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: 

• Event Manager
• Volunteers

Event Manager

Rooftop Films has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we are looking for an Event Manager to take a crucial role in the production of the Summer Series. The Rooftop Films Summer Series runs every weekend, May – August, presenting 45 shows at over 19 different outdoor locations in NYC.

This is a flexible, creative position, employing a variety of skills. The position is full-time, working one or two days in the office and on-site management of our Summer Series shows on Fridays, Saturdays and some weeknights. The contract period is from March (pre-production) through end of August.

Rooftop screens in multiple locations that require us to load-in and load-out each night. Since there are many venues, each with their own particulars, certain basics change from venue to venue. The position is unique in that it requires the Event Manager to utilize a variety of skills including location management, theater house management, and operations management of venues; all combined with the general needs of a Summer Series into one.

We are looking for someone creative, energetic, forward thinking, and committed with exceptional organizational skills and a dedication to Rooftop Films mission. Strong managerial and leadership skills are a must, as this potion will oversee on-site show staff and volunteers. 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. He or she must possess solid writing and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to think of new ways to impact our events and streamline processes.



Start Date: March, 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: Genevieve DeLaurier, Managing Director at jobs (at) rooftopfilms (dot) com

Please note the position in the subject line. Applications must be received by February 22, 2016.


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 40 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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