The Project Coordinator supports the Associate Curator of Science and Film with the implementation of the Sloan Student Grand Jury and Discovery Prizes, a new, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded initiative at Museum of the Moving Image. The program is designed to help develop the work and careers of emerging filmmakers interested in themes of science and technology, and awards cash prizes and year-round mentorship to two filmmakers annually. The Project Coordinator will play a key role managing a process that includes screenplay submissions, inviting jury members and mentors, organizing meetings, helping with a screenplay reading and feedback session, planning a high-profile awards ceremony, and facilitating a mentorship day with MoMI’s Teen Council. It requires frequent interactions with film industry professionals, graduate film program administrators, filmmakers, and scientists, as well as MoMI staff members. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, professional, and proactive individual. Experience and connections in the film industry is a plus.
This is a part-time position that starts immediately - one day/week for the first 7 months and 2 days/week for the ensuing 5 months - reporting to the Associate Curator of Science and Film. Prefer someone New York-based, though the position will begin remotely.
Manage screenplay submission process from 12 university film programs
Conduct outreach to potential jurors and industry mentors, including scientists
Serve as point of contact for applicants, jurors, and members
Organize materials and coordinate jury deliberation
Work with PR, marketing, design, event, and development staff on the production of a successful and high-profile awards ceremony and content showcase in fall 2021
Collaborate with curators and education staff to facilitate year-round mentorship and feedback sessions for two award winners
Brainstorm contacts for industry executives and professionals to serve as mentors and/or jurors for two awards for science-themed, narrative feature films
Track careers and research opportunities for previous award winners
Network with industry professionals to help raise the profile of the Museum’s artist development programs and this new initiative
Support Associate Curator of Science and Film as needed on related administrative activities
Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Three to five years of experience in film industry, ideally in a role working with filmmakers and industry professionals
Strong organizational and project management skills, including excellent attention to detail
Proven writing skills
Willingness to work independently and to collaborate with others
Social-media fluency and PR contacts a plus
Event production experience a plus
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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