Current Openings


Marketing and Development Manager 

We are are currently seeking a Marketing and Development Manager who is experienced with non-profit communications and marketing, passionate about the arts, and highly organized. The ideal candidate aspires to grow and evolve with the organization.

Manages public perception of programs and oversees the flow of information to print, web, broadcast and other media. This position coordinates marketing and promotions plans for all artistic programs, including cinemas, education and off-site presentations; oversees the budget for publicity and promotions, and works under the leadership to fashion the company story per strategic plan and overall organizational vision. Duties in development include organizing and managing events and parties, including the annual gala, with the goal of raising money as well as awareness. This position reports to the  Managing Director. 


  • Prepares and schedules regular press and patron communications 
  • Coordinates with press: schedules press screenings, takes general inquiries about the organization, prepares and sends press releases; manages interview and screener requests
  • Coordinates, oversees and edits online and print collateral; works with designers to ensure consistency and quality in visual presentation
  • Maintains printed materials; oversees website maintenance, including oversight of two satellite sites 
  • Maintains a regular presence on social networks/media
  • Produces periodic slideshows: calendar-related for cinemas, but also for events such as the gala. 
  • Manages promotional campaigns for major events, overseeing poster and catalog design, including procuring designers and securing distribution of collateral
  • Maintains sponsorship relationships with media partners (KUOW, KEXP, weekly papers, monthly magazines, blogs)
  • Prepares and places advertisements 

Community Outreach,  Development and Member/Donor Relations

  • Works with Artistic Director to build relationships and partnerships with a variety of community partners, to promote joint events/productions, and support the growth and diversification of our constituency
  • Oversees development and fulfillment of donor/member benefits, and donor acknowledgement
  • Oversees membership drive campaigns; sends out timely membership expiration notices and follow up reminders
  • Works with Managing Director, to organize and manage the annual gala; also coordinates quarterly cultivation events, in connection with visiting artists, fiscally sponsored projects and special programs, by preparing guest lists and mailing invitations, and managing crew and volunteers before, during and after events.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, as well as minimum 2 years work experience
  • Ability to multi-task in open-landscape, high-energy work environment 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, database management
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Basic website management skills
  • Able to work evenings and weekends


  • Strong ties to one or more of the following communities in Seattle: independent film, art, media, music, social justice work
  • Fundraising and events experience 
  • Familiarity with CRM systems
  • Video editing skills a major plus
  • Outgoing; a passion for connecting people and building bridges between communities
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Creative, flexible and resourceful


$33,000 - $38,000 annually - DOE, with paid vacation, sick leave, and medical/dental/vision insurance. In addition, employees enjoy one week paid leave in observance of winter holidays.

Application deadline: July 27, 2015 

Projected start date: August 10, 2015

This position is full time and reports to the Managing Director.

Applications (cover letter, resume) can be sent to [email protected] 




Executive Director
Northwest Film Forum seeks an Executive Director to pilot the thriving, growing nonprofit film arts organization.  The Executive Director oversees all of Northwest Film Forum’s operations, spearheads development and fundraising efforts for the organization, and is the chief advocate of the organization’s mission to its members, its stakeholders, to the community at large, and to the cinema community worldwide.

To Apply:

Download and review the position description, then submit a resume and letter of interest which briefly addresses the following questions (maximum length of two pages)

--Provide an example of a fundraising effort that you led. What energized you about it? What wore you down?

--Provide an example of a team you were on that became a highly effective unit. How did it get there? What did you do to help or hinder its progress?

Please send your materials by post or email to the address below.

Deadline:  September 1, 2015

Mail materials to:    

Executive Search Committee

c/o Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122

Email materials to:   [email protected]

Northwest Film Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.