• Part Time
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $20/hr. Hours are flexible. USD / Hour

Website Jewish Film Institute

Presenters of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Filmmaker Services Program Associate


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 champions bold films and filmmakers

that expand and evolve the Jewish story for audiences everywhere. In addition

to its signature summer Festival, the Jewish Film Institute presents year-round

live events in the San Francisco Bay Area and online content initiatives, including

JFI On-Demand and free Monthly Online Shorts. JFI has a robust support

program for filmmakers working with Jewish themes through its Filmmaker in

Residence program and Completion Grant program.

Position Summary:

The Jewish Film Institute is seeking a reliable, resourceful, and self-reliant team

member to provide administrative and communications support to the Director

of Filmmaker Services. This position is primarily virtual but requires regular in

person meetings at the 9th Street Independent Media Center in San Francisco

and availability for additional hours during JFI’s San Francisco Jewish Film

Festival in July and August.

This position is a great opportunity to learn about non-profit arts administration

and the programming, funding, and artist support side of independent

filmmaking. The right person will receive useful training and have opportunities

to take on additional responsibilities. Good communication, organization, and

collaboration skills are a must.

This is a part time, non-exempt position for 6 months. 5-10 hours a week.

$20/hr. Hours are flexible.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Filmmaker Services Assistant reports to and supports the Director of

Filmmaker Services with administrative and communications tasks, including

email communications, database management, and scheduling. Basic video

editing skills a plus.

Other duties & responsibilities include:

● Assist the Director of Filmmaker Services with administration of JFI’s

Filmmakers in Residence program and Completion Grant program.

● Maintain calendars and mailing lists. (via Google & AirTable)

● Edit & update residency program website.

● Maintain an archive of materials, agreements, and video for previous

JFI-supported films.

● Monitor Google Alerts for JFI’s supported films.

● Manage Filmmaker Services mail merges.

● Take notes at meetings.

● Proofread important FMS documents.

Required Skills & Abilities:

● Mac fluency and working knowledge of MS Office and Google programs.

● Accurate data input skills / Strong attention to detail.

● Strong communication and writing skills.

● Ability to work well, both independently and with a diverse staff.

● Robust organizational skills.

● Focused problem-solving (macro and micro attention).

● Basic website graphic design and video editing skills are a plus.

● Basic experience with Airtable is a plus, but not required.

● Curiosity & Open-minded.

● Flexibility & Fast learner.

● Initiative.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Familiarity with the Jewish community is not required.

Interested? Please send your resume with a letter of interest to:

jfifilmmakers@jfi.org. Please describe how your experience is a good match for


No phone calls, please.

To apply for this job please visit jfi.org.