Transportation Assistant

Classification: Seasonal

Part-time: Mid-October – late October

Full-time: November (through festival conclusion and wrap-up)

Salary Range: $2,000 – $2,500

Location: Sie Film Center – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, and occasional remote work

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Denver Film Festival Transportation 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 seeks a Transportation Assistant to support the Transportation 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 Transportation Department plays 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:

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 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 Transportation Assistant will support the Transportation Manager on all transportation systems and needs for the 2021 Denver Film Festival, ensuring smooth transport of festival guests to and from the airport, hotels, and festival venues according to their itineraries. Responsibilities include:


Schedule and oversee volunteers during assigned shifts to ensure smooth completion of tasks

Manage the Transportation hotline throughout the festival during assigned shifts

Assist in the maintenance of the vehicle fleet, ensuring vehicles are clean inside and outside and have necessary fuel

Be on site for special events to ensure transportation needs are met

Write and deliver a comprehensive wrap report following the conclusion of the festival


Work cooperatively with all DFF departments including, but not limited to, Guest Relations, Programming, Publicity, and Operations to ensure the lines of communication are open, needs are clear, and plans are set


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 a skilled problem-solver who can communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders. This individual will have operational experience and will utilize their strong organizational skills to develop and execute plans quickly and efficiently, making adjustments as needed. Previous experience with event logistics, as well as experience working with volunteers, are important assets for this position. The Transportation Assistant should be proficient in Microsoft Office and maintain calm in stressful or dynamic situations.

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.


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.

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