Jobs & Internships

5/19/15

Internship Positions Available – June-November 2015

The Philadelphia Film Society is in search of interns that will help in all areas of the organization during the summer months and through the annual Philadelphia Film Festival in the fall.

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.  Hours may increase during or around the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival (October 22-November 2).

Start: June 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 with 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 education and special program-related events
  • Performing additional clerical duties as needed.

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Develop niche media lists and update database.
  • Update event listing 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

Festival Events & Operations

Festival interns work with the Operations Manager, Marketing Director, and seasonal staff in preparation for and during the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival.  Interns will be assigned duties based on skill sets and experience.  Assignments may include managing volunteers, event coordination, print trafficking, hospitality, and ticketing.  Duties will include helping to plan and manage events, assisting in recruiting and training volunteers, and assisting in the day-to- day functions for the Festival.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Serving as a liaison between the Film Society and its sponsors, vendors and patrons regarding events and programs
  • Working with event coordinators in creating, programming, and designing events and parties for the film festival
  • Serving as a knowledgeable source on all festival programming and events to promote on ongoing basis while hosting festival guests
  • Assisting festival staff where needed
  • Assisting in organization and transportation of film prints
  • Assisting in coordination with festival guests and accommodations
  • Managing daily festival paperwork involving venue staffing, film screenings, guest appearances, event schedules, etc.

Qualifications/Expectations:

  • Event planning and organization skills, creativity, attention to detail, and patience are all useful skills for success
  • Dependability, dedication, initiative, and ability to follow direction
  • Strong communication skills, particularly through email and telephone contact
  • Willingness to perform administrative and clerical assignments

To Apply

Please send both cover letter and resume to Alex Gibson, Operations Manager at operations@filmadelphia.org. Please note the desired internship position in subject line of email.

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

 

5/18/15

Prince Theater Box Office Ticket Seller

Status: Non-exempt, Part-time

Summary:

Responsibilities include selling tickets to events at the Prince Theater and providing excellent customer service to patrons. Successful candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be independent and self-motivated, and possess the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Process window ticket sales using applicable ticket platforms
  • Accept subscription orders by telephone and process ticket exchanges and donations as needed
  • Accurately enter data and process payments
  • Provide superior customer service
  • Cash handling
  • Answer customer inquiries by phone and e-mail in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • One year retail, sales or customer service experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and pay attention to detail
  • Work in a high-volume and sometimes stressful environment
  • Computer literacy
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to move or lift up to 25lbs
  • Previous ticketing experience preferred

To apply, send your resume to:

Prince Theater

1412 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Fax: 215-405-9585

Email: boxoffice@princetheater.org

 

5/12/15

Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

Under the direction of the Marketing Director, the Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer will assist in raising market and consumer awareness of  the Philadelphia Film Society (to include PFS Roxy Theater, Prince Theater and the Philadelphia Film Festival) through the creation of innovative design materials and by supporting an integrated marketing strategy that includes a combination of traditional and online marketing channels, social media, email campaigns, digital / print advertising and media relations.

REPORTS TO: Marketing Director

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities of the Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer (as they relate to the organization’s goals) include, but are not limited to:

Graphic Design:

  • Create compelling design solutions for the overall branding strategy of websites, organization identity and all marketing materials
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of all advertising and email campaigns
  • Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos and websites
  • Coordinate the development of marketing support materials to assist staff in sponsorship and promotional efforts before and during the Film Festival
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing

Marketing:

  • Coordinate and maintain all online marketing efforts, including online event listings, websites and blog, social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and traditional media (newspaper, radio and print materials)
  • Coordinate email campaign messaging initiatives via bi-weekly and monthly newsletters
  • Coordinate media and public relations outreach opportunities; oversee the maintenance and expansion of PFS’ press contacts and media partners
  • Identify and expand community partnerships through coordination of networking opportunities, community presentations, research and shared data projects
  • Maintain PFS’ communications calendar and research new marketing ideas as appropriate
  • Maintain and update hard copy and computer files of all completed marketing projects
  • Maintain inventory of promotional materials (i.e., brochures, flyers, giveaways, etc.)
  • Assist in communication and promotional plan for the Philadelphia Film Festival

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Create innovative, thought-provoking marketing materials
  • Adhere to brand style guide and messaging (logos, colors, fonts, tag lines, etc.)
  • Assist in meeting annual marketing goals and sales projections
  • Work within the approved marketing budget
  • Maintain the annual communications calendar, marketing files and promotional materials inventory

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, marketing, communications or related field
  • 3 – 5 years of professional graphic design experience
  • 3 – 5 years of integrated marketing experience
  • Must showcase a comprehensive understanding of consumer/lifestyle marketing and the role social media plays in it
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Word Press and basic web / video editing
  • Proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining superior attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-oriented culture
  • Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as necessary

COMPENSATION: A salary in the mid-thirty thousand dollar range annually, health benefits after 90 days, paid time off and other unique perks.

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, design portfolio and salary requirements to Scott Barnes at sbarnes@filmadelphia.org or Philadelphia Film Society, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Philadelphia Film Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

5/8/15

PART-TIME Cast Member/ Service staff Positions Available

The PFS Roxy Theater is now accepting applications for service staff positions. As Philadelphia’s newest movie theater we will be offering the best in independent and repertory film programming. As a member of our service staff you need to be exceptional in customer service, knowledgeable in film and our organization, and able to make the movie-going experience for our patrons a memorable one.

HOURS: Varies. All applicants should have an open availability including Weekends and Holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior customer service skills displaying the desire to “go the extra mile” for our patrons.
  • Speed and accuracy with handling ticket, membership, and concession stand funds and stock.
  • Ability to multi-task with theater job duties on both down and peak times.
  • Computer skills in working on a POS terminal.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Previous experience in a customer service retail environment is necessary.
  • Prior work in a movie theater environment is a plus.
To Apply

SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.

Please send resume to Benjamin Marks at roxygm@filmadelphia.org

 

11/18/14

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 jobs@filmadelphia.org . Please note the desired internship position in subject line of email.

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