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Kids' Choice Jury - Milwaukee Film Festival, available to ages 9-12

Festival Sales Coordinator - Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Special Events Coordinator - Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Special Events and Black Lens Outreach - Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Volunteer

Looking for volunteer opportunities? We have tons of volunteer positions to fill both during the festival and year-round.

KIDS' CHOICE JURY

Do you know a brilliant, opinionated, film-loving 9-12 year-old? They may belong on our Kids' Choice Jury!

Selected kid jurors receive a festival pass to watch all three of our Rated K: For Kids shorts programs (Size Small, Medium, and Large), then deliberate on their selection for Kids' Choice. Kid jurors get to choose who will receive that Kids' Choice prize money (a lot of money)--and, frankly, kids are the future of cinema, so why shouldn't they?

Encourage the young cinephile in your world to apply to be a kid juror today! We'll close applications on August 8th.

 


FESTIVAL SALES COORDINATOR

Milwaukee Film seeks a well-organized person to assist the Operations Coordinator with all aspects of 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival sales, including but not limited to; ticket and pass requests, ticket fulfillment, phone sales, customer service, box office set-up, and at-fest sales. This position requires excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, close attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, and a strong orientation toward professionalism, discretion, and good judgment. Experience working with a ticketing system is important, and knowledge of the Agile Ticketing system is preferred but not essential.

This seasonal position will begin 8/19/2019 and end 11/8/2019 and is based out of our office in downtown Milwaukee but will require travel between the various festival venues.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fulfill requests for complimentary tickets and passes prior to the festival
  • Sell tickets at various on-site box offices during the festival utilizing the festival ticketing system
  • Staff phone sales line in downtown Milwaukee Film office as needed
  • Assist with hiring and management of Box Office team
  • Support Inventory, testing, and distribution of all Box Office IT equipment
  • Create and maintain accurate contact list and reference manual for satellite Box Offices
  • Assist as needed box office, phone sales, and merchandise sales
  • Support sales operations at festival events, as needed
  • Assist with managing and responding to customer service inquiries
  • Write and submit a comprehensive post-festival evaluation report as directed
  • Perform miscellaneous other duties in support of the Operations Coordinator, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with festival box office
  • Cash handling experience
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Professional communication skills essential
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Ability to solve problems and make sound judgments in a timely manner
  • Must work effectively and productively within a team-oriented environment
  • Experience with Agile preferred

HOURS

This is a full-time, seasonal position, requiring 40 hours per week in the lead up to the festival and extended night and weekend hours during the festival.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

This position is paid bi-weekly at a rate of $600 per week. The Festival Sales Coordinator will also receive a Staff Pass that allows entry into most festival films and events. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Email resume and cover letter to Operations Coordinator, Jamie Webb, at jamiew@mkefilm.org by August 9, 2019.


 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

2019 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL 
SEASONAL STAFF 

 

Milwaukee Film seeks a well-organized, fun, enthusiastic, and psychic* individual for the role of Special Events Coordinator for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. This is a seasonal position beginning the week of September 3 and ending November 8, and reporting to the Community Engagement & Events Manager. Extended night and weekend hours are required leading up to and during the film festival (October 17-31, 2019).  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist Development & Special Events team with set-up, execution, and breakdown of Milwaukee Film Festival special events, including but not limited to: 

 

Post-Festival Volunteer Party (TBD) 
Members' Festival Preview Night (TBD)  
Black Lens Kick-Off (October 4) 
Cine Sin Fronteras Kick-Off (TBD)
Opening Night Reception & Party (October 17) 
Filmmaker Awards Brunch (October 27) 
Sponsor Kick-Off (September 24) 
Program Book Launch (September 26)  

  • Assist Community Engagement & Special Events Manager with coordination of all event logistics. 
  • Manage RSVP process for select events; create guest lists and name tags.  
  • Create Run-of-Show event blueprints, layouts, maps, and other materials, as required. 
  • Coordinate deliveries and any other special needs between vendors and Milwaukee Film staff.  
  • Communicate with Milwaukee Film's Community Partners as needed. 
  • Assist with other development & special events related duties as assigned. 
  • ​Complete post-festival wrap with Development Team.  

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • *Psychic – kidding! Well half-kidding; we are looking for a motivated self-starter who can accurately anticipate and respond to needs before and as they arise. 
  • Excellent & professional communication skills required – must be able to kindly and confidently convey details between Community Engagement & Events Manager, vendors, Milwaukee Film Staff, Community Partners, etc.  
  • Organization and attention to detail is critical. So is enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to great customer service.  
  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines. 
  • Able to learn quickly, problem solve, and make sound judgments in a timely manner. 
     

SALARY & BENEFITS 

This is a paid seasonal position with a variable schedule at a pay rate of $15/hour. Total hours over the duration of the term are expected to equal roughly 260 hours. The Coordinator will also receive a Staff Pass that guarantees entry into most festival films and events. No other benefits are offered. 

 

TO APPLY 

Send resume and cover letter via email to Development Manager Rachel Vander Weit at rachel@mkefilm.org by August 9, 2019. No telephone queries please.  

 



SPECIAL EVENTS & BLACK LENS PROGRAM OUTREACH  

2019 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL 
SEASONAL STAFF 

Milwaukee Film seeks a well-organized, fun, enthusiastic, and psychic* individual for the role of Special Events Coordinator for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. This is a seasonal position beginning the week of September 3 and ending November 8, and reporting to the Black Lens Director. Extended night and weekend hours are required leading up to and during the film festival (October 17-31, 2019).  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist Development & Special Events team with set-up, execution, and breakdown of Milwaukee
    Film Festival special events, including but not limited to: 

Sponsor Kick-Off (September 24) 
Program Book Launch (September 26)  
Members' Festival Preview Night (TBD)  
Black Lens Kick-Off (October 4) 
Cine Sin Fronteras Kick-Off (TBD) 
Opening Night Reception & Party (October 17) 
Filmmaker Awards Brunch (October 27) 
Post-Festival Volunteer Party (TBD) 

  • Assist Black Lens Director and Community Engagement & Special Events Manager with coordination of all event logistics. 
  • Manage RSVP process for select events; create guest lists and name tags.  
  • Create Run-of-Show event blueprints, layouts, maps, and other materials, as required. 
  • Coordinate deliveries and any other special needs between vendors and Milwaukee Film staff.  
  • Communicate with Milwaukee Film's Community Partners as needed. 
  • Assist with other outreach & special events related duties as assigned. 
  • Complete post-festival wrap with Development Team.  
  • Communicate with, and inform, organizations and community members about Black Lens programming offerings  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • *Psychic – kidding! Well half-kidding; we are looking for a motivated self-starter who can accurately anticipate and respond to needs before and as they arise. 
  • Excellent & professional communication skills required – must be able to kindly and confidently convey details between Community Engagement & Events Manager, vendors, Milwaukee Film Staff, Community Partners, etc.  
  • Organization and attention to detail is critical. So is enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to great customer service.  
  • Must be able to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines. 
  • Able to learn quickly, problem solve, and make sound judgments in a timely manner. 

 

SALARY & BENEFITS 

This is a paid seasonal position with a variable schedule at a pay rate of $15/hour. Total hours over the duration of the term are expected to equal roughly 260 hours. The Coordinator will also receive a Staff Pass that enables entry into most festival screenings and events. No other benefits are offered. 

 

TO APPLY 

Send resume and cover letter via email to Development Manager Rachel Vander Weit at rachel@mkefilm.org by August 9, 2019. No telephone queries please.