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Operations Manager

EDCJCC 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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

SALARY & BENEFITS:
$45,000 annual salary and health, vacation and retirement benefits.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume ilyat@edcjcc.org. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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.

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.