The Woodstock Film Festival is looking for staffers and volunteers for the 2017 Festival!
The 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival will take place this October, Wednesday the 11th through Sunday the 15th.
Hailed as "A True American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals worldwide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round. Events generate large, enthusiastic audiences, news headlines, social media exposure and a gamut of other promotional opportunities.
At the Woodstock Film Festival, participants and visitors find themselves in a friendly, casual environment, one that is conducive to creativity, networking and a good time, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. In addition to drawing sold-out audiences from the 20 million people who live within a two-hour drive, the festival has attracted visitors from all parts of the country and the world.
Festival mainstays include industry executives, television anchors, network and cable executives, magazine and newspaper editors, record label executives, writers, painters, models, entertainment lawyers, producers, critics and publishers.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. The 18th Woodstock Film Festival returns October 11-15, 2017 with an extraordinary lineup of fiercely independent films, panels and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.
We are currently looking primarily for a press director, awards ceremony producer, and volunteer coordinator. Job descriptions and expectations can be found below.
If you are interested in joining the team, please FILL OUT OUR ONLINE FORM.
Awards CEremony producer
The Woodstock Film Festival is seeking a producer for its 18th annual Maverick Awards Ceremony. The producer will be responsible for organizing all aspects of the awards ceremony as well as overseeing the stage management of the event. The right candidate must be extremely well organized with great communication skills. Additionally, he/she must be able to work well under pressure. Experience in event organization is recommended.
*Seasonal staff position starting early September through the festival.
The WFF Press Director is responsible for writing or overseeing the writing of all press releases, blogs, Facebook and other social media updates. The Press Director works to gain local, regional and national coverage for festival-related stories. Leading up to and during the actual fall festival, the press department schedules all interviews with media outlets (with festival staff and festival participants), and handles all credentials, media handling and photo ops. Press Director oversees several assistants and works directly with marketing team, administrative and executive directors to not only facilitate news disbursement but pitches to specific regional and national outlets.
Skills: Candidates must be very comfortable working and learning new technology, social media and must have their own computer, preferably a mac, equipped with Microsoft Office. HTML or Dreamweaver knowledge is HIGHLY recommended, as is experience with Squarespace.
Requirements: Candidate must have a bachelors in Public Relations or equal and should ideally have 3-5 years experience in the field. (Experience with the genres of Arts/Film/Events a PLUS!)
*Seasonal staff position to start as soon as possible.
The ideal candidate is LOCAL. Duties include beings responsible for helping recruit and schedule volunteers with different departments including guest relations, tech, art, admin, press and venues. The applicant needs to have excellent people, phone and computer skills. You must also be organized, focused, proactive, and available to work flexible and longer hours, when needed.
*Seasonal staff position starting late July or early August through the festival.
Additional Volunteers & Internship opportunities
Additional volunteers are always welcomed! Apply below.
We are currently searching for interns in ALL departments, including but not limited to Operations, Press, Public Relations, Administrative, and Production. General experience includes database management, film entry screening evaluations, fundraising, public relations and press, community outreach, production coordination, event planning, equipment optimizing/organization and more. Of course, the internship will be custom tailored depending on the intern’s individual experience and skills.
The Woodstock Film Festival offers individuals unique, hands-on INTERNSHIP opportunities... Where interns will have the chance to learn administrative practices, management skills, and fundraising strategies associated with the film, media arts industry and the running of an educational not-for-profit 501c3 organization.
Interns will work scheduled hours at the festival's year round office in Woodstock, or on-site for special events and during festival operations.