Job Opportunities

Ragtag Film Society is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are actively dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities. RFS will provide accommodations in all aspects of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Ragtag Film Society 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.

ABOUT THE FEST

True/False exists in a permeable, in-between land—bounded by fiction and nonfiction, but also bridging cultures and disciplines. Within that space, we encourage an atmosphere of innovation and excitement, free of the heat and stress of the market. Here’s where a revolutionary new alloy can be forged, the future of an urgent art. Far from the mountains, oceans, media machines or other perks that usually mark a festival destination, Columbia is a friendly college town of over 100,000 people. The festival was started locally, and it is now a grassroots phenomenon, and “filmmaker utopia”, selling 50,000 tickets and supported by 1,000 volunteers. More than anything, we take pride in creating a joyful, festival atmosphere that simultaneously takes the movies very seriously.

True/False is a project of the Ragtag Film Society, a nonprofit organization with a 20-year history of showcasing transformative cinema and art in Columbia, Missouri through its two projects–True/False Film Fest and Ragtag Cinema. Ragtag Film Society was recently named the 2018 Arts Organization of the Year by the Missouri Arts Council and the 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

We seek out the most creative, energetic people and give them the tools to transform the downtown core of Columbia, both indoors and out. When the festival remakes ordinary spaces into magical, temporary spots, it inspires attendees and townies. T/F showcases downtown Columbia and its potential. In addition to the opportunity to be an influential part of one of the most exciting cultural events in the Midwest, festival positions offer a high degree of autonomy and flexibility in scheduling. You’ll be working with some of the most talented, creative individuals in mid-Missouri, the RFS Core; a crack squad of folks who work year-round to pull off one of the most vibrant cultural events in the Midwest, and to run a homegrown venue showcasing the best in U.S. independent and international filmmaking. We offer a laid-back but professional culture, where all ideas are welcome, and creativity and entrepreneurship are valued and rewarded.

CURRENT LISTINGS:

CAMP T/F COORDINATOR - TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST

Overview: True/False Film Fest is seeking an organized, imaginative, detail-oriented person with a passion for the educational spark to work in a seasonal role as coordinator for Camp T/F, our annual day camp for high school students.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities and experience: 

  • Care deeply about the learning experience of high school students and the initiative of bolstering media literacy concepts through Camp;
  • Maintain calm under pressure while responding in a timely manner;
  • Be a creative problem solver and eager learner;
  • Use their imagination to help envision creative workshops and respond to challenges;
  • Have some experience with troubleshooting technology;
  • Be able to work well on a team, including the T/F Education team and volunteers. This includes skill in delegation, organization, and ability to adjust to change.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the RFS Community Partnerships and Education Director in the months leading up to the Fest to help organize all of the details for Camp T/F.  This will include regular meetings and will require prompt correspondence;
  • Assist in recruiting high school students to apply and attend Camp T/F;
  • Assist in recruiting counselors to apply and facilitate Camp T/F; 
  • Manage and organize student information, including permission slips, registration forms, and confirmations;
  • Assist in developing and executing Camp T/F workshops, including working with the sponsorship team to gather materials, and create training decks for counselors;
  • Lead set-up and break-down for the aforementioned workshops;
  • Assist in coordinate food drop-off and pick-up for all of Camp T/F;
  • Lead Ed Team volunteers as needed.

Compensation and Culture: This role is a seasonal position with True/False Film Fest, a nonprofit org in Columbia, Missouri. We offer a results-oriented work environment, flexibility in setting your schedule, and a collaborative culture. The position receives a flat stipend of $2,500, begins in mid-October and increases its responsibilities through the Fest, wrapping up in late March. While much of the work can happen remotely, the ideal candidate will be based in Columbia with availability to come to the office for regular meetings.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter telling us why you should be our Camp Coordinator, a resume with references, and any supplemental details of related experience. Send materials to Arin Liberman at: [email protected] Applications will be accepted through October 6

SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR - TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST

Overview: The Sustainability Coordinator is passionate about reducing, reusing, and recycling, has experience coordinating green initiatives, and is excited to expand our current diversion efforts toward becoming zero-waste! The position will identify, advocate for and incorporate sustainable practices throughout the Fest. 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.

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualities and experience: 

  • Has experience coordinating green initiatives;
  • Has experience managing a team;
  • Have excellent problem solving skills;
  • Must be willing and able to lift 50lbs, drive a box truck, and work on their feet for long hours.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with events, theater operations, and production staff and volunteers to decrease the Fest’s environmental impact;
  • Collaborate with the communications team to create and implement a marketing campaign to educate the public, especially festgoers, about this program and about Fest sustainability;
  • Coordinate with local restaurants and the City of Columbia to track and divert food waste;
  • Measure and evaluate waste composition to determine diversion rate and track progress toward zero-waste;
  • 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 25-30 volunteers for the Sustainability Team.

Compensation and Culture: This role is a seasonal position with True/False Film Fest, a non-profit in Columbia, Missouri. We offer a results-oriented work environment, flexibility in setting your schedule, and a collaborative culture. The stipend will be in the range of $2,500-$3,000 for the festival season. The Fest Sustainability Coordinator will work approximately 150-200 hours between Nov 1 and March 15, including full event and on-call hours during the week of the Fest, March 2-5, 2023.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter telling us why you should be our Sustainability Coordinator, a resume with references, and any supplemental details of related experience. Send materials to Barbie Banks at: [email protected] Applications will be accepted through September 23, but reviewed on a rolling basis and a hiring decision may be made before that date