NashFilm Jobs

Nashville Film Festival is currently seeking exceptional and motivated professionals to join their team for the 2023 season. This team will drive operational success, represent the NashFilm brand, and contribute to the overall mission of NashFilm’s nonprofit initiatives.

Nashfilm is looking for organized, self-sufficient, and proactive candidates with strong communication skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work well with other team members, all personalities at various levels.

The 54th Nashville Film Festival will take place Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2023 at several locations throughout Nashville. Positions are available in areas such as box office, theater floor, event production and more.

(Priority consideration will be given to local candidates who currently reside in the Middle Tennessee area).

Please review 2023 job scopes below and apply here:



Box Office Manager 

The Box Office Manager is responsible for managing all public ticket and badge logistics during the Nashville Film Festival. This includes recruiting, training and supervision of Box Office staff, coordinating logistics for crowd control, public information, and other on-site guest experiences. Compensation commensurate with experience.  

Work Period:  Part Time August 16 – Sept. 27 /  Full Time: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2023

Key skills and qualifications: 

● A minimum of two years experience in ticketing and box office operations. 

● A minimum of two years of leadership experience. 

● Exceptional customer service skills and ability to train others. 

● Willingness to be creative and resourceful with limited resources. 

● Ability to be diplomatic and actively listen in order to balance the demands of the festival staff, Festival audience members and the venue staff. 

● Experience with Eventive ticketing system is a plus. 

● Experience with film festivals and/or other public events required. 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

● Learn the Festival’s ticketing system and be able to trouble-shoot problems on behalf of individual pass and ticket buyers. 

● Implement systems that provide a positive guest experience. 

● Train ticketing sales staff to execute phone and walk-up sales. 

● Maintain film updates and cancellations in ticketing system 

Box Office Staff

The Box Office Staff is responsible for all badge sales, ticketing, merchandise management, and on-site customer service. You will be the first point of contact for all film festival patrons and act professionally as a representative of the organization. Compensation commensurate with experience. 

Work Period: September 28 – October 4, 2023

Key skills and qualifications: 

● Cash handling experience strongly preferred 

● Box office or guest service background preferred 

● Computer literacy required 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

● Service customers at Festival Box Office 

● Prepare items for that day’s events including (but not limited to) filing claimed/unclaimed will call and badges 

● Ensure quality customer service for all Nashville Film Festival patrons 

● Attend training to learn Festival ticketing system (Eventive) prior to September start date 

● Responsible for Ticket and Badge Inventory and stocking 

● Work heavily using computer systems, including but not limited to Eventive and MS Excel 

● Perform all other related duties as assigned 

● Report to Box Office Manager on all duties 

Theater Floor Staff 

Theater Floor Staff supports the successful operation of all activity within the Festival theaters. Emphasis will be placed on creating a top-notch guest and patron experience. Ideal candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and have strong communication skills with a commitment to customer service. Candidates must be experienced in working in dynamic, high-energy environments, problem solving, public speaking, and working with a team. English/Spanish bilingualism is a plus. Theater Floor Staff team members report directly to the Theater Floor Supervisor. 

Work Period: Full Time September, 28 – October 4, 2023

Key skills and qualifications: 

● Experience with film festivals and/or other public events required. 

● Experience managing volunteers preferred. 

● Ability to work well with other team members, all personalities at various levels. 

● Works well under pressure. 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

● Serving as the primary point of contact at the Festival venue. 

● Overseeing all Festival logistics and operations at venue, including: working with the Festival and venue Technical Teams to implement tech checks and ensure quality projection, audio, lighting and transitions for intros, Q&As and special stage programs 

● Working with in-house Ticketing Manager and Box Office Staff to ensure that ticketing and theater operations remain seamless. 

● Working with Volunteer Coordinators to ensure sufficient flow of volunteers for theaters to cover all dates and screening times 

● Working with Programming to determine which screenings will have talent in attendance, require introduction and/or Q&A sessions, and special reserved seating 

● Working with Membership Department to ensure member benefits are handled 

● Managing line and crowd control 

● Handling all guest and patron concerns at the theater 

● Ensuring ballots for every eligible screening are accounted for and submitted 

● Completing screening reports and communicating information to appropriate team members 

● Managing load-in and load-out of all equipment and material in theater 

● Other duties, as assigned​ by the Theater Floor Supervisor.    

Technical Production Assistant

The Tech Production Assistant provides production support throughout the outdoor VIP experience, inside the projection booth, and as needed across all aspects of the festival. Ideal candidates will have experience in A/V production at indoor and outdoor events.

Work Period: September 25 – October 4, 2023

Key skills and qualifications: 

● Excellent decision-making and creative problem-solving skills. 

● Professional attitude and demeanor. 

