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Festival Opportunities


The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world. 

BlackStar is seeking support for its festival operations. These contracted positions are seasonal and will end at the conclusion of the festival. Positions are paid at a flat rate with no benefits. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Preference will be given to applicants that can commit to be available August 4-8, 2021.

How to apply:

Please fill out this application form. Deadline for submissions is Friday May 21, 2021.


  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Onsite Manager
  • Onsite Technical Production Coordinator
  • Party Producer
  • Onsite Producer
Merchandise Coordinator

BlackStar is seeking a Merchandise Coordinator responsible for providing guests with an informed and enthusiastic shopping experience while maintaining a secure and organized area. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Customer communication during the festival
  • Shipping for festival merchandise sales

Skills Required:

  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work with several different stakeholders with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to work as a team member and/or work independently and take initiative as appropriate

Compensation & Schedule:

Contract basis, approx. 5 hours/week from July 6 – August 10, 2021

$1,400 flat rate


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Onsite Manager

BlackStar is seeking an Onsite Manager to provide support for in-person events during this year’s BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitates the opening and closing of programs at in-person events 
  • Manages crowd traffic, ingress/egress at venue

Skills Required:

  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work with several different stakeholders with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a deadline-oriented environment

Compensation & Schedule:

Contract basis, approx. 5 hours/week from July 19 – August 10, 2021

$1,000 flat rate


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Onsite Technical Production Coordinator

BlackStar is seeking a Technical Production Coordinator to coordinate technical elements for in-person screenings during the Film Festival.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitates the timely production of media for screenings while ensuring documentation records and inventory control 
  • Maintains program schedule at venue(s)
  • Troubleshoots and corrects any delayed playback of media during screenings

Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work with several different stakeholders with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to work as a team member and/or work independently and take initiative as appropriate
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a deadline-oriented environment

Compensation & Schedule:

Contract basis, approx. 5 hours/week from June 1 – August 10, 2021

$1,750 flat rate


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Party Producer

BlackStar is seeking a Party Producer to provide planning and execution of parties supporting this year’s festival. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate logistics for Opening Night Party and Closing Night Party (in person preferred)
  • Develop and oversee all arrangements, which may include entertainment, audiovisual, security, decor, and staffing for each event
  • Serve as day of event contact executing event operations and flow of each event from setup through breakdown of event spaces

Skills Required:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work with several different stakeholders with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a deadline-oriented environment

Compensation & Schedule:

Contract basis, approx. 4 hours/week from June 1 – August 10, 2021

$1,800 flat rate


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Onsite Producer

BlackStar is seeking an Onsite Producer to produce five special events during this year’s BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating ticketing, parking, food & beverage, power, transportation, and other needs related to festival special events (drive-in or in-person screenings)  

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in event or festival production, operations, and planning
  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and superior attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as a team member and/or work independently and take initiative as appropriate

Compensation & Schedule:

Contract basis, approx. 5 hours/week. Starts as soon as possible until August 10, 2021.

$3500 flat rate


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