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Program Associate - Big Eddy Film Fest

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is seeking creative and innovative candidates for the temporary part-time position of Program Associate for the Big Eddy Film Festival (BEFF). The 11th annual event will take place in Narrowsburg, NY from September 16-18, 2022.

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 Program Associate you will be a core member of the team that produces the Big Eddy Film Festival, helping to shape and implement the annual festival. You will have the opportunity to work both behind the scenes and as a “front of house” member of the team. You will be empowered to employ a range of tools to ensure the festival reaches and impacts a wide range of audiences.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for independent cinema, possess excellent administrative and communication skills, and a desire to participate in all aspects of a thriving rural film festival.

The Program Associate reports to the Big Eddy Film Festival Director.

Specific Duties include






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 1 – September 30, 2022.

This is a two-day/16 hour per a week position which expands to full time for the week of the festival (September 12).


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 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 administers two re-grant programs funded by New York State and Sullivan County and 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. In addition, please submit a portfolio that demonstrates your relevant skill sets, in pdf format including but not limited to relevant writing samples, graphic design samples, and social media posts.

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

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 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.


Delaware Valley Arts Alliance


Narrowsburg, NY

Job Type:

Temporary Part-time


Bachelor’s Degree


$20 per hour

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