The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, making it one of the longest-running film festivals in the country in addition to being one of the most-respected film festivals in the U.S. It is an Academy Award-Qualifying festival in all three shorts categories with a long-standing reputation for championing some of the best films and filmmakers of today and tomorrow.

The NashFilm has fantastic opportunities to further your career, whether it be as a full-time employee, seasonal staffer or intern.  Openings are listed below:

Open Positions:


The Marketing & Development Manager is a key role in the year-round success of the Nashville Film Festival and is responsible for development activity including fundraising, foundation and donor contributions, membership campaigns and events while growing awareness of the organization through a mix of grassroots, traditional and digital marketing strategies and tactics.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Reports to the Executive Director. Supervises all marketing and development vendors, service providers, freelancers, interns and volunteers.


  • Lead external and community development activities such as corporate sponsorship, membership campaigns, marketing, social media and communications efforts.
  • Formulate, plan and implement infrastructure necessary for growth in fundraising and marketing activities, including year-round campaigns, events and the annual film festival.
  • Develop supporting marketing materials and messages, assuring quality and consistency across all platforms (online and offline). Create content that is engaging and timely for our audiences, members and stakeholders.
  • Identify, build, and maintain relationships with community, government, civic and corporate leaders.
  • Identify, prioritize and connect with key corporate sponsors contacts to develop and maintain long-term, win-win relationships.
  • Research, identify, manage and track all grant applications, while improving the overall process.
  • Manage tracking, reporting, ROI analysis and financial records for each fundraising event and campaign. Produce timely donor acknowledgments.
  • Recruit, train and manage event volunteers for fundraising events and campaigns.


  • 4+ years fundraising leadership, sponsorship development, grant writing or other related experience.
  • Experience creating content marketing, email marketing and digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience using all major social media platforms including YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Experience managing databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google G Suite required.
  • Experience working within a content management system for websites (WordPress preferred) and email marketing tools.
  • Ability to work independently and to maintain a positive work atmosphere and professional relationships.
  • Excellent written, public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Natural ability and commitment to operate with high integrity in all situations.
  • Attention to detail; self-starter; superior organizational skills.
  • Effective budget, resource and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends, including extended hours during and leading up to the Festival.


  • 4+ years professional experience in development and marketing with demonstrated ability to grow organizations through combination of marketing, fundraising and membership engagement.
  • Experience in event management, from conceptualization to detailed execution with positive, measurable results.
  • College degree in related field, Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience with a non-profit arts organization preferred.

NashFilm is dedicated to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disabled status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. Consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, NashFilm provides all employees and applicants with equal opportunity in all aspects of the employment relationship.

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