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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+ important films at our arthouse theater, AFS at the Marchesa. Filmmaker support includes cash grants and services through the Austin Film Society Grant (totaling $1.5 million since 1996 to 330 emerging Texas filmmakers).  AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, which has generated  $1.4 billion in economic impact since 2001. AFS also brings along the next generation through its award-winning afterschool program, which holds free, weekly workshops at 13 under-resourced public schools. AFS trains 45 interns each year and has facilitated 654 job placements in creative media jobs. By hosting premieres, special events at Sundance and SXSW and the 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

The Austin Film Society seeks a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as the organization's Artist Services Manager (ASM). Reporting to the Associate Artistic Director, the ASM will support AFS' goal to nurture filmmakers and creative media artists towards career leaps, by acting as the key administrator of the programs and services aimed at artist support. S/he will be a resource for Texas' community of film artists by administering programs that address professional and creative development, and play a key role in planning and executing these programs and services.  The Artist Services Manager will administer the following programs: the AFS Grant, AFS Works In Progress, AFS Moviemaker Dialogues, fiscal sponsorship, workshops and master classes, advice and referrals for filmmakers. They will also play a key role in filmmaker-facing communications, including the administration of the Artist Services website.

The right candidate will be passionate about artist support and the independent film industry, and be an enthusiastic liaison between AFS and the film community. S/he will be an outside-the-box thinker who is ready to help artists with creative solutions for problems they face in independent film production and distribution. S/he will also be extremely organized, systems-oriented and able to succeed within the structure of a nonprofit organization. He or she will enjoy constant interaction with artists, thrive on collaboration, and be hands-on with administration. The candidate should have professional experience working with filmmakers, either as a producer, in production office or media arts / festival staff position, or similar.  He or she should understand the great challenges facing artists in independent film, and be willing to use this role to address them in the AFS film community.   


  • 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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