● Ability to anticipate needs and take direction. 

● Ability to think and act quickly under pressure. 

● Able to move and lift heavy equipment. 

● Comfortable with long hours during the festival. 

● A valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

● Support the build out of festival site including box office, VIP tent, Creators Conference theaters, and projection booth 

● Support the load in and load out of all festival venues. 

● Set up / install festival signage at various festival venues. 

● Manages audio/sound set up and breakdowns in all venues and ensures provided set up is working properly 

● Responsible for lighting and gobo setup and breakdown in all venues if necessary 

● Provide production support for events as needed. 

● Work with the Technical Manager on the movement of production equipment, furniture, and product materials throughout the festival. 

● Conduct equipment and supply moves to and from storage units and ensure units are maintained, organized, and clean at all times. 

● Report to Technical Manager on all duties   

Production Assistant

A Production Assistant works under the supervision of the Technical Manager and Events Team. They are responsible for executing a variety of essential festival production projects including assisting with inventory tracking, material disbursement and redeployment, volunteer management, and general venue support. 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Works with the Technical Manager and Events Team to execute load in and load out of festival venues (includes driving)
  • Oversees multiple projects at festival venues, including: the building of filmmaker bags, testing, distributing, and labeling of walkies, set up of step and repeats, and more based on production needs
  • During the festival, executes a daily list of necessary production tasks including managing walkie & key card sign out/sign in and restocking festival venues with the product and promotional materials as needed
  • Assists with set-up and signage placement as required
  • During busy nights, assists with an array of venue support tasks including assisting volunteer support, flow of traffic, box office, etc. 
  • Provides general production support across all festival venues as instructed by the Events Team and additional Senior Staff
  • Assists with material wrap of the festival, including storage, disposal, and return of signage, production materials, sponsor goods, iPads, laptops, and walkies, etc. 
  • Other administrative and production support tasks as assigned.

Key skills and qualifications: 

  • Experience in live event, conference production, film sets or film festivals
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Comfort leading teams of volunteers
  • Grace under pressure
  • People skills
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. 

Special Events Assistant 

The Special Events Assistant is responsible for assisting in the organization and implementation of festival events including opening and closing parties. This position focuses on event planning, vendor management and attendee experience. 

Work Period:  Periodic/Part Time: Sept. 26 – October 4, 2023.

Key skills and qualifications: 

● Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends 

● One to two years event management experience 

● Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record 

● At least 21 years of age at the date of hire 

● ability to work in high stress situations 

Job role, tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for assisting in execution of official festival events including opening and closing parties.
  • Assist in managing guest lists and invitations/RSVPs to all off-site events, preparing and disseminating the schedule of events and managing information through the Festival’s database, as well as other event preparation requirements. 

● Oversee event set-up and strike of all festival special events 

● Communicate with guests and vendors, serve as contact at events 

● Work with product suppliers to schedule and coordinate deliveries, and sponsor arrival 

● Respond to correspondence, emails, phone calls and liaise with staff, festival guests, vendors, and other parties as required. 

● Miscellaneous general administrative duties as required from time to time. 

● Attend limited meetings leading up to the festival to participate in preparation for the event as required.

Event Photographer

Official in-house photographer for the 54th Nashville Film Festival.

Work Period:  Sept. 28 – October 4, 2023.

● Be available for assignments of live event coverage over the date range of Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

● Generate compelling, high-quality photography that captures the essence of the festival and related activities. 

● Create an official “shot list” in coordination with the Programming Director and Festival PR team. 

● Capture and record names, spelling and affiliations of filmmakers and VIPs as needed and in coordination with the PR team and assistance from NashFilm volunteers. 

● Generate approx. 30 curated “select” images each festival day. 

● Provide a full online gallery of raw images each festival day. 

● Capture all key “red carpet” moments with specific shot list given by the PR group, Q&A’s, in person events, performances 

● Photo documenting the festival at each venue (i.e., attendees at showings, showcase of the venues themselves, interactions of filmmakers and audience members, the experience shown through cinematic stills style photography)


Work Period:  Sept. 28 – October 4, 2023.

● Capture and edit short video highlight packages for social media during each festival day. 

● Capture and edit 2 minute post-festival highlight package.

● Provide organized drive of raw footage of festival for archival purposes.

As an equal opportunity employer, NashFilm complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations preventing discrimination against job applicants based on: race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, age, veteran status, martial status, physical challenges, or any other relevant factor. At NashFilm, we have zero tolerance for any type of discrimination or harassment against our employees by their peers, supervisors, customers, or vendors. This assurance is also reflected in our policies regarding: recruiting, advertising, hiring, placement, promotion, training, transfer, payment, benefits, termination and any relevant privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Thank you for your interest in NashFilm.

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