Location and Job Title:
Film and Arts Coordinator
The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
The POZEZ JCC OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA (the J) seeks a highly-motivated, creative, outgoing, and collaborative individual to coordinate our year-round film programs, which include annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival (each fall), annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia (each spring), and our Cinema J series (ongoing). The Film and Arts Coordinator contributes to the direction and presentation of the J's film programs, while keeping them consistent with the vison of the cultural arts program and the mission of the J. The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival attracts nearly 2,000 attendees, celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. The ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with disabilities attracts over 750 attendees, and is one of 15+ cities hosting events presented by ReelAbilities International, headquartered at the JCC of Manhattan, NY.The Cinema J programming screens diverse films for intimate audiences and large crowds. The position reports to the Arts and Ideas Director, working closely with the Cultural Arts Manager. The coordinator also provides support for cultural arts programming that may include performing arts, literature, and visual arts events. Learn more at www.theJ.org/Arts.
- A bachelor's degree and/or three+ years successful experience in film/events programming and presentation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer and social media literacy, ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues and lay leaders, possess a good sense of humor
- A passion for film and the arts
- Knowledge and experience in Jewish (and Israeli) arts and culture is a plus
Full-time. Hours are based on program needs, and schedule and will vary according to the season.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, vacation, sick leave, retirement plan, J membership, and select Jewish holidays
This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is intended to be a generalized description of the primary job responsibilities and expectations. Management may change the job responsibilities and expectations based on business requirements.
This position description is intended to comply with all known state and federal regulations and includes accommodation re-evaluations and equal opportunity employment.
Essential Position Duties:
- Assist in the administration and delivery of two film festivals (c.11-days each) and year-round film programming to a diverse audience of J members and the community at large
- Continue existing partnerships with collaborators and venues, including local arts and community organizations (Jewish and non-Jewish), and forge new organizational relationships
- Serve as the primary contact for off-site screening venues
- A high energy, eloquent, people-person, able to command a presence in a room and offer exceptional customer service in-person, by phone, and over email
- Work closely with the J's Production and Facilities Manager for in-house events, providing detailed event setup plans
- Coordinate event logistics including staffing, presenter travel and hospitality, and box office
- Drive the film selection process: Research and disseminate screeners for festival committee members and track incoming evaluations. Maintain positive relationships filmmakers and distributors with open communication and timely payment of screening fees.
- Populate and maintain internal and external event calendars for all meetings and programs
- Coordinate volunteer involvement by planning, creating agendas for, and attending monthly Festival Committee Meetings. Recruit and train additional volunteers as needed. Maintain positive relationships with all festival chairs and committee volunteers.
- Act as spokesperson for all arts programs in order to continue cultivating the audience from within the J's membership as well as the community at large
- Work with the Arts Staff, in partnership with the J's Marketing Staff to increase public awareness through web and print marketing efforts, commanding a social media presence, assist in writing media releases, and conducting artist interviews
- Work with the Arts Staff, in partnership with the J's Development Staff to identify and cultivate individual, corporate, government, and foundation funding sources
- Coordinate with visiting speakers, creating contracts, booking travel & lodging, and gathering publicity materials
- Participate in major functions at the J as well as functions and occasional meetings for other agencies
- Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every member/participant and colleague is treated with dignity and respect in a friendly and personal manner
- Anticipate and be responsive to patron needs and requests
- Perform other related duties as required or directed
The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) is a nonprofit, social service organization dedicated to offering quality programs, activities and services that emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values to people of all ages and backgrounds.Conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax County, the J is a warm and welcoming place where the community can experience year-round educational, recreational, and cultural programming.It is also a place where the Northern Virginia community gathers to celebrate and learn about Judaism's rich cultural heritage.