Full-time: October – mid-November (through festival conclusion and wrap-up)
Salary Range: $1,500 – $3,000
Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, and occasional remote work
Reporting Structure: Reports to the Denver Film Festival Guest Relations Manager
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 is seeking a full-time, seasonal Guest Relations Assistant. This individual will be responsible for supporting the Guest Relations Department 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 more than 130 invited guests, jurors, and panelists, the Guest Relations Assistant reports to the Guest Relations Manager and works closely with other departments across the festival, playing a critical role in the experience of filmmakers and other guests.
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 Guest Relations Assistant will provide support for guest relations systems and needs leading up to, and throughout, the Denver Film Festival. The Guest Relations Department’s responsibilities are significant in supporting the needs of all invited guests and ensuring the best possible experience with the festival. Responsibilities include:
Communicate with visiting filmmakers and other guests to understand their needs and coordinate travel arrangements
Book hotel rooms within room blocks across multiple properties
Send itineraries, coordinate guest tickets, and deliver all materials needed to assist guests
Staff the Guest Relations check-in during the festival
Act as the DFF liaison for filmmakers and guests of the festival by assisting in operating the Guest Relations hotline via email, phone, and in person, and responding to email inquiries in a timely manner
Support all participating guests during the festival
Write and submit a wrap report following the conclusion of the festival
Work cooperatively with all DFF departments including, but not limited to, Transportation, Programming, Publicity, and Operations to ensure the lines of communication are open, needs are clear, and plans are set
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 and has previous experience with coordinating domestic and international travel. This detail-oriented professional should have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office. This individual must have the ability to work as part of a team and provide clear direction to volunteers. The Guest Relations Assistant must possess the ability to meet deadlines and maintain poise in stressful situations.
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.
Review of applications begins October 6, 2021, but the deadline for applications is October 11, 2021. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 1-2 interviews with Denver Film staff members.