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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.  




The Studio Porter has responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of Austin Studios, working with AFS’s management, the operations team and the tenants to support creative media production in Austin. The Studio Porter will join AFS’s operations team at a significant moment in the organization’s strategic development as AFS plans for Austin Studios’ expansion into a decommissioned National Guard Armory. 


The Studio Porter monitors a 20-acre facility, consisting of production stages, shop space, office buildings, and a screening room. The expansion added two hangars and a large office building. The Studio Porter is responsible for maintaining the buildings in good repair, handling tenant work orders, and developing the needs list for improvements. He/she works closely with vendors and reports to the Studio Manager. 

The detailed job description follows:


• Maintain cleanliness of common areas, AFS offices, restrooms, and some tenant suites

• Change air filters

• Replace light bulbs

• Basic plumbing repair

• Light construction and repairs

• Oversee maintenance of all facilities, including AFS office

• Recommend repairs

• Organize on- and off-site storage, equipment, furniture and supplies

• Complete inventory of supplies and informs manager when additional supplies are needed


• Trim and cut grass, bushes, shrubs, and trees

• Clean trash and debris from the lot

• Planting, fertilizing and other gardening jobs

• Keep all related equipment clean, maintained and stored properly


• Ensure that productions comply with studio policies and procedures

• Develop effective relationships with studio departments and their individual procedures

• Make sure client needs are handled quickly, efficiently, and professionally


• Provide tours as assigned

• Keep studio operations group and other departments informed daily on aspects of productions working on the lot

• Serve as an emergency or after hours contact


• Train interns to work together and as a back-up

• Assist in regular review of expenses compared to budget 

• Accept occasional assignments from management 


• Ability to perform physical activity, including heavy lifting

• Comfortable operating equipment such as deck mowers, string trimmers, scissor lifts, and more

• Able to work at least one weekend day per week

• Able to work remotely, work a split shift, or be on call

• Possess at least a Class “C” Drivers License

• Basic knowledge of general building maintenance

• Ability to understand written and verbal English instructions and carry them out without direct supervision

• Excellent customer service skills


• Enjoy walking the lot daily and interacting with a variety of tenants, customers and vendors, some with competing priorities

• A team player, committed to communication and outcomes

• A self-starter with follow-through

• Energy and enthusiasm

• Resourceful, innovative and forward-thinking


Compensation depends on experience and includes generous benefits. Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Chris Engberg, Studio Manager at with “Studio Porter” in the email subject line. 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.


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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