Job Opportunities at Ragtag


Overview: Ragtag Film Society is seeking a freelance grant writer to assist our arts non-profit secure funding for both Ragtag Cinema and True/False Film Fest.  As a grant writer, you will be responsible for researching and identifying potential grant opportunities, writing compelling grant proposals, and managing the grant application process from start to finish. This role requires excellent writing and research skills and an understanding of the non-profit sector and grant funding processes. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful grant applications and a passion for film. 

This role can be based in Columbia, MO or remotely. Time commitment is 16 hours per week with a fee of $21 an hour. The contract will start with a 4 month period with an opportunity to extend. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research grant funding opportunities and identify new funding sources
  • Write grant applications, collaborating with relevant teams as needed
  • Track and manage grant deadlines and fulfillment
  • Develop grant reports based on RFS materials
  • Input and maintain detailed funder information in RFS database to track progress


The ideal candidate will have the following skills & experience:

  • Experience with successful grant writing;
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A working knowledge of the grantmaking landscape is preferred.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter telling us why you should be our Grant Writer, a resume with three references, and a portfolio of three writing samples. Send materials to Artistic Director, Chloé Trayner: [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through July 18, but interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and a hiring decision may be made sooner.