JFI provides significant creative support to both established and emerging filmmakers through its Filmmaker in Residence, Completion Grants and Teen Fellowships programs. The Filmmaker Services Manager (FSM) will serve as the primary lead and key liaison for all JFI’s filmmaker services as well as researching, recommending and piloting new filmmaker services. The Filmmaker Services Manager is a full-time exempt position. Peak periods and special events including the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival may require occasional evenings and weekends.
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. In addition to its signature summer Festival, the Jewish Film Institute presents year-round live events in the San Francisco Bay Area and a host of online content initiatives, including JFI On-Demand and free Monthly Online Shorts. In addition to its exhibition services, JFI has a robust filmmaker support program for filmmakers working with Jewish themes through its Filmmaker Residency program, Completion Grant program and Social Justice Teen Fellowship.
JFI provides significant creative support to both established and emerging filmmakers through its Filmmaker in Residence, Completion Grants and Teen Fellowships programs. The Filmmaker Services Manager (FSM) will serve as the primary lead and key liaison for all JFI’s filmmaker services as well as researching, recommending and piloting new filmmaker services.
The Filmmaker Services Manager is a full-time exempt position. Peak periods and special events including the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival may require occasional evenings and weekends.
Social Change Film Fellowship for Teens: creates a platform for teens to engage in meaningful conversation inspired by films and filmmakers and co-create a culture of belonging around deep engagement with art and ideas. The program facilitates opportunities for Fellows to build deep friendships within the cohort and to meet new people who attend the events. JFI will be a constant touch point for the fellows to check in with one another and share personal experiences and perspectives provoked by films
Filmmaker in Residency: provides creative, marketing and production support for filmmakers in residence who are in various stages of completion on their projects
Completion Grant program: provides finishing funds to emerging and established filmmakers for original stories that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity. Projects may be feature narratives, documentaries, shorts, episodic programs, or web series.
This position will be working-cross functionally with Development, Programming, Operations and Communications to ensure that all grants, events and film programs are administered correctly.
Manage all aspects of the JFI Social Change Film Fellowship for Teens
Together with JFI’s Programmer, oversee programmatic and operational elements of the Filmmaker Residency Program.
Together with the Artists Services Coordinator, oversee programmatic and operational elements of the JFI Completion Grant program
Oversee programmatic and operational elements of the Youth Jury
Oversee programmatic and operational elements of Take Action Day during the summer festival:
Develop additional filmmaker services as needed (i.e. fiscal sponsorship)
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE and ATTRIBUTES:
Please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest and how you feel your experience matches our requirements and your resume via email to email@example.com with “Filmmaker Services Manager” as the subject line.
JFI is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for paid and volunteer positions, and employees seeking advancement, are considered on the basis of their qualifications, and without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, age, sex, perceived gender, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, HIV status or medical condition, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.
Salary commensurate with experience.