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Venue Manager

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 18,000 people to watch contemporary, award-winning cinema from around the world that explores the full diversity of the Jewish experience and aims to expand audience perspectives.

The WJFF is seeking several energetic, highly organized, and motivated team members to act as Venue Managers at venues throughout the greater Washington, DC area during the 28th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place May 2-May 13, 2018.

The WJFF Venue Manager positions are temporary and part-time. The pay for this position is a rate of $100 per shift with shifts generally lasting between 4 and 7 hours. Shifts are scheduled beginning in the afternoons and evenings Mon-Thurs and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for applicants with the availability to work at least 5 days/nights during the festival. Weekend shifts are viewed as double and paid as such with an additional $25.

There will be reimbursement for mileage and/or public transportation between the venues and the EDCJCC office when picking up or returning materials is required. Venue Managers will attend 2 mandatory training sessions prior to the Festival and will report to the Festival Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Venue/stage management; oversee screenings, intro’s and Q&A’s
  • First staff person onsite typically 2 hours before film starts at and last to leave after film ends
  • Printing and delivering materials on-site
  • Setting up front of house tables/lines/signs
  • Managing front of house lines/customer issues
  • Maintaining constant communications with Operations Manager and Box Office Manager
  • On-site volunteer management
  • Crowd control
  • Pickup and drop-off of box office materials at EDCJCC if needed

Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and great problem solver
  • Previous event experience preferred

How to apply:

  1. Please send a resume and short letter of interest to TylerS@edcjcc.org
  2. Please also include the below schedule grid with the times you are unavailable to work during the festival checked off (i.e. you have another job, classes, or other obligations during these times and should not be scheduled to work for WJFF). You may also specify these in writing if they do not fit into the approximate times below.

 

May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13
10am – 11am     X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
11am – 12pm    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
12pm – 1pm    X    X
1pm – 2pm    X    X
2pm-3pm
3pm-4pm
4pm-5pm
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm
8pm-9pm
9pm-10pm
10pm-11pm

 

Please mark unavailable times only.

Preferred Venue*

  • Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (EDCJCC) – 1529 16th Street NW
  • AFI Silver Theater – 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
  • Bethesda Row Cinema – 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
  • E Street Cinema – 555 11th Street NW

*Venue preference will be considered but we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to that venue

House Manager

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 18,000 people to watch contemporary, award-winning cinema from around the world that explores the full diversity of the Jewish experience and aims to expand audience perspectives.

The WJFF is seeking several energetic, highly organized, and motivated team members to act as House Managers at venues throughout the greater Washington, DC area during the 28th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place May 2-May 13, 2018.

The WJFF House Manager positions are temporary and part-time. The pay for this position is a rate of $75 per shift with shifts generally lasting between 3 and 12 hours. Shifts are scheduled beginning in the afternoons and evenings Mon-Thurs and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for applicants with the availability to work at least 5 days/nights during the festival. Weekend shifts are viewed as double and paid as such with an additional $25.

House Managers will attend 2 mandatory training sessions prior to the festival and will report to the Venue Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing daily film schedules
  • Confirming audio/video readiness with projectionist before films start
  • Manage guests’ entry into the theater
  • Cues for intro/film start with the projectionist/Venue Manager
  • Oversees all activity within a single House during the Festival, including making sure films start on time, volume is good, microphones work, and Q&As run on time
  • Updates Venue Manager on time/other pending issues
  • Liaison with guests for Q&A and manages speakers’ time
  • Communicates Rush Line availability to Venue Manager

Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and great problem solver
  • Previous event experience preferred

How to apply:

  1. Please send a resume and short letter of interest to TylerS@edcjcc.org.
  2. Please also include the below schedule grid with the times you are unavailable to work during the festival checked off (i.e. you have another job, classes, or other obligations during these times and should not be scheduled to work for WJFF). You may also specify these in writing if they do not fit into the approximate times below.
May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13
10am – 11am     X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
11am – 12pm    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
12pm – 1pm    X    X
1pm – 2pm    X    X
2pm-3pm
3pm-4pm
4pm-5pm
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm
8pm-9pm
9pm-10pm
10pm-11pm

 

Please mark only unavailable times.

