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The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply for positions.

 

Development Associate for Institutional Giving

We seek a full time Development Associate for Institutional Giving to be a member of a dynamic team responsible for raising nearly $3 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop a comprehensive calendar of funding opportunities to ensure a steady stream of income from foundations and government agencies.
  • Research and identify new foundation and government funding sources. Assist the Director of Development in budget planning for funding opportunities.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant renewals and interim/final reports.
  • Organize and draft a broad range of documents including proposals, interim/final reports, and correspondence, including acknowledgement letters for foundation and government gifts.
  • Create and manage a production timeline for each proposal that includes appropriate time for various departments to participate, review, and approve.
  • Track institutional relationships through Plans in Tessitura.
  • Research membership base to identify contacts at family and private foundations; create profiles for targeted contacts/prospects. Collaborate on the creation of cultivation strategies for these individuals.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to plan and develop the annual report.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

 

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • BA or BS degree
  • A minimum of 2-3 years in an office environment, with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated attention to detail and a high level of discretion
  • A detail-oriented work style, with a keen eye for accuracy, proofing, spelling, and errors.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • The ability to prioritize projects according to deadline to get tasks done within appropriate timeline, with flexibility to adjust as deadlines and information changes.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills within a team setting.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Be computer literate – strong understanding of Excel, Word and Outlook. Familiarity with Photoshop a plus.
  • An interest in film and/or education is a significant plus.
  • Experience with Tessitura a significant plus.
  • Requires occasional evening/weekend hours for events and outreach activities.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Development Associate for Institutional Giving 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

 Website and Digital Services Manager

Part of our Marketing team, the Website and Digital Services Manager is responsible for developing, managing and maintaining the website and ticketing systems for the organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with Tessitura, JBFC’s CRM for ticketing, fundraising, customer relationship management, and support tickets
  • Manage organizational web structure, both public- and private-facing
  • Manage and adjust the online experience based on analytics data and A/B tests to align with business goals
  • Work with Customer Service to identify areas of improvement for the online user experience
  • Design custom queries and processes based on business goals for non-technical users
  • With direction from designers, produce templates and public-facing web experiences
  • Advise different departments on structuring web experiences/offers/landing pages to achieve specific business goals
  • Work as part of team investigating new technologies and evaluating them for the institution
  • Liaise with and oversee outside vendors as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and at least one other programming language
  • Knowledgeable in relational databases (SQL and variants)
  • Basic knowledge of Git and other command line utilities
  • WordPress management and customization (PHP experience a plus)
  • Experience with HTML email and Email Service Providers (Mailchimp, Sendgrid, Postmark, etc)
  • Experience with analytics and optimization tools (Google Analytics, Tag Manager and Optimize)
  • System and cloud administration (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Heroku, etc)
  • Basic Windows troubleshooting
  • Availability to deal with occasional service issues outside of regular office hours.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Website and Digital Services Manager 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

Senior Manager for Donor Engagement

We seek a full time Senior Manager for Donor Engagement to become part of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.7 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs. This newly created position will be an integral part of the Development team, reporting to the Director of Development and responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors at the $2,500 to $10,000 levels. The Senior Manager will engage donors and major gift prospects leveraging JBFC’s robust and extensive calendar of special events (more than 150 events annually).

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit new individual donors to the Silver Screen Circle ($2,500 – $10,000).
  • Developing, maintaining, and deepening relationships with current members of the Silver Screen Circle. Create and implement strategies that encourage new gifts at the Silver Screen Circle level, as well as upgrades within this important giving program.
  • Creation and implementation of strategies to encourage existing Silver Screen Circle members to deepen their annual giving within the program.
  • Lead and manage research on targeted prospects, presenting detailed profiles and recommendations for cultivation to the Director of Development.
  • Provide strategic insight and support to Director of Development, Executive Director, and Development Committee in the area of individual donor cultivation and giving, including creation of individual giving plans and strategies.
  • Work with the Director of Development to plan and organize key cultivation events for donors, including the annual Silver Screen Circle Dinner.
  • Work with the Director of Development on year-end appeal and online giving campaigns. Identify major gift prospects from these campaigns and develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • A strong background in the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors, and a demonstrated track record in the management of successful development initiatives.
  • Be very well-organized, able to plan strategically, set priorities and focus on details while not losing sight of the big picture, with the flexibility to welcome and embrace change, and the ability to balance the many challenges inherent in an active and vibrant environment.
  • Be a highly personable and positive individual, with integrity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor, who enjoys participating in social events, works effectively with trustees, donors, volunteers, and inside staff, and who relishes taking an active, public role in the cultivation and solicitation of donors, and as a representative of the JBFC. A willingness to engage with audiences and donors outside of traditional office hours on a regular basis is a key component of this position.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of the operations and organization of a not for profit organization, and experience with fund raising technology and integrated database systems. Tessitura experience is a decided plus.
  • Be someone with initiative, creativity, and energy, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter.
  • Have a genuine interest in cinema, media education and the arts in general, understand and support the JBFC’s mission and appreciate the important role cultural institutions play in the life of a vibrant community, and have the ability to articulate this mission and role to others.
  • Have at least five years of progressive fund raising experience in a not for profit organization. An understanding of the philanthropic trends of individuals in the Westchester County region is a decided plus.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Senior Manager for Donor Engagement 17” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

