Wild & Scenic Festival Coordinator

Wild & Scenic Film Festival · Nevada City, California
Department Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Employment Type Full Time - Seasonal
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $18/hour

TITLE:               Wild & Scenic Festival Coordinator  

REPORTS TO:  Festival Director and Festival Producer  

JOB STATUS:   Full-time: 32-40 hours/week, non-exempt, temporary staff 

DATES:             October 2022March 3rd, 2023 

LOCATION:      Nevada City, CA 


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a program of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a watershed conservation organization located in Nevada City, CA.  Created in 2003, this 5-day festival draws more than 8,000 attendees and launches an annual On Tour program designed to raise awareness and encourage grassroots environmental action internationally.  This festival is SYRCL’s largest annual fundraising effort and proceeds fund SYRCL’s other programmatic work.   


The Festival Coordinator works on a team in the production of one of the largest festivals of its kind in the US, taking place each February in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA.  Under the supervision of the Festival Director, the Festival Coordinator is responsible for ticketing and serving as filmmaker liaison for SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, taking place Feb. 16-20, 2023. The Festival Coordinator will also support aspects of the virtual festival. 


Ticket Management: 

  • Manage all tickets and pass printing and sales. 
  • Manage ticket database including tracking of sales and comp passes. 
  • Organize box offices for office and HQs and oversee ticketing for the virtual platform.  
  • Manage guest and will call lists. 
  • Train and utilize volunteers as needed. 
  • Generate ticket sales reports and final post-event reporting. 


Filmmaker Liaison:  

  • Notify filmmakers of Official Selection and manage all incoming deliverables. 
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of tech schedule (run of show). 
  • Manage film information across all communications and platforms, including festival program, website, and online festival. 
  • Assist with coordination of Emcees. 
  • Coordinate all logistics for attending filmmakers and special guests, including transportation, lodging, speaking opportunities, ticketing. 
  • Assist in planning Friday night Filmmaker Party, including guest list management, layout, supplies, etc. 
  • During the festival, help manage and oversee the Green Room, be the primary contact for all special guests’ needs, and address any ticketing or attending filmmaker questions. 
  • Additional administrative tasks as assigned. 



  • Experience working in a high energy office setting and a drive to do what it takes to get the job done well; nonprofit work experience a plus.   
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers.   
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, provides follow-through on areas of responsibility, and is detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills.   
  • Computer skills required, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, ticketing software, databases, etc.   
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.   
  • Positive, self-motivated, and quick learning performer highly valued.   
  • This position requires discretion with sensitive information, and a sense of humor is a must.  



This position requires frequent computer use and occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


This full-time, temporary position paying $18 per hour. SYRCL’s full-time, temporary employees are not eligible for health insurance benefits, paid time off, or holiday pay. Sick leave will be accrued at a rate of 1 hour per every 30 hours worked.  


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Preference will be given toapplicationsreceived bySept. 15.Our interview process begins with a phone screen interview; semi-finalists will be invited toa video callpanel interview; and finalists will be invited for an in-person interview. 



This position is open until filled.  Submit your cover letter and resume here: https://syrcl.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=73


SYRCL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. 

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  • Location
    Nevada City, California
  • Department
    Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Employment Type
    Full Time - Seasonal
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation