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Do you love film and music? Do you want to learn about the behind the scenes of a festival? Browse our open positions below and join our team!

JxJ Production Coordinator

Employment Type: Full Time, Year-Round, Salaried (Exempt)
Special Considerations:
Evening and occasional weekend availability is essential. Full availability for annual May Festival (with the next edition being May 8-26, 2019) is a requirement.
Salary: $40,000/annual
Benefits:
Health, vacation and retirement benefits. Transportation and gym access benefits.

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one annual three-week experience taking over the greater Washington region in May.

One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. The WJFF is going into its 29th year.

Established in 1999 with a lead gift from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Washington Jewish Music Festival (WJMF) promotes a broad appreciation of Jewish culture through presentations of extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture.

Between the Festival and year-round programming, JxJ attracts over 25,000 patrons annually across 150+ events.

Role
The Production Coordinator provides logistical and administrative support for the annual JxJ Festival and related year-round programming.

Responsibilities

  • Managing, recruiting and training of volunteers
  • Box Office and Venue Management
    • Prepping events in JxJ ticketing system
    • Arranging for proper supplies to be sent out for each venue (radios, box office equipment, printers, surveys, etc…). Managing hardware inventory to support events.
    • During festival, working closely with seasonal box office staff to support customer service needs of patrons
    • Ensures the creation of production timelines, pack lists, and floor plans for all events
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of JxJ events in Festival database
  • Film Print Traffic: managing all incoming and outgoing film shipments, and organizing related tech checks.
  • Liaising with filmmakers to ensure completion of, and compliance with, screening agreements.
  • Music production: liaising with the Festival’s technical contractors and artists to ensure compliance with tech riders, backline requirements and sound checks.
  • On-site support for Festival programs, including, but not limited to assisting with event production and logistics related to A/V, lighting, promos, and crowd flow for film and music presentations.
  • General administrative and logistical support as needed.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of event productions experience, preferably in the arts
  • BA degree of higher
  • Passion for film and music programming
  • Outstanding collaborator and team player
  • Pro-active problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask and work calmly under tight deadlines
  • Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management and breakdown

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to alexisr@edcjcc.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please use “Production Coordinator” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Outreach and Communications Intern

The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals (WJFF, WJMF) present world-class cinema and music to explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people.

The WJFF is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most essential showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talents such as Carol Kane, Barry Levinson, Matisyahu, Noa & Mira, Natalie Portman, Regina Spektor, John Turturro, Liv Ullman, and the Klezmatics..

Internship Description
The Film and Music department at the Edlavitch DCJCC is currently seeking 1 highly motivated individual to join our team as an Outreach and Communications 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 marketing, outreach, and communications by assisting with long and short-term projects. Interns have the unique opportunity to take part in a critical planning phase for the Washington Jewish Film/Music Festival, May 8-26, 2019. The position will play an essential role in the execution of the Festival.

Marketing tasks include:

  • Brainstorm, research, contact, and track progress of community partnerships
  • Coordinate and track distribution of partner materials across all venues
  • Maintain community partner database
  • Help develop a social media strategy, and research, draft, and schedule social media content
  • Serve as on-site social media coordinator for select events
  • Work with staff to coordinate distribution of print programs to partners, local organizations, and venues
  • Assist in preparing and analyzing audience surveys
  • Assist with the creation of marketing resources and materials, including print and digital designs, press and partner lists, email newsletters, and internal communications
  • Assist in developing and researching innovative marketing initiatives
  • Track and coordinate web materials (filmmaker bios, headshots, etc.)

Additional tasks may include:

  • Research, enter and organize films in consideration
  • Provide administrative support for daily office tasks
  • Assist with planning and set-up of special events including Opening, Closing, and featured guest events

Submit your resume, brief cover letter, and availability information to AlexisR@edcjcc.org. No phone calls, please. This is an unpaid position, school credit may be arranged.

Program and Operations Intern

The Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals (WJFF, WJMF) present world-class cinema and music to explore the breadth of the Jewish and Israeli Experience, promoting awareness, appreciation, and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people.

The WJFF is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious international Jewish film festivals in the country. The WJMF is recognized as one of the country’s most essential showcases of Jewish music. Recent guests include major US and international talents such as Carol Kane, Barry Levinson, Matisyahu, Noa & Mira, Natalie Portman, Regina Spektor, John Turturro, Liv Ullman, and the Klezmatics..

Internship Description
The Film and Music department at the Edlavitch DCJCC is currently seeking 1 highly motivated individual to join our team as an Operations 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 and operations by assisting in multiple aspects of the year-round and festival programs including, but not limited to community outreach, audience services, film proofing and print tracking, research, and special events.

Operations Intern Tasks Include:

  • Track and coordinate Film Festival materials (filmmaker bios, headshots, film posters etc.)
  • Work with the Operations Manager to track, receive, and distribute Festival films to venues
  • Coordinate, recruit, and oversee festival volunteers and build the volunteer schedule
  • Support the Program Coordinator in the arrangement of travel, transportation, and accommodation for festival guest filmmakers and musicians
  • Assist with planning special events including Opening, Closing and Festival Preview Party
  • Work with our film database system to enter and categorize all films under consideration for the 2019 festival
  • Handle ticketing requests and assist with box office operations
  • Assist the Program Coordinator and Operations Manager with office tasks to ensure the successful execution of Year Round and Festival programs

Submit your resume, brief cover letter, and availability information to CarolynH@edcjcc.org. No phone calls, please. This is an unpaid position, school credit may be arranged.