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Festival Coordinator, Publicity Materials (Seasonal role)

Location: Park City , UT

Employment dates: Monday, November 4, 2019 thru February 14, 2020

Pay rate: $15.75 per hour

Considerations: This position works full time in our Park City, UT office. May be lodged in Park City during the January Film Festival. Required to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet deadlines. Must be willing and available to respond to on-call needs as assigned. A high level of mobility is required as well as an ability to drive safely in winter road conditions.

Position Summary: Acquires, organizes and processes digital and hard-copy publicity materials for Festival films and artists.

Duties and Responsibilities:†

  • Outreaches to accepted artists to gather and organize various publicity materials by deadline.†
  • First point of contact for journalists looking to acquire approved images or clips for use.††
  • Uploads images, clips, etc. of approved materials for internal use e.g. Festival publications, website, and media asset websites, assisting other departments as necessary.†
  • Prepares and delivers publicity materials to local journalists and various venues by deadline.†
  • Uses Photoshop and Lightroom to reformat and convert media into additional formats.
  • Organizes hard-copy materials, including a large amount of film posters.
  • Sets up the Festival Publicity Materials Desk at Headquarters.†
  • Identifies key events and pulls sets of photos for press use.
  • Prepares digital and physical press materials for transport to the Institute Archive, as directed and ensures information in archival database is accurate.
  • Works press lines during the Festival as directed.
  • Writes a comprehensive wrap report as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.†

Position Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.†
  • 2 years experience handling and organizing media materials or related
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal and professional skills required to work effectively with a variety of people.†
  • Excellent organizational skills including self management of work schedule.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information.†
  • Ability to work nights and weekends around events and key deadlines.†
  • Able to lift and carry items weighing 25-40 lbs.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of databases along with proficiency in Google Products.
  • Working knowledge of Lightroom
  • Bachelorís degree in archival science and/or library science.†

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