The Boston Jewish Film festival office is located in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Do you share our passion for independent film? Are you ready to use your skills and experience to increase our impact in the community?

We at The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrate the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture. With 15,000 tickets sold to our programs throughout the year, we are one of the preeminent Arts and Culture organizations in the Boston area.

We are located a short walk from the West Newton commuter rail station, as well as bus #553 and #554. Free parking! To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@bjff.org.  No phone calls please.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival, Inc. follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or marital status.


DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (Part-Time)

Now approaching our 30th anniversary, we are seeking a highly-motivated individual who is ready to help us reach our Development goals. Reporting to the Executive Director, this role will be focused on soliciting and stewarding existing donors, cultivating and soliciting prospective donors, and building philanthropic capacity.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with board members and other volunteer leadership in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects.
  • Develop engagement goals and strategies for current and prospective donors.
  • Engage donors in fundraising events.
  • Provide expertise on corporate/foundation relations, annual fund, and other donor relations efforts.

This is a flexible half-time position, and hours may fluctuate, increasing in the summer and fall.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years experience in cultivating and soliciting Major Gifts ($5,000+), including experience developing successful ask strategies and effective major donor acquisition strategies.
  • Self-starter able to self-prioritize, and work independently and as part of a small office team.
  • Availability for meetings and events on some evenings and weekends.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with donor databases. SalesForce experience a plus.
  • Must have authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Passion for the mission of The Boston Jewish Film Festival. Arts experience a plus. Jewish background not required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@bjff.org, with Development Officer in the subject line.


FESTIVAL ASSOCIATE

The Festival is seeking an organized, detail-oriented self-starter who has a passion for the film industry. Working with the Artistic Director, the Festival Producer, and the Executive Director, the Festival Associate will be responsible for film research, correspondence with national and international filmmakers and distributors, maintaining the Festival film and customer/donor databases, coordinating ticketing, and assisting with donor relations.

This entry-level position is full-time, 40 hours per week during most of year, but can be higher prior to and during the annual Festival (September through November).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research films and enter into Festival database.
  • Request film screeners and information from filmmakers and distributors.
  • Maintain film database.
  • Assist with ticketing for November Festival.
  • Provide customer service by telephone and e-mail.
  • Pursue in-kind donations.
  • Maintain customer/donor database, creating acknowledgement letters, mailing lists, and reports as needed.
  • Recruit and manage college and high school interns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – new grads welcome
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Database experience helpful
  • Available for evening and weekend events throughout the year.
  • Strong interest in arts and/or non-profit administration. Jewish background not required.

SALARY: $30,000 per year. Includes health and dental insurance.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Located in West Newton Square, we are accessible via the Commuter Rail and 553 and 554 bus lines. Free parking.

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@bjff.org, with Festival Associate in the subject line.


INTERNSHIPS

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is New England’s largest cultural event. Over 20,000 people attend our events year-round, including our annual fall Festival each November. The Boston Jewish Film Festival has several unpaid internship positions available throughout the year.

We have openings in the following areas:

– Programming
– Marketing
– Graphic Design

We are looking for interns with a passion for film or arts administration/marketing, who want to learn first-hand how film festivals work. No Jewish background required. Interns typically work two days (8-10 hours) per week in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Programming Intern

Help us choose the films for one of New England’s largest film festivals! The Boston Jewish Film Festival is seeking interns to help us seek out new films. Working side-by-side with the Artistic Director, you will:

* Research new films
* Contact directors, producers, and distributors to obtain DVDs
* Pre-screen films and prepare screening notes
* Organize and maintain physical and online film library

Marketing / Public Relations Intern

Help us expand the audience for the Boston Jewish Film Festival! Working side-by-side with the Artistic Director, you will help us to plan and promote events year-round:

* Create and send weekly e-blasts
* Update the Festival’s web site
* Enhance our social networking through Facebook, Twitter, etc.
* Assist in creating flyers and other print and electronic materials
* Contact members of the press to follow-up on press releases.

Graphic Design Intern

Assisting the Communications and Marketing Manager and Festival Producer, you will help us to create publicity materials:

  • Create flyers to promote films and groups of films
  • Design signage to be placed on-site at Festival screenings
  • Create banner ads for placement on other sites