Full-time: Early October – November (through festival conclusion and wrap-up)
Salary Range: $3,000 –$4,000
Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, and occasional remote work
Reporting Structure: Reports to Artistic Director
Currently, Denver Film requires all staff be vaccinated for COVID-19 and is also requiring everyone in its building(s) to wear masks. “Vaccinated” means fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC (i.e., more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine). Denver Film will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.
Denver Film seeks a full-time Jury Manager to oversee the juries for the Denver Film Festival (DFF), the largest premier film event in the Rocky Mountain Region that happens across multiple venues over 12 days filled with films, red carpet events, panels, curated virtual reality and immersive experiences, and special events. With multiple festival juries to organize, the Jury Manager works closely with the Guest Relations Manager, the Transportation Manager, and programming staff.
About Denver Film:
The first Denver International Film Festival was successfully launched in May 1978. Three years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Denver Film Society was created to expand opportunities to bring films to Denver that otherwise might not be shown, and to celebrate and cultivate film as an art form. Over the years the organization has grown into one the largest and most respected cultural institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2019, the organization rebranded to Denver Film in an effort to build a more inclusive organization. This effort continues as we focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across our wide array of year-round programs including Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Women+Film Festival, CinemaQ Film Festival, CineLatinx Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, and the Denver Film Festival. Denver Film operates the Sie FilmCenter, which is the year-round cinematic home hosting over 800 films, education programs, community conversations, filmmakers from around the world, and special events throughout the year.
Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film.
Creativity – We cultivate curiosity and innovation in everything we do to transform lives through film
Community – We strive to create a sense of fellowship with other; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community
Accessibility – We advocate for the diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of our communities. With focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Professionalism – We act with respect, integrity, and competence. We are accountable for our actions and choices
Excellence – We challenge ourselves to mindfully curate films that education, inform, and invoke though provoking conversations
Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film
What You’ll Do:
The Jury Manager will oversee all juries for the 2021 Denver Film Festival and act as a liaison for jurors. Responsibilities include:
Review past systems and envision how to build upon past success in conjunction with the DFF Production Manager and the Programming Department
Communicate with visiting jurors to understand their needs and coordinate travel
Help create itineraries, coordinate guest tickets, and create all materials needed to support guests
Book dinners and procure meals for jurors
Provide additional concierge services to jurors
Ensure all data and materials are dispositioned post-event
Write and deliver a comprehensive wrap report following the conclusion of the festival
Work cooperatively with all DFF departments including, but not limited to, Transportation, Programming, and Operations to ensure the lines of communication are open, needs are clear, and plans are set
Interface with Programming, Transportation, Accounting, PR, and other DFF departments to determine needs and protocols
Manage and work within the Jury budget
Track all expenses with accuracy
Work to support the festival overall and the needs of all departments
Ensure that Denver Film’s high festival standards and the expectations of guests are met before, during, and after the festival
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who is highly organized and enjoys meeting and assisting guests. This individual will have experience with building itineraries and providing a superior level of customer service. The Jury Manager will be a detail-oriented professional with strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. The Jury Manager must possess the ability to meet deadlines and quickly build rapport with others.
How to Apply:
Please visit DenverFilm.org to submit your application. Also required in the application process is a cover letter. You can submit your application below.
Denver Film is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs of Denver Film are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. All potential candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, immigrant, living with a disability, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is September 17, 2021. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 2-3 interviews with Denver Film staff members.