Opportunities at JBFC

Posted July 1, 2014

Teaching Assistants, Fall 2014

Teaching Assistants

The Jacob Burns Film Center seeks Teaching Assistants to be part of the team of educators at its Media Arts Lab. Teaching Assistants will work closely with instructors and participants for the duration of a course. Students enrolled in classes are all ages- four years old and up. All positions are part-time and are available for a variety of hours, including daytime, after school, evenings, weekends and vacation weeks. The fall semester runs from September 8 – December 18, 2014. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing technical assistance
  • Coordinating class equipment, space, and material needs
  • Working hands-on with students
  • Setting-up and cleaning-up classroom studios
  • Administering attendance

Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in media production and/or film studies
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a creative team
  • Interest in film and /or arts education
  • Ability to multitask

Salaries are hourly and begin at $8.50/hour.

Please fill out an application* electronically and send it with resume and cover letter via email only to with “Teaching Assistant Fall 14” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are due by Friday, July 25. Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation will be by Thursday, August 21.

Every Teaching Assistant is required to participate in a professional development and training session at the Media Arts Lab on Thursday, September 4, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Staff will be compensated for this time.

High School Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to participate in our Counselor in Training (CIT) program offered during the summer.

*Important Note: If you are a Mac user, please be sure to first download the free Adobe Reader software. Once this is downloaded open the application with Adobe Reader, fill it out, and save as a PDF. Otherwise your form will be unreadable by the Media Arts Lab staff.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

Posted June 23, 2014

P/T Associate Programmer for the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2015

We seek a part time Associate Programmer to work under the supervision of our WJFF Programmer in support of the series. The Associate Programmer will work on-site in Pleasantville, NY Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 1/2 day remotely during the preparation period for the festival: September through April 2015. During the three week festival, the Associate Programmer will work an afternoon to evening schedule on Monday - Thursday to accommodate attendance and assistance at film events and receptions. 

The successful candidate should have:

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of Jewish history and the social and political landscape of Israel
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience with Excel, Google Docs and Photoshop
  • Experience with digital media asset management
  • Excellent communication and social skills in order to participate in ongoing engagement with sponsors, filmmakers and the festival audience
  • A familiarity with general video post-production
  • Programming experience in a Jewish film festival and/or an academic focus on Israeli and thematically related film is preferred
  • An understanding of spoken and written Hebrew would be a great asset, but is not required   

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Screening and evaluating 100 + documentary and narrative film submissions
  • Providing concise and specific written and/or oral summaries and critiques of these films
  • Database Management for all shared programming files and documents (excel and Google Docs); regular updating for weekly meetings
  • Management and organization of film screeners for programming committee and sponsor review including production and dispatch of screener copies
  • Data input for all of the titles for consideration in each festival, final Film Booking information transfer and follow-up throughout the festival
  • Editing and copywriting all printed materials for March - April Calendar and Program Guide production 
  • Research, acquisition and management of film photo files for calendar and web use 


Dates: September 2, 2014 – May 8, 2015

Salary: $500/week for 36 weeks

Please send resume, cover letter, and references via email only to with “PT Seasonal Associate Programmer WJFF 2015” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.

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The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.