Work at SIFF
SIFF employees not only champion diverse voices in film, but are experts in fun. Our team consists of passionate film-lovers, esteemed nonprofit leaders, skilled box officers and ushers, innovators in creative marketing, programmers with a collective encyclopedic knowledge of film (and impeccable taste), popcorn aficionados, and more.
Join our team and become a champion of creating experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films all year long.
We are currently hiring for several seasonal positions for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival:
Marketing and Communications:
Festival Box Officer
Festival Box Officers provide every customer with a top-notch experience over the phone, via electronic communication, and in person. Reporting to the Festival Box Office Manager, Officers are responsible for festival ticket and pass sales, will call distribution, voucher redemption, and accurate information of program logistics.
Festival Guest Relations Intern
The Festival Guest Relations Intern will help perform a wide variety of tasks to assist the Guest Relations Department with meeting the travel, accommodation and hospitality needs of our visiting filmmakers, celebrities, media professionals and other guests of the Seattle International Film Festival. This internship provides hands on learning in the hospitality, travel and film festival industries. This position may report to the Guest Relations Coordinator, Travel Coordinator, or Filmmaker Concierge or may float between various staff.
Festival Membership Intern
The Festival Membership Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the development, marketing and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Membership Manager with a range of membership projects, such as processing, communication and relationship management. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the creation of materials for SIFF Membership and for the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.
Festival Photography Intern
The Festival Photography Intern position provides learning and professional development opportunities for someone entering the photography, marketing, and/or film festival industry. This internship works with the Marketing Manager and Festival photographers to take photographs of the people, places, and happenings at various venues and events throughout the Festival for use by the Marketing and Communications team. This internship will provide the opportunity to directly assist in the capturing of images in support of our marketing and public relations strategy to increase attendance and engagement with the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. Internship will provide the opportunity to create a professional portfolio of event photographs.
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the longest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching nearly 140,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 90 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 363 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 10,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.