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Information Technology Coordinator - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Media Lounge Manager - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Guest Relations Assistants - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Production Assistant Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Ticket Seller Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Lounge Manager - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Festival Driver - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

Transportation Dispatcher - Milwaukee Film Festival, Seasonal Staff

 

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

Milwaukee Film seeks a seasonal IT Coordinator for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. The IT Coordinator serves as the link between external IT support and end-users, and performs technical administrative tasks to ensure the smooth functioning of the organization’s computers, network, and technology systems. The IT Coordinator will work closely with the operations department staff and Festival Box Office Managers during the lead-up to and presentation of this year’s festival. This job requires advance technical skills, and service leadership to proactively identify technology improvements with team members.

 

IT Coordinator is a seasonal position with variable hours, scheduled to begin the week of September 30, 2019 and end November 8, 2019. The position may be extended at the mutual agreement of the employee and the organization. The position is expected to average 15 to 25 hours per week prior to the festival and 30+ hours per week during the festival.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting Festival’s technology tasks with box office terminals set-up, hotspot configuring, and managing temporary phones.
  • Administering technology equipment used to conduct live events, for meetings, and Oriental Theatre presentations.
  • Installing and configuring new hardware equipment, software programs and office technology.
  • Managing the office’s phone system.
  • Responsible for tech inventory and maintenance of all technology and hardware equipment.
  • Ensuring organization-wide IT standards are maintained by liaising and serving as the task manager with Stamm Technologies.
  • Building relationship equity to help facilitate, coordinate, and implement IT protocols and programs in alignment with organizational priorities and goals.
  • Operating and administering the Google Suite and Windows Active Directory platforms for all employees.
  • Configuring new user accounts and managing workstation needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years in computer science, information technologies or any other related fields
  • Proficient experience with both Windows and Mac operating systems and other office technologies
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current technical trends
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work on multiple, concurrent efforts and manage time efficiently
  • Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Critical thinker with good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly self-motivated

 

HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS

This is a paid, seasonal position beginning the week of September 30, 2019.  During the festival, which takes place October 17-31, IT Coordinators are often expected to work long hours, including nights and weekends. Reliable transportation is required.

This position will be paid an hourly rate of $15 / hour.  IT Coordinator will also receive a Staff Pass that allows entry to most festival films and events.  No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Email resumΓ© and cover letter to Operations Director, Jamie Pitts (jamie@mkefilm.org). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


MEDIA LOUNGE MANAGER

 

Milwaukee Film’s marketing team is seeking a Media Lounge Manager to assist with the management of Milwaukee Film's Media Lounge and creative content collection during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. The position runs October 2-November 5, 2019. This position reports to the Public Relations Manager.

Now in its second year, the Media Lounge is a dynamic space where the marketing team is based during the Festival. The space operates as both an area for original, in-house content creation, including filmmaker interviews, headshots, and step & repeat photos, in addition to an area for accredited press to work between screenings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with Media Lounge set-up and breakdown
  • Manage schedule of photographers, videographers, and Media Lounge space.
  • Coordinate daily intake of previous day’s photographs and videos, processing them to be ready for digital media team to post.
  • In coordination with PR Manager, create shot lists for festival photographers and videographers
  • Assist with production space set-up (lighting, camera, etc.)
  • Work closely with hospitality team to ensure guests maintain a schedule
  • Monitor photo/video equipment check-in/out.
  • Monitor access to the Media Lounge
  • Communicate with operations team to ensure the Media Lounge is always clean and presentable during the festival
  • Write a detailed wrap report at the end of the festival
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Highly detailed and organized
  • Positive attitude with the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading event-based photo and video teams
  • Experience interacting with filmmakers and members of the press
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Lightroom
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Professional communication skills essential

SALARY & BENEFITS

The Media Lounge Manager is a full-time, seasonal contract position and receives an weekly salary of $700. The Media Lounge Manager will also receive a Staff Pass that guarantees entry into every film at the festival. No other benefits are offered. 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter via email (emily@mkefilm.org) to Public Relations Manager, Emily Foster. No telephone inquiries, please. We are looking to fill this position quickly and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until role has been filled.


