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Open Positions

Program Coordinator

The Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts (MCCA) – the cultural wing of the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (EDCJCC) – is seeking a highly organized and energetic individual to fill the position of Film & Music Program Coordinator.

This position will assist with all administrative and programmatic functions of the film and music department including our two major annual events—the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival— as well as year-round programming in both arts disciplines. Between the two Festivals and active year-round programming, the Program Coordinator will be a key planner in cultural programming that attracts over 22,000 patrons annually across 150+ events.

The Coordinator, working alongside the Outreach & Communications Manager and the Director of Operations, will be essential in implementing strategies to ensure smooth daily operations of the department and events.   The film and music programs are dedicated to presenting the full diversity of the Jewish and Israeli experience through the lens of cinema and music, with an emphasis on passionate, provocative and cutting edge work that expands the definition of contemporary Jewish identity and interest.

The role is extremely “hands on” and encompasses a variety of skills: the position is part of a small dedicated arts staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate an aptitude for teamwork, creative problem solving and a “can-do” attitude. This is a full-time salaried position with a generous package of benefits, and start date of December 18, 2017.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Coordinating print traffic for year-round events and the annual Film Festival
  • Ensuring successful test of materials before events in collaboration with the Director of Operations
  • Assisting with Front of House operations, including Box Office and Concessions
  • Maintaining Film and Music databases
  • Recording and processing invoices and other financial forms in a timely manner
  • Working with vendors and agency partners to coordinate event logistics
  • Working with relevant EDCJCC staff to ensure event needs are met
  • Coordinating guest travel and accommodations
  • Overseeing volunteers including scheduling and communication
  • Support Outreach & Communications Manager to maintain online communications, including social media and website content
  • Assisting Managerial staff to ensure all materials are accurate and reflect visual and editorial brand of the EDCJCC, MCCA, and WJMF/WJFF
  • Other duties as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-2 years experience in project coordination (arts experience preferred)
  • Project coordinating skills – organized, consistent and on time
  • Experience working with small fast-paced teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • A self-starter who is also a consummate team-player with ability and willingness to work evenings and occasional weekend events
  • Salary: $35,000

How to apply: Email kaitlinw@edcjcc.org with resume and cover letter (please note that resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed).  No phone calls, please.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer. Visit our website at EDCJCC.org for more information.

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.

Internship Description
The Film department at the Edlavitch DCJCC is currently seeking 2 highly motivated individuals to join our team as an Operations Intern & Marketing Intern, at least 2 days (15 hours) per week. Internships are arranged based on the person’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, research, and special events. Spring interns have the unique opportunity to take part in a critical planning phase for the 28th Washington Jewish Film Festival, May 2-13, 2017. 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 Festival.

Operations Intern Tasks Include:

  • Track and coordinate Film Festival materials (filmmaker bios, headshots, etc)
  • Work with the Operations Manager to track, receive, and distribute Festival films to venues
  • Assist with ensuring all content is scheduled for and passes technical checks
  • Research and enter into Zone Festival (database) films in consideration for 2017 Film festival
  • Assist with planning special events including Opening, Closing and Centerpiece evenings

Marketing Intern Tasks Include:

  • Brainstorm, research and contact new community partners
  • Coordinate and analyze social media alongside the Communications Manager
  • Assist with coordinating Press Accreditations
  • Work with Communications Manager to distribute print programs to partners and local organizations
  • Prepare and analyze audience surveys
  • Assist with the creation of marketing materials, including flyers, press lists, e-newsletters

Both interns will also:

  • Provide administrative support for daily office tasks
  • Collaborate with the WJFF 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.