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Film Programmer  


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and movie-making.

Reporting to the Head of Film Programs, the Film Programmer will be an essential participant in the planning and preparation of film programs for the museum’s two cinemas. You will help implement vast range of film programs including : retrospectives, thematic series, preview screenings, guest-curated programs and large-scale events. To be successful you will be energetic, responsible, experienced and highly- skilled candidate. Strong knowledge of film history and non-theatrical programming is preferred.

You Will:

  • Be a creative partner in the curation of the Museum's film programs.
  • Develop a range of film programs such as retrospectives, thematic series, preview screenings, guest-curated programs, large-scale events and more.
  • In consultation with Head of Film Programs, initiate and pursue a range of original and diverse programming ideas.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Film Programs to prepare calendar text for print and web listings.
  • Introduce films and participate in post-screening discussions as assigned.
  • Manage one or more support staff.
  • Assist with administrative processes related to the production and budgeting of all film programs.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in non-profit film programming.
  • MA in film studies preferred.
  • Experience conceptualizing, researching, planning, and producing film programs.
  • Experience with outreach to filmmakers and film industry professionals.
  • Familiarity with a range of film and video/digital formats.
  • Deep and diverse knowledge of film history.
  • Curiosity about diverse cinematic perspectives and practices across history.
  • Collaborative sensibility with the ability to manage independent projects.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Fluency in a second language preferred.

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Education Master's Degree preferred  
Position Film Programmer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 3/3/2020  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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