Work at SIFF

Work at SIFF

SIFF employees not only champion diverse voices in film, but are experts in fun. Our team consists of passionate film-lovers, esteemed nonprofit leaders, skilled box officers and ushers, innovators in creative marketing, programmers with a collective encyclopedic knowledge of film (and impeccable taste), popcorn aficionados, and more.

Join our team and become a champion of creating experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films all year long.

We are currently hiring for several seasonal positions for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival:

Jobs

Development:

Marketing and Communications:

Operations:

Internships

Development:

Marketing and Communications:


JOBS

Festival Credentials Coordinator

Reporting to the Festival Box Office Manager, the ​Festival Credentials Coordinator ​is responsible for coordinating and executing the creation, distribution, and tracking of festival passes.

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Festival Box Office Assistant Manager

Reporting to the Festival Box Office Manager, the ​Festival Box Office Assistant Manager assists with all aspects of ticket sales and management of box office staff and operations. This position helps supervise the Festival Box Officers.

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Festival Box Officer

Festival Box Officers​ provide every customer with a top-notch experience over the phone, via electronic communication, and in person. Reporting to the Festival Box Office Manager, Officers are responsible for festival ticket and pass sales, will call distribution, voucher redemption, and accurate information of program logistics.

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Festival Quality Control Manager

The ​Festival Quality Control Manager​ is the lead position of the quality control team. They are responsible for coordinating quality assurance tests on all exhibition media and creating technical reports for the festival projection team. They will also play a supporting role to the Operations / Technical Managers on special presentations and events.

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Festival Filmmaker Services Associate

The Festival Filmmaker Services Associate serves as the primary liaison between assigned filmmakers and SIFF's Programming, Operations, PR, and Guest Relations department during the 45th Seattle International Film Festival. The Festival Filmmaker Services Associate coordinates and hosts assigned filmmakers, ensuring a positive festival experience.

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Festival Lounge Assistant

The Festival Lounge provides space for SIFF passholders, guests, sponsors, and filmmakers to connect as a community during festival. The Festival Lounge Assistant works with the Lounge Manager to support daily operations, lounge activities, and volunteer staff.

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Festival Lounge Manager

The Festival Lounge Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and managing the Festival Lounge for the Seattle International Film Festival. The Festival Lounge provides space for SIFF passholders, guests, sponsors, and filmmakers to connect as a community during festival. The Festival Lounge Manager will ensure that the Festival Lounge's design and management consistently reflects this focus.

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Festival Operations Coordinator

The Operations Coordinator works with the Festival Operations Manager to maintain necessary communication channels for the Festival Operations department, as well as across SIFF as a whole, during the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for the administrative support of the Operations department and ensuring all Festival Venues are function properly.

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Festival Production Assistant

Reporting to the Festival Production Manager, the Festival Production Assistant is responsible for assisting with Festival load-in, set-up, and load out, as well as supply deliveries and pick-ups at all Festival venues and offices.

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Festival Production Coordinator

Reporting to the Festival Production Manager, the Festival Production Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Festival load-in, set-up, and load out, as well as supply deliveries and pick-ups at all Festival venues and offices.

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Festival Venue Manager

The Festival Venue Manager oversees operations for assigned screening venue for SIFF 2019. Festival Venue Managers ensure timely screenings and excellent customer service to all SIFF patrons, guests, and staff within SIFF's policies and procedures. Several positions available.

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Festival Special Events Coordinator

The Festival Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the overall organization and implementation of approximately 50 Festival events. This position focuses on the administrative duties, volunteer management, event sponsor correspondence, and attendee interactions—SIFF members, donors, and special guests.

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Festival Special Events Assistant

The Festival Special Events Assistant is responsible for assisting the Festival Special Events Coordinator and Special Events Manager in implementing over 50 Festival events. This position focuses specifically on inventory management, product delivery, event load in, load out, overall event production, sponsor and guest interaction, and volunteer management.

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Festival Digital Marketing Associate

The Festival Digital Marketing Associate is responsible for assisting in the creation and implementation of the festival digital marketing strategy. This position focuses on building awareness of SIFF and the Seattle International Film Festival within the online community and increasing festival screening attendance and ticket sales.

