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Enrichment & Engagement Specialist (Full Time)

Shorts Programmer (Part-Time, mid-October 2021 - mid-May 2022) 

Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

Accounting Coordinator (Part-Time)

Cinema Operations Coordinator (Part-Time)


Enrichment & Engagement Specialist (Full Time)

We believe films and filmgoing are powerful vehicles for social change and personal introspection and are dedicated to enriching, entertaining, educating, and engaging others through film. Milwaukee Film has a vision to make our region a center for film culture.

If you’d like to be part of an organization which uses film as a catalyst to consider issues that matter to our city and its residents, and to make our community a more compassionate and equitable place, we’d like to harness your expertise in learner-centered, discussion-driven educational experiences in non-classroom environments  for our Engage & Activate (E&A) program and other panels-type programming for general audiences attending our festivals and cinema.

This full-time Enrichment & Engagement role reports to our Artistic Director and is responsible for administering our E&A Program by using film to support our corporate partners’ employee engagement & education initiatives, hosting public panels and lectures as part of our film festival and year round offerings, and administering other programs which enrich and educate our general audiences (mostly adults). You’ll be responsible for researching & proposing film selections for E&A and other enrichment programs, coordinating film bookings and delivery, and helping conceptualize public panels, workshops and other programming. You’ll also design & customize group conversations, facilitate events and/or support facilitators, recruit speakers, and identify marketing asset needs for programs which may include writing copy (among other responsibilities!). Our beautiful offices are located in the Brewery District of downtown Milwaukee. You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

In addition to the full range of benefits you’d expect (health, dental, retirement, etc.), you’ll receive a Milwaukee Film Membership, access to the festivals, and complimentary admission to screenings at the Oriental Theater (including free popcorn!). Best of all, you’ll become part of an organization dedicated to investing in its people for the betterment of our greater community. If you’re an experienced facilitator of public discussions/panels, have some level of teaching experience (classroom or not), and are skilled at managing many details & project deadlines simultaneously as well as public speaking/facilitation dynamism, we’d love to hear from you. Knowledge of Milwaukee’s community organizations and an unquenchable curiosity for the questions and issues that matter to our city and its residents is essential! And, of course, a passion for film to spark curiosity and empathy is a must. If you believe you match these criteria, please consider submitting your resume and cover letter by Friday, October 15, 2021 to:

humanresources@mkefilm.org

Milwaukee Film is a non-profit organization of self-directed and passionate film lovers, scholars, and professionals who host the popular annual Milwaukee Film Festival, offer numerous education programs, present specialty events & platforms, and support artists & filmmakers through financial mechanisms as well as professional development opportunities. Last, but certainly not least, we operate the beautiful, historic Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s east side!

Milwaukee Film  is an equal opportunity employer.

The health and safety of our teams and guests is of utmost importance so we will continue to follow the most current Covid-19 protocols.

Milwaukee Film Staff & Volunteers strongly believe that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is critical to the success and growth of our organization, our community, and the people we serve. This ongoing work is key to making our community a better place, and we commit to it also because it’s the right thing to do.        

We are a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.


Shorts Programmer (Part-Time, mid-October 2021 - mid-May 2022)

We believe films and filmgoing are powerful vehicles for social change and personal introspection and are dedicated to enriching, entertaining, educating, and engaging others through film. Milwaukee Film has a vision to make our region a center for film culture.

If you’d like to be part of an organization whose goal is to use film to make our community a more compassionate and equitable place, we’d like to harness your expertise in film programming for our “Shorter is Better” short film program at the 2022 Milwaukee Film Festival (April 21-May 5, 2022).

As Shorts Programmer, reporting to our Artistic Director, you’ll be expected to work an average of  10-15 hours per week with additional hours during the lead up and through the festival. You’ll be responsible for film programming for all shorts-related activities, ensuring consistency with our artistic vision, programming philosophy, and budgetary parameters. You’ll attend regular programming department and festival selection committee meetings, have autonomy of final selections for “Shorter is Better”, present films to audiences, facilitate Q&A’s with guests during the festival, and host other related festival events. You’ll also support our marketing efforts by creating film and program descriptions and may make media appearances upon request. This flexible role can be done remotely for a good part of the contract period but must be able to be present in person throughout the lead-up and course of the festival itself. Our beautiful offices are located in the Brewery District of downtown Milwaukee. Pay is $15/hour and you’re required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

