Event Production Assistant
newportFILM, a year-round, nonprofit documentary film series, screens approximately 30 films annually, with its summer outdoors series alone attracting over 20,000 people from June through September. During the summer months, newportFILM produces free, public screening events at iconic outdoor locations in Newport and Aquickneck Island. Featuring filmmaker conversations, live music and community partnerships, newportFILM has become an important cultural anchor in the state of Rhode Island since its founding in 2010.
In the off-season, newportFILM screens impactful documentaries both virtually and in-person at various locations within Newport and Rhode Island. Leveraging strong local partnerships, newportFILM centers documentary film as a means to build and amplify community engagement. With its edu program, newportFILM hosts environmental screening events for middle students and facilitates a youth-powered, community-driven documentary film learning lab at the Florence Gray Center for high school aged students. For emerging filmmakers, newportFILM hosts a nationally recognized, annual cinematography lab to mentor and launch promising talent into the field of nonfiction visual storytelling.
newportFILM inspires, educates, and entertains by presenting current and impactful documentaries that build community and propel change.
This position will report to the Director of Operations and will work with hired technical engineer(s) on event production at all newportFILM events with a focus on setting up, operating and breaking down all technical equipment. The Production Assistant will also assist in equipment maintenance and upkeep after events.
EVENT PRODUCTION & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
Event Technologies & Production
Equipment Management & Maintenance
Competencies & Skills
Requirements, Dates and Hours
Hours are flexible from March to May, the ideal candidate can work evenings and some weekends for events and is available for 1 office work day per week. Thursdays from June to September are required work days. This position requires outdoors day and evening work
Part time exempt, non-remote
Director of Operations & Events
Interested parties may apply here.