Jobs & Internships


Marketing Manager

Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Marketing Manager will assist with the development and implementation of a strategic marketing and outreach plan to build awareness of PFS, the PFS Roxy Theater, carry out its mission, and attract new constituents and audiences.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Marketing Manager (as they relate to the organization’s goals) include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with all departments to produce an annual communications calendar that prioritizes messaging and establishes marketing initiatives for the year
  • Strategize concepts for a marketing and advertising plan to promote PFS’ mission and programs to the widest possible audience
  • Coordinate and maintain all marketing efforts, including online event listings, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, and website) and traditional media (newspaper, radio, and print materials)
  • Contribute promotional content to all marketing materials, with the assistance of outside vendors and designers when appropriate
  • Manage email messaging initiatives via bi-weekly and monthly newsletter contact
  • Identify and expand community partnerships through coordination of networking opportunities, community presentations, research and shared data projects
  • Maintain and update hard copy and computer files of all completed marketing projects
  • Maintain inventory of promotional materials (i.e., brochures, flyers, giveaways, etc.)
  • Maintain PFS’ communications calendar and research new marketing ideas as appropriate
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of advertising campaigns
  • Manage graphic designers, marketing coordinators and interns.

Film Festival Marketing

  • Create, manage and implement the communication and promotional plan for the annual Philadelphia Film Festival
  • Facilitate media partnerships and advertising purchases in advance of and during the Festival
  • Manage the development of marketing support materials to assist staff in sales and promotion efforts before and during the Film Festival
  • Provide steady reporting on marketing efforts to coincide with increased sales projections.


  • Meet or exceed annual marketing goals
  • Work within the approved marketing budget
  • Maintain the annual communications calendar


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, public policy, English or a related field
  • At least 3 years of professional experience marketing multi-day events and/or live events is strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-oriented culture
  • Adequate experience in the marketing and public relations field
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) preferred
  • Ability to develop and analyze reports
  • Experience working with direct mail and design companies
  • Strong interpersonal, administration and management skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary
To Apply

SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY. Starting salary at $40k+, including health benefits (negotiable based on experience).

Interested applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration to: Parinda Patel, Managing Director, at or Philadelphia Film Society, 1600 N 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Internship Positions Available – January – May 2015

The Philadelphia Film Society is in search of interns that will help in all areas of the organization during the spring semester programs in 2015.

Hours:  16-24 hours a week. All interns must commit up to 3 evenings a month to assist staff when hosting events, festivals and/or film screenings.

Start: January 2015

Interns will be placed in various areas of the organization, based on skill set:

Membership & Development
• Assist with planning and coordination of weekly member-related film events.
• Generate accurate and timely thank you letters and other correspondence.
• Continually update and maintain database records
• Assist with additional database projects as needed.
• Assist with coordination of annual giving appeals and membership renewals.

Education & Outreach
• Assist with preparation of promotional materials, curriculum, teaching resources, and interpretive guides for year-round film programs
• Maintaining outreach and partnership databases
• Assisting in data tracking and program evaluation other education-related events.
• Coordinating and managing eduation and special program-related events.
• Performing additional clerical duties as needed.

Marketing & Public Relations
• Develop niche media lists and update database
• Update event listings on various community calendars
• Write and proofread web and blog copy
• Assist with social media efforts
• Draft and maintain monthly e-newsletter
• Assist PR and Marketing teams as needed

To Apply

Please send both cover letter and resume to Parinda Patel, Managing Director at . Please note the desired internship position in subject line of email.

These are an unpaid volunteer positions (start date negotiable).