Senior Coordinator, Programming
Director of Programing
The Senior Coordinator, Programming plays a critical role in the execution and operational aspects of FLC programming by managing the submissions process from start to finish for all internally programmed FLC festivals, including FLC festivals, including the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, Art of the Real, Open Roads, and Neighboring Scenes.
Additional responsibilities include creating schedules for film programs and festivals and managing travel and hospitality for FLC programming outside of the New York Film Festival.
This position is represented by union UAW 2110.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Create schedules for NYFF and all internally programmed FLC festivals that are responsive to the needs of each film and attending talent while integrating all theatrical, outdoor, and virtual presentations; communicate schedules to all relevant parties
- Manage submissions process for all internally programmed FLC festivals, including the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, Art of the Real, Open Roads, and Neighboring Scenes: tracking and soliciting titles under the supervision of the respective head programmers,
- Organizing selection screenings and screener links in coordination with programmers and committee members, communicating with sales agents, distributors, and filmmakers re timeline, acceptance, rejection
- Communicate with programming teams and external partners to ensure that programming-related deadlines (finalized lineups and schedules, approved program notes, delivery of materials) are met for NYFF and all internally programmed FLC festivals.
- Represent programming department in all NYFF-related meetings; oversee interdepartmental communication between programming and all other FLC departments as relates to NYFF
- Represent programming in all scheduling and interdepartmental communication for all internally programmed FLC festivals, including the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, Art of the Real, Open Roads, and Neighboring Scenes
- Coordinate travel for all-year-round programs outside NYFF:
- Booking flights and hotels for all guests for all internally programmed FLC festivals such as ND/NF, AOTR, Neighboring Scenes, Film Comment Selects, etc;
- Manage department allocation of AA miles
- Oversee ND/NF and year-round hospitality services, providing additional support to seasonal NYFF coordinators as needed
- Negotiate financial and screening terms for physical and virtual presentation of all titles for NYFF and all internally programmed FLC festivals
- Facilitate scheduling of partner activations and events in NYFF venues
- Facilitate various departmental necessities such as programming staff travel, staff screenings, Q&A production, and annual hospitality budgeting
- Administrative departmental support and other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Skills
- 3-5 years of job-related experience
- Associate or bachelor’s degree
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Experience with writing, editing, and proofreading
- Knowledge of and interest in classic and contemporary cinema
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, anticipate challenges, solve problems
- Previous experience scheduling film screenings, programs, and festivals a plus
- Additional language skills a plus
- Time management
- Relationship management
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
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