Preferred Venue*

  • Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (EDCJCC) – 1529 16th Street NW
  • AFI Silver Theater – 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
  • Bethesda Row Cinema – 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
  • E Street Cinema – 555 11th Street NW

*Venue preference will be considered but we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to that venue

Box Office Associate

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 18,000 people to watch contemporary, award-winning cinema from around the world that explores the full diversity of the Jewish experience and aims to expand audience perspectives.

The WJFF is seeking several energetic, highly organized, and motivated team members to act as Box Office Associates at venues throughout the greater Washington, DC area during the 28th annual Washington Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place May 2-May 13, 2018.

The WJFF Box Office Associate positions are temporary and part-time. The pay for this position is a rate of $75 per shift with shifts generally lasting between 2 and 4 hours. Shifts are scheduled beginning in the afternoons and evenings Mon-Thurs and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. We are looking for applicants with the availability to work at least 5 days/nights during the festival. Weekend shifts are viewed as a double shift and paid as such with an additional $25.

Box Office Associates will attend 2 mandatory training sessions prior to the festival and will report to the Venue Manager on-site and to the Box Office Manager remotely.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ticket sales and will-call management at assigned venue
  • On-site volunteer management as needed
  • Crowd control
  • Daily cash reconciliation

Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Detail oriented and great problem solver
  • Previous event experience preferred

How to apply:

  1. Please send a resume and short letter of interest to TylerS@edcjcc.org
  2. Please also include the below schedule grid with the times you are unavailable to work during the festival checked off (i.e. you have another job, classes, or other obligations during these times and should not be scheduled to work for WJFF). You may also specify these in writing if they do not fit into the approximate times below.

 

Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13
10am – 11am     X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
11am – 12pm    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
12pm – 1pm    X    X
1pm – 2pm    X    X
2pm-3pm
3pm-4pm
4pm-5pm
6pm-7pm
7pm-8pm
8pm-9pm
9pm-10pm
10pm-11pm

 

Please only mark unavailable times.

Preferred Venue*

  • Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater (EDCJCC) – 1529 16th Street NW
  • AFI Silver Theater – 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD
  • Bethesda Row Cinema – 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
  • E Street Cinema – 555 11th Street NW

*Venue preference will be considered but we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to that venue

Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals Intern

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 18,000 people to watch new and award-winning films that explore the great diversity of the Jewish experience. These films from around the world bring to life stories, subjects and ideas that open our minds and change our perspectives. In addition, the WJFF Year-Round Program is an arm of the WJFF exhibiting entertaining and thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from around the world every week at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Most screenings are accompanied by thought provoking speakers including filmmakers and scholars who stimulate discussions or give dynamic live performances.

Internship Description
The Film department at the Edlavitch DCJCC is currently seeking 2 highly motivated individuals to join our team as an Operations Intern & Marketing Intern, at least 2 days (15 hours) per week. Internships are arranged based on the person’s availability – we do our best to work with your schedule. Interns will learn about nonprofit arts programming by assisting in multiple aspects of the year-round and festival programs including, but not limited to, marketing and community outreach, film proofing and print tracking, research, and special events. Spring interns have the unique opportunity to take part in a critical planning phase for the 28th Washington Jewish Film Festival, May 2-13, 2017. They will see what it means to be a valued part of the continued success of the year-round programs and will play an essential role in the execution of the Festival.

Operations Intern Tasks Include:

  • Track and coordinate Film Festival materials (filmmaker bios, headshots, etc)
  • Work with the Operations Manager to track, receive, and distribute Festival films to venues
  • Assist with ensuring all content is scheduled for and passes technical checks
  • Research and enter into Zone Festival (database) films in consideration for 2017 Film festival
  • Assist with planning special events including Opening, Closing and Centerpiece evenings

Marketing Intern Tasks Include:

  • Brainstorm, research and contact new community partners
  • Coordinate and analyze social media alongside the Communications Manager
  • Assist with coordinating Press Accreditations
  • Work with Communications Manager to distribute print programs to partners and local organizations
  • Prepare and analyze audience surveys
  • Assist with the creation of marketing materials, including flyers, press lists, e-newsletters

Both interns will also:

  • Provide administrative support for daily office tasks
  • Collaborate with the WJFF team to create innovative programs and reach new audiences

  Contact KaitlinW@edcjcc.org with resume, short cover letter and availability. No phone calls, please. This is an unpaid position, school credit may be arranged.