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Jobs - Part-Time
Film & Video
Atlanta, GA

Program Coordinator

Atlanta Film Society

Each year the Programming Department is tasked with reviewing, rating, and organizing the approximately 8,400 films and screenplays submitted for consideration for the Atlanta Film Festival. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for supporting this endeavor by overseeing administrative tasks tied to the maintenance and management of submissions received. In addition, the Programming Coordinator will review submissions, with the goal of learning the intricacies of programming, developing a curatorial eye, and employing an understanding of the ATLFF programming ethos. They will also be a vital presence on-site at the annual festival, assisting the Programming Department with both the execution of screenings and events as well as contributing to filmmaker experience.


  • Reports to and works with the Programming Director
  • Tasked to work on programming for the Atlanta Film Festival and other Atlanta Film Society Programs throughout the year.
  • Supports Programming Director in all administrative duties for selecting, booking and coordinating the exhibition of films. This may include (but is not limited to) managing multiple email accounts, maintaining submission databases, and coordinating screener review procedures.
  • Assist in the screening and reviewing of films for possible inclusion in the festival. Can include all film categories (features, shorts, and creative media).
  • Assist the Programming and Guest Services teams with events, filmmaker logistics, balloting processes, screening introductions and leading Q&A sessions with audiences.
  • Attend programming and staff meetings and assist in pitching potential programming.
  • Other duties within the scope of Programming Coordinator


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in film festival programming or film curation desired
  • Candidates must be capable of working independently day to day in terms of both time management and job execution.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail, including exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience attending and/or general knowledge of film festivals is a plus as well as knowledge of global film community, independent filmmakers and distributors.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritizing skills, as well as strong writing and proofreading abilities.
  • Experience with FilmFreeway, Google Docs, and Airtable preferred.
  • Positive attitude with internal and external contacts and the ability to be flexible.
  • Strong passion for Atlanta and cinema culture.
  • Similar experience and a special interest in independent film and the arts are strongly preferred


This is a part-time position with dynamic hours that last between Aug, 2019 - June, 2020 with an opportunity to be extended year-round after a post-festival evaluation and contingent on budgetary restrictions. The Coordinator is expected to work on some evenings and weekends and be onsite for all days of the 44th Atlanta Film Festival (April 30 - May 10, 2020).


  • Aug 19 - Feb 21: 24 hrs/wk x 27 wks @ $12/hr = $7,776.00
  • Feb 24 - Apr 24: 32 hrs/wk x 9 wks @ $12/hr = $3,456.00
  • Apr 27 - May 10: Full-Time x 2 wks @ $500/wk = $1,000
  • May 11 - Jun 30: 24 hrs/wk x 7 wks @$12/hr = $2,016.00

CONTRACT TOTAL: $14,248.00

Flexibility in Schedule

Relaxed work environment

Does not offer or include any health insurance, but does offer access to discounted supplemental insurance

Up to (35) Total Paid Days Off made up of:

(8) Days of Flexible Paid Time Off

(27) Holidays & Days of Scheduled Office Closures


If you are interested in a staff position with ATLFS, please email a letter of interest to with the title of the position as the subject line (one at a time, please) and your résumé attached.

The Atlanta Film Society, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks an inclusive and representative staff and particularly welcomes applications from women and diverse ethnicities. The Atlanta Film Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all staff members, interns and volunteers. 

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