Jobs & Internships


Development Assistant

We seek a full time Development Assistant to be a member of a dynamic team responsible for raising over $2.4 million annually in support of JBFC’s film, education and outreach programs. As an integral part of this team, the Development Assistant will provide support in areas of special events, major gifts, and foundation, corporate and government grants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in coordination of major fundraising initiatives including special events, mailings, solicitations, grant proposals, data tracking and RSVPs
  • Provide key logistical support for donor/cultivation events including receptions, dinners, preview screenings
  • Assist major donors with tickets and special requests
  • Track major gifts to assure prompt acknowledgements and follow-up
  • Draft donor acknowledgment letters, and other correspondence as needed
  • Maintain detailed gift records; initiate and manage donor/prospect research
  • Maintain Support pages of JBFC website
  • Compile solicitation packets, proposals, final reports, and other support materials
  • The flexibility to attend evening and weekend development events on an as needed basis.

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in an office environment, with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated attention to detail and a high level of discretion
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workflow
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and to work independently with initiative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.   Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and basic HTML editing skills a plus
  • Previous experience in Development a plus
  • Strong Knowledge of both PC and Mac environments

Starting Salary $33,000, plus a benefits package including paid health insurance for the employee.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references via email only to with “Development Assistant 16” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at

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

Manager of School Programs

We seek a full time Manager of School Programs to join a team of administrators and faculty. The Manager will be responsible for leading the administration and outreach of the JBFC’s education programs for schools, teachers, and community groups. The position reports to the Director of Education and works closely with the Administrative Director of Education and Director of Curriculum to implement and assess innovative programs for pre-K-grade 12 students and educators in-school, after-school, and during the summer.

The Manager will provide forward-thinking strategies that increase the visibility and scalability of the education programs and curricula and help position the JBFC as a leader in the field of media education. The position will foster existing, and develop new, relationships and partnerships with schools, districts, and community organizations.

The Manager will also support the documentation and evaluation of the JBFC’s school programs, designing, delivering, collecting, and compiling feedback about program implementation and effectiveness. The Manager will be knowledgeable about trends and approaches in the field of arts education and media literacy and will be part of a collaborative team making strategic decisions about program change and/or growth.

The position is supported by the Education Administrative Assistant, who maintains the database, scheduling, billing, and filing.

The Manager will foster and participate in the department’s and the JBFC’s collaborative culture, and will work in partnership with the Director of Education, faculty, and other departments as needed to develop, implement, promote, and assess public programs and strategic community partnerships.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing annual strategies for new programs, existing program growth and revision, assessment, and student and teacher audience development.
  • Supporting all aspects of school programs including curriculum development, administration, scheduling, marketing, and outreach.
  • Working proactively and collaboratively with faculty and administrators in program development to assure JBFC programs and curricula support and meet the changing needs of the education community.
  • Developing and managing community partnerships
  • Assisting in the research and development of funding proposals and final reports for school and professional development programs.
  • Supporting the dynamic design, content, and use of the JBFC education website.
  • Supporting the Education Department’s special events and training sessions; with flexibility for daytime, evening and weekends on an as needed basis

Note:  This job description represents the essential functions of the position, but is not all inclusive.  This position may be assigned and expected to handle other tasks and duties reasonably related to job the responsibilities.

Experience and Skills:

The successful candidate is an innovative thinker and dynamic leader with a minimum of three years of experience working in a non-profit arts education organization; a passionate advocate for creative approaches to teaching and learning; a self-motivated individual who takes initiative and excels in a fast-paced creative environment, thinking both strategically and logistically. He/she will possess exceptional organizational and communication skills, and collaborate well across the department and the organization.

JBFC programs are located in multiple locations throughout the region; being able to transport oneself by car is a plus.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Please send resume, cover letter, salary history and three references via email only to with “Manager of School Programs16” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Learn more about the organization at

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

Tessitura Implementation Project Manager (Part Time Project)

We seek an experienced Tessitura Implementation Project Manager as we convert our business systems (Ticketing/POS; E-commerce; Self-service kiosk, mobile applications; Membership; Fundraising; Education, resource scheduling; group scheduling; internal and external reporting; financial management and controls) into Tessitura.  The Tessitura Implementation Project Manager will be a critical member of the Tessitura implementation team, responsible for the overall project management aspects of this endeavor. This person will work with an internal leadership team to manage all aspects of this implementation from initial scoping and white-boarding through configuration and testing to full go-live implementation (target date October 1, 2016).

This position is for the calendar year 2016, with the possibility of an ongoing role with the organization.
This position will have a flexible part time schedule to be developed as the scope of work evolves.

The Tessitura Implementation Project Manager will be expected to make informed recommendations for business process change and, with the support of JBFC senior leadership, encourage buy-in from JBFC department heads. Thus, the position requires the ability to recognize and elevate to appropriate leadership key decision points regarding business process, policy, and priorities.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • A leadership role in defining the project schedule and milestones
  • Creation of and coordination of management policies and protocols across the organization,
  • Review and initially approve the overall project plan and sub-plans
  • Attendance at meetings with both JBFC stakeholders and Tessitura Project Manager and Implementation Specialists to scope the project via discovery and analysis of JBFC existing business processes and workflows,
  • Monitor and document the status of the project
  • Identify and mitigate scope/schedule creep
  • Communication of project status to all stakeholders
  • Meet with the core implementation team and divisional/departmental teams on a regular basis to ensure all phases of implementation are progressing as planned.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Strong organizational, communication and negotiation skills
  • 5+ years experience in managing large, complex projects with numerous stakeholders (Tessitura implementation experience being a huge plus),
  • Knowledge of business models and processes in the retail/cultural/attractions industry
  • Vendor management experience

Project Dates: February 1 – December 31, 2016.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Please send resume, cover letter, salary history and three references via email only to with “Tessitura Implementation Project Manager 16” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

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




We anticipate accepting interns in the fall of 2016. Please check back for details later this spring.