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Development Coordinator

New Orleans Film Society is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic development coordinator to support the development department’s fundraising efforts. This role will be mostly involved with administrative and donor event production tasks. Therefore, the ideal candidate should show great organizational skills and previous project/event management work.

The hours for this position will fluctuate throughout the year based on the events/donor campaign calendar, but it will average 20 hours/week year-round. This position will require working evenings/weekends around the live events, and the increased hours (up to 40h/week) will fall mostly ahead of those events/campaigns.

Apply here today!

Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Paid Internships

Length: Flexible
Hours: Weekly commitment of 5 hours each week, 4 months
Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Compensation: $7.25/h

NOFS Departments: Development, Communications + Marketing, Operations, Programming

Please email internship applications at including 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


About Volunteering 

We appreciate your interest in volunteering for the 2024 New Orleans French Film Festival (in-person February 22-26)! This festival would not happen without the dedication and hard work of each and every volunteer.

Check out the Volunteer Program breakdown here and see how you can join this stellar team of volunteers. To sign up, fill out our Interest Form and we’ll get in touch with you!



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










Accessible Volunteering

The French Film Festival is dedicated to equitable access to our programming, including volunteer opportunities. FFF Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks with a range of expectations. You can email specific questions to or request accommodation when attending a specific Festival event by completing this form.


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



Lead Volunteers

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

  • Must have previous experience with the New Orleans Film Festival
  • Help keep things running smoothly on festival sites by supervising fellow volunteers


Production Volunteers

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

  • Prepare and (un)load equipment, set up/break down of furniture, materials, truss, lights, red carpets, stanchions, signage, 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

  • Scan patron’s tickets at the entrance to the Theater, monitor and track attendance, line management
  • Check sound levels and visual quality from inside the theater
  • Keep venues clean and looking great
  • Other venue operations duties as needed


Event Volunteers

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

  • Assist the setup and break down of materials at NOFF parties & events
  • Check passes and guest lists as patrons enter
  • Keep spaces clean and looking great
  • Other duties as needed


Virtual or In-person Movie 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 or more volunteer hours. 

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


Fill out the 2024 FFF Volunteer Interest Form Now!



NOFF 2024 Volunteer Screener

The 2024 New Orleans Film Festival is seeking volunteer film screeners to offer their perspectives and insight regarding submitted films under consideration for the festival.

The New Orleans Film Society uses the following criteria to select its volunteer screeners:

  • A willingness to commit a minimum of 3 hours weekly from mid-February to late June watching films and if working in the shorts category, in conversation about those films with a screener group.
  • A willingness and ability to describe and support your assessment of a given submission.
  • Strict adherence to the confidentiality guidelines established by the NOFS.
  • The ability to watch each film assigned in its entirety, without skimming.
  • A commitment to watch and rate the films in a timely manner.
  • An open-minded, generally positive approach to film and respect for the commitment, work, and vision of every filmmaker.
  • An eagerness to diversify the stories we share at NOFF, incorporating more work by new filmmakers, women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
  • No involvement in any capacity with any of the submitted films in your category, including financial or production involvement in the film, or close relationship to filmmakers or producing team.
  • Ability to analyze films with a critical eye and offer insight into how well a film might play with New Orleans audiences.

Meeting expectations for any given screener category warrants an All Access pass to the 2024 New Orleans Film Festival, taking place both virtually and in-person. ALL APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED SHOULD SUBMIT THIS FORM BY END OF DAY January 24th, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting a screener application does not guarantee that you will be selected as a screener. There is a greater interest in screening than there are slots available, and we are unfortunately not able to accommodate all requests for participation.

FOR SCREENERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2022 or 2023, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE A NEW APPLICATION. You should have already been contacted; if not, please reach out directly to Programming Coordinator Tishon at