AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Work @ AFS

Positions Available: 

Programming Coordinator 

Adobe After Effects Instructor

Adobe Photoshop Instructor

Video Editing and Post Production Instructors

Media Policy Instructor

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017 Internship

ABOUT AFS

Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. At the AFS Cinema, AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and arthouse films annually; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


 

PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
Programming Coordinator assists with the administration and management of Exhibition department screenings and events, including talent coordination, data entry and cross-departmental communications, allowing for the film programmers to focus on creating a full slate of programming.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Manage department data entry and maintain accurate screening-related records and files, including electronic, database, and physical. Create reports for use by film programmers for analysis.
  • Assist with event coordination, serving as run of show lead.
  • Complete film bookings and conduct film research as directed.
  • Manage acquired screeners for department review and story pitches to press.
  • Coordinate screening and event information with other departments, especially the Cinema Management department, to ensure events happen on time and on budget.
  • Arrange for guest and talent housing, travel and itineraries for screenings, special events and Texas Film Awards. Serve as point of contact for guests while in town.
  • Coordinate Exhibition department content and marketing materials from filmmakers and distributors.
  • Manage show hosts and serve as screening host as needed. • Handle department-specific invoicing and accounting.

Key Measures For Success

  • Film Prints and screening rights are secured in a timely manner
  • All the systems in the department are functioning well (tracking of films, contact sheets), with accurate information.
  • Department projects are managed effectively and efficiently and all deadlines are met.
  • Effectively communicates with departments and colleagues to ensure that all screenings and events run smoothly.
  • Marketing Production deadlines are consistently met.
  • Talent travel is booked on time and effectively communicated to talent management teams. Itineraries are adhered to and managed effectively.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (A= Advanced, I=Intermediate, B=Basic)

  • Google Suite – I;
  • Data entry – I;
  • PowerPoint – B; Excel – I; Word – I;
  • Project management – B; Organization – I;
  • Customer service – I;
  • Scheduling – I;
  • Email and telephone etiquette – I;  Oral and written communication – I;
  • Research – B;
  • Contact management – I;
  • Event coordination – I; Talent management – I.

Expected Hours and Compensation
Full-time position. Hours may vary based on department and division events.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment
Physical/ Environmental Demands: Sitting and/or standing, keyboarding, reading, grasping, mousing, handwriting for 8.0+ hours per day, and lifting or moving weight of 50lbs are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply
Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Lars Nilsen, Lead Film Programmer at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Programming Coordinator – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Programming Coordinator – John Smith). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 


 


ADOBE PHOTOSHOP INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class based on the needs of AFS Community Media separtment. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe Photoshop class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum. 

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe Photoshop.

  • Intermediate knowledge of digital photography and the workflow from capture to file delivery.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 


AFTER EFFECTS INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location. 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class based on the needs of AFS Community Media department. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe After Effects class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of film production and how it pertains to using Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.


VIDEO EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION INSTRUCTORS

AFS seeks multiple contractors to fully develop curriculum and teach a series of intermediate level editing classes that cover editing software Adobe Premiere and Final Cut X, color correction software DaVinci Resolve, editing aesthetics and techniques, and post-production workflow, at our Austin Public location (maximum number of students per class is six).

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop curriculum for a series of intermediate editing classes based on the needs of AFS’s Community Media department.
  • Work with Austin Film Society staff to prepare class materials (e.g.: use Austin Public templates to prepare standard handouts, PowerPoint presentations, tests, etc.).
  • Train each intermediate editing class 3 - 4 times a year. Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • Instructor develops comprehensive curriculum that aligns with Austin Film Society’s education priorities.
  • Students report a positive experience in the intermediate classes and demonstrate skills mastery as a result of the instruction they have received.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience 

(Depending upon the course(s) applicant is interested in teaching; some combination of the following will be required):

  • Minimum three years professional experience in post-production environment
  • Minimum two years teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in film or related field preferred, but not required
  • Advanced knowledge of non-linear editing software, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut X
  • Advanced knowledge of color correction and DaVinci Resolve Software
  • Advanced knowledge of practical and critical aspects of editing aesthetics and techniques, as well as post-production workflow
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including ability to build strong relationships with diverse student populations
  • Advanced time management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers

Expected Hours and Compensation

These are contract labor positions and are paid at an hourly rate of $70/hour for classroom instruction. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Video Editing Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Video Editing Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 


MEDIA POLICY INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to learn and train the curriculum for Austin Public’s Media Policy course, a 2-hour workshop that is required for Producers in order to ensure they are fully informed regarding the seven representations and warranties that govern the submission of content for cablecasting on Austin’s three public access channels.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully understand the subject matter as well as the content and curriculum that AFS provides for the 2-hour long Media Policy course, which covers topics such as defamation, invasion of privacy, obscenity, commercialism, and copyright laws, to name a few.
  • Train the Media Policy class once a month (12 times a year).
  • Engage with the students and encourage further creative development. Answer students’ questions and follow up on any questions that require additional research, after class.
  • Administer a written test at the end of class, in order for Austin Public Producers to gain access to cablecasting privileges.
  • Work with Austin Film Society staff to prepare class materials (e.g.: use Austin Public templates to prepare standard handouts, PowerPoint presentations, tests, etc.).

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree related to film, media, or public policy, or some legal training is required
  • Prior public access television experience may be substituted for educational background
  • Minimum two years teaching experience
  • Advanced ability to fully comprehend and convey media law information
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including ability to build strong relationships with diverse student populations
  • Advanced time management skills

Expected Hours and Compensation

Contractor will teach one 2-hour class every month, and will be paid an hourly rate of $30/hour for classroom time.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for class prep. He/she will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

Physical / Environmental Demands

Sitting and/or standing, keyboarding, reading, grasping, mousing for 2.0+ hours per day while training are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Media Policy Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Media Policy Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 

 


TEACHING ASSISTANT

AFS seeks a contractor to contribute to an AFS Film Club Workshop at the school(s), days and times specified by AFS and agreed to by the Contractor. AFS Film Club offers unique digital filmmaking workshops for 3rd-12th grade students at local area schools. AFS Film Club works with under-resourced schools focusing on artistic and personal development in students. These workshops provide a safe and nurturing project-based environment for creative expression. 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  •  Supervising students during after-school hours, which may include scheduled snack, recess, and homework times.
  • Interpret and analyze the curriculum and day-to-day lesson plans developed for Contractor’s class such that Contractor can lead a group of students in a way that aligns with AFS Community Education master curriculum.
  • Creating an environment Classroom management and supervision.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience 

  • Background in film studies or filmmaking.
  • Teaching and/or training experience involving kids.
  • Familiarity with Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Experience working with at-risk students.
  • Spanish speaker preferred.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid at $15/hr.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Texas Education Agency rules, contractor will be required to have a background check and fingerprinting conducted by the local school district, the results of which will be shared with AFS.  

Additionally, contract may be expected use their own computer to complete projects.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to jobs@austinfilm.org with “Teaching Assistant– Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Teaching Assistant – Name). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until contract labor positions are filled.



 

SPRING 2017 Internship & Film Referral Program now accepting applications.

The AFS Internship and Film Referral Program is comprised of two phases. Our goals are to educate participants about the film and arts industries and facilitate job placement in the field. The first phase is an Office Internship, followed by a Senior Internship and the Film Referral Program. The Internships each last a semester and takes place at the AFS Offices at Austin Studios. The Film Referral phase is ongoing. More information & application >

 

 

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