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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.

Education Manager (Full Time)

AFS seeks an experienced Education Manager to plan and execute AFS’s youth, community and pre-professional education programs. The programs include out-of-school-time classes at local Austin school campuses, summer camps, an Austin Studios tour program, an internship program and additional speaking engagements and community collaborations.

The Education Manager manages and trains the Filmmaking Mentors and the Education Senior Intern, and serves on teams with Austin Studios, Operations and Marketing staff to ensure the highest quality of program development.

As the Austin Film Society grows and expands into its new home, the Creative Media Hub, the Education Manager will play a role in the development of facilities and new programs.


  • Program development and management of youth, community and pre-professional workshops and classes, including curriculum building, resource allocation, equipment management, contract creation and location logistics.

  • Hire, train and manage the team of Filmmaking Mentors which lead workshops and serve as AFS ambassadors in the community.

  • Lead and organize tours of Austin Studios for educational and outreach purposes with local community.

  • Measure and evaluate programs to ensure consistent and quality delivery of services.

  • Serve as Team Lead for AFS Internship & Film Referral Program.

  • Build partnerships in order to expand education opportunities that fulfill AFS goals and financial sustainability.

  • Provide advice and referral to members and community at-large regarding educational and entry-level questions.

  • Maintain education section of website and send quarterly education newsletters.

  • Ensure that all data related to education programs is up-to-date in Raiser’s Edge software.

  • Maintain equipment and materials needed for all education programs.

  • Coordinate with Development and Marketing teams regarding fundraising and donor cultivation activities.


A bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years experience in film/arts education or equivalent is required. Experience with the nonprofit environment and bilingual in Spanish and English are pluses. The ideal candidate is someone with a background in film and arts, who is a strong leader with a knack for developing programs from within an organizations as well as through strategic partnerships.


  • A strong desire to work with youth and community members and impart the skills and abilities that can change lives.

  • Interest in working with AFS’s leadership (board and staff) to scale existing programs.

  • Interest in being part of the team that will develop AFS’ Creative Media Hub.

  • Resourceful problem solver who can approach challenges with both creativity and fiscal responsibility.

  • Extremely organized with excellent attention to detail, especially expenditures and resource allocation.

  • Ability to develop and communicate a vision for education; strong strategic and tactical skills.

  • Outstanding time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Understanding of discretion and professionalism needed to work with community partners.

  • Works closely with Austin Studios, Development and Marketing teams and other staff to develop strategies to integrate education activities across AFS departments and to use all possible AFS resources to their utmost 


  • Demonstrated ability to teach film production and media studies to both youth and adults.

  • Track record serving as a mentor and manager, including training direct reports.

  • Experience and proficiency with program administration, particularly with out-of-school-time programs at school campuses.

  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills including strong presentation skills.

  • Knowledge of editing software Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut 7 and iMovie.

  • Knowledge of camera and production technology.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint software on a Mac platform, as well as Google Docs/Drive.

  • Interest and experience with database systems. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

  • A bilingual Spanish and English speaker is desired for this position. 

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Sarah Ann Mockbee, Deputy Director at with “Education Manager – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Education Manager – Sarah Ann Mockbee). 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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