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We are currently seeking the following positions: 

Transportation Dispatcher, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Festival Driver, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Guest Relations Assistants, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Production Assistants, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

See below for details. 

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Open Positions


Transportation Dispatcher

MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL SEASONAL STAFF

 

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized individuals to assist the transportation needs for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 18 - November 1). These positions will work closely with the Transportation Coordinator, and will provide assistance for all areas of the transportation department.

These are seasonal positions which begin October 16 and end November 2, 2018. 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 8-12

  • Dispatch festival drivers from the Transportation Office during the festival

  • 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 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 21, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please.

 


 

Festival Driver

SEASONAL STAFF MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL

 

Milwaukee Film seeks a group of skilled individuals to assist the transportation needs for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 18 - November 1). These positions will work closely with the Transportation Coordinator. These are seasonal positions which begin October 16 and end November 2, 2018. These positions will be required to attend an all-staff festival training the week of the festival.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend Transportation Orientation during the week of October 8 - 12

  • 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 21, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please.

 

 

 

SEASONAL STAFF MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL

Guest Relations Assistants

 

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized and enthusiastic individuals for the role of Guest Relations Assistants at the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival. These are temporary positions starting on October 18 and ending November 1. These positions report to the Development Manager.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage Reserved Seating for Donor Ribbon passholders at one of the following MFF festival venues: Oriental Theatre, UWM Kenilworth Theater, Avalon Theater, Times Cinema, or Fox Bay Cinema Grill.

    • 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 18 through November 1, 2018.  The Guest Relations Assistants will work daily during the festival (including weekends). Daily/evening 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 $10/hour.  This is a seasonal staff position. Guest Relations Assistants 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 Development Manager, Rachel Vander Weit, at rachel@mkefilm.org.  Applications are due by EOD on Monday, September 17.

 


PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

SEASONAL STAFF MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL

Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized individuals for the position of Production Assistant for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival.   These positions will work closely with the Operations Assistant, and will provide assistance for all areas of the Operations department.

 

These are seasonal positions that begin October 16 and end November 2, 2018. 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.18-Nov.1, 2018).

 

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 $10 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 every film at festival. No other benefits are offered.

 

TO APPLY

 

Send resume and cover letter via email to Operations Assistant Marni Hoest at marni@mkefilm.org by Friday, September 14, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please.