Festival Jobs

Want to work for the Fest? Here's your chance. We are currently accepting applications for open slots on our team of 40+ dedicated Core Staffers who bring the Fest from crazy idea to tangible reality.

If you're interested in applying, please email your resume and a brief introductory message to jeremy@truefalse.org. Indicate which job you are applying for, the dates you are available to work and reside in Columbia, MO, a short summary of your work experience and qualifications, and why you think YOU would rock the job.

Depending on the number of inquiries, we may not be able to respond to everyone, but we'll do our best. Compensation is dependent on final job description, qualifications, and time commitment. Employment is offered under an independent contractor agreement. The True/False Film Fest is dedicated to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disabled status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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Updated 10/13/14: 


The Sustainability Coordinator is passionate about reusing, reducing, and recycling, has experience coordinating green initiatives, and is excited to be pro-active in making T/F greener! This outgoing, organized human can think on their feet, is able to work independently AND as a team member, doesn't mind getting their hands dirty, and is comfortable collaborating with a wide variety of people.

Job Duties:

Work with Events, Theater Operations, and Production staff and volunteers to decrease the Fest’s environmental impact

Create and implement a marketing campaign to educate the public, especially fest-goers, about this fledgling program and about Fest sustainability

Work with City and MU sustainability staff and offices to evaluate, measure, and increase the Fest’s sustainability

Continue to grow the T/F recycling program, increasing capacity and streamlining the process, as well as creating simple yet informative marketing tools for festgoers, volunteers, and staff

Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for the Sustainability Team

Additional duties as needed

Time commitment:

150-200 hours Nov 1 through March 15



ASSISTANT VENUE CAPTAIN (several positions open)

Do you have theater operations experience, either at True/False or elsewhere? Are you outgoing and friendly? Do you like imparting important information to large masses of people quickly and efficiently? Can you seat a crowd of hundreds lickety split and start the show on time? Can you train staff on the fly, and train them well? If you answered “yes” to most or all of those questions, you might be the perfect Assistant Venue Captain! This position requires the ability to successfully manage a team of volunteers and a willingness to work long hours over a four-day period. A small stipend is provided.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with your Venue Captain to ensure the safe and successful operation of a festival theater venue throughout the festival weekend, from Thursday through Sunday (March 5-8, 2015)

  • Know your venue like the back of your hand: entrances/exits, restrooms, emergency procedures, etc

  • Have your venue's Venue Bible more or less memorized

  • Work with your Venue Captain to train your venue staff

  • Help your Venue Captain oversee and manage stage managers, Queens, and general venue staff, making sure they have all pertinent information and are successfully carrying out their assignments

  • Go-to person for volunteer venue staff once initial crew assignments have been made and VC is not available

  • Attend all pre-festival Venue Captain trainings and the all-volunteer training (exceptions can be made if you don’t live in or near Columbia)

Time commitment:  

Approximately 40 hours over the course of the Fest weekend (may be more or less, depending on the venue), plus two training days prior to the Fest.

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