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Volunteer Theater Managers for the 2022 Austin Film Festival

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ORGANIZATION: Austin Film Festival

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POSITION: Theater Manager

DEPARTMENT: Film Department

HIRE DATES: Now - October 26th

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Theater Operations Manager

WORKS WITH: Film Department Staff

COMPENSATION: A Weekend Badge for new Theater Managers (with the ability to work hours prior to the Festival for a higher level badge); A Producer’s Badge for returning Theater Managers.



The Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers, and all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story.

While working for this critically recognized organization, applicants are expected to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work well under pressure are a must.

The Theater Manager is responsible for managing a team of AFF volunteers, executing all AFF line and Front of House policies in an orderly and timely manner, ensuring crowd control and a smooth screening.


Austin Film Festival is committed to putting on a successful and safe festival. All employees, interns, and volunteers will abide by policies put forth by individual venues as well as AFF’s own policies. These regulations are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation develops.


  • Manage a team of theater volunteers, delegating tasks to them and ensuring they conduct their tasks correctly
  • Ensure crowd control
  • Ensure screening remains on schedule by anticipating large crowds, handing out queue cards well in advance, communicating with staff on site, and keeping volunteers on task
  • Understand and adhere to all AFF line policies
  • Act as point person for moderator when they arrive, giving them all necessary script materials.
  • Guarantee all sponsorship materials are passed out or set up correctly at venue
  • Communicate any problems to Theater Operations Manager, Production Manager, or on site AFF staff
  • Attend 2 Theater Manager trainings with the Theater Operations Manager
  • Transport venue box and all necessary Front of House materials to Theater
  • Maintain and organize the venue box throughout the festival
  • Send advance emails/texts to daily theater team, reminding them of their shift responsibilities, and giving them any necessary updates

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About Austin Film Festival


1801 Salina St, Austin, TX 78702, US

Mission Statement

The Austin Film Festival is dedicated to championing the work of aspiring and established filmmakers, defined as screenwriters, directors, editors, producers, actors and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story. The AFF furthers the art, craft and business of filmmaking by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.


Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of filmmaking by inspiring and championing the work of screenwriters, filmmakers and all artists who use the language of film to tell a story.

What AFF is probably best known for around the world is its annual October Austin Film Festival & Conference.

The Film Festival & Conference was the first event of its kind to take the lead in bringing professional and amateur screenwriters (and now filmmakers) together to celebrate the role of the screenplay in filmmaking and discuss the considerable creative possibilities of writing for film and television. Equally important, the Conference brought producers, agents and screenwriters together to foster the sale of screenplays and launch long-term successful careers.

Hundreds of writers’ groups, services and festivals have followed the Conference’s model over the past ten years, reinforcing the value of its continuing mission to recognize the art of screenwriting.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture


Thu Oct 27, 2022 - Thu Nov 03, 2022


1801 Salina StAustin, TX 78702



  • Visual Arts


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts will be scheduled in advance for the week of the festival. Prior to the week of the festival, two mandatory trainings and a walk-through of the assigned venue must be attended. The walkthroughs will be scheduled two weeks before.
  • Experience in team leadership Excellent time management Extremely organized Ability to communicate effectively to a team Can accept straightforward direction and instruction Outgoing and can confidently and clearly present information

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