Job description

JOB NO.: 96416-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Library, Museum, Arts, Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96416-AS

Working Title: Wisconsin Film Festival Operations and DotA Event Program Coordinator


FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 03, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $36,790 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Public Relations or a related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

One year experience in project management with proven outcomes is required. Knowledge and experience in managing multiple and competing projects highly desirable. Minimum of one year event planning, with experience planning large scale highly visible events strongly preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Event Program Coordinator serves as the Operations Coordinator for the Wisconsin Film Festival and event planner for all Division of the Arts (DotA) programs. Current programs include Madison Early Music Festival, Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, and Wisconsin Film Festival, the largest campus based film festival in the country. This position works with numerous constituents and serves as a liaison between the Division of the Arts, campus units, and the general public. The individual in this position is expected to utilize a considerable amount of independent judgement and initiative, exercising a high-level of problem solving and analytical ability. Exceptional organizational skills are needed.

Overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the Wisconsin Film Festival; the annual festival screens 150+ films over eight days at several campus and community venues, and overseeing the day-to-day operations leading up to the Madison Early Music Festival; the annual festival takes place over eight days and provides workshops and trainings for 100+ participants from all over the world, as well as a series of concerts and lectures for the general public.

This position will include some evening and weekend work as required by events.

Additional Information:

Excellent writing skills required. Seeking an applicant that is able to write in line with the Divison's "voice".


Sarah Chapeau
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. Please apply with a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience related to the duties of the position and a resume. Please also submit a writing sample. The format for the writing sample should be an article for publication (online or print) promoting an event of the Wisconsin Film Festival (can be a fictitious event). Applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for 3 professional references within the application.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 2 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 16 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 11/17/2018
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