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Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts Technical Coordinator

The Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts (MCCA) of the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (EDCJCC) presents fresh, pertinent and provocative art about the Jewish experience though film, literature, music and theater.

The MCCA is seeking a highly organized, motivated and technically savvy person to act as a permanent, part-time, Technical Coordinator. The position will work on a variable schedule in support of MCCA events, averaging 10-15 hours/week, the majority of which take place on weekday nights and weekends. The hourly wage for this position will begin at $16.50/hr and grow to $18/hr after the successful completion of three months from the start date.

While specific training on MCCA equipment and procedures will be provided, the successful candidate should have at least a basic technical background. Availability on nights/weekends is required (schedules are typically determined 2-3 months in advance).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operating sound, lighting and projection equipment during music, literary and film events.
  • Advancing events to ensure proper equipment and staffing is in place, and A/V needs have been mapped out before the night of the event.
  • Performing tech checks.
  • Performing minor technical repairs and general maintenance of MCCA equipment as needed
  • Coordinating with building operations and arts staff to ensure adequate venue scheduling for all technical program needs.
  • Liaising with Theater J and outside tech contractors as necessary for larger events.
  • Other tasks as assigned (a can-do attitude and a willingness to help out is crucial).

Skills Required:

  • Familiarity and comfort with A/V and lighting equipment
  • Quick study and general technical adeptness
  • Ability to routinely lift moderately heavy technical equipment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Powerpoint

To Apply:

Please send resume and a short cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this specific position to kaitlinw@edcjcc.org – No phone calls, please.

Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals Intern

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 18,000 people to watch new and award-winning films that explore the great diversity of the Jewish experience. These films from around the world bring to life stories, subjects and ideas that open our minds and change our perspectives. In addition, the WJFF Year-Round Program is an arm of the WJFF exhibiting entertaining and thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from around the world every week at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Most screenings are accompanied by thought provoking speakers including filmmakers and scholars who stimulate discussions or give dynamic live performances.

The Washington Jewish Music Festival (WJMF), established in 1999 with a lead gift from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, promotes a broader appreciation of Jewish culture and connects the Washington, DC community through live music performances. WJMF presents extraordinary performing artists who preserve and invigorate Jewish music in contemporary culture through the annual 10-day festival and year-round performances. The WJMF actively engages the DC community by collaborating with local arts and cultural organizations as well as educational programming to enhance cross-cultural dialogue.

Description

The Washington Jewish Film & Music Festivals and year-round programming are currently seeking 2-3 highly motivated individuals to join our team as interns for at least 2 days (15 hours) per week. Fall Internships are arranged based on the intern’s availability – we do our best to work with your schedule. Interns will learn about nonprofit arts programming by assisting in multiple aspects of the year-round and festival programs including, but not limited to, marketing and community outreach, film proofing and print tracking, music research, and special events.

Fall interns have the unique opportunity to take part in a critical planning phase for both the 18th Music Festival and our new Seret DC (mini film series), as well as the early stages of planning for the 2017 Film Festival. They will see what it means to be a valued part of the continued success of the year-round programs and will play an essential role in the execution of the 18th Washington Jewish Music Festival taking place, October 27 – November 5, 2016 and our Fall Film Season at the DCJCC.

Tasks May Include:

  • Track and coordinate Music Festival materials
  • Research and enter into Zone Festival (database) films in consideration for 2017 Film festival
  • Assist with special events including Opening, Closing and Centerpiece evenings for Music Festival
  • Prepare audience surveys and arrange materials for Music Festival events
  • Assist with Box Office operations alongside Administrative Manager
  • Brainstorm, research and contact new community partners
  • Coordinate and analyze social media alongside the Communications Manager
  • Assist with guest hospitality and guest travel alongside the Administrative Manager
  • Provide administrative support for daily office tasks
  • Collaborating with Film/Music team to create innovative programs and reach new audiences

Contact KaitlinW@edcjcc.org with resume, short cover letter and availability. No phone calls please. This is an unpaid position, school credit may be arranged.