From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2006 - 19:10:31 PDT
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ROOFTOP FILMS SEEKS
September 06, 2006
Contact: Mark Elijah Rosenberg
Artistic Director, Rooftop Films
No Calls Please
ROOFTOP FILMS SEEKS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Rooftop Films is now looking for a
Development Director to take a creative role
in ambitiously expanding our budget in the coming
years. PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU
THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED.
Rooftop Films is a non-profit film
festival and production collective based
in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 1997,
Rooftop Films is a grassroots group that has
grown into one of New York's leading film organizations.
Above all, we are a community -- a collective
collaboration between filmmakers and
festivals, between audience members and
artists, between venues and neighborhoods.
Our goal is to create a vibrant independent filmmaking
community that bridges cultural boundaries. At Rooftop
Films, we bring the underground outdoors.
Our work includes:
+ Summer Series (festival of new,
independent films in various outdoor
+ Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund (grants for filmmakers)
+ Rooftop Films Production Collective
(collaborations between filmmakers)
+ Tours / Curating (Rooftop at
universities, museums, etc. in cities
around the world)
+ Equipment Rentals (low-cost production
and exhibition for artists and
+ Classes (low-cost classes in editing,
animation, film sound, screenwriting)
+ Education (collaborations with schools
and youth media organizations to teach
+ Rooftop Films Discussions (seminars
+ The Companion Guide to Rooftop Films magazine
THE POSITION - DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Rooftop Films has grown tremendously over
the last few years, and we are now looking for a Development
Director to take a creative role in ambitiously
expanding our budget in the coming years.
The Development Director will work
closely with the artistic staff and our
dedicated Board of Directors to increase and maintain
the budget, forge connections with individual donors,
sponsors and grants organizations, and help
shape the future of the organization.
This is a flexible, creative position,
employing a variety of skills.
Applicants can come from the non-profit
or for-profit worlds and will have the
opportunity to work in a number of areas,
including grants, donations, sponsors and
business management. Applicants must have the
ability to shape their own job.
Due to budget constraints, the salary is
not large and hence the job can be
part-time. The atmosphere is exciting and
creative, and there is tremendous room
for growth, both for the Development Director
and for the organization as a whole. One of the goals
of the job will be to raise the salary levels for
the entire staff, including the Development
The person in this position must possess
excellent organizational skills, writing
skills, verbal communication skills,
flexibility, and the ability to work collaboratively
with internal staff and external constituencies at
HOW TO APPLY
We recommend you look over our website
www.rooftopfilms.com thoroughly and learn
about our organization. Then send a
resume, references, and a cover letter to:
Mark Rosenberg at (address suppressed)
Applications must be received by Monday,
NO PHONE CALLS OR FOLLOW UP EMAILS PLEASE.
Your cover letter should explain why you
want this job, what you think you bring
to the job, and what your vision for the
job is. Be honest. The pay is relatively
modest for a rather challenging job, but
for qualified candidates we are absolutely willing
to be flexible with scheduling and salary structures.
Receipt of applications will be
acknowledged via email. Interviews will
be conducted in mid-September, and the
position will begin in October. Not all applicants
will receive interviews.
Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity
employer, and strongly encourages women
and people of color to apply.
PMB 401 / 285 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
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