 

GUEST RELATIONS ASSISTANTS

 

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized and enthusiastic individuals for the role of Guest Relations Assistants at the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. These are temporary full-time positions starting on October 17 and ending October 31.  These positions report to the Development Manager.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage Reserved Seating for Donor Ribbon passholders at one of the following six MFF festival venues: Oriental Theatre, UWM Jan Serr Studio Cinema, Avalon Theater, Times Cinema, Rivoli Theatre, and Skylight Music Theatre.
    • Review schedule routinely with Development Manager to ensure efficient facilitation of Reserved seating program.
    • Maintain regular communication with Development Manager to place Reserved seating signs on designated seats prior to select film screenings (as requested).
    • Greet Donor Ribbon passholders at all venues and assist them with Reserved Seating.
    • Maintain daily log of donor ribbon passholders and visiting guest’s attendance.
  • Serve as on-site liaison for visiting filmmakers and/or VIPs and assist them with Reserved Seating; coordinating with venue Theatre Manager and Hospitality team.
  • Assist with other development/hospitality/theater operations related duties as assigned.
  • Complete post-festival wrap with Development Manager.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills with strong people skills.
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service.
  • Ability to learn quickly and prioritize needs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

This position runs from October 17 through October 31, 2019.  The Guest Relations Assistants will work daily/full-time during the festival (including weekends). Hours will vary dependent upon venue assignment. Assistants are required to attend one training session and one staff orientation session prior to the festival in October, and an in-person post-festival wrap meeting to be scheduled in November.

 

Compensation will be at the equivalent rate of $11/hour.  This is a seasonal staff position. Guest Relations Assistants will also receive a Staff Pass that allows 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 September 27. No telephone inquiries please.


PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

 

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized individuals for the position of Production Assistant for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. These positions will work closely with the Operations Coordinator, Production Coordinator, and will provide assistance for all areas of the Operations department.

 

There are seasonal positions that begin October 15 and end November 1, 2019. These positions will be required to attend an all-staff festival training the week of the festival, and extended night and weekend hours are required during the film festival, in addition to normal workday hours (Oct.17-31, 2019).

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

●        Help execute load-ins, setup/teardown, and load-outs to and from festival venues and other locations

●        Conduct various equipment/supply moves to and from festival storage unit

●        Assist the Production Team with the systematic daily delivery and collection of all festival supplies and necessities

●        Support morning education screenings, assisting students as they load/unload from buses

●        Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service

·         Able to learn quickly and work in a very fast-paced environment

·         Ability to work independently and in a team environment

·         Able to lift and carry heavy objects

·         Professional communication skills essential

·         Current and valid driver’s license REQUIRED

·         Comprehensive knowledge of Milwaukee and its surrounding areas

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

These are seasonal paid positions with a rate of $11 per hour. Production Assistants can expect to work 90-120 hours during their festival contract. The assistants will also receive a Staff Pass that guarantees entry into most films at festival. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter via email to Operations Coordinator Jamie Webb at jamiew@mkefilm.org. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until all roles have been filled.

 


TICKET SELLER

 

Milwaukee Film is seeking ticket sellers to be part of the box office team at the Oriental Theatre during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 17-31). The jobs require basic computer competency, cash handling experience, and good customer service practices. The positions will work closely with the Oriental Theatre box office managers and other ticket sellers.

 

These positions are scheduled to begin the week beginning October 14 and end on October 31, with training sessions scheduled to take place in the lead up to the festival. Ticket Sellers will report to the Oriental Theatre Box Office Managers. Training sessions will be required prior to the festival opening date.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Sell tickets and merchandise at the Oriental Theatre using our ticketing and merchandise systems

·         Provide a top-notch customer service experience to all Milwaukee Film Festival patrons

·         Answer customer service questions and assist customers with film selection

·         Provide accurate change for cash transactions and fill out daily cash drop reports

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service

·         Retail cash handling experience

·         Professional communication skills essential

·         Basic computer competency required; above average typing speed important

 

HOURS

Hours vary and can range from 20 to 40 per week depending on availability.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS

This is a seasonal position paid at a rate of $11/hour. Each ticket seller will receive a staff pass, which allows entry into most festival films. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Please email resume and cover letter to Operations Coordinator Jamie Webb at (jamiew@mkefilm.org). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until all roles have been filled.

