AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

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Positions Available: 

Information Systems Manager

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.

 


INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER

Responsible for the systems that support the Austin Film Society’s two most important assets: staff and data. Creates and manages AFS’s information management practices, workflows and resources. Works closely with each department to ensure information systems fulfill the department's needs and that staff are trained on organization's data entry, document retention and information workflows. Actively empowers staff to correctly utilize the systems; and manages change in anticipation of AFS’s growth curve.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Create and maintain systems of classification and authority controls for the organization's data and information management practices.
  • Manage CRM conversion, pro-actively serving as point person for key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Research, procure and oversee implementation of productivity and office software. Create and maintain master document of company software, individual training requirements and AFS’s policies regarding use.
  • Coordinate staff access to training, professional development, continuing education, coaching and staff-wide workshops.
  • Document resources needed for AFS’s current and future data and staff management, staying current with best practices and pro-actively initiating change.
  • Oversee the digital and physical filing systems.
  • Implement data and document retention policies, ensuring proper digital and physical archive systems.
  • Manage consultants and vendors as needed.

Key Measures For Success

  • All staff can access the training and information needed for optimal performance.
  • Clean, actionable data is an organizational priority
  • Systemic barriers to on-time, accurate data entry and grooming are removed.
  • Individual departments are involved in implementing effective systems
  • Departmental expectations are managed and departments understand how their needs fit overall organizational needs and resources.
  • Uses good judgement in how systems are modified.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff while reinforcing their accountabilities.
  • Organization is able to find and report data efficiently.
  • Maintains a positive, professional, and solution-oriented approach to the position.
  • Meets deadlines and communicates effectively if timelines must shift.
  • Delegates tasks clearly and effectively.
  • AFS's archives (digital and physical) are current and well organized.
  • AFS’s current files (digital and physical) are organized and easy to access.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

This position requires advanced knowledge of Salesforce or equivalent, Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Smartsheet or equivalent. Skill set must include excellence in project management, information management, and written and verbal communication.

Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in experience, plus 5 years experience in management information systems or operations, with a track record of increasing responsibility.

Expected Hours and Compensation

Full-time, exempt position. Hours may vary based on department-specific projects and events. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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 maximum weight of 20lbs are essential requirements of the position.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Sarah Ann Mockbee, COO at jobs@austinfilm.org with “Information Systems Manager – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Information Systems 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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