Sustainability Coordinator – True/False Film Fest

17 September 2019 by

Sustainability Coordinator – True/False Film Fest

Contract, Part time, Temporary
Posted 1 year ago

Overview: The Sustainability Coordinator is passionate about reducing, reusing, and recycling, has experience coordinating green initiatives, and is excited to expand our current diversion efforts toward becoming zero-waste! The position will identify, advocate for, and incorporate sustainable practices throughout the Fest. This outgoing, organized human can think on their feet, is able to work independently AND as a team member, doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty, and is comfortable collaborating with a wide variety of people.

Duties Include:

  • Work with Events, Theater Operations, and Production staff and volunteers to decrease the Fest’s environmental impact
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to create and implement a marketing campaign to educate the public, especially festgoers, about this program and about Fest sustainability
  • Coordinate with local restaurants and the City to track and divert food waste
  • Measure and evaluate waste composition to determine diversion rate and track progress toward zero-waste
  • Continue to grow the T/F recycling program, increasing capacity and streamlining the process, as well as creating simple yet informative marketing tools for festgoers, volunteers, and staff
  • Recruit, train, and manage 25-30 volunteers for the Sustainability Team
  • Manage and oversee a Sustainability Intern
  • Additional duties as needed

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has experience coordinating green initiatives
  • Has experience managing a team
  • Must be willing and able to lift 50lbs, drive a box truck, and work on their feet for long hours
  • Has excellent problem solving skills

Commitment & Compensation: This role is a part-time position with a non-profit in Columbia, Missouri. We offer a results-oriented work environment, flexibility in setting your schedule, and a collaborative culture. The stipend will be commensurate with experience, in the range of $1,200-1,500 for the festival season. The Fest Sustainability Coordinator will work approximately 150-200 hours between November 1 and March 15, including full event and on-call hours during the week of the Fest, March 5 – 8, 2020.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter telling us why you should be our Sustainability Coordinator, a resume with references, and any supplemental details of related experience. Send materials to Arin Liberman, Chief People Officer, at: Applications will be accepted through the end of September, but reviewed on a rolling basis and a hiring decision may be made before that date.

About the festival

True/False exists in a permeable, in-between land – bounded by fiction and nonfiction, but also bridging cultures and disciplines. Within that space, we encourage an atmosphere of innovation and excitement, free of the heat and stress of the market. Here’s where a revolutionary new alloy can be forged, the future of an urgent art. Far from the mountains, oceans, media machines or other perks that usually mark a festival destination, Columbia is a friendly college town of over 100,000 people. The festival was started locally, and it is now a grassroots phenomenon, and “filmmaker utopia”, selling 45,000 tickets and supported by 1,000 volunteers. More than anything, we take pride in creating a joyful, festival atmosphere that simultaneously takes the movies very seriously.

True/False is a project of the Ragtag Film Society, a nonprofit organization with a 20-year history of showcasing transformative cinema and art in Columbia, Missouri through its two projects–True/False Film Fest and Ragtag Cinema. Ragtag Film Society was recently named the 2018 Arts Organization of the Year by the Missouri Arts Council and the 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

We seek out the most creative, energetic people and give them the tools to transform the downtown core of Columbia, both indoors and out. When the festival remakes ordinary spaces into magical, temporary spots, it inspires attendees and townies. T/F showcases downtown Columbia and its potential. In addition to the opportunity to be an influential part of one of the most exciting cultural events in the Midwest, festival positions offer a high degree of autonomy and flexibility in scheduling. You’ll be working with some of the most talented, creative individuals in mid-Missouri, the RFS Core Staff; a crack squad of folks who work year-round to pull off one of the most vibrant cultural events in the Midwest, and to run a homegrown venue showcasing the best in U.S. independent and international filmmaking. We offer a laid-back but professional culture, where all ideas are welcome, and creativity and entrepreneurship are valued and

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Job CategoryFestivals
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Instructions for how to applySend materials to Arin Liberman, Chief People Officer, at: 
Closing date for applications30th September 2019

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