Job Opportunity: Operations Manager
Post Date: 10/23/13
NW Documentary seeks an Operations Manager to ensure the ongoing, smooth functioning of the organization’s administrative and programmatic operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a generalist with strong organizational and administrative skills who wants to be directly involved in the growth and success of a small media arts non-profit.
The Operations Manager will perform varied administrative work requiring initiative and independent judgment. Handles problems and non-routine situations by determining the approach or action to take and interprets guidelines, procedures, policies, and practices.
Duties will fall into three main categories: Office Administration, Educational Programming, and Outreach. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Extremely polite and professional and able to work with diverse groups, including community-based organizations, volunteers, interns, instructors, and the general public.
- Exceptional skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in problem solving, prioritizing, and decision-making.
- Knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles.
- Self-starter with strong time management skills and a track record of meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment.
- Efficient with Mac computers, Microsoft Office
- Adobe Photoshop and InDesign experience a plus
- Quick learner that is tech savvy
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or closely related field pertinent to work unit and 1-5 years of directly related administrative experience; OR, Five (5) years of directly related administrative experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Compensation: NW Documentary offers a nonprofit salary of $12/hour and health benefits.
Schedule: This is a part-time position of 30 hours per week. The Operations Manager is the day-to-day face of the organization, and will be present at NW Documentary, Monday-Friday from 12-6pm.
To Apply: Please email a resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements to Ian McCluskey, Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opportunity: Associate Producer
Post Date: 10/24/13
NW Documentary, an award-winning arts non-profit, seeks an Associate Producer to join the creative team to assist with the latest film project, Les Voyageurs Sans Trace. The project is currently in post-production, and the ideal candidate will follow through to the release and distribution stage, anticipated through Summer 2014.
- Outreach and Promotion: Work with director to develop a media plan, both print and online. Create print, online content, and media for outreach purposes, including press releases, blog posts, and articles. Develop press relations and work with freelance writers, reviewers, and bloggers.
- Event Planning and Coordination: Coordinate screenings—including rough cut feedback screenings and public premieres. Coordinate venues, invitations, set up, equipment, and all other logistics. Represent the film at events.
- Project Coordination: Help plan all logistics of post-production leading up to the premiere. The AP will handle all communication and coordination with various professionals throughout the process, including transcribers, translators, colorists, musicians, and audio mixers. The ideal candidate needs the ability to set deadlines, and follow through to ensure smooth forward progress of the film.
- Travel Coordination: Coordinate travel for the Director to festivals and screenings. This includes arrangements for air and ground transport, lodging, and food, including securing discounts and donations.
- Fundraising: Solicit donations, both monetary and in-kind. Work with team to develop Kickstarter campaign. Help organize and launch grassroots fundraising events.
- Sponsor Relations: Maintain and develop relations with current sponsors—this includes communicating with sponsors and coordinating deliverables for sponsors.
- Festivals and Markets: Work with Director to create and execute a market and film festival strategy—this includes administering festival entries, market applications, processing entry fees, securing waivers, and prepping/shipping all deliverables. Represent film at select film festivals or markets—some travel required.
Qualified candidate will be:
- Exceptional communicator and strong writer.
- Fastidious organizer. Detail obsessive.
- Experienced in marketing, promotion and outreach.
- Computer literate and web savvy.
- Passionate. Creative. Smart.
- Possess a genuine connection to independent documentary film.
This position is for an individual that isn’t afraid to get on the phone, get out in person, and recruit sponsorships, and be eager to do what it takes to raise funds, market, and promote a quality independent film in North America and Europe.
For your help, you’ll gain:
- Direct, practical, and professional experience on innovative, quality film project.
- Close mentorship from award-winning established professional.
- Connections and networking among other filmmaking professionals.
- Credit in film and website.
- Final copy of film.
- Potential to attend film festivals and/or special screenings and events.
Compensation: 15 hours/week; $9/hour
Work will primarily be performed at NW Documentary under the guidance of Artistic Director, Ian McCluskey.
To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter of stated interest and qualifications, as well as a current resume with references. Letters of recommendation are encouraged. Please submit to: Ian McCluskey, email@example.com
Spend a semester working with a creative team in our internship program. We have lots of opportunities for people looking to boost their professional experience on a part-time basis. Positions are ongoing with flexible hours, and possible college credit. We value the mentorship and individual collaborations that come from working in small teams, and receive more applications than we can accommodate. To apply for a NW Documentary internship, please first read our site thoroughly, consider where you might lend a hand, and then send a detailed cover letter and resume to our Internship Coordinator.
Got skills, want to make a difference? Teach a NW Documentary workshop. NW Documentary has partnered with some of the best indie documentary filmmakers to design and offer innovative workshops, seminars and presentations. You can be next! All non-fiction artists welcome, including photographers, writers, radio producers, and multi-media creators. Send letter of interest, resume, and work sample to our Artistic Director.