General Management Associate

Film Forum
New York, NY 10014

Job Details


Film Forum, an acclaimed nonprofit cinema located in lower Manhattan, seeks an affable, detail-oriented person to work closely with the general manager in the day-to-day operations of a busy 4-screen theater, and of a 6-story building containing offices and apartments. This full-time position regularly interacts with all of the theater’s staff. The ideal candidate will be able to juggle many tasks while remaining unruffled & personable, and will be interested in furthering their career in theater management or arts administration.


· Ensuring that all films are played at the highest quality by:

o   working closely with projectionists, programmers, theater managers, distributors, filmmakers and post houses to communicate projection needs & issues

o   coordinating upkeep of projection equipment with Film Forum’s service providers

o   staying abreast of latest theater technologies

o   scheduling usage of theater’s four theaters in association with the General Manager, programmers, managers, and publicists

· Researching and ordering:

o   merchandise to sell during the run of premiere and repertory films

o   all manner of furnishings, fixtures and equipment for public spaces, offices, projection booth, and rental apartments

· Supporting general manager in administering the theater’s fiscal sponsorship program

· Working with programmers on technical aspects of special events

· Assisting general manager in overseeing the upkeep and maintenance of all of Film Forum’s facilities (theaters, offices, and rental apartments)

· Assuming responsibility for various administrative duties ranging from financial tracking to organizing office systems 

  • Qualifications and Skills:

    Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in office administration, ideally having dealt with technology in some capacity

  • Quick, adaptable learner with an aptitude for technical matters
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure while being able to problem solve
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills required
  • Must have patience, and a good sense of humor
  • Interest in film or knowledge of projection a plus

Salary: Mid 40s depending on experience. Complete benefits package including fully paid medical insurance.

To apply: Email a cover letter, resume and three references to Chad Bolton, General Manager, at [email protected].



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