Work @ AFS

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Since 1985, the Austin Film Society’s (AFS) mission has been to empower its community to make, watch and love film and creative media. We do this by curating and screening 200+ rarely seen films at our art house theater, AFS at the Marchesa. Filmmaker support includes cash grants and services (totaling $1.5 million since 1996 to 385 emerging filmmakers residing in Texas) through the Austin Film Society Grant (formerly TFPF). Through Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility operated by AFS, productions have generated  $1.35 billion in economic impact since 2001. AFS also brings along the next generation through its year-round AFS Film Club after school program in 16 under-served public schools, the AFS Internship program that has trained 279 interns since 2001, and helped place 623 professionals in creative media jobs and through Summer @ Austin Studios welcoming 300 students to our campus to learn each year. By hosting premieres, special events at major film festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Festivals & Conferences and AFS’s annual gala the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin’s talent and community leaders to the wider film community.

Artist Services Manager

AFS Grant

•Implements administration of the grant 
Conducts informational workshops
Consults with applicants
Recruits first-round reviewing team for applications 
Reviews applications for completeness
Tracks applicants in database
Schedules and coordinates grant jury
Administers awards
Reviews applications for Travel Grants and administers funds

Sponsored Projects

•Administers fiscal sponsorship program 
Reviews applications for completeness, appropriateness, and merit and recommends projects for sponsorship 
Counsels producers, especially regarding funding 
Liaises with grant-making agencies on behalf of sponsored projects regarding funding applications and reporting requirements 
Helps applicants go through grantors’ funding process
Works with development department to identify, track and research potential funders
Pro-actively reminds projects of deadlines and reporting requirements 
Safeguards against legal liability through signed contracts
Coaches AFS artists on fundraising, and facilitates fundraising opportunities for them.

Works In Progress

Manages Works in Progress events including scheduling, intern management, room set up
Solicits submissions from the filmmaking community
Works with Filmmaker Advisory Committee to review applications, establish moderator
Liaises with filmmakers

Moviemaker Dialogues

Supports AAD on soliciting Moviemaker Dialogues
Handles all logistics & Scheduling
Handles introductions and occasionally serves as moderator 

Special Events

•Manages all logistics for special events and workshops, e.g., Artist Intensive, Sundance #Artist Services

Community Engagement 

•Maintains website for Artist Services content, including navigation, text and photos; updates as needed
Consults with filmmakers
Stewards the Filmmaker Advisory Committee
Accepts speaking engagements
Organizes and participates in filmmaker networking events
Provides leadership to the film community
Keeps “MAKE” level members and AFS filmmakers abreast of relevant events and opportunities in the field 


•Builds events in Raiser’s Edge and Net Community as outlined by the Director of Marketing
Cross trains appropriate staff to provide backup as needed


•Passionate about independent film and supporting emerging artists
Extensive interest and knowledge of the independent film industry, including artist services programs
Background in or very strong knowledge of film producer’s role
Interest / track record in advocating for diverse artists & filmmakers
A bachelor’s degree and 3 -5 years experience are required
Strong administrator with attention to detail
Excellent communication skills
Diplomacy and sensitivity to interact with a wide array of personalities 
Energetic personality who enjoys lots of social interaction and conversation with artists


Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Sarah Ann Mockbee, Deputy Director at with “Artist Services Manager” in the subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by email. 

The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. 

All inquiries are confidential.  Open until filled.


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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