Available positions are posted here on our website and in our e-newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about new opportunities.

  • Development Coordinator We are seeking a proven & successful development coordinator with the enthusiasm, passion, and skills to work closely with the NOFS Development Director on all aspects of development – fundraising, grant writing, sponsor outreach, donor outreach, special events. This is a full-time, year-round position. See more and apply here.

New Orleans Film Society fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of New Orleans. We actively recruit a wide pool of applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender, or political affiliation.

Read our Equity Statement here.


New Orleans Film Society is always seeking enthusiastic interns! Internships are offered throughout the year in different departments: Programming, Operations, Marketing, and Development. All positions are unpaid, but we offer yearly membership and a festival pass as our form of appreciation.

Length: Flexible

Hours: Weekly commitment of around 5-15 hours each week

Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Please email the department director of the department you are interested in doing an internship with your resume and cover letter and include “Internship” in the subject line of your email. See staff contacts here. Please, no phone calls.

New Orleans Film Society is also a partner with the following universities:

  • Loyola University – Work-Study Program
  • University of Chicago – Metcalf Fellowship
  • Bennington College –  Field Work Term Program

Volunteer for the 32nd Annual New Orleans Film Festival! (November 5-21, 2021)

About Volunteering 

We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival! This festival would not happen without the dedication and hard work of each and every volunteer.

Check out the breakdown of the Volunteer Program below and fill out the application for general interest and see how you can join this stellar team of volunteers. We will reach out based on your response with details and a specific schedule. If you’ve volunteered with the New Orleans Film Festival before, please note that this year our needs have shifted due to the change in festival structure. 

Additional Requirements

In order to maintain a safe environment and provide an in-person festival experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required before your first day of volunteering. Thank you for your understanding.


If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact Leah Espinoza at 


Production Volunteers

Pre-Festival, During-Festival and Post-Festival shifts available

  • ** Must be able to lift 25lbs+ **
  • Preparing and (un)loading equipment, setting up/breaking down furniture, materials, truss, lights, red carpets, stanchions, signage, move heavy stuff, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Floater/Runner Volunteers

Pre-Festival, During-Festival and Post-Festival shifts available

  • To be appointed as needed, may require you to do any of the jobs listed
  • Transport supplies from venue to venue

Venue Volunteers

Pre-Festival, During-Festival and Post-Festival shifts available

  • This position requires excellent customer service skills and knowledge of the festival programs
    • Please make sure you know where restrooms and concessions are located at each venue
  • Scan patron’s tickets at the entrance to the Theater, monitor and track attendance, plus line management
  • Checking sound levels and visual quality from inside the theater
  • Keep venues clean and looking great
  • Spacing chairs for social distancing 
  • Enforce COVID-19 safety protocols and may assist with Health Check Stations
  • Other venue operations duties as needed

Virtual + In-person Cinema Vouchers

o    Choice of (1) Awarded after each shift.

Vintage Festival Merchandise

o    1 Awarded after 12 volunteer hours.

o    Volunteers will be given a selection to choose from. 


o   Moviegoer membership is awarded to anyone who logs 20+ volunteer hours. 

o   Membership benefits include advanced tickets for our festivals, free exclusive screenings throughout the year, and discounts on our tickets, passes, events, and merchandise.