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Denver Film Festival Theater Manager

Classification: Seasonal/Hourly
Full Time: November 3-12, 2023

Compensation: $22/hour

Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, and/or
AMC 9 + CO 10 – 826 Albion St, Denver, CO 80220

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Associate Festival Producer / Venue Manager


The Denver Film Festival Lounge Coordinator reports to the Senior Manager of Events & Partnerships and works in collaboration with full-time and seasonal Denver Film staff. This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Manager of Events & Partnerships with the implementation and supervision of the Denver Film Festival Lounge. This position assists in coordinating lounge staff and volunteers, décor, catering/snacks, drinks, nightly clean-up, and oversight of daily festival lounge hours and operations.

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:

Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film.

Our Values:

* 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 others; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community
* Accessibility – We advocate for diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of communities with focus 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 educate, inform, and invoke through provocative conversations
* Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film

What You’ll Do:

The Theatre Manager will oversee daily the line management, the start of screenings, and the management of volunteers. The Theatre Manager’s responsibilities are important in supporting the needs of all guests and ensuring the best possible experience at each venue. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Managing holdout lines of ticket holders for each screening
● Overseeing volunteers and coordinating job positions for each shift
● Making sure reserved seat signage is in place and clearly marked before opening theaters to seating for each screening
● Communicating with projectionists and film introducers and ensure an on-time start for each screening
● Managing any and all post-screening Q&As and ensure an on-time start for each
● Overseeing the turnover and cleaning of each theater between screenings
● Providing superb customer service to all special guests, patrons, and venue staff
● Other duties as assigned by the Associate Festival Producer and Venue Manager

Who You Are:

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and problem solver with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, time management skills, and creativity. This person must be comfortable operating in a dynamic environment while remaining calm under pressure and quickly adapting to change. We are seeking a candidate who takes pride in their work and enjoys working closely with the public.

How to Apply:

Also required in the application process is a cover letter. You can submit your application via email to

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, a person of color, immigrant, living with a disability, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.


The review of applications begins September 14, 2023, but the deadline for applications is September 22, 2022. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 1-2 interviews with Denver Film staff members.

Denver Film