Director of Education and Schools at the Festival Program by selecting, coordinating, scheduling, managing and presenting all in-person and online virtual school visits of Festival filmmaker guests to Bay Area K-12 classrooms. Films are selected to support the curriculum of a range of grade levels and subject areas, and all visits are interactive experiences with opportunities for students to engage with filmmakers, industry professionals, and subject area specialists in post-screening discussions and Q&As. Visits also allow the artists the opportunity to gain valuable feedback from younger audiences. All programs are developed in alignment with Common Core and California Educational Standards for Media Literacy. This position will also assist with additional Schools at the Festival administrative work when needed.
This is a temporary role from February 28 – May 6, starting out as part-time and becoming full-time on April 4, and is paid at a rate of $20 per hour. This role is eligible for overtime.
Covid-19 Safety: Seasonal staff at the 2022 SFFILM Festival may be required to engage in public-facing roles and thus are required to provide proof of vaccination for employment.
Remote Work Accommodation: Seasonal staff are expected to be based in the Bay Area, however if your contract begins before March 1, 2022, SFFILM may be able to accommodate fully remote work prior to that date. Remote work policies are subject to change based on city and state recommendations around COVID-19 safety.
- Responsible for selecting, coordinating, scheduling, managing and presenting all in-person and online virtual school visits of Festival filmmaker guests to Bay Area K-12 classrooms to show and discuss their films.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Experience working with youth in a K-12 educational setting
- Comfortable with public speaking
- Educational background in filmmaking, film studies, and/or education
- Must have your own vehicle
SFFILM is proud to be part of a wider film festival circuit and shares many seasonal staff with other festivals. We have been paying close attention to conversations and feedback from film festival staff directly and via social media. We have created policies and practices that address these concerns including increasing hourly rates and providing overtime, abiding by a Code of Conduct since 2018, and creating more flexible remote work policies to prioritize staff health and safety during COVID-19.
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.