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:

Nashville Film Festival Operations Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Operations Manager is permanent, year-round position responsible for the management and seamless running of both long-term and day-to-day operations for the Nashville Film Festival (October 3-12, 2019) and the non-profit organization NashFilm. This position reports to the Executive Director. As a key member of the core staff, the Operations Manager will work with other internal departments to further promote the arts and mission of NashFilm in the Nashville community and beyond.


Responsibilities of the Operations Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports overall planning, scheduling and resource management for the organization.
  • Oversees festival venues, ticketing, box office, and theater management for the festival.
  • Coordinates pre-production of special events and on-site management.
  • Organizes logistics and distribution of promotional outreach, including distribution of marketing materials.
  • Hires and trains interns, volunteers and seasonal operation staff including volunteer manager, transportation manager, site manager, etc.
  • Provides year-round office administration support for NashFilm.
  • Maintains internal communication systems and resources.
  • Manages financial operations including banking, vendor payments and budget controls.
  • Responds to general inquiries and requests via phone and email, as well as in person during the Festival.
  • Provides on-site assistance to guests during the Festival.
  • Serves as a point of contact and source of consistent, accurate information to the guest(s) and NashFilm stakeholders.


  • Highly organized and multi-task oriented.
  • Skilled in managing both logistics and people while meeting deadlines and working within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties effectively under pressure.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • 3-4 years of experience in film festivals, special event management, volunteer/staff management, or film production management preferred.
  • Must have a car, driver’s license, and clean driving record.
  • Able to work long hours and weekends leading up to the festival.
  • Passion and enthusiasm for, as well as knowledge of, the film industry.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the Nashville area helpful.

To apply, please send a cover letter with your resume. We appreciate all who apply, but due to time constraints only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


Nashville Film Festival Summer Internships

Interns gain valuable experience in many areas of film festival programming and management. Positions are available in various departments across the team. All allow interns to lead meaningful projects and gain real world experience.  Interns are required to commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours a week. Internships are unpaid and are valid for college credit. If you want to know what makes a film stand out in the crowd, interning at NashFilm is the best way to do it!


Intern in the programming department for your opportunity to see the inner workings of the film festival circuit. Learn how films are submitted, screened and selected. Be in active participant in the official selection process.

  • Help with the organization and selection of films including tracking, screening, identifying, and securing films
  • Assist in the coordination of Screening Committee assignments
  • Assist Programming Team with spreadsheet and data management
  • Watch and review submissions
  • Provide administrative support to the Programming Team


  • Majoring in a field related to Film/TV, Screenwriting, and/or the Entertainment Industry
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Google Drive
  • Highly Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast paced and high pressure environments



  • Graphic design for variety of assets including web, social, event, print, display, merchandise and more.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress


  • Majoring in Graphic Design.
  • Highly Organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work and respond well in fast paced and high pressure environments


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