The Program Associate is a seasonal position that will work with the Programming Department to assist with planning and running the 11-day March Festival, as well as to contribute to year-round events. Reporting to the Program Manager, with oversight by the Director of Programming, the Program Associate will assist with key elements of Programming including reviewing films, collecting assets, coordinating exhibition materials, assisting with travel arrangements, generating event documents and event materials, assisting the Programming Department with the Festival’s new “Forum” initiative, in addition to general administration support to the Programming Department. During the March Festival, the Program Associate will manage venues and introduce and/or moderate Q&As.
This position is based in Washington, D.C. However, candidates may apply to fill the position remotely, with the expectation that the individual will be in D.C. for the key days ahead of and the duration of the Festival, taking place March 17-27, 2022.
Program Manager, with oversight by the Director of Programming
Estimated Time Commitment
Six months - October through March
Film Review & Panel Building (10% Oct - Jan)
Asset Collection (20% Oct - Mar)
Print Traffic (20% Dec - Mar)
Travel (10% Jan - Mar)
Event Materials (15% March)
Venue Management (25% March)
Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Launched in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the largest and longest-running showcase for environmental films in the United States. Each March, our signature Festival presents more than 100 documentary, narrative, and short films from around the world in venues across greater Washington, D.C. Alongside the screenings, we offer panels and special events featuring filmmakers, subject matter experts, and other invited guests to foster dialogue and deepen engagement. We also offer a full slate of year-round programming, such as our signature Youth Program for D.C. public and charter school students and regular community-based screenings, including both first-run and encore Festival presentations. A leading D.C. cultural institution, we were named Best Film Festival in D.C. in 2019 and 2020 by Washington City Paper readers and honored with the 2017 D.C. Mayor's Award for Excellence in Creative Industries. Our 30th Anniversary Festival will take place from March 17 – 27, 2022.
How to Apply
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Job applicants are considered with no discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non–merit-based factors.
Interested candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Program Associate is a seasonal position that will work with the Programming Department to assist with planning and running the 11-day March Festival, as well as to contribute to year-round events. Reporting to the Program…