Film Education Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA
Film Independent 

Film Independent is hiring for the following position. Please feel free to share and have interested candidates send cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to:

Job Description: 
The Film Education Coordinator assists the Senior Director of Education in the production of high-profile education events for Film Independent and the LA Film Festival. Events include but are not limited to: the Film Independent Forum, Directors Close-Up, LMU Incubator Lab, and LA Film Festival special events. 

  • Create and disseminate timeline for a specific number of conferences and events
  • Collect agenda items for department meetings and record minutes for review
  • Track progress on all activities related to each event and update as needed
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and meetings related to each program
  • Research topics and potential speakers
  • Book speakers and field their questions through the booking process--send fact sheets for day of event
  • Collect all materials from speakers: bios, headshots, releases, handout material, and on-screen content, etc.
  • Collect materials and compile handouts for the Forum, Directors Close-Up, and LA Film Festival special events and master classes
  • File creative briefs for invitations, lower 3rds, and other promotional material
  • Make travel and hotel arrangements for out-of-town guests
  • Be present at all events to greet guests, set-up/host greenroom, and troubleshoot as needed
  • File and archive all materials related to each event
  • Work with Marketing department and Director of Education to establish and execute marketing plan for each event---update marketing timeline and track all marketing materials
  • Work with Marketing department to post and edit content on Directors Close-Up, LA Film Festival and Forum websites
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and manage department interns
  • Generating thank-you letters and wrap materials for year-round programs
  • Serve as Film Education representative at LA Film Festival orientations, various Film Festivals and networking events
  • Proctor and/or manage check-in for in-house classes
  • Assist Senior Director of Education on an as-needed basis on the different projects the Film Education Department produces year-round
  • Maintain and continue growth of filmmaker resources and materials for the Film Independent website 

  • 1 year of event producing or project management experience preferred
  • General Knowledge of filmmaking, independent film, and filmmakers
  • Strong organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Eventbrite, Raiser's Edge and WordPress
  • B.A. degree in Film or related field
  • Must have reliable transportation 

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organization/administrative skills
  • Written communication
  • Ability to direct volunteer staff
  • Knowledge of independent film industry
  • Ability to anticipate and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, highly motivated individual
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment 

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