The Boston Jewish Film Festival office is located in West Newton, MA

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

The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates 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 MBTA bus #553 and #554. Free parking! To apply for a job or internship, please 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 cognitive disability, veteran status, or marital status.


FESTIVAL ASSOCIATE

The Festival is seeking an organized, detail-oriented self-starter who has a passion for film. Working with the Artistic Director, the Festival Producer, and the Executive Director, the Festival Associate will be responsible for researching films, maintaining the Festival’s film and customer/donor databases, assisting with ticketing, program operations, and donor relations, corresponding with national and international filmmakers and distributors, and overseeing interns,.

This entry-level position is full-time, 40 hours per week during most of year, with evening events throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research new films and enter into Festival database.
  • Request film screeners and information from filmmakers and distributors.
  • Manage Festival’s short film program
  • Review submissions to Festival
  • Maintain film database.
  • Set up and maintain programs in ticketing system throughout the year.
  • Provide customer service (phone, email, and in-person).
  • 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 553/554 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 15,000 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. Interns typically work two days (8-10 hours) per week in a lively, 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 the physical and online film library

Marketing & Graphic Design Intern

Help us expand the audience for the Boston Jewish Film Festival! Working side-by-side with the Marketing Director, you will:

  • Create and send weekly e-newsletters
  • Update the Festival’s website
  • Promote our events and engage with our filmgoers on our social media platforms
  • Assist in creating and designing printed flyers, signage, and online marketing collateral
  • Assist with public relations outreach as needed