Finance Assistant (Part Time)

We seek a part time Finance Assistant that will report to the Controller. The Finance Assistant will be responsible for supporting the activities of the Finance Department.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the primary paymaster for the organization.
  • Participate in the monthly reconciliations of the organization’s accounts, as directed by the Controller.
  • Prepare financial reports and presentations as directed by the Controller.
  • Maintain accounts payable and payroll filing systems.
  • Execute the physical day to day activities of the finance office, including ordering of supplies.
  • Prepare reports and schedules for the annual audit as needed by the Controller. Provide onsite support to auditors during the annual audit.
  • Provide onsite support to JBFC staff as needed.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and 1+ years’ experience in computerized payroll systems required. Direct experience with Paychex and its modules (HR, TLO and Payroll Preview) a significant plus.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software. Direct experience with accounts payable and receivable, and vouchering of invoices using Quickbooks Pro, a significant plus.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills within a team setting.
  • Have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent attention to detail required.

 

This is a part time position, 20-25 hours per week with a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule at a $20.00/hourly rate.

 

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Finance Assistant 18 “in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

 

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

Teaching Assistants

Winter/Spring 2018 Semester

We seek part-time Teaching Assistants to join our team of educators at the Media Arts Lab. Teaching Assistants will work closely with instructors and enrolled students – pre–K through adult to support the JBFC’s unique approach to visual learning. Courses range from 12 weeks to single day events during the daytime, after school, evenings and weekends. The semester runs from January 30 – May 22. For more information on our winter/spring programs, click here

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical assistance.
  • Fostering collaboration in the classroom.
  • Working hands-on with students.
  • Setting-up and cleaning-up classroom studios.
  • Coordinating class equipment, space, and material needs.
  • Providing general support as needed for the lead instructor.

 

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Interest in film and/or arts education.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in media production and/or media studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a creative team.

 

Salaries are hourly and begin at $11.50/hour

 

Applications for the winter/spring 2018 semester are due by Friday, December 22 Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation will be sent by Friday, January 5th.

 

Every Teaching Assistant will be required to participate in a professional development and training session at the Media Arts Lab on Thursday, January 25 from 4:00-6:00 pm

Staff will be compensated for this time. For an application please click here

 

Please send completed application to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Winter/Spring Teaching Assistant 18” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

 

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

Usher, Theater

The Jacob Burns Film Center seeks part-time, year-round ushers to support the operations of our five -screen, independent, art-house cinema. Ushers are responsible for the seating and safety of all audience members in all theaters.

 

Ushers are expected to provide the highest level of customer service to all audience members, visiting artists, special guests, and fellow staff members. Ushers are also expected to carry out any job function that theater management deems as appropriate and necessary for the purposes of caring for, maintaining, and improving our facilities, and customer experience.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Politely assisting guests to the correct theater for their screening.
  • Quickly and thoroughly cleaning theaters in between screenings. Visually sweep theaters for safety hazards and necessary repairs.
  • Consistently maintain cleanliness of restrooms.
  • High level of communication with managers, co-workers and patrons
  • Provide undivided attention to patrons while assisting them with their needs
  • Properly assisting guests with special needs
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the building; lobby, restrooms and theaters
  • Show up for shifts when scheduled, with flexibility for change in schedules
  • Maintaining knowledge of current and future film programming and education courses.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Applicant should demonstrate the following:

  • Outgoing personality with an interest or love of film
  • Experience with customer service including volunteering and interning
  • Leadership capabilities and self motivation to perform tasks and learn new things
  • Ability to think quickly and remain calm in a busy environment
  • Politeness and patience with the desire to work hard and have fun

 

Salaries are hourly and begin at $11.00/hour

 

Applicants must be available to work primarily evenings and weekends, and at least 3 shifts (20 hours) per week during these hours. The theater is open 365 days a year, and night/weekend/holiday availability and flexibility is a must.

 

Please click here for an application. Hiring remains open year-round. When positions become available, candidates who are being considered will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview.

 

Send completed application and references via email only to theaterjobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Theater Usher” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.

 

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

 

 

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