Seeking a House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator


Northwest Film Forum is hiring for two positions, one paid, and one volunteer:

House Manager

Northwest Film Forum is seeking a House Manager to start early June 2010.

This position is an important one for the organization as this person will often be the first ‘face’ the public sees before shows and events. The person who wins this position will be outgoing, good with numbers, an able manager of volunteers, and willing to collaborate with fellow staff inside an always dynamic  workplace.  He or she oversees the lobby, the box office, concessions and is responsible for upkeep of audience support facilities such as the marquee, cinemas, sidewalk, hallways and the restrooms (which includes janitorial duties).  He or she runs the cash register and takes ultimate responsibility for box office cash handling and ticketing.  He or she oversees, schedules, and trains box office staff, with a focus on customer relations, is the front of house point person for special guests and festivals, and takes a leadership role in developing ticketing, lobby membership sales and concession systems and budgeting.  He or she works with program staff on special event scheduling, management and staffing; with the technical director on theater operations, audience and lobby issues; and with the executive director on front of house goals.  He or she manages and schedules all front of house volunteers.

This is a .65 percent salaried position, and comes with benefits.
Please email letters of interest and resumes to by May 27. No calls of inquiry, please.

Volunteer Coordinator – part time unpaid

Northwest Film Forum seeks an outgoing, responsible and detail-oriented Volunteer Coordinator.  The volunteer coordinator is the liaison between the intern and volunteer corps at the organization and the staff.  The volunteer coordinator works with the administrative and events staff to fill volunteer positions (administrative support, box office and concessionaires, projectionists, internships, film production, special events, work parties and the street team).  Tasks include:

– interviewing and orienting new volunteers and providing them with basic training

– assigning qualified volunteers to the position of greatest use and personal reward

– maintaining ongoing contact with current volunteers and keeping all positions filled

– posting calls for volunteers and interns as needed

– regular email correspondence with volunteers and those interested in volunteering

– keeping volunteer contact information updated in organization’s database

– calling and facilitating quarterly volunteer meetings

This position is 6-10 hours per week and is unpaid.  Some hours can be worked from home but one regular 2-4 hour shift at the Film Forum office is required. Northwest Film Forum requests a commitment to the position of at least one year.

Job perks include unlimited free movie screenings at the Film Forum and $5 for every hour worked toward workshops and equipment rentals.

Applicants should send resume to by June 7, 2010.

Northwest Film Forum is Seattle’s premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers. NWFF brings together a community of individuals dedicated to great film in Seattle and beyond. You can learn more at


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