Rooftop FilmsFounded 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 45,000 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, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions: 

• Summer Internships
• Assistant Venue Managers
• Volunteers

Rooftop Films Summer Internships

Rooftop Films is seeking interns for Summer 2016. Rooftop Films is a non-profit film festival that has been screening films outdoors since 1997. All of our screenings feature new, independently-produced films from around the world, and the shows take place on rooftops and in other scenic locations all over New York City. While interning with Rooftop, interns will get first-hand experience with every facet of running a film festival and arts/non-profit management. A great opportunity for film, arts administration and nonprofit management students as well as young filmmakers: learn how a nonprofit film festival works and see hundreds of great movies. Internships are not paid, but can be done for school credit. Find out your school’s internship or field work credit requirements and we will work with you to accommodate them.

Our offices are on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, near the R, F and G trains in Brooklyn, so please apply only if you will be able to handle that commute. We welcome graduate students and applicants finishing their 1st year of college (or age equivalent) or older.

Festival Internship (4 positions available):
Help with all aspects of planning and managing a film festival

Internship Tasks Include

Candidates should have good experience working with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and experience with Filemaker, HTML, design programs or video editing software is a plus.

Festival Internship candidates would be expected to average at least two days a week in the office and one evening show per week, but generally the more time you can commit the better.

Start Date: May/June, 2016

How to Apply

Applications are due no later than May 6, 2016. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to summer (dot) intern (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com. Please include "Festival Internship" in the subject line of your email.


Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email. Not all applicants will receive interviews.

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.

Assistant Venue Managers

Rooftop Films is looking for a for a team of Assistant Venue Managers to take on crucial roles in the execution of the Summer Series. The Rooftop Films Summer Series runs every weekend, May — August, presenting 50 shows at over 19 different outdoor locations in NYC.

Under the supervision of the Event Manager and senior event staff, the Assistant Venue Managers manage all front of house aspects of Rooftop Films events, including: event load-in/load-out, set-up and smooth execution of the box office, line management, implementing of safety procedures, and supporting the Event Manager in general event preparation and execution as needed. Rooftop Films screens in multiple locations that require unique event management systems and procedures. Since there are many venues, each with their own particulars, certain basics change from venue to venue.

We are looking for creative, energetic candidates with strong customer service skills. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must, and previous box office and theater/house management experience is preferred. It is imperative that the person in this position be able to multi-task, manage time and people, be able to work collaboratively with internal staff and external constituencies at all levels, and have strong customer service skills.

Assistant Venue Managers can expect to work approximately 20-30 hours per week over 2 or 3 days, with the possibility of more hours. The season runs between May — August 2016.



How to Apply

We recommend you look over our website to thoroughly learn about our organization. Then send a resume, cover letter, and references to: Kate Gellene, Operations Manager at jobs (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com

Please note the position in the subject line. Applications will be received on a rolling basis throughout the summer.


Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via email. Not all applicants will receive interviews.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.

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 50 shows summer 2016, 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.

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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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