Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films is an innovative, grassroots, non-profit, film festival and production collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Rooftop Films has grown to become one of New York City’s leading film organizations, serving over 35,000 audience members. Our mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, creating innovative events, and teaching filmmaking to young people in addition, Rooftop Films provides professional equipment at low-cost to artists, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations.

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:

Load Out Assistants
Volunteer at Rooftop
Rooftop Films Street Team


Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is seeking energetic and proactive individuals to assist in breaking down our outdoor screenings, specifically our larger setups in Coney Island, Roosevelt Island and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Load out assistants must be 18 years and older. They will work alongside our technicians from 10 PM- 2AM lifting 40-50 lbs of equipment,e.g., speakers, cables, airscreens, etc.

Interested applicants should fill out this application and we will be in touch shortly.


Rooftop Films Rooftop Films Summer Volunteers

As a non-profit arts organization, Rooftop Films depends on volunteers like you for its growth and success. Working with Rooftop is a great opportunity to see fantastic films and live music, find out about the inner workings of film festivals, and meet the Rooftop staff and the filmmakers.

Rooftop will need volunteers for over 40 shows summer 2014, all of which will be outdoors between May and August. Most shows are on Friday or Saturday nights, with some special shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers can help out at as many or as few shows as they are available for.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the online Rooftop Volunteer Application Form. Once you submit your form, we will get back to you with more information and volunteer assignments.

Already registered with us as a volunteer? Click here to log on to your Volunteer Information Center account to register for shifts.

Rooftop Films Street Team Rooftop Films

Join the Rooftop Films Street Team! As a non-profit organization, grassroots promotion is a vital part of our outreach to the community. As part of our mission we are dedicated to bringing people together through our events, and you can help us make it happen! We’re looking for some great volunteers to be ambassadors for Rooftop Films, and help us promote our events throughout the summer! Engage with the community, explore the neighborhoods of NYC, meet like-minded film fans, and get free tickets to the Summer Series, merch & more.

+ Promote Rooftop Films by hanging posters & distributing flyers throughout NYC
+ Join our Social Street Team to support Rooftop Films through social media & online outlets
+ Represent Rooftop Films to the NYC community to help expand our audience
+ Earn two tickets to the Summer Series for every shift you work!
+ Rewards for multiple shifts will include Rooftop Merch & Summer Membership!

To sign up, please fill out our
Street Team Applicaton Form.

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About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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