Launched in 1993, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the largest and longest-running showcase for environmental films in the United States. Each March in Washington, D.C., we host the largest environmental film festival in the world, presenting 100+ films to audiences of more than 20,000. Collaborating with over 110 partners, including museums, embassies, universities, and theaters, the Festival is one of the leading annual cultural events in Washington, D.C., winning the 2017 DC Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Creative Industries.
Following the cancellation of our in-person 2020 Festival due to COVID-19, DCEFF has pivoted to producing high-quality virtual programming for a global audience. Upcoming events include a Fall Showcase, taking place November 12-18, and our 2021 Festival, taking place March 18-28.
We are currently seeking a virtual event producer for the lead-up to our Fall Showcase and March Festival. This role will serve as a “theatre manager” for our virtual screening room as well as ensure prompt, precise production of all streaming deliverables. The ideal candidate will marry technical expertise with skillsets in event production, cultural programming, and logistics. Scheduling has some flexibility, but the ideal candidate will have set hours. While we are open to candidates from all geographic locations, DCEFF Staff are based in the Washington, D.C. area and all DCEFF events adhere to the Eastern time zone.
- Coordinate with Programming staff to ensure all films, prerecorded postscreening discussions, and other deliverables are produced, uploaded, and checked for quality control before streaming events.
- Provide technical support to Festival speakers (including filmmakers, moderators, and special guests) throughout their participation in postscreening discussions.
- Coordinate with Development staff to produce live virtual receptions for special guests, donors, and audience members.
- Monitor ticket sales and support PR and Communications in coordinating comps and pass distribution.
- Provide additional support as needed during the dates of the Fall Showcase (November 12-18, 2020) and 2021 Festival (March 18-28, 2021).
Successful candidates will possess the following:
- Demonstrated success in virtual event production since March 2020. Familiarity with Zoom, Airtable, and Eventive platforms is desired.
- A background in film festivals or other live cultural events (conventions, conferences, panel discussions).
- Outstanding project management skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, etc.) is a plus.
- Familiarity with environmental subjects is welcome but not required.
How to Apply
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered with no discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non–merit-based factors. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.