Manager, Forum and Special Events Programming

Help coordinate special events programming 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 Manager, Forum and Special Events Programming 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 position of Manager, Forum and Special Events Programming will work with staff, Festival Board and Advisory Council (AC) and designated partners to build speaker, educational and outreach programs and to expand partnerships.

This is a 6-month contract position, November 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018



  • Manages the EFF Forum, the Festival speakers program, collaborating with staff, the Board, AC and partners to identify and invite speakers for the Festival and other EFF screenings and events.   Acts as key point-of-contact for speakers, providing logistics and event information, arranging travel, handling problems and issues in real time.
  • Works with the Programming team to manage the annual Youth Screening and educational screenings at DC Public Libraries. Liaises with DC Collaborative to plan and manage educational events, including inviting schools to participate, arranging buses, etc. Assists Development in preparing grant proposals to develop and expand EFF’s educational program.
  • Works with Executive Director and Development to build and cultivate an extensive partnership network with national NGO’s and other agencies, as well as with grassroots ‘green’ organizations throughout the DC area, expanding EFF’s network of potential speakers and advisors, and integrating EFF more deeply into the fabric of the environmental community on both a national and a local level.
  • Facilitates development of Festival outreach programs to increase the impact of films across both general and in-school audiences.
  • Assists in all aspects of Festival management and activities March 15-25, 2018


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Extensive experience with conservation and environmental organizations both in the Washington DC area and nationally
  • Excellent research and networking skills
  • General knowledge of environmental issues and science
  • Confident, outgoing personality
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly and collaborate with other team members
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization
  • Strong multi-tasker
  • Background in education and public programs a plus


EFF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements EFF complies with applicable District laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We are located near Thomas and Logan Circles at 1224 M  Street, NW, Washington, DC.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to