Full Time Job

Interim Manager, Producing and Artist Support, Feature Film Program

Sundance Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA 03-07-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Interim Manager, Producing and Artist Support, Feature Film Program (FFP) is charged with planning and executing operational and administrative functions for Sundance Institute’s Producers Program as assigned in the Feature Film Department.

Working closely under the Director, Producing and Artist Support, FFP, the Interim Manager oversees activities related to the producing programs and is a critical participant in Feature Film Program activities. This temporary position works full-time from March through August 4, 2023. The position is based out of our Los Angeles, CA office in order to work onsite in a hybrid capacity throughout its employment. Extended hours, including weekends and some holidays will be required at key points. This role will also be required to travel to Utah to work onsite at the annual Producers Lab and Summit in late July.

Top priorities include but are not limited to…
• Overseeing the Producers Track application, review, and selection process, including assigning applications, managing tracking, weekly review meetings, the selection timeline including finalist interviews, acceptance and rejection communications.
• Managing the planning, preparation, and execution of the annual Producers Lab and Producers Summit; including programmatic content, fellow selection and preparation, event logistics, honoraria payments, participant communications and creation of the Producers Lab & Summit program guide, collaborating with the Manager, Documentary Producing, as needed.
• Planning the annual fall Producers Intensive (virtual or in person), including programmatic content ideation and communications with participating artists and advisors.
• Managing Fellowship activities, including monthly sessions/workshops, providing creative feedback on project materials and coordinating progress report intake.
• Managing the outreach and artist tracking process to cultivate new Lab applicants and maintain relationships with artists and industry field wide to identify new talent.
• Serving as the liaison for Artist Program Group (APG) cross-programmatic activities and external arts organization partnerships to ensure collaborations and diversity and inclusion initiatives are successful.
• Representing the program at events to build ongoing relationships, scout projects, and position the Institute as a leader in the field.
• Working with other departments to maintain program areas of the Sundance website as well as manage requests from the Marketing and Content teams.
• Managing timelines, adherence to procedures, and program deadlines across multiple internal departments and external stakeholders.
• Organizing and updating program tracking documents in Google Drive, Netsuite, Filemaker, and Airtable and actively contributing to brainstorming sessions regarding artist support.
• Collecting information, writing, editing, and routing for approval program publications, bios, website, board materials, and lab books to ensure accuracy and partnering with marketing to drive updates throughout the year.
• Supporting in the planning and execution of Producers Program activities in partnership with Sundance Collab.
• Managing the Producers Program summer intern, supporting the intern selection/hiring process and overseeing the intern’s day-to-day duties.
• Supporting the Producers Program team as team manager and scribe.
• Supporting the Feature Film Program’s various Labs and fellowships, including participating in application and selection processes.
• Providing creative feedback on project drafts and rough cuts of FFP-supported projects.

You have the following direct or transferable skill sets:
• Legal authorization to work in the United States.
• 3 years experience in operational program planning and implementation.
• Experience working in the film industry, specifically coordinating physical production needs, script development, acting as an executive assistant to a producer or director, or related.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with a variety of people.
• Strong consultation, presentation, meeting design, and facilitation skills.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Strong project management skills, including working efficiently across functions.
• Ability to maintain confidential information.
• Experience with developing screenplays or films, and feature film production preferred.

You will be successful in this role if you…
• Bring deep knowledge and curatorial ability to project review and fellow selection.
• Are knowledgeable and curious about independent film industry trends and the greater media landscape, with an eye towards inclusivity and diversity, and bring this perspective to your work.
• Enjoy team collaboration while also comfortable in a leadership role on designated projects.
• Have strong attention to detail while still seeing (and retaining) the big picture.
• Have a critical perspective and ability to provide thoughtful, specific verbal and written feedback on works-in-progress, whether at the script or rough cut stage.

In addition to a weekly pay of $1,236.00 to $1,236.00, this position comes with awesome benefits & perks, including:
• Eligibility for paid sick leave and holidays
• Limited employee assistance program

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwzkxp-34-232-62-64-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $1,236 to $1,236 Per Year ($ USD)

Company Profile
Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives. Our annual program includes dramatic and documentary features and short films; series and episodic content; and New Frontier, showcasing emerging media in the form of multimedia installations, performances, and films.