Festival Coordinator


Help coordinate and manage programs for the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the United States.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (EFF) is the world’s largest showcase of environmental films. We are in search of a Festival Coordinator to be part of a creative, dedicated team that works together to produce this major annual two-week cultural event, plus a year-round schedule of programs and educational events for the Washington, D.C. metro. Each March we partner with leading museums, embassies, universities and theaters in Washington DC to present more than 100 films from around the world. Our audiences are passionate, informed and large. Festival films screen to audiences of nearly 30,000 annually and many screenings are free. All are accompanied by thought-provoking discussion panels that bring together filmmakers and subject matter experts.

The Festival Coordinator is a key communicator and facilitator in the office. S/he will help keep all the “trains running on time” and assist across all divisions of the festival.

This job is a full-time position with health and other benefits.


  • Manage office operations and administration – answer phones, field general email inquiries, order supplies, ensure that office equipment is functioning, manage mail and mailings, assist Managing Director and Accountant with light bookkeeping and handle other administrative tasks as needed
  • Help maintain office calendar and scheduling, do requested research/information gathering, provide support on delegated tasks, help prepare reports, Power Point charts, documents for the Board of Directors and other communications.
  • Facilitate team coordination and communications – organize meetings, prepare agendas, and take meeting notes.
  • Solicit, recruit and schedule interns for departments as needed and act as central liaison during all internships.
  • Support programming team – assist programming team in management of year-round and primary festival programs, interact with venue partners on details of event management. Work with visiting filmmakers and speakers on arranging travel and other logistics. Manage all aspects of print traffic, ensuring exhibition copies for all screenings have arrived, been sent to the venue and quality tested.
  • Support development team – assist with development and management of “Friends of Festival” membership program; support maintenance and data entry using Festival supporter and partner database; support mailings and acknowledgements of donor contributions; contribute to event planning and management for fundraising and other special events and receptions associated with primary Festival and year- round programs. Process gifts and deposit checks.


The ideal candidate should:

  • Excel in a fast-paced environment and interact well with others
  • Be organized, with strong attention to detail, writing, and follow-through
  • Keep a cool head and sense of humor under pressure
  • Multi-task and agilely prioritize and balance competing demands
  • Manage volunteers
  • Desire to become a member of a vibrant and growing team
  • Demonstrate strong interest in film and environmental issues
  • Experience with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail and Calendar a plus.


DCEFF is located near Thomas and Logan Circles at 1224 M  Street, NW, Washington, DC.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@dceff.org by September 4, 2017.