Filmmaker Services Manager
Filmmaker Services Manager
The Manager of Filmmaker Services (MFS) is the point person for filmmaker relations in both the Distribution and Production Assistance Program. The MFS provides artist support and serves a bridge between production assistance and acquisitions, as well as between the organization and the larger industry. The MFS is personable, creative, takes initiative, and thrives on helping filmmakers succeed. The Manager of Filmmaker Services (MFS) is part of our Senior Management team and reports directly to the Executive Director. They are in charge of our core program that assists filmmakers: our Production Assistance Program, which supports emerging and established women filmmakers from concept to completion with a tailored suite of professional development services, nonprofit tax-exempt status through fiscal sponsorship, consultations, on-line resources, and webinars and networking events.
The MFS is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the program including administration and general outreach. Specific duties include consultation with producers on production management, budgeting, and fundraising; developing, scheduling, and promoting webinars on production and the independent film industry; and working with Senior Leadership on long-range plans and development for the program. The MFS will also develop and implement a new mentoring program aimed at emerging filmmakers. In addition, the MFS also works with our distribution staff on acquisitions and represents the organization to the NYC community as well as regional and national film festivals, conferences, and industry events. This position supervises a Program Coordinator, consultant(s), and interns. The ideal candidate brings to the position experience with, or knowledge of, film production or artist services but has now decided to focus their career on supporting filmmakers rather than making films themselves. Please note that this is not a good job for an active filmmaker as it presents a conflict of interest.
The MFS is a full-time, salaried, Director-track position. Women Make Movies is currently working remotely with plans to work in a hybrid environment within the next few months. The ideal candidate is based in the Metro NYC area (or within distance to get into NYC for a day), but we will consider exceptional candidates from other U.S. locations.
Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements:
- Minimum of 4-6 years of progressive, management-level responsibility in film industry or arts related organization
- Experience with or knowledge of film production, and/or raising money for film production, and proposal writing for government, foundation, and corporate sources.
- Excellent multitasking, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team;
- Flexibility, professionalism, and a positive attitude
- Personable, creative and supportive;
- Detail oriented
- Strong writing skills;
- Commitment to feminism;
- Enthusiasm, a passion for WMM, and a sense of humor are a plus
- Outstanding medical and dental coverage
- Long term disability
- Lucrative retirement plan (with matching and employer contributions, starting after 2 years, and increasing with tenure to up to 15%)
- Excellent vacation and paid holiday offering
- Meaningful work at an organization that is elevating the voices of underserved communities.
Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages BIPOC, people who identify as LGBTQIA, older women, and those with visible and invisible disabilities to apply.
$65,000-$80,000/year Full-time and 4-day/week proposals will be considered.
Minimum Education Required:
How to Apply
Please apply online here and upload a resume and cover letter noting relevant experience, why you would like to work for Women Make Movies, and salary requirements. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
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Internships are available in the following departments:
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– Help with obtaining blurbs for our newest films from key academics – Working in Salesforce to outreach to potential customers and helping to organize those touch points – Participating in weekly check-in meetings with the organization’s other interns and staff regarding their work, as well as movie screenings and discussions – Possible social media projects – Other projects as needed Desired Skills: – Internet research skills – Excellent writing skills, with emphasis on email communication
– Working with Outreach Manager and Marketing Manager to identify key audiences for our newest films and collecting contact information
– Experience with Salesforce a plus (though not required)
– Help with obtaining blurbs for our newest films from key academics
– Working in Salesforce to outreach to potential customers and helping to organize those touch points
– Participating in weekly check-in meetings with the organization’s other interns and staff regarding their work, as well as movie screenings and discussions
– Possible social media projects
– Other projects as needed
– Internet research skills
– Excellent writing skills, with emphasis on email communication
Please note this is not a production internship. All work is done remotely or in our Manhattan office.
Qualifications & Time Commitment
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and work independently. Familiarity with internet research and the Microsoft Office suite necessary. Knowledge of and interest in feminist media a plus. Interns are asked to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year and 24 hours per week in the summer. Duration is flexible to meet university requirements, but a minimum commitment of three months is optimal. All interns will be required to sign an Internship Letter of Agreement that outlines the duration and schedule of their internship.
Benefits & Compensation
All WMM internship positions are unpaid. However, interns qualify for and have access to a number of services and benefits: Local travel reimbursement, free workshop attendance, free access to screen titles from our collection, college or university course credit.
Applications are accepted year round. All candidates are required to fill out an application and submit a resume and references. International applicants are encouraged to submit an application, however Women Make Movies does not provide visas or accommodations for individuals coming from abroad.