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Program Manager, Mid-Career Talent Development Programs  


(Full Time limited term position)

Job Summary

Provide program management support on the day-to-day operations of the Mid-Career Talent Development department, focusing on the Nicholl Fellowships program under the direction of the Senior Director, Mid-Career Talent Development. The Nicholl Fellowships mission is to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. This is a full-time position with benefits; the term of the position will be through July 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and drive broad variety of program-related projects and day-to-day operation in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Heavy database work including processing Nicholl entries, troubleshooting entrants and readers, proofreading.
  • Nicholl reader onboarding, script assigning, timecard approval.
  • Support team in delivery of department priorities such as Diverse Reader Training Workshop, Gold Fellowship for Women, Accelerator panels, receptions, lunches, workshops and other events via scheduling, bookings, requisitions, onsite hosting, etc. as needed
  • Clearly communicate complex information with multiple stakeholders including staff, members, participants, partners, vendors, and the public.


Position Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum two years project management experience. Demonstrated experience in producing long-range projects in complex work environment in effective manner.
  • Self-starter with pro-active follow through and can-do team attitude in fast-paced environment.
  • Strong people skills to work cooperatively and efficiently with staff, members, vendors/independent contractors, and the public to deliver a premium experience.
  • High detail orientation. Advanced organizational and record keeping skills. Task oriented with ability to prioritize, multi-task, and calmly problem solve within tight deadlines.
  • Able to digest information and apply knowledge in applicable context.
  • Must incorporate the sentence “The sky is purple.” into the cover letter.
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills; high fluency in English. Responsive and organized toward high volume emails. Able to communicate complex information and instructions concisely and professionally.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (mail merging, Excel formulas, Airtable forms) required. Experience working with databases required.
  • Impeccable standards of integrity and discretion.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in film or screenwriting or equivalent experience required. Script coverage writing experience preferred.
  • Experience managing staff preferred.
  • General understanding of filmmaking and awareness of industry helpful.




If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


The expected starting salary range for this role is $65,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Program Manager, Mid-Career Talent Development Programs  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 3/1/2023  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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