Position Description: The Director of Education strongly believes in the power personal storytelling has to inspire societal change and representational equity in the media industry. This self-starter is responsible for leading the development and execution of BendFilm's Bend Filmmakers Conference and Summit (BFCAS) as well as overseeing all BendFilm film education and family-friendly programming throughout the year in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Programming staff.
Specific duties include:
- BendFilm's Bend Filmmakers Conference and Summit (BFCAS)- Research, interview, and meet with film and media consultants who will help develop an industry-leading filmmaking conference for emerging filmmakers- Ensure consultants have notable industry contacts to present for the conference- Research existing film and media education conferences to develop an innovative two-day filmmaking conference in Central Oregon- Work with venues and vendors to schedule, coordinate, and operate the conference- Hire seasonal contractors to help execute the conference, including but not limited to handling all program, attendee, and participant logistics- Be an active member of the BendFilm staff, contributing to the sustainability and growth of the organization- Make progress towards the goals and objective outlined in the BendFilm Strategic Plan- Explore and evaluate BendFilm-wide education initiatives and media literacy work
BendFilm Year-Round Film Education and Programming:
- Develop new initiatives, improve existing filmmaking workshops and education programming, and lead year-round education programs- Evaluate and track the impact of education programs- Coordinate quarterly BendFilm cinema education programs at Tin Pan Theater- Oversee the strategy for establishing and maintaining community partnerships related to educational initiatives and programming- Lead audience development strategy, aimed at engaging communities not currently participating in BendFilm Education programs- Develop and coordinate the BendFilm Festival's Educational Panels program during the festival- Work closely with Warm Springs partners to build and operate student filmmaking workshops/camps in Jefferson County
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and traits:
- Superb interpersonal skills with high emotional intelligence- Experience working with people of diverse ages, genders, and identities- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written- Highly organized and attentive to detail- Experience managing events and event personnel- Driven individual with the desire to be part of a cultural organization that has a positive impact on the Central Oregon region and the wider world of film and media- Local knowledge and relationships are preferred, but not required- Experience working at a nonprofit is preferred but not required- Computer savvy, including GSuite platforms, Zoom, Slack, and Airtable, and confidence with other database use.
- Requires hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity and the ability to distinguish letters or symbols- Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as listed- May be required to push, pull, lift or move items weighing up to 50 pounds
About the Position:Type: Full TimeLocation: Hybrid, Local PreferredSalary Range: $45-50k
To Apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close December 18th, 2023
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