Technical Director

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) in Narrowsburg, NY is seeking a Technical Director to oversee all technical aspects of the Big Eddy Film Festival (BEFF) leading up to and during the 11th annual event which will take place September 16-18, 2022.

The Technical Director will work with the festival’s team to determine and implement technical needs for the festival film screenings, Q&As, panel discussions, and other special events.

DVAA launched the BEFF in 2012 as a platform to showcase the art of cinematic storytelling and celebration of independent filmmaking voices from around the world and in our own backyard. The festival’s flagship venue is the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg, NY. Other nontraditional pop-ups also serve as screening venues, including outdoor spaces & eateries. Over the course of 3 days, the BEFF screens short films, documentaries, and feature films, as well as youth-made and classic films. BEFF also hosts filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, and other special events. The esteemed travel guide, Lonely Planet recently listed the BEFF as a key reason to visit the Catskills in the fall.

 

As Technical Director you will be a core member of the team that produces the BEFF, overseeing the festival’s technical execution and playing a central role in the festival’s success.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for independent cinema, possess excellent technical and communication skills, and a desire to participate in all aspects of this annual event.

The Technical Director reports to the Big Eddy Film Festival Director.

Specific duties include

PRE-FESTIVAL:

FESTIVAL WEEKEND:

POST-FESTIVAL

Qualifications

You are right for the job if you possess strong skills in the following areas:

Familiarity with the following areas will be an even bigger plus:

Period of Employment & Schedule

The period of employment is from August 22 to September 23, 2022.

This position is budgeted as 16 hours per week prior to the festival, with 16-hour days on festival days (Friday. September 16, Saturday, September 17, and Sunday. September 18). In addition, one workday is budgeted to participate in post-festival debrief and wrap-up.

The position is performed on-site at DVAA’s 37 Main Street location where safety guidelines pertaining to COVID-19 are followed. DVAA maintains a virtual work environment to accommodate for interruption of the in-person workplace. 

About DVAA

Founded in 1976, DVAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. Located in Narrowsburg, NY, DVAA supports artists and arts organizations in the Upper Delaware Valley and throughout Sullivan County, NY. DVAA presents engaging programs in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts.

Through year-round exhibitions and performances in the Tusten Theatre and Krause Hall as well as popular annual community arts events including the Big Eddy Film Festival and Riverfest, DVAA provides access and exposure to the arts amidst engaged and passionate audiences.

As the Arts Council of Sullivan County, DVAA is committed to advocating on behalf of and strengthening the County’s cultural community.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter and resume (electronic submissions only) with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments and expertise.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue until a successful candidate is identified and selected. DVAA seeks to fill this position as soon as possible.

All applications and inquiries should be directed to jobs@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org

DEADLINE

All applications must be received no later than June 10, 2022. Notifications will be sent by June 30, 2022.

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and does not permit discrimination against, or provide special treatment for, on the grounds of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, physical disability, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by law.

Organization:

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Location:

Narrowsburg, NY

Job Type:

Temporary Part-time

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Compensation:

$25 per hour

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