Job Opportunities at Ragtag

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR - RAGTAG FILM SOCIETY

Overview: Ragtag Film Society is looking for a motivated salesperson with an appreciation for the cultural mission who wants to take on a leadership position within our team. This self-starter will be responsible for building and leading a small but mighty sponsorship team tasked with collaborating across the organization to create partnerships that harmonize with our values and programs, identifying new and exciting ways for sponsors to engage with the Fest and Cinema, and will play an essential role in garnering meaningful, tangible resources to support our nonprofit long-term.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and traits:

  • At least 3-5 years of high-level sales experience;
  • Superb interpersonal skills with high emotional intelligence;
  • Experience managing people, leadership skills, and the ability to work with a variety of team members to build and maintain a positive team dynamic;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail;
  • Ability to thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial culture;
  • National industry and local business knowledge and relationships;
  • Experience working at a nonprofit is preferred but not required;
  • Comfortable with database systems and basic workflow programs including GSuite, Zoom, Slack, and Airtable;
  • Self-driven individual with the desire to be part of an impactful cultural organization.

 

Duties include:

  • As a Director of Ragtag Film Society, help guide and implement the strategic vision of the organization, especially with regard to sponsorship opportunities;
  • Identify, research, and recruit cash and in-kind sponsors for Ragtag Cinema and True/False Film Fest, creating annual and perennial partnerships to meet the organization’s financial goals;
  • Build relationships and maintain excellent communication with sponsors before and after activation;
  • Manage and guide the sponsorship team, including paid staff and volunteers;
  • Manage a departmental budget and strategically contribute to organizational budgeting;
  • Ensure delivery of all contracted benefits across the organization;
  • Lead annual update of sales materials;
  • Alongside Marketing & Communications Director, drive the production of the annual True/False program book;
  • Represent RFS at networking events;
  • Contribute to the overall success of RFS’ events and programs as needed.

 

Commitment & Compensation: This role is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a nonprofit in Columbia, Missouri. The salary will be commensurate with experience, in the range of $45,000-50,000 annually. We offer a results-oriented work environment, schedule flexibility, paid time off, and a collaborative culture. The ideal candidate should reside in, or be willing to relocate to, Columbia, Missouri year-round.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter telling us why you should be the RFS Sponsorship Director, along with your current resume and at least three references. Send all materials to Executive Director, Arin Liberman, at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through early May, but reviewed on a rolling basis, and a hiring decision may be made sooner.

EDUCATION PROGRAMMER - RAGTAG FILM SOCIETY

Overview: Ragtag Film Society is dedicated to promoting media literacy within our community through our educational programs. Working with the Cinema Programmer and RFS Artistic Director, this role delivers our educational programs across both True/False Film Fest and Ragtag Cinema, offering opportunities for audiences of all ages to engage with our work. 

 

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with educational programming and/or film programming;
  • Superb interpersonal skills with high emotional intelligence;
  • Experience working with people of diverse ages, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, cultures, races, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Highly organized, attentive to detail;
  • Self-driven individual with the desire to be part of a cultural organization that has a positive impact on the city of Columbia, the state of Missouri, and the wider world of film, media, and education

 

Duties include:

  • Collaborate with the Cinema Programmer in creating year-round programs that further engage the community and explore, develop, and evaluate educational initiatives and media literacy opportunities;
  • Produce current RFS Education series: Science on Screen; Saturday Morning Science; Black Independents; Extra Credit; Moving Ahead program; T/F Sophomore Screening; Camp True/False; Partners in Education events & field trips, as well as general cinema field trips;
  • Co-program and produce Screentime series;
  • Write copy for some educational programs and build show pages on the website;
  • Support Tech & Ops team on all education events, creating showflows and producing events as required;
  • Coordinate with partners and speakers for educational events and manage smooth delivery of additional content;
  • Work with the Marketing team to ensure all promotional materials are created for educational programs;
  • Facilitate panelist compensation;
  • Maintain Partners in Education programs with CPS;
  • Produce the True/False Sophomore Ed Screening in partnership with CPS;
  • Manage a seasonal team to deliver Camp True/False;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

Commitment & Compensation: This role is a full-time, benefits-eligible position with a nonprofit in Columbia, Missouri. We offer a results-oriented work environment, schedule flexibility, and a collaborative culture. Some evening and weekend work is expected. The starting pay rate for this role is $35,568 per annum. The ideal candidate would be in place in early June.


To Apply: Please submit a writing sample related to films/arts, a cover letter telling us why you should be our Education Programmer, a resume with references, and any supplemental details of related experience. Send materials to Chloé Trayner, at: [email protected]. Applications will be accepted through the end of May.

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