AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Work @ AFS

Positions Available: 

Bartender, AFS Cinema

Box Office Cashier, AFS Cinema 

Dishwasher, AFS Cinema

Line/Prep Cook, AFS Cinema 

Adobe Photoshop Instructor

Adobe After Effects Instructor


Summer 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.

  


 

BARTENDER, AFS CINEMA

The AFS Cinema seeks energetic bartenders to guide guests through the culinary and film experiences at the cinema. Passion for quality food, beverages and film is required.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Guests are greeted and served in timely manner, through the sequence of service.
  • Recipe guidelines for beverage builds are consistently followed, ensuring product integrity
  • Bartenders have comprehensive knowledge of the products and services offered at the AFS Cinema
  • Setup and break down service areas according to AFS Cinema guidelines
  • Take orders with accuracy, and deliver them to guests per the AFS guidelines. Cash drawers and banks are handled with accuracy.
  • Serve alcohol within TABC guidelines.
  • Follow AFS Cinema safety protocols at all times.
  • Apply Membership benefits AFS member guidelines.

Key Measures For Success

  • Guests will frequently report positive service experiences at the cinema.
  • Food and beverages will be delivered with efficient accuracy.
  • The proper tools and recipes are utilized to consistently deliver quality food and beverages.
  • Guests are educated on the finer points of the menu and programming at AFS Cinema.
  • Cash drawers and banks are accurate.
  • Service areas are maintained and kept clean of spills and clutter. The space is welcoming to guests.
  • AFS culture is enhanced and membership increases.
  • Accidents and safety issues are reduced and kept to a minimum.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Customer Service; Menu Knowledge; Craft Beverages; Interpersonal Communication; Cash Handling; Restaurant Point of Sale (Aloha); Speed of Service; Telephone Etiquette; Art House Film

Required Education/Experience

High School/GED and 1-3 years related experience.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This position is part time. It requires night, holiday and weekend hours, similar to those of restaurants and theaters.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

This position requires TABC certification and a Food Handlers certification. 

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 David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at  jobs@austinfilm.org with “Bartender – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Bartender – Jane Doe). 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.

 


 

BOX OFFICE CASHIER, AFS CINEMA

The Austin Film Society seeks customer service all-stars to guide guests of the AFS Cinema through the service of ticketing and our quick service concessions.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Greet and serve guests in a timely manner, following the steps of service.
  • Accurately ring up Ticket and grab and go concessions purchases.
  • Lead guests through the cinema experience, and assist guests with way-finding
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the products and services offered at the AFS Cinema
  • The Ticket Counter and other service areas are setup and broken down according to AFS Cinema guidelines.
  • Follow AFS Cinema safety protocols at all times.
  • Maintain work and service areas, keeping them clean and stocked.
  • Apply Membership benefits per AFS member guidelines.

Key Measures For Success

  • Guests will frequently report positive experiences at the AFS Cinema
  • Tickets and grab and go concessions are purchased and served with accuracy.
  • Guests are able to find their seats in a timely manner.
  • Proper recipes and tools are utilized to consistently deliver quality food and beverages.
  • Cash drawers are accurate at the end of the day.
  • Service areas are welcome spaces for guests.
  • AFS culture is enhanced and membership increases.
  • Accidents and safety issues are reduced and kept to a minimum.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Customer Service; Menu Knowledge; Interpersonal Communication; Speed of Service; Cash Handling; Restaurant Point of Sale (Aloha); Telephone Etiquette; Art House Film

Required Education/Experience

Entry Level. High School/GED. Industry experience prefered.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This position is part time. It requires night, holiday and weekend hours similar to other restaurants and cinemas.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

This position requires TABC certification and a Food Handlers certification. 

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 David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at  jobs@austinfilm.org with “Box Office Cashier – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Box Office Cashier – Jane Doe). 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.

 


DISHWASHER, AFS CINEMA

The AFS Cinema seeks experienced dishwashers to join the culinary team. In addition to dish responsibilities, additional duties may include stock work and basic food preparation.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Scrub pots and pans, spray dishes clean of food, load rack, put through dishwashing machine, soak silverware in a tub of water.
  • Stock dishes, glassware and flatware, pots and pans onto shelves, racks and containers.
  • Sweep, mop, wipe down machine, spray down mats, and clean immediate area.
  • Put down mats, set up area with racks, garbage cans, buckets
  • Peel potatoes, cut carrots, lettuce and fruits.
  • Maintain all safety guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Measures For Success

  • Kitchen equipment and dishes are kept clean and free of debris. Dishes are available to the kitchen team when needed.
  • Kitchen equipment is organized and properly zoned.
  • Kitchen areas are kept clean and free of pests.
  • Kitchen is setup and broken down according to AFS Cinema guidelines.
  • Food preparation is done in accordance with AFS Cinema guidelines.
  • Food and kitchen safety standards are upheld.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Restaurant Equipment Operation; Work Space Organization; Oral Communication; Customer Service; Time Management; Food Preparation; High Volume Restaurants 

Required Education/Experience

Entry Level. High School/GED preferred, but not required. Related Experience preferred, but not required.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This position is Part Time. Night, Weekend and Holiday availability required.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

This position requires a Food Handlers certification. 

Physical/ Environmental Demands: Sitting and/or standing, 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 David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at  jobs@austinfilm.org with “Dishwasher – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Dishwasher – Jane Doe). 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.

 


LINE/PREP COOK, AFS CINEMA

The line and prep cooks at the AFS Cinema will prepare the menu items according to the AFS Cinema recipe guidelines, and build specifications. Line and prep cooks will uphold AFS Cinema’s high standards of food and kitchen safety.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Employees have comprehensive menu knowledge regarding the ingredients and preparation of menu items.
  • Prepare Menu Items according to the recipes and specifications consistently and efficiently.
  • Food is prepared, handled and stored according to food and safety requirements
  • Work stations and equipment are maintained and kept in top working order
  • Kitchen equipment is used according to AFS Cinema safety guidelines
  • Kitchen systems and tools are utilized for optimized efficiency
  • Stations are setup and broken down according to AFS Cinema guidelines.
  • Work independently or as part of a team, utilizing interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with co-workers and customers in timely, professional and personable manner.
  • Employees are able to work with supervision, responding appropriately to direction, feedback, evaluation, coaching, counseling, criticism, and/or discipline.

Key Measures For Success

  • Menu Items are prepared accurately and delivered to customers efficiently.
  • Menu Items are prepared with consistency, ensuring quality and freshness. Waste is reduced.
  • Kitchen equipment injuries are prevented
  • Food preparation areas are kept clean from potential food safety hazards and cross contamination.
  • Kitchen equipment is kept clean and in top working order.
  • Food prep and storage areas are free of debris and pests
  • Professional work environment is maintained at a high standard of excellence.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Food Preparation; Scratch Cooking; Knife Skills; Food Safety; Customer Service; Telephone Etiquette; Oral Communications; Restaurant Point of Sale

Required Education/Experience

Related Industry experience is preferred, but not required.

Expected Hours and Compensation

Full and Part Time positions available. Holiday, night and weekend availability is required. Hours of operation are similar to that of other restaurants and cinemas.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

This position requires a Food Handlers certification. 

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 David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at  jobs@austinfilm.org with “Line/Prep Cook – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Line/Prep Cook – Jane Doe). 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.


Summer 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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