We're Hiring: Part-time Program Coordinator


We are looking for a Program Coordinator to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. You will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. You will supervise interns and volunteers, working alongside our Program Director.

Job Summary

This is a part-time position with full health insurance benefits, reporting to the Executive Director. Telework and alternative work schedules will be considered, must participate in weekly staff meetings.

Responsibilities include:

•     Maintain accurate internal and public facing calendar of programs, events etc.

•     Manage social media, newsletter, and website updates

•     Assist with grant reporting

•     Coordinates logistics for annual Flaherty Film Seminar and other programs as needed.

•     Draft & Proofread written correspondence and promotional materials, as needed

•     Promote audio and print collections / archives

•     Promote preservation initiative and distribution

•     Acts as a liaison between the Executive Director, staff and external stakeholders, managing the flow of information and requests.

•     Manage the organization's purchasing and contracting activities, ensuring the most economical use of funds for supplies and services.

•     Keep the office organized and sufficiently stocked with office supplies

•     Provide timely and businesslike responses to correspondence, telephone or e-mail inquiries, and other Flaherty functions.

•     Maintain and update permanent records/archive of the Flaherty including IFS history, mailing lists, audio archive, film database, web site, storage units, and other related records/archives.

•     Supervise interns

Position Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.

  • Passion for independent filmmaking and the media arts

  • Administrative or related work experience.

  • Experience maintaining social media accounts and blogs

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to track small details.

  • Project coordination skills, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe, and Google Applications

  • Must attend annual Flaherty Film Seminar

  • Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping, and reporting


Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills: 

  • Bachelor's degree in film studies or related field

  • Experience working directly with foundations and/or arts institutions.

  • Grant writing

  • Interest in archives, film preservation, and distribution

  • Knowledge of project management processes and procedures

How to Apply  

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to: Jon-Sesrie Goff, Executive Director: jon@flahertyseminar.org. In your cover letter please mention your salary requirements and availability for interviews in New York.


About Us

Flaherty is a media arts organization that brings together diverse, curious minds to foster an in-depth discourse on film and the creative process. We build a dynamic film community through provocative interactive programming, passionate dialogue, and industry expertise.

We are dedicated to the proposition that independent media can illuminate the human spirit. Its mission is to foster exploration, dialogue, and introspection about the art and craft of all forms of the moving image. The Flaherty was chartered (as International Film Seminars, Inc.) in the state of Vermont but is based in New York City. It was established in 1960 to present the annual Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, which was started in 1954 by the Robert Flaherty Foundation. The Seminar remains the central and defining activity of The Flaherty.