AAAFF 2017 Planning Committee, photo by Colin Harrington

AAAFF 2017 Planning Committee, photo by Colin Harrington

The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is seeking a new OPERATIONS DIRECTOR as we prepare for our 11th annual film festival. Building on AAAFF’s history as the premiere showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema in Austin, we are looking for a dynamic, passionate OPERATIONS DIRECTOR to lead our operations team and work with the FESTIVAL DIRECTOR to plan, implement, and manage the physical production of the AAAF. S/he will report to the FESTIVAL DIRECTOR and be responsible for developing and overseeing the festival operations budget.

This is an excellent opportunity to support diversity in media and in the Austin community and beyond. AAAFF offers an open, collaborative work environment where the board and staff are engaged in meaningful work that directly contributes to our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer.

This is a volunteer position with seasonally flexible hours and a small stipend.

• Plan and oversee the physical production of the 11th annual AAAFF.
• Coordinate equipment rentals, food, and other service vendors for special events during the festival
• Manage online ticketing system, coordinate complimentary access for festival guests.
• Work with treasurer to manage electronic and cash sales
• Manage festival box office, including hiring box office associates as necessary
• Recruit, train, and coordinate festival volunteers
• Capture audience data (clickers, audience ballots, surveys)
• Secure and setup necessary signage (step & repeat, banners, etc.)
• Manage printing needs (flyers, festival program, posters, etc.)
• Foster positive relationship with theater/event venues
• Assist with the planning and execution of year-round events
• Develop and manage operations budget
• Grow and expand the operations team and resources when appropriate

• Experience in event planning and coordination
• Demonstrated organizational leadership and financial management capability
• Strong leadership and collaboration skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers
• Experience with non profit arts organizations and/or the film industry a plus


Please send a cover letter and résumé to


The mission of the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is to tell Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and help Asian American explore opportunities in cinema.