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Working at Cucalorus

Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by the underground filmmaking collective Twinkle Doon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at Water Street restaurant by the Cape Fear River. Today, Cucalorus is a multi-disciplinary organization supporting emerging and innovative artists through an annual film festival, two regional festivals, a residency program, a community cinema, an outdoor film series, and youth education programs. Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover, and create. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to support independent filmmakers, performance artists, and community organizers who use storytelling to transform our world. Cucalorus is a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment with some late nights, a few dogs, and lots of popcorn. 

Job Openings

To apply for a position at Cucalorus please send your cover letter, resume, and a haiku about your favorite film to rachel@cucalorus.org. We’ll be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. 

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Managing Director to plan and execute the annual development campaigns including sponsorship, crowdfunding, and box office. The Development Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and organizing the customer database. The database is used for all revenue-generating activities including sponsorships, crowdfunding, donations, box office, grants, earned revenue contracts, and other instances as needed. 

The Development Coordinator manages all sponsor deliverables including logo placement, ads in the program guide, and sponsor passes to the festival. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Communications Coordinator to deliver Crowdfunding rewards to donors. The Development Coordinator communicates with all sponsors for timely delivery of ads and logos. The Development Coordinator provides clear and consistent information to all sponsors, donors, and patrons regarding attending festival events and getting the most out of their investment.

This is a part-time position from August 1-November 30 2021, approx. 20 hours per week and $20-$25 per hour. 

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator helps to ensure the smooth functioning of Cucalorus Film Foundation Offices and supports the work of the Cucalorus staff. Candidates should have some experience working in the nonprofit sector and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Duties will include, but are not limited to, greeting visitors and guests, answering phones, ordering office supplies, maintaining a tidy office space, coordinating event details, tracking correspondence and deadlines, scheduling appointments, filing, handling outgoing mail, and assisting with the organization’s development activities.

This is a part-time position from August 1-November 30, 2021, approx. 20 hours per week and $15-$20 per hour.

Artist Services Coordinator
The Artist Services Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director and Programming Coordinator to provide excellent travel, housing, transportation and festival experiences for artists screening at Cucalorus Film Festival, Surfalorus Film Festival, Lumbee Film Festival, and other foundation events. The Artist Services Coordinator works with the Programming Coordinator to identify artists attending the festival and to ensure that the needs of those artists are met. 
The Artist Services Coordinator is responsible for travel arrangements for visiting filmmakers, performers, special guests, and sponsors. The Artist Services Coordinator serves as the primary contact for visiting filmmakers, artists, speakers, and special guests. The Artist Services Coordinator establishes and maintains relationships with hotels and other key travel partners. The Artist Services Coordinator researches, solicits, secures, and reviews all travel sponsors for the festival. The Artist Services Coordinator books flights and hotels for visiting filmmakers when necessary. Using the Filemaker Pro database, the Artist Services Coordinator tracks all travel details carefully. The Artist Services Coordinator manages the housing needs of the festival. The Artist Services Coordinator communicates frequently with visiting filmmakers (as many as 300 individuals) about travel needs. The Artist Services Coordinator provides the Executive Director and Programming Coordinator with frequent updates about travel details for visiting filmmakers. The Artist Services Coordinator works with the Executive Director and the Programming Coordinator to schedule screenings to accommodate visiting filmmakers’ travel schedules. The Artist Services Coordinator works with the Transportation Coordinator to ensure that all guests are picked up from the airport. The Artist Services Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Managing Director to establish priorities to guide travel expenditures. 

The Artist Services Coordinator is an independent contractor providing services to Cucalorus from August 1-November 30, 2021. The contract will require an average of 40-60 hours/month and has a pay range of $20-$25 per hour.