Ghetto Film School provides an opportunity for employees to develop their passion for storytelling while contributing their skills and talents to fulfill our mission to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. We embrace creativity and collaboration.
GFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates who are committed to our mission to apply. Our staff’s wide range of experiences strengthens our capacity as the most elite and inclusive film academy in the world.
A competitive salary
403(b) retirement plan with Employer Matching
100% employer paid health insurance package
Our current job openings are located below.
Ghetto Film School is seeking a Development Manager to oversee the functioning of the Development
Department’s operations and systems, in addition to supporting marketing and communications efforts.
This position will be based in the Bronx, NY. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the
Development Manager is responsible for the following primary roles:
● Manage and oversee GFS’s donor database – including all gift entry, reports, record updating,
reconciling gifts with the finance department, pulling mailing lists, working to continually
improve the system;
● Manage and oversee the Development Department’s acknowledgement process, solicitation
and cultivation activity tracking;
● Plan and produce special events and a Benefit in LA, in partnership with the CDO and Events
Consultant. Work with RSVPs, list building, registrations and ticketing;
● Write copy for and edit written materials for style, grammar, and tone;
● Manage email communications via Mail Chimp and targeted email campaigns;
● Produce and maintain online content for www.ghettofilm.org;
● Conduct prospect/donor research;
● Create a content calendar to be approved by CDO that maps out social media posts on
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Utilize Hootsuite to program posts;
● Create quarterly analytic reports to share with the CDO and Chief Executive Officer;
● Other duties as assigned.
● Bachelor’s degree, with an interest in development preferred;
● Strongest candidates will have 2+ years of experience working in a development department;
● Impeccable writing skills;
● Adept at working on numerous projects at once;
● Excellent computer skills: experience with Salesforce or a similar donor database; Microsoft
Suite, Excel and Word; basic HTML skills and experience with user-friendly web development
platforms (e.g. Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Wordpress).
● Excellent customer service skills;
● Strong attention to detail-visual and written accuracy and precision required;
● Ability to work well with others remotely;
● Self-starter who manages deadlines and works effectively within a collaborative environment;
● Flexibility, and positive attitude.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to
. GFS is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity
NY PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
GFS seeks a dynamic NY Production Coordinator to support the overall education, development and technical training of all GFS NY Fellows. The Production Coordinator is responsible for handling all equipment and media management duties for the NY office. The Production Coordinator reports directly to the GFS NY Executive Director.
EDUCATION & PRODUCTION
● Lead the production development work for all GFS Fellows courses, including the planning, preparation and teaching of related exercises and classroom activities.
● Assist with filming and editing of assorted projects as needed, managing digital delivery and archive.
● Create relevant camera and lighting lessons, including but not limited to 3 point lighting and advanced
lighting techniques for beginner and advanced courses in the 30 month program.
● Provide critique notes on works in progress and quality control over all GFS projects across the board
● Work closely with the Program Coordinator to maintain all active projects, footage elements and
masters for GFS NY student work.
● Manage digital deliveries as needed and manage final product delivery.
● Execute photographic coverage of all GFS events
● On set instruction in all Fellows projects
EQUIPMENT & MEDIA MANAGEMENT
● Maintain all GFS NY equipment, overseeing schedule and fulfillment of student rentals, new purchases, repairs and storage.
● Develop relationships with local equipment supply vendors to coordinate rentals for upper level
● Assist with the accounting and filing processes for said production expenses.
● Bachelor’s degree required
● At least 2-3 years of demonstrated, successful filmmaking work and/or experience in an arts-based non-profit
or creative industry
● Ability to effectively communicate GFS mission, vision and purpose to participant Fellows and outside interests as necessary
● Proven leadership skills and demonstrated innovation in executing work assignments
● Must have experience with production, post production software and cloud-based distribution systems
● Must be able to shoot and edit a wide variety of visual content
● Must be proficient in Adobe Premiere and basic knowledge of AVID is a strongly preferred
● Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work in a fast paced environment
Specifications Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including 100% employer paid health package and 403(b) retirement plan with Employer Matching. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please email cover letter, resume and references to . GFS is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
GFS seeks a dynamic Teaching Artist to support the GFS LA Fellows Program’s GFS 101 summer course. The Teaching Artist reports to the GFS LA Executive Director.
• Provide technical, production and post-production support for GFS LA Fellows’ GFS 101 summer course
• Lead the curriculum design, technical and production training for the GFS 101 summer course of the GFS LA Fellows, including the planning, preparation and teaching of related exercises and classroom activities.
• Create relevant screenwriting lessons including but not limited to script structure, treatments, outlining and revision.
• Provide critique notes on student scripts.
• Guide Fellows in the technical aspects of their final projects, including storyboards, shot lists, and related materials.
• Assist GFS LA staff and Fellows in pre-production activities – help improve individual student planning and preparation to technically execute the story they have written.
• Assist with production shoots, as may be necessary (all GFS LA staff help with supervision on student productions).
• Oversee all post-production work, including supervising editing on relevant software.
• Support regular trips with students to film screenings, lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, conferences, college tours, and other events showcasing student work.
• Assist with the critical studies component of the program, leading post-screening discussions with students on story, plot and character. Prepare guiding questions and lesson plans for such sessions.
• Assist in the securing of relevant guest speakers for the class. Including but not limited to: writers, producers, studios executives etc.
• MFA candidate or recent graduate preferred, able to commit to the Fellows Program’s schedule.
• At least 3-5 years experience working in the production of films in a leadership/above-the-line role.
• Proficiency in digital camera (DSLR) technology, lighting, and production equipment.
• Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Avid, Final Draft, and Adobe Photoshop as well as general computer applications.
• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be an excellent writer.
• Ability to effectively communicate GFS’ mission, vision and purpose to participant Fellows and outside interests as necessary.
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, supporting the Program Director and Program Coordinator in all in-class and out-of-class assignments and activities.
• Proven leadership skills and demonstrated innovation in executing team assignments.
Specifications Compensation for this project employee position is $35/hour, plus overtime if applicable. This position runs from May 1st – September 25, 2020. Classes take place M-Th, 10am - 5pm, from June 17th to August 16th .
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. E-mail cover letter, resume and references to:
Ghetto Film School Attn: Montea Robinson, GFS LA Execitive Director E-mail:
GFS is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.