As a perk of the job, you’ll receive a coupon for complimentary admission for two to a screening at the Oriental Theatre (including free popcorn!). Best of all, you’ll become part of an organization dedicated to serving and supporting the needs of artists and filmmakers. If you’re an experienced film programmer (2-5 years preferably), have demonstrated experience in film curation, public speaking/facilitation dynamism, and can manage multiple details and project deadlines simultaneously with focus, accuracy, and kindness we’d love to see your credentials. Knowledge of the contemporary and historical landscape of independent cinema (especially short films) is highly desired. Having enthusiasm for Milwaukee Film and a passion for short films is a big plus. If you believe you match these criteria, please consider submitting your resume and cover letter by Friday, September 24, 2021 to:

humanresources@mkefilm.org

Milwaukee Film is a non-profit organization of self-directed and passionate film lovers, scholars, and professionals who host the popular annual Milwaukee Film Festival, offer numerous education programs, present specialty events & platforms, and support artists & filmmakers through financial mechanisms as well as professional development opportunities. Last, but certainly not least, we operate the beautiful, historic Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s east side!

Milwaukee Film  is an equal opportunity employer.

The health and safety of our teams and guests is of utmost importance so we will continue to follow the most current Covid-19 protocols.

Milwaukee Film Staff & Volunteers strongly believe that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is critical to the success and growth of our organization, our community, and the people we serve. This ongoing work is key to making our community a better place, and we commit to it also because it’s the right thing to do.        

We are a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.


Graphic Designer (Part-Time)

Want to be part of the creative team for an organization whose goal is to make our community a more compassionate and equitable place for everyone to live? Milwaukee Film does this by enriching, entertaining, educating, and engaging others through film. We have a vision to make our region a center for film culture because we believe films and filmgoing are powerful vehicles for social change and personal introspection. And we want your help reaching out to the greater community through excellent design!

We’d like to harness your expertise in and passion for graphic design of digital and print collateral (and for movies!). The pandemic has been hard on the arts and our organization was not immune. However, we have great hopes and big plans for the future and we want your skills to help guide us toward our goal of supporting the belief that our city, its surrounding communities, and the world can be made better by sharing cinematic experiences, instigating meaningful dialogues, and cultivating our local filmmaking economy. And you can play a role by creating visual communications which garner attention for important issues.

As Part-Time Graphic Designer, reporting to the Creative Director at our headquarters in the beautiful Brewery District, you’ll be responsible for supporting the creation, development, and execution of print and digital collateral while maintaining brand and identity standards. You’ll partner with folks across the organization to meet critical deadlines in support of our many festivals, events, and community promotions. As a creative role, it requires strong design skills as well as an understanding of layout, typography, and print production. And you have to be able to juggle multiple projects while maintaining your cool! Need it be said, working knowledge is required of all the tools graphic designers use every day: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, to name a few. This role can be performed largely remotely, although some in-person time will be expected in the future. Therefore, you must be able to prove full vaccination status against Covid-19, or be willing to become vaccinated within 6 weeks of accepting an offer and work remotely until full immunization is achieved (defined as two weeks after final inoculation).

As a perk of the job, you’ll receive a Milwaukee Film Membership, access to the festivals, and complimentary admission to screenings at the Oriental Theater (including free popcorn!). Best of all, you’ll become part of an organization dedicated to investing in its people for the betterment of our greater community. If you’re passionate about graphic design and team-oriented goal attainment, are newly-graduated in the field (or self taught, or looking to return to the workforce, or whatever) please submit your digital portfolio and resume to:

humanresources@mkefilm.org

Milwaukee Film is an equal opportunity employer.

The health and safety of our teams and guests is of utmost importance so we will continue to follow the most current Covid-19 protocols.

Milwaukee Film is a non-profit organization of self-directed and passionate film lovers, scholars, and professionals who host the popular Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, offer numerous education programs, present specialty events & platforms, and support artists & filmmakers through financial mechanisms as well as professional development opportunities. Oh, and we now run the beautiful, historic Oriental Theater on Milwaukee’s east side!

Milwaukee Film Staff & Volunteers strongly believe that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is critical to the success and growth of our organization, our community, and the people we serve. This ongoing work is key to making our community a better place, and we commit to it also because it’s the right thing to do.             

We are a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.


Cinema Operations Coordinator (Part-Time)

Want to be part of an organization whose goal it is to make our community a more compassionate and equitable place for everyone to live by enriching, entertaining, educating, and engaging others through film? Milwaukee Film has a vision to make our region a center for film culture. We believe films and filmgoing are powerful vehicles for social change and personal introspection.

Help us fulfill that vision by offering your expertise in inventory control and office operations by becoming an integral communication link between our cinema (the majestic and newly-renovated Oriental Theatre) and the Finance team at Milwaukee Film’s main office.

