AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Work @ AFS

Positions Available: 

Assistant Manager, AFS Cinema 

Head Chef, AFS Cinema 

Adobe Photoshop Instructor

Adobe After Effects Instructor

Media Policy Instructor

Summer 2017 Internship

ABOUT AFS

Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. At the AFS Cinema, AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and arthouse films annually; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 




ASSISTANT MANAGER, AFS CINEMA

The Austin Film Society seeks a customer service expert to help lead the theater and concessions teams at the AFS Cinema. Duties include but are not limited to building customer and member relations, cultivating the culture of the AFS at the cinema and achieving financial goals.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Serve as on site supervisor for Front of House employees, providing guidance and direction for membership, box-office and concessions related questions. 
  • Oversee concessions associates and ensure the team’s successful delivery of the steps of service 
  • Optimize points of service during peak times
  • Inventory food and beverage stock, paper goods and other required supplies daily. Promptly communicate needs to General Manager for ordering.
  • Utilize the opening and closing checklists so baseline expectations of cleanliness and setup/breakdown are maintained at the highest standards.
  • Organize storage areas, properly zoned for optimized efficiency.
  • Coordinate with Special Events and Promotions Manager for event staffing
  • Utilize the scheduling tool to ensure cinema is never over or under staffed
  • Make sure that the appropriate breaks are taken and make cuts or additions to shifts as necessary, based on the real-time needs of the business.
  • Ensure facilities are stocked, clean and in good working order
  • Consistently deliver accurate cash count and drawer at beginning of service to concessions staff and return balanced drawer at the end of service day.

Key Measures For Success

  • Guests will have efficient, positive experiences through all points of service at the cinema
  • Staff schedules will be appropriate to the approximated level of business
  • Inventory levels of products and supplies are maintained, ensuring quality products are always on hand
  • Daily ingredient evaluation and recipe training will ensure food and beverage items are made to the required specifications
  • Bar and concession areas are kept clean and equipment is safely maintained
  • Facility is consistently delivered in “Show Quality” condition
  • Cash drawers are balanced; deposit reports are accurate and on time
  • Reports are delivered on time, including but not limited to payroll, tips and box-office
  • Colleagues from other AFS departments report responsiveness and smooth coordination

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Customer Service, Scheduling, Cash Handling, Event Management, Written and Verbal Communication, Supervision, Time Management, Event Sales and Ticketing, Run of Show, Problem Solving, Event Staffing, Microsoft Office and Google Suite, A/V Equipment and Systems

Required Education/Experience

Entry Level. High School/GED and 1-3 years related experience.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a full time, exempt position. It requires night and weekend hours, typical of restaurants and theaters.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

This position requires TABC certification and a Food Handlers certification.

Physical/ Environmental Demands: Sitting and/or standing, keyboarding, reading, grasping, mousing, handwriting for 8.0+ hours per day, and lifting or moving weight of 50lbs are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at  jobs@austinfilm.org with “Cinema Assistant Manager – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Cinema Assistant Manager – Jane Doe). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.



 

HEAD CHEF, AFS CINEMA

AFS seeks a culinary leader to manage the Food and Beverage offerings at the AFS Cinema. Duties include, but are not limited to management of a high standard food and beverage program, the achievement of budgeted financial goals, and the development of a service oriented environment.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Set and maintain high standards of food and beverage quality
  • Utilize kitchen and restaurant systems to determine and drive the needs of the business
  • Develop action plan to grow profitable sales
  • Uphold standards for a safe working environment
  • Coordinate with the facilities team proper maintenance and repair of the facility and equipment
  • Manage labor for success; direct reports include line cooks, prep cooks, and additional kitchen support.
  • Create an environment that is passionate about customer service and sets an example of professionalism, ownership and initiative.
  • Develop strong teams through positive, proactive communication and coaching, maximizing performance and growth.
  • Execute business plan to drive results

Key Measures For Success

  • Maintains inventory levels and pars, and insures quality products are always on hand.
  • Budgeted labor goals are achieved; appropriate staffing levels are scheduled and managed for service of programming and special events.
  • Establishes, measures, achieves, and reports costing goals.
  • Uses menu product mix to minimize waste, establish accurate pars, and develop new menu items.
  • Consistently upholds recipe guidelines, prepares quality dishes, and utilizes line checks as coaching opportunities.
  • Facility is maintained at a high level of cleanliness and functionality, optimized for success
  • Consistently reviews tickets times ensuring all food is promptly made and delivered.
  • Sees to it that slippage, spoilage and free pours are monitored and managed
  • Ensures a safe working and guest experience environment to reduce the risk of incident, injury and food handling related issues.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Verbal and Written Communication; Knife Skills; Attention to Detail; Kitchen and Food Service Safety; Teamwork; Self Motivated; Scratch Cooking; Menu Development; Time Management; Scheduling; Organization; Training and Development; Supervision; Budgeting and Business Planning; Project Management; Presentation Skills; Microsoft Office; Google Suite; Employee Review

Required Education/Experience

3-5 years of Industry experience, culinary degree preferred. This position requires a Food Manager certification card.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This position requires night, weekend and holiday availability. This position is full time.

Complexities and Condition of Employment

Physical/ Environmental Demands: Sitting and/or standing, keyboarding, reading, grasping, mousing, handwriting for 8.0+ hours per day, and lifting or moving weight of 50lbs are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to David Monahan, AFS Cinema, General Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Head Chef – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Head Chef – Jane Doe). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.



 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class based on the needs of AFS Community Media separtment. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe Photoshop class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum. 

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe Photoshop.

  • Intermediate knowledge of digital photography and the workflow from capture to file delivery.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 



AFTER EFFECTS INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location. 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class based on the needs of AFS Community Media department. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe After Effects class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of film production and how it pertains to using Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.




MEDIA POLICY INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to learn and train the curriculum for Austin Public’s Media Policy course, a 2-hour workshop that is required for Producers in order to ensure they are fully informed regarding the seven representations and warranties that govern the submission of content for cablecasting on Austin’s three public access channels.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully understand the subject matter as well as the content and curriculum that AFS provides for the 2-hour long Media Policy course, which covers topics such as defamation, invasion of privacy, obscenity, commercialism, and copyright laws, to name a few.
  • Train the Media Policy class once a month (12 times a year).
  • Engage with the students and encourage further creative development. Answer students’ questions and follow up on any questions that require additional research, after class.
  • Administer a written test at the end of class, in order for Austin Public Producers to gain access to cablecasting privileges.
  • Work with Austin Film Society staff to prepare class materials (e.g.: use Austin Public templates to prepare standard handouts, PowerPoint presentations, tests, etc.).

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree related to film, media, or public policy, or some legal training is required
  • Prior public access television experience may be substituted for educational background
  • Minimum two years teaching experience
  • Advanced ability to fully comprehend and convey media law information
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including ability to build strong relationships with diverse student populations
  • Advanced time management skills

Expected Hours and Compensation

Contractor will teach one 2-hour class every month, and will be paid an hourly rate of $30/hour for classroom time.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for class prep. He/she will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

Physical / Environmental Demands

Sitting and/or standing, keyboarding, reading, grasping, mousing for 2.0+ hours per day while training are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Media Policy Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Media Policy Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 

 


Summer 2017 Internship & Film Referral Program now accepting applications.

The AFS Internship and Film Referral Program is comprised of two phases. Our goals are to educate participants about the film and arts industries and facilitate job placement in the field. The first phase is an Office Internship, followed by a Senior Internship and the Film Referral Program. The Internships each last a semester and takes place at the AFS Offices at Austin Studios. The Film Referral phase is ongoing. More information & application >

 

 

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