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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

JOB: Manager, Utah Community and Student Programs @ Sundance Institute


Sundance Institute is dedicated to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disabled status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

Title: Manager, Utah Community and Student Programs

Office Location: Park City, UT

Position Reports to: Director, Utah Community Development

Department: PC Administration

Dates worked (if less than 12 months):

Considerations: This position may be required to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends. This position will be lodged in Park City for the annual Sundance Film Festival.

Position Summary: This position manages the following programs:

Year-round Utah based public programs (including Sundance Institute Presents summer series, community screenings and other collaborations), and Festival community programs - reporting to the Director of Utah Community Development.

College outreach activities/Students at the Festival, High School Screenings and Filmmakers in the Classroom - with oversight from the Associate Director of Film Forward and Educational Initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

 Assist in the planning and strategy for all programs. Conduct research as required to support the ongoing development of programs.
 Manage associated budgets.
 Coordinate and participate in film and program selection.
 Maintain community and student pages on the Sundance Institute website.
 Gather data and metrics for grant evaluations and public programming reports.
 Manage on-site operations, including filmmaker involvement, volunteers, theatre operations, print logistics, venue logistics, signage, etc. Serve as presenter as necessary.
 Serve as logistical point of contact with vendors, supporters, and partners/collaborators.
 Serve as Community and Student programs representative on Festival Operations Team.
 Manage marketing and communications process including compiling copy and content for webpage, local newsletter, social media, eblast, and press releases, etc.


 Serve as lead for the Community Team in implementing the various events and activities. Team includes marketing, media, sponsorship, production, theater, and fundraising staff.
 Assist with legislative educational events, post-Festival and during the summer.
 Attend monthly Summit County Park City Arts Council community meetings.
 Manage community ticket give-aways and represent Community team at identified outreach screenings.
 Coordinate communications and outreach to students in Utah and around the country.
 Oversee communications and ticketing for students both pre-fest and on-site.
 Plan and manage on-site Festival events for students such as Orientation, Student Roundtable, Programmer presentations, etc.
 Hire and supervise support staff for Festival student programs.
 Manage Filmmakers in the Classroom Program at Park City High School.
Other duties as assigned.
Ranking of Responsibilities:
1. Community Programs: 55%
2. Student Programs: 45%
Position Requirements:
Employee has legal authorization to work in the United States.


 Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
 Minimum of three years directly related work experience.
 Project and event management experience required.
 Prior experience working with students preferred.
 Experience in planning and/or implementing community arts programs preferred.


 Knowledge of Utah arts and culture community preferred.
 Community outreach experience preferred.
 Strong writing skills required.
 Excellent interpersonal and communications skills required.
 Valid driver’s license and successful completion of DMV background check required.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants may apply by completing an online application at,

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