Artist Development Manager and Festival Programmer

The New Orleans Film Society is seeking to hire the position of Artist Development Manager and Festival Programmer. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the design and execution of two filmmaker lab programs (Emerging Voices and Southern Producers Lab)—including the recruitment and selection of participants and coordination of travel and logistics for labs.
  • Help manage the newly-launched Southern Filmmaker Travel Fund, coordinating details of travel opportunities, applications, and deliverables.
  • Work in a variety of ways to strengthen relationships between NOFS and the Southern filmmaking community, as well as the NOFF alum community, and alums of NOFS filmmaker labs.
  • Oversee panel programming and roundtable programming for the annual New Orleans Film Festival, working to include creatives and industry professionals to create dynamic learning opportunities for participants.
  • Manage corps of volunteer screeners for the New Orleans Film Festival, assist with submissions processing for the Festival Programming Department, and take part as a Programmer for the festival across multiple categories.

Preferred qualifications include experience with film festivals and film production. Candidates must be willing to reside full-time, year-round in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, addressed to Artistic Director Clint Bowie, and resume to

If you are interested in working with the New Orleans Film Society, please send your resume and cover letter to 

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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 15-18 hours each week

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

Please send a resume and cover letter to, include “internship” in the subject line of your email. 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 2020 New Orleans French Film Festival!

About Volunteering 

The French Film Festival relies on the generosity and dedication of volunteers. We seek individuals who share a passion for supporting contemporary and classic Francophone Cinema. We couldn’t do it without you!
Check out the detailed breakdown of the Volunteer Program below and see how you can join this stellar team of volunteers..

The application deadline is February 14, 2020. 

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Contact Us

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Volunteer Levels and Requirements

Festival Volunteers 

  • Volunteer during festival dates February 27 – March 4, 2020.
  • Volunteer shifts last approximately 4 hours.  
  • 1 ticket awarded per shift.

Festival Prep Volunteers

  • Volunteer in weeks before French Film Festival to prepare materials.
  • Volunteer for the street team to promote the festival in February.
  • 1 ticket awarded per shift.
Volunteer Benefits

Film Vouchers

  •  Awarded after each four hour shift.

Festival Merchandise


  • Awarded to anyone who logs 20+ volunteer hours.
  • Membership benefits include advanced tickets for our festivals, free exclusive screenings throughout the year, and discounts on our tickets, passes, events, and merchandise.