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Seasonal Positions

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 13-24, 2021. The Festival unites film lovers and filmmakers from around the world with the belief that movies can involve an audience by challenging, entertaining, and inspiring them. In order to produce such an event, the Festival annually hires a group of dedicated individuals to work both at the Festival office, remotely, and at off-site venues during the months of August through October.

Basic requirements:

  • detail-oriented hard-workers with strong organizational skills;
  • high customer service skills;
  • the ability to learn quickly;
  • the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment;
  • knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive

These seasonal positions entail long hours, and employees are expected to devote as much time as necessary to complete their tasks.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@chicagofilmfestival.com (unless otherwise noted in position description) with your interest. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Interested in an internship? Learn more here.

Hotline and Tech Support Supervisor

Works with Ticketing Manager to manage the Festival ticket sales through telephone and internet. Requires good administrative and customer service skills. Must be organized and polite. Responsible for scheduling employee hours, balancing daily sales and fulfilling internal ticket orders. Early September through the end of October. Evening and weekend hours required. Please send resumes to ticketing@chicagofilmfestival.com

Hotline and Tech Support Agent(s)

Works under the Ticketing Management Team to sell tickets for the Festival through telephones and provide tech support for streaming. Requires good communication and customer service skills. Must have a positive and professional attitude. Responsible for following daily sales procedures and balancing sales sold. Ticketing and technical knowledge is preferred. Mid-September through the end of the Festival. Evening and weekend hours required. Please send resumes to ticketing@chicagofilmfestival.com

Box Office Manager

Works with Ticketing Manager to oversee the Festival box office. Requires good organizational and customer service skills. Responsible for scheduling employee hours, implementing daily procedures, balancing daily sales and taking inventory of box office supplies. Early September through the end of October. Evening and weekend hours required. Please send resumes to ticketing@chicagofilmfestival.com

Assistant Box Office Manager

Works with Ticketing/Box Office Manager to assist with overseeing Festival box office. Requires good organizational and customer service skills. Responsible for implementing daily procedures, balancing daily sales and managing RUSH ticket sales. Early September through the end of October. Evening and weekend hours required. Please send resumes to ticketing@chicagofilmfestival.com

Ticketing Agent(s)

Works under the Ticketing Management Team to sell tickets for the Festival through telephones and walk-up sales. Requires good communication and customer service skills. Must have a positive and professional attitude. Responsible for following daily sales procedures and balancing sales sold. Ticketing experience is preferred. Mid-September through the end of the Festival. Evening and weekend hours required. Please send resumes to ticketing@chicagofilmfestival.com

Festival Publicist

The Festival Publicist supports every aspect of the Festival Press Office. Responsibilities include serving as publicity contact for Festival films (pitching and securing media coverage), managing press materials, coordinating talent/filmmaker press schedules, managing special events and press lines as needed, logging and distributing Festival press breaks and compiling an exhaustive post-Festival wrap report. Must have 3+ years experience in film publicity. August 30-October 29.

Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Marketing & Media Relations Manager and Managing Director to assist in the organization aspects of the Festival’s marketing operations, including implementation of marketing plan, media sponsorship fulfillment, materials production, and promotions execution. The Marketing Coordinator will work with the Marketing & Publicity Team to encourage audience development and event awareness. Must have 2-3 years of non-profit or arts marketing experience, strong knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, WordPress, social media platforms and familiarity with Chicago. August 30-October 29

Social Media Coordinator

Working closely with the Marketing & Media Relations Manager, the Social Media Coordinator will serve as owner of the Festival’s Social Media channels, posting scheduled content as well as identifying and executing real-time content opportunities. Must have expert knowledge in and experience with social media brand management; position requires nights/weekend availability before and during the Festival. September 3-November 1

Print Traffic Manager

Confirms, tracks, and monitors the inbound and outbound shipment and transportation of all DCPs and screening files coming to the Festival from around the world. Ensures the DCPs/files are uploaded or delivered to the correct venues during the Festival for screenings and shipped back out in a timely manner. This is a very multifaceted organizational position that requires great attention to detail and the management of a large body of information. Must have excellent communication and time management skills and be level-headed and meticulous. Previous experience with print traffic and familiarity with film projection is desirable. Proficiency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office are required. August 30-October 29.