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Festival Marketing Associate - Film Programs Specialist

The Festival Marketing Associate - Film Programs Specialist executes the Festival outreach strategies for SIFF 2019 working with the Marketing and Communication team to create and execute SIFF's community outreach strategy, promotional campaigns, grassroots efforts, and community building to increase regional awareness and attendance (ticket sales).

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Festival Marketing Associate - Locations Community Specialist

The Festival Marketing Associate - Locations Community Specialist executes the Festival outreach strategies for SIFF 2019 working with the Marketing and Communication team to create and execute SIFF's community outreach strategy, promotional campaigns, grassroots efforts, and community building to increase regional awareness and attendance (ticket sales).

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Festival Social Media Associate

The Festival Social Media Associate is responsible for the implementation of SIFF's overall social media portion of the marketing and communications plan, including the coordination and execution of the production of SIFF 2019 digital video and digital photography content for SIFF's social platforms. This position focuses on building awareness of, and excitement for, SIFF and the Seattle International Film Festival within the online community and increasing festival screening attendance and ticket sales.

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INTERNSHIPS

Festival Membership Intern

The Festival Membership Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the development, marketing and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Membership Manager with a range of membership projects, such as processing, communication and relationship management. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the creation of materials for SIFF Membership and for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Festival Procurement & Special Events Intern

Assists the Development Department in procuring donations for the 45th Annual Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet VIP Gift Bags that are distributed to 500 guests on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Provides event support prior to and during SIFF 2019, May 16-June 9, 2019.

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Festival Graphic Design Intern

The ​Festival Graphic Design Intern​ position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the graphic design, marketing, and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Graphic Design Manager and Festival Graphic Design Associate with a range of print and web projects, such as advertising, lobby displays, printed collateral materials, and web graphics. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the creation of materials for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Festival Marketing Intern

The ​Festival Marketing Intern​ position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the marketing and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Marketing Manager, Marketing Coordinator, and Festival Marketing Associates in the implementation of SIFF's overall marketing and communications plan. This position focuses specifically on promotions and community outreach, providing hands-on experience on how to build brand awareness within a community, and to increase attendance and ticket sales.

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Festival Social Media & Digital Marketing Interns

The ​Festival Social Media & Digital Marketing Intern​ position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the social media, digital marketing, and/or film festival industry. The internship works with the Digital Marketing Manager, Festival Digital Marketing Associate, and Festival Social Media Associate and will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the implementation of SIFF's overall communications and marketing plan, specifically with digital and social communications -- to build awareness about SIFF within the community, and to increase film screening attendance and ticket sales.

Two Social Media & Digital Marketing internships available:

12-Week

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16-Week

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Festival Photography Intern

The ​Festival Photography Intern​ position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the photography, marketing, and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Marketing Manager and Festival photographers to take photographs of the people, places, and happenings at various venues and events throughout the Festival for use by the Marketing and Communications team. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the capturing of images in support of our marketing and public relations strategy to increase attendance and engagement with the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of event photographs.

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Festival Public Relations Intern

The Festival Public Relations Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the public relations and/or film festival industry. The internship works with the assisting the Festival Public Relations Manager in implementing SIFF's overall public relations strategy and executing local and national media outreach to promote and generate favorable coverage surrounding programming for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of editing and publication pieces.

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Festival Publications Intern

The ​Festival Publications Intern​ position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the publications, editing and/or film festival industry. ​​The internship works with the Festival Publications Manager and Festival Publications Associate Editors in the overall production of the Festival Catalog and Free Guide. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the creation of materials for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of editing and publication pieces.

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About SIFF

Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the longest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching nearly 140,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 90 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 363 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 10,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

SIFF is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to hire candidates that reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from unlawful discrimination as is consistent with our commitment to diversity, respect, and inclusion. Consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, SIFF provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship.

All employees of SIFF share the responsibility of ensuring that our EEO policy is fully supported throughout all levels of our organization and in our business relations.