The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), an Atlanta nonprofit arts organization, is seeking a Guest Programming Manager to oversee guest speakers and filmmaking talent for its annual festival and year-round initiatives.
AJFF inspires diverse audiences to new levels of social and cultural understanding by showcasing entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish cinema from around the world. For over twenty years, the festival has established itself as a premier cultural institution and film event, with a passionate, dedicated fan base.
The Guest Programming Manager is a full-time position that reports directly to the Executive Director. Their primary responsibility is curating a compelling lineup of filmmakers, actors, academics, community representatives, and other special guests. They then facilitate scheduling and other logistics related to guests’ inperson or virtual participation in AJFF programs.
Audience engagement with filmmakers and other special guests is a vital component of any film festival. The opportunity for context and conversation realized through speaker engagements takes on added significance at AJFF, given its mission to foster dialogue and build bridges of understanding through film.
AJFF distinguishes itself among film festivals by exceeding expectations wherever possible, including extending “white glove” treatment to guests. As a primary point of contact, the Guest Programming Manager ensures that all AJFF guests are extended every professional courtesy and consideration, including timely and detailed communication.
Critical to this position is the ability to keep track of many moving parts under aggressive deadlines, adjusting on the fly to changing circumstances, without losing site of the overall goals. Also essential is an ability to think creatively in determining which guest speakers best enhance a film program and/or advance strategic goals of the organization: for example, a highly marketable guest or one who enhances our community and industry relations.