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Work at Milwaukee Film

Interested in becoming one of us, one of us (gobble gobble)? Check back frequently! We'll post job announcements as soon as they become available.

We are currently seeking the following positions: 

Shipping Coordinator, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

Assistant Theater Manager, Milwaukee Film Festival Seasonal Staff

See below for details. 


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

Open Positions

Shipping Coordinator


Milwaukee Film is seeking a Shipping Coordinator to oversee the inbound and outbound shipping of all films screening at the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 18 - November 1). The job requires a highly organized individual to liaise between filmmakers, distributors, film festivals, theatre managers, Deluxe and Technicolor to ensure the safe and timely delivery of all exhibition media. The Shipping Coordinator will work closely with the Print Traffic Assistant to make sure that all the films also arrive at the correct theaters in time for their screenings. 

This is a seasonal position starting September 27 and ending November 9. This position reports to the Technical Director.


  • Coordinate direct communication between print sources and the festival to ensure the safe and on time inbound and outbound delivery of all film prints, tapes, drives, and discs
  • Request and collect KDM key files for all encrypted Digital Cinema Packages
  • Maintain an organized system that contains all the details pertaining to the inbound and outbound shipping of each individual feature and short film
  • Create internal print traffic schedule for moving films between venues
  • Meet with theatre managers and festival staff prior to the festival to identify all potential film shipping/trafficking issues
  • Complete in-person wrap meeting and deliver written wrap report by October 23


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience working at film festivals, ideally with a background in shipping and/or festival logistics
  • Enthusiasm for our festival and dedication to good customer service
  • Experience with Google apps, Microsoft Office, and FileMakerPro preferred
  • Professional communication skills essential
  • Works well with a team
  • Current, valid driver’s license, vehicle and car insurance


This contract runs from September 27 through November 9 (the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from October 18 – November 1). This is a full-time, paid, seasonal position at a weekly, salaried rate of $600 paid on a bi-weekly pay schedule. Nights and weekends may be required leading up to the festival; during the festival, Shipping Coordinator is expected to be available for all daytime and evening events. Shipping Coordinator will receive a Staff Pass that guarantees entry into every film at festival. 

No other benefits are offered.


Email resumé and cover letter to Technical Director, Ben Balcom at by 11:59pm on Monday, August 17, 2018.
No phone calls, please.


Assistant Theater Manager


Milwaukee Film seeks well-organized individuals to assist Theater Managers as needed for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival (October 18-November 1). These positions will work closely with Theater Managers at festival venues, and will provide assistance for all areas of the Theater Management.

These are seasonal positions that begin October 16 and end November 1, 2018. These positions will be required to attend an all-staff festival training the week of the festival.  Assistant Theater Managers are expected to have broad flexibility during the festival, able to commit to all mornings, evenings, or weekends.


  • Assisting the Theater Manager in all areas necessary

  • Making sure every show runs smoothly

  • Be the eyes and ears for the Theater Manager

  • Take charge of volunteers

  • Check-in and out volunteers

  • Enforce festival policies

  • Filling in for other roles when necessary

  • Explain volunteer roles to new volunteers


  • Enthusiasm for our festival

  • Professional communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Can lead a group of individuals

  • Works well with a team


These are contract positions paid at a flat rate of $700, which will be paid upon successful completion of contract. If the contract is not fulfilled, pay will be pro-rated.

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


Send resume and cover letter via email to Operations Coordinator Amelia Bursi at by Friday, August 24, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please.