NOW HIRING: Operations Manager



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If you are part events planner, analytical tech geek, budget-minded dynamo, task juggler, coach, film lover AND understand the unique needs of a tiny non-profit arts organization, we want to hear from you.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) is seeking an experienced individual to join our team as the Operations Manager. In this role you will be responsible for strategic administrative and operational actions to ensure a successful Ann Arbor Film Festival each year.

As an employee of our small nonprofit arts organization, you will have the opportunity to wear many hats while being encouraged and supported to take initiative and try new things. You will work closely with the team to ensure day to day operations are seamless all while planning a week long event which relies on donations, sponsorships, memberships, grants, submission fees, ticket sales and countless volunteers to ensure a successful event that celebrates experimental film as an art form.


Position: Operations Manager

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Application deadline: Position open until filled

Full time salaried employee


The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail, and is a resourceful self-starter.

  • Must be good at multitasking and able to juggle multiple priorities.

  • The position has a customer service orientation which requires a cheerful demeanor and an ability to be graceful under pressure.

  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness is a must.

  • Strong financial acumen balanced with deep philanthropic values will be paramount to your success as will a results orientation and strong sense of urgency about solving problems.

  • Dexterity with multiple databases including Neon CRM and FileMaker Pro and online cloud-based platforms as well as a high comfort level learning new tech platforms is a must.

Key Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative​

  • Operational​

  • Festival​ ​Week

  • Data​ ​Management

  • Tour​ ​Management,​ runout ​DVD​ ​and​ ​Licensing Administration

  • Volunteer Management

  • Other​ ​duties​ ​as​ ​assigned​ ​by​ ​Festival Director

Download a .pdf of the complete job description here.

The AAFF is the oldest experimental film festival in North America. Our mission is to support bold, visionary filmmakers, advance the art form of film and new media, and engage communities with remarkable cinematic experiences.

Our six-day festival presents films of all lengths and genres from all over the world including experimental, animation, documentary, narrative, and performance-based works. The 60th AAFF will take place March 22–27, 2022.

Ann Arbor Film Festival provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

To apply, please submit your letter of interest, resume, and references here.

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