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Online Course Producer (contract position)



Online Course Producer

Sundance Institute, the non-profit organization behind the annual Sundance Film Festival, works globally and year-round to support and advance the work of independent artists in film, media, and theater through a wide array of programs.  

We seek an Online Course Producer to help support the growth and development of Sundance Institute’s new platform: Sundance Co//ab.

A member of the Institute’s Sundance Co//ab team, the Online Course Producer will work with the Sundance Co//ab Leadership team to develop and run new courses for artists across various topics including screenwriting, directing, producing, and other creative disciplines. We are looking for an online producer with experience developing online courses and events in a live online setting, and with experience building and scaling digital education.



  • Create/Produce/Manage Online Courses and Master Classes

    • Work with Leadership team members and advisors to develop new course outlines and content.

    • Hire, train and manage other advisors leading the courses and Alumni TA's as needed.

    • Oversee all aspects of course creation and readiness, including instructor training.

    • Oversee all live, online sessions, ensuring the quality of each session and moderate session when needed.

    • Ensure that participants have everything they need to be successful including all material required for the courses.

    • Serve as course moderator for live online courses and master classes.

    • Maintain 80% NPS on all courses.

    • Read applications, set up and manage selection process, evaluate requests for scholarships, communicate with applicants about selection status.

    • Work closely with all Sundance Co//ab team members.

    • Manage Mentoring Sessions: Evaluate applicants, assign and book Mentors, ensure sessions are scheduled, solve problems/concerns as they come up, evaluate effectiveness of process, propose any changes going forward.


  • Improve and support scaling of online courses:

    • Work with team on suggestions for more scalable ways to run our live online courses while maintaining high quality

    • Help to develop repeatable best practices to drive greater scalability of courses



  • Experience developing online courses, ideally in a live online environment

  • Experience in digital curriculum design

  • Experience in growing and scaling online learning programs, webinars, or other similar live online experiences

  • Experience growing and developing online community

  • Knowledge of filmmaking and independent storytelling

  • Experience in moderating and facilitating live, online experiences: courses, webinars, events, etc.


What you will bring to the job:

  • Values: Excitement about Sundance Institute’s non-profit mission. Interest in a culture defined by collaboration, curiosity and creativity. 

  • Leadership: Outstanding management skills allowing you to lead and develop an exceptional team.

  • Communication: A clearly articulated creative vision that effectively promotes our diverse efforts and is inspiring to internal and external stakeholders.


What are the main goals we will expect from you during your start with us:

  • Help develop an outline and plans for Online Courses and Master Classes.

  • Recruit and train instructors and advisors.

  • Host and moderate online classes.



  • This position is remote, although a Los Angeles based candidate is preferable. 

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Please send CV and summary of experience. 

  • This position is a contract position through Vestar Consulting



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