Attention all film folks in Austin and around the world: the Austin Film Society is seeking applicants to fill the Director of Artist Services position. This is one of the core staff roles at AFS, and a wonderfully important part of the process. A big aspect of the Director of Artist Services gig, includes overseeing the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund (TFPF), the annual grant program for state-wide artists. The description of duties also includes:
Manages artist services programs with the assistance of interns and volunteer board and committee members. Reports to Executive Director via weekly meetings. Collaborates with other AFS departments–programming, outreach, development, communications and Austin Studios. Engages with the film and nonprofit arts community on AFS’s behalf. Attends mixers, workshops, and screenings as a representative of AFS.
Administers fiscal sponsorship program. Reviews applications for completeness, appropriateness, and merit and recommends projects to Board for sponsorship. Counsels producers, especially regarding funding. Acts as liaison to grant-making agencies on behalf of sponsored projects. Helps applicants go through grantors’ funding process. Pro-actively reminds projects of deadlines and reporting requirements. Safeguards legal procedures through project oversight.
Interested? Get more information about the application process.