As part-time, year-round Cinema Operations Coordinator, reporting to our Chief Financial Officer and supporting our Cinema Manager, you’ll play an important role in inventory management: purchasing, receiving, stocking, and recording stock whereabouts, reconciling daily inventory counts, and research related to any discrepancies. Further, you’ll develop our key supplier relationships for cinema stock and facility maintenance and cleaning. We’ll also ask you to document cinema processes and develop training materials for Front of House positions at the cinema. To do all this, you’ll need great organizational and office management skills, professional communication skills, acute attention to detail, a proven ability to translate processes into written documents and training materials, and the ability to creatively solve problems while exercising timely and sound judgment.  A bachelor’s degree in management, accounting, or other related field OR past experience in an inventory or office management role, as well as experience using Google Apps and Microsoft Office, is required.  You must be able to prove full vaccination status against Covid-19.

As a perk of the job, you’ll receive a Milwaukee Film Membership, access to our film festivals, and complimentary admission to film screenings at the Oriental Theatre (including free popcorn!). Best of all, you’ll become part of an organization dedicated to investing in its people for the betterment of our greater community. If this sounds appealing to you, please consider submitting your resume and letter of introduction to:

humanresources@mkefilm.org

Please make sure your submission document(s) clearly explain your level of experience in the areas of inventory management and process documentation activities.

Milwaukee Film is a non-profit organization of self-directed and passionate film lovers, scholars, and professionals who host the popular Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, offer numerous education programs, present specialty events & platforms, and support artists & filmmakers through financial mechanisms as well as professional development opportunities. Oh, and we now run the beautiful, historic Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s east side!

Milwaukee Film  is an equal opportunity employer.

The health and safety of our teams and guests is of utmost importance so we will continue to follow the most current Covid-19 protocols.

Milwaukee Film Staff & Volunteers strongly believe that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is critical to the success and growth of our organization, our community, and the people we serve. This ongoing work is key to making our community a better place, and we commit to it also because it’s the right thing to do.        

We are a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.

 


Accounting Coordinator (Part-Time)

We believe films and filmgoing are powerful vehicles for social change and personal introspection and are dedicated to enriching, entertaining, educating, and engaging others through film. Milwaukee Film has a vision to make our region a center for film culture.

If you’d like to be part of an organization whose goal is to use film to make our community a more compassionate and equitable place, we’d like to harness your expertise in bookkeeping, administration, and accounting  as part of our Finance team.

As part-time, year-round Accounting Coordinator, reporting to our Chief Financial Officer at our headquarters in the beautiful Brewery District, you’ll play a significant role in the financial function of our organization by recording daily sales and bank activity, handling inventory accounting for the cinema, recording employee payroll hours, handling credit card reconciliations, generating accounts payable checks, filing regular sales tax reports, and other accounting and finance related tasks. This role requires professional communication skills, acute attention to detail, a strong orientation toward professionalism and discretion, and the ability to creatively solve problems while exercising timely and sound judgment in the process.  It also requires an associate’s degree or higher in finance or accounting OR at least two years of experience in an accounting-related field, as well as experience using Google Apps and Microsoft Office.  Experience using Quickbooks is strongly preferred. You must be able to prove full vaccination status against Covid-19, or be willing to become vaccinated within 6 weeks of accepting an offer and work remotely until full immunization is achieved (defined as two weeks after final inoculation).

As perks of the job, you’ll receive a Milwaukee Film Membership, access to our film festivals, and complimentary admission to film screenings at the Oriental Theatre (including free popcorn!). Best of all, you’ll become part of an organization dedicated to investing in its people for the betterment of our greater community. If this sound appealing to you, please consider submitting your resume and letter of introduction to:

humanresources@mkefilm.org

Please make sure your submission document(s) clearly explain your level of experience in the areas of bookkeeping, financial reporting, reconciliation, and payroll-related activities.

Milwaukee Film is a non-profit organization of self-directed and passionate film lovers, scholars, and professionals who host the popular Annual Milwaukee Film Festival, offer numerous education programs, present specialty events & platforms, and support artists & filmmakers through financial mechanisms as well as professional development opportunities. Oh, and we now run the beautiful, historic Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s east side!

 

Milwaukee Film  is an equal opportunity employer.

The health and safety of our teams and guests is of utmost importance so we will continue to follow the most current Covid-19 protocols.

Milwaukee Film Staff & Volunteers strongly believe that advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is critical to the success and growth of our organization, our community, and the people we serve. This ongoing work is key to making our community a better place, and we commit to it also because it’s the right thing to do.        

We are a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.


 

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

 

 


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