Career Opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society

In addition to volunteer and internship opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society's year-round programs and the annual Atlanta Film Festival, we also have a small but dedicated staff made up of individuals who love to serve the Atlanta film community.

STAFF POSITIONS

If you are interested in a staff position with ATLFS, please email a letter of interest to work@atlantafilmsociety.org with the title of the position as the subject line (one at a time, please) and your résumé attached.

EDUCATION Program COORDINATOR

The Education Programmer will work directly with the Creative Conference Director & Community Relations Director 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to Creative Conference Director and Community Relations Director
  • 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.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

SALARY & BENEFITS

$28,500 Gross Salary

Up to (58) Total Paid Days Off made up of:

(7) Paid Holidays

(15) Days of flexible Paid Time Off

(32) Days of Scheduled Office Closures

(43) Coordinated Work-from-Home Days

Flexibility in Schedule

Relaxed work environment 1% of salary match towards retirement

Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance

Graphic Designer

Our Community Relations Department is crucial in communicating our mission and message globally. As the Designer you will work directly with the Community Relations Director to create and manage visual branding & assets for the Atlanta Film Society & Atlanta Film Festival that supports our message across all channels (print, web, video, etc….). Thus, we require only serious and professional candidates apply, as you will have direct influence in maintaining and articulating our visual identity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to and works with Community Relations Director to develop creative for promotion and marketing of events and initiatives
  • Oversees day-to-day branding activity
  • Responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all design related efforts and projects, including, but not limited to:
    • Festival Program Guide
    • Graphics for Website, Social Media & Email Campaigns
    • Ordering and Managing Print Material
    • Street Team Strategy & Coordination
    • Graphic Assets for Video
    • Graphic Needs For:
      • Annual Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference
      • Screenplay Competition
      • Year-Round Screenings, Events & Parties
      • Workshops & Classes
      • Eat, Drink & B-Indie
      • Other Programs as assigned
  • Works with and assists Community Relations Director with training and management of design contractors, associates & interns
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator a must.
  • Experience with Adobe After Effect desired but not required.
  • Basic knowledge of GSuite & Microsoft Office
  • Strong visual design skills
  • 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.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS

This is a part-time contractor position with hours expected to be an average of 16 hours per week, with full-time schedule 2 months leading up to the festival, mid-March through mid-May. Schedules and work days are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible while still having some common in-office days.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • $15,000 Gross Annual Salary
  • Availability to work from home
  • Flexibility in Schedule
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance

Screenplay Programmer

The Screenplay Programmer is the go-to staff member for all things screenplays at the Atlanta Film Society and its flagship program, the Atlanta Film Festival. A vital member of the programming team, they are responsible for the management and execution of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition as well as year-round programs. The screenplay program is one of the fastest growing aspects of ATLFS’ programming department with huge prospects for growth and innovation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organization and management of the annual Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition. This includes:
    • Set up of all submission platforms
    • Writing copy for the screenplay competition
    • And assisting in marketing plans and ideas during the submission windows
  • Organization and management of the annual volunteer Screenplay Reading Committee
    • This includes drafting and reviewing applications
    • Managing the readers during the submissions process
  • Interviewing, selecting, and managing screenplay interns
  • Review of +1,200 annual submissions both through a reading committee and directly as needed to arrive at the selection of 5 winning screenwriters.
    • The included categories are feature screenplays, pilot screenplays, and short film screenplays
  • Organization, management, and execution of all screenplay competition prizes. This includes:
    • Finding, inviting, and organizing travel for screenplay mentors
    • Arranging and overseeing lodging, scheduling, and meals for the annual feature screenplay retreat
    • Arranging and overseeing mentoring meetings for other winning screenwriters
  • Organization, management, and execution of year round screenplay programs such as Page to Stage.
  • Reports to the Programming Director
  • Other duties as assigned

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Must have screenwriting experience that includes reading and critically evaluating screenwriting at either an academic or professional level.
    • There is a strong preference for those who have previously written screenplay feedback in a professional environment.
  • Must have professional knowledge of screenwriting, including:
    • Formatting
    • Character
    • Plot
    • Dialogue
    • Structure
    • Pacing
    • Genres
    • Common Cliches/Troupes
    • Screenwriting Types (i.e. Feature vs. Pilot vs. Short)
    • Etc.
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of and love for independent cinema, film festivals, and screenplay competitions.
    • We have a strong preference for candidates with a strong perspective on independent film.
    • Experience with FilmFreeway and/or a film/screenplay submissions process is a plus.
    • Experience attending film festivals is a plus.
    • Experience either working for and/or submitting to screenplay competitions is a plus.
  • Candidates must be capable of reading and judging screenplays at an extremely competitive level. This will include reading for long stretches of time, most days of the week.
  • Candidates must be capable of reading and considering submissions of all kinds, subject matter, and skill level.
  • Candidates must be capable of working independently day to day in terms of both time management and job execution.
  • Must be capable of professional communication with all submitters/customers via email.
  • The ideal candidate is an independent worker and self-starter with the drive to constantly innovate and improve their subsection of the festival. They must be willing to pitch in and help whenever needed in a non-profit setting with a “no job is too small” attitude. We’re a small, tight knit community and the ideal candidate must be able to work well with others and be open to a collaborative process with the rest of the programming team.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with FilmFreeway, Coverfly, Google Docs, Airtable, Squarespace, MailChimp desired but not required.
  • 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.

TIMEFRAME & HOURS

This is a full-time position with hours expected to be an average of 40 hours per week, seasonally less in the summer and more than 40 in the months leading up to the annual Atlanta Film Festival. Schedules and work days are designed to provide as much flexibility as possible while still having some common in-office days.

SALARY & BENEFITS

$28,500 Gross Salary

Up to (58) Total Paid Days Off made up of:

(7) Paid Holidays

(15) Days of flexible Paid Time Off

(32) Days of Scheduled Office Closures

(43) Coordinated Work-from-Home Days

Flexibility in Schedule

Relaxed work environment 1% of salary match towards retirement

Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance


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