Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, AFS creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. AFS supports filmmakers towards career leaps, encouraging exceptional artistic projects with grants and support services. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, to attract and grow the creative media ecosystem. Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate, provides many points of access to filmmaking and film careers. The AFS Cinema is an ambitiously programmed repertory and first run arthouse with broad community engagement. By hosting premieres, 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.
Director of Community Education
Job Purpose Summary
AFS seeks a Director of Community Education to lead AFS’s training and education programs, with a focus on design and implementation of an expanded creative workforce development program that trains individuals underrepresented in the screen industries and places them in jobs in the sector, including film/tv production, digital media production, and broadcasting. The Director will have a working knowledge of how to design training curricula for educational programs that meet the needs of filmmakers who range from novices to experts, with a particular focus on workforce entry and career advancement. The Director will be responsible for creating and redesigning training curricula on an ongoing basis to meet new industry opportunities and will ensure excellent instruction through ongoing instructor and participant evaluation. They will lead the workforce development team and maintain a dialogue with the City of Austin around contract management and compliance.
Box Office, AFS Cinema
Job Purpose Summary
The Austin Film Society Cinema seeks part-time Box Office staff members to serve as the first point of contact for guests at the cinema. The Box Office staffer employs excellent and friendly customer service to guide guests through ticket purchasing, concession purchases, and the AFS membership signup process.
Bartender, AFS Cinema
The Austin Film Society Cinema seeks energetic and friendly bartenders to guide guests through the menu of cocktail and beer options, providing exceptional service for all orders.