Education Program Manager

Classification: Full Time/Exempt/Salary

Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

Benefits: Paid time off, health, dental and vision insurance plans 

Retirement plan established by fall 2021

Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO  80206 and Remote Work

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer Supervises contract education staff

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.

Position Summary:

Denver Film is looking for a creative and productive self-starter to increase youth education, participation, and interaction, and to begin a plan for the development and crafting of an adult education programming.

The Education Program Manager will be responsible for helping to form Denver Film education. Education plans will include summer filmmaking for middle and high school students, administering High School Day during the Denver Film Festival and laying out a plan for the creation for adult education programming. 

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 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 educate, inform, and invoke though provocative conversations

Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Education Programming

Youth Summer Camps:

Organize all aspects of our annual summer program, Young Filmmakers Workshop, including the recruitment of students, hiring of teachers, overseeing curriculum development, program logistics (scheduling, venue selection), organizing a screening for student films at the conclusion of the program, and communicating with parents about the programs. In conjunction with the Board of Directors’ Education Committee, oversee the Eileen O’Brien Scholarship Fund selection process and disbursement.

High School Days:

Work with metro Denver schools to recruit classes of high school students to attend High School Days at Denver Film Festival. Develop a series of screenings, discussions, and activities for hundreds of students during their attendance at the Film Festival.

Internship Program:

Implement and monitor a company-wide internship program for both high school and college students. Such organization will include obtaining work needs from Denver Film Directors and outreach to area schools and universities to publicize, recruit, onboard, and direct interns for Denver Film. 

Data & Information Management:

Keep detailed and accurate data related to summer camp participation, community and school outreach, and attendance for all education programming. 


Provide key budgeting input for each program in education. 

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records for participant fees and scholarships associated with Young Filmmakers Workshop.

Track monthly and report quarterly on the status of the Eileen O’Brien Scholarship Fund.

Human Resources

Help to recruit, hire, train and manage contract staff to teach summer film classes and to organize High School Days. 

Build an increasingly diverse team

Other Duties:

Be a professional representative and passionate advocate for Denver Film

Brief Denver Film staff and Board of Directors regarding goals for the education program

Attend meetings and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors’ Education Committee 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience: 

Strong education foundation and experience as either a teacher, administrator, or as a management practitioner who has interacted with schools and students 

A love of the arts

Knowledge and experience with the K-12 education system in metropolitan Denver 

A Bachelor’s Degree in education, or demonstrated experience of managing in this area

The experience and desire to build, mentor, and lead a diverse team through a collaborative and open management style

Demonstrated experience developing and adhering to budgets as well as using metrics to determine program success

Excellent command of technology and various software systems and the ability to learn new systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel and Word

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation to classes of students and theater attendees 

Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple deadlines 

How to Apply:

Please visit 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 30, 2021 but review of applications will begin earlier. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 2-3 interviews with Denver Film staff members. The tentative starting date is mid-October 2021.


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