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Edlavitch DCJCC Film & Music Operations Manager



The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center’s Film and Music department is seeking a dedicated and energetic self-starter for the full-time position of Operations Manager.

This role will oversee the daily operations and administrative functions of the film and music programs at the DCJCC, including the EDCJCC’s flagship festivals – the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival. Between the two Festivals and active year-round programming across both arts disciplines, the Operations Manager will be a key planner in cultural programming that attracts over 25,000 patrons annually across 150+ events.

The Film and Music programs are dedicated to presenting the full diversity of the Jewish and Israeli experience through the lens of cinema and music, with an emphasis on passionate, provocative and cutting edge work that expands the definition of contemporary Jewish identity and interest.The Operations Manager will work closely with the department director to advance the artistic goals of the department while maintaining sound operational, budgetary and logistical oversight. The Operations Manager role is extremely “hands on” and encompasses a variety of skills. The ideal candidate will possess the vision to innovate and improve our operations on a long-term horizon (1+ years out), while simultaneously staying intimately involved in near-term challenges and opportunities.

This position has one direct full-time report – the film and music program coordinator.


  • Managing, tracking, and overseeing budgets
  • Maintaining existing vendor relations and initiating new ones including, but not limited to: technical contractors, hotels, distributors, agents, ticketing vendors, etc…
  • Supervising all aspects of the patron experience (from ticket buying to on-site event flow) with an emphasis on attendee satisfaction and customer service
  • Coordinating with the EDCJCC’s Development Department in planning out annual appeals, receptions and cultivation events
  • Managing and developing Film & Music database
  • Managing technical and contract staff, as well as one full-time, year-round position.
  • Liaising with other EDCJCC departments (Accounting, Theater J, Security, Maintenance, Entrypoint, GLOE …)
  • Establishing, maintaining and improving department protocols and systems for smooth and effective day-to-day functions.


  • 3-5 years of administrative management experience, preferably in the arts
  • BA degree or higher
  • Passion for film and music programming
  • Consummate team player with ability and willingness to work evenings and occasional weekend events.
  • Prior supervisory experience is a plus

$45,000 annual salary and health, vacation and retirement benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 31st.


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