 


LOUNGE MANAGER

Milwaukee Film is seeking a Lounge Manager to assist with the management of Milwaukee Film's festival lounge during the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival. The position runs October 15-31, 2019. This position reports to the Operations Coordinator.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with Lounge set-up and breakdown
  • Monitor catering and beverage needs for the Festival Lounge
  • Ensure the Festival Lounge is always clean and presentable during the festival
  • Communicate with Operations team with regards to Lounge needs
  • Create a welcoming atmosphere for all guests and staff
  • Monitor access to the Festival Lounge
  • Assist with Public Forums and Filmmaker Services panels and events
  • Assist with audio/visual equipment during panels and events
  • Manage lounge volunteers who will assist with lounge admittance and panels
  • Write a detailed wrap report at the end of the festival
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Professional Communication skills essential
  • Experience working in food service or hospitality industry
  • Attention to detail and polished appearance
  • Experience with PA Systems and projectors a plus

SALARY & BENEFITS

This is a contract position at a flat rate of $1,750.  Manager will also receive a Staff Pass that guarantees entry into every film at festival. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter via email to Operations Coordinator Jamie Webb at jamiew@mkefilm.org by September 20, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until role has been filled.

FESTIVAL DRIVER

Milwaukee Film seeks a group of skilled individuals to assist the transportation needs for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 17 - 31). These positions will work closely with the Transportation Coordinator and Transportation Dispatchers.

 

These are seasonal positions which begin October 14 and end November 1, 2019. These positions will be required to attend an all-staff festival training the week of the festival, as well as a transportation department orientation the week prior.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend Transportation Orientation during the week of October 7 - 11 
  • Provide Transportation Coordinator with availability during the festival
  • Be on time for all shifts, and perform all pick-ups/drop-offs as scheduled
  • Inform transportation team of any issues that arise immediately 
  • Assist festival guests in a professional manner
  • Follow provided accounting procedures for festival vehicle refueling 
  • Help maintain cleanliness of festival vehicles
  • Provide position feedback in post-festival wrap report

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to assist high-profile guests with a professional manner
  • Current valid driver’s license REQUIRED
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Milwaukee and its surrounding areas

 

HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS

These positions are expected to have broad flexibility during the festival, able to commit to all festival mornings, evenings, or weekends. Early mornings and late nights are both a major part of festival drives. All drivers are expected to attend orientations prior to the festival. Drivers can expect to work a minimum of 60 hours during the festival.

 

These positions are paid a rate of $11/hour.

 

These positions will also receive a Staff Pass that provides entry into every film at the festival. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter via email to the Transportation Coordinator Sydonia Lucchesi at transportation@mkefilm.org by Friday, September 20, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please.

 


 

SEASONAL STAFF
MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL

Transportation Dispatcher

 

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized individuals to assist the transportation needs for the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 17 - 31). These positions will work closely with the Transportation Coordinator, and will provide assistance for all areas of the transportation department. Please note that this position runs slightly differently than that of a traditional dispatcher position.

 

These are seasonal positions which begin October 14 and end November 1, 2019. These positions will be required to attend an all-staff festival training the week of the festival, as well as a transportation department orientation the week prior.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend Transportation Orientation during the week of October 7-11
  • Dispatch festival drivers from the Transportation Office during the festival for both pre-assigned and day-of rides
  • Answer calls on the transportation dispatch line and assign drivers appropriately
  • Perform periodic damage checks of vehicles, complete accident documentation as needed, including preparing forms and taking pictures
  • Make sure that only approved vehicles are parked in the transportation specific spots, and dealing with vehicles that are not approved appropriately
  • Help prepare and amend driver schedules, including airport and screening runs
  • Assist with organizing and tracking vehicle items such as gas cards and keys
  • Assist with distribution of driver schedules and drive materials to appropriate staff
  • Assist with picking up all vehicles before and returning all vehicles after the festival
  • Open the Transportation Office at the beginning of the day and/or close it once the last drive for the day has been completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Ability to learn quickly and work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to tackle scheduling amendments in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Professional communication skills essential

 

HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS

These positions are expected to have broad flexibility during the festival, able to commit to all festival mornings, evenings, or weekends. Early mornings and late nights are both a major part of festival drives. 

These positions are paid a rate of $12/hour. The dispatcher will also receive a Staff Pass that provides entry into every film at the festival. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter via email to the Transportation Coordinator Sydonia Lucchesi at transportation@mkefilm.org by Friday, September 20, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please.