Jobs & Internships


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.


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



  • 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 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.



Part Time Equipment Staff

We seek a part time Equipment Staffer to work under the supervision of our Equipment Manager and Media Arts Lab Technical Director in support of the activities of the organization and its educational programs. An ideal candidate would have a solid grounding in digital media equipment and a strong desire to expand that knowledge and grow their skills in a collaborative environment.


The Film Center and Media Arts Lab utilize a wide range of digital production equipment such as video and still cameras, microphones, portable audio recording devices, Macintosh and Windows computers, lighting equipment and various other production equipment.


Over 100,000 students in grades 3-12 and college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Their participation, including transportation, is funded entirely by the JBFC, thanks in part to support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Programs range from film, animation and new media production to experiments in emergent technologies – each course helping students master the tools of 21st century communication while fostering intellectual curiosity and creative exploration.


The JBFC Theater houses five screens and is open to the public 365 days a year. Exhibitions include first-run independent features, previews, classic films, and documentaries from around the world. Each month, we present two to four curated series including annual and monthly programs, as well as special one-time events and retrospectives on important film artists. More than 150 directors, actors, authors, scholars, and other remarkable guests come to speak with our audience each year.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience with video production equipment
  • Experience with digital cinema cameras
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and other media production software
  • Strong knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and programs
  • The capacity to understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies quickly
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional personal organization
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • A desire to work with students and media


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Student check in and out of equipment
  • Setting up classrooms for faculty
  • Setting up and running digital films for screenings
  • Video projection in classrooms
  • Equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Real time troubleshooting of computer and equipment (cameras, etc) issues
  • Care and maintenance of equipment room and technical facilities
  • Building walk-throughs and closing down the building
  • Occasional facility operation for events
  • Other appropriate tasks assigned by the Equipment Manager


Start Date: ASAP

This is a part time position, 2-3 days (10-20 hours) per week.  Shifts include morning, night and weekend hours. Flexibility is a must!

Part-time Hourly Salary: $15
Please send resume, cover letter, and references via email only to with “PT Equipment Staff 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 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.




We are not currently accepting interns at this time.

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