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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2020 Festival Operations Director
About JFI and the SFJFF
The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media and a leading arts and culture organization in the Bay Area. As the presenter of the world-renowned San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - the world's first and largest Jewish film festival - JFI catalyzes and inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life and culture through film, media, and dialogue. JFI shapes Jewish narratives by giving viewers worldwide access to newly discovered and never been told before stories.
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind and a leader in the curation and presentation of new film and media exploring the complexities of Jewish life around the world. SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its annual two and a half-week Festival of inspiring films, events, panels and parties. The 40th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the largest and oldest Jewish Film Festival in the country, takes place Thursday, July 16- Sunday, August 2, 2019 throughout the Bay Area- in San Francisco (Castro Theatre), East Bay, San Rafael, and Palo Alto.
The SFJFF Festival Operations Director is responsible for overseeing the production of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) to support the overall goals of JFI, create a positive audience experience, and meet the financial goals of the Festival. The SFJFF Festival Operations Director works closely with the year-round staff to develop and implement plans for all production and operational aspects of the Festival including film screenings, special events, panels, and parties. The SFJFF Festival Operations Director manages all long-term and day-to- day operations for the Festival, including hiring, training and managing seasonal staff, collaborating with venue management to ensure smooth operational flows, assisting the Programming department to create the Festival schedule, and supporting the Marketing department to produce and distribute marketing materials. This position trains and supervises the Guest Relations Manager, Volunteer Manager, Venue Managers, Production Coordinator and will work closely with the Print Traffic Manager, Technical Manager, and Box Office staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Position Timeframe: April 13 through August 14, 2020.