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Director of Education - BendFilm

  • 1.  Director of Education - BendFilm

    Posted 12-11-2023 17:22

    NOW HIRING: Director of Education!

    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.

    Physical Requirements:

    - 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 Time
    Location: Hybrid, Local Preferred
    Salary Range: $45-50k

    To Apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to

    Applications close December 18th, 2023

    Selin Sevinc