Job Opportunities

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:

There are currently no open paid positions for the 2020 festival, but please check out our volunteer application!

True/False Production Team

Are you interested in working for the Fest, but don’t *quite* fit into any of the open job categories? Have you been a volunteer and want to raise your level of commitment to the Fest? Do you have a unique set of skills you think would benefit True/False? We are excited to hear from anyone with an interest in joining the Production team, and we will keep your info on file should any exciting new opportunities come up.

To Apply: Please submit a general letter of interest and your resume or other summary of your relevant qualifications, to Arin Liberman, Chief People Officer: [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS

As the festival grows, so necessarily does the human-power it takes to pull this off! We need dedicated individuals willing to dive deep in a particular department to realize this multi-faceted event.

Festival internships are an opportunity to get training and hands-on experience in event planning, people organization and leadership, and to learn about the film festival landscape from the inside. Interns are conferred a level of volunteer pass for the Fest that includes admissions benefits beyond general or juggernaut access. They also have opportunities throughout the season to join internal & external social events and networking opportunities, and connect with other interns, fellows, and apprentices. We are happy to work with students exploring the possibility of earning academic credit through their schools.

To Apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter telling us why you should be considered for the role, and two references to Chief People Officer, Arin Liberman, at: [email protected]

Merchandise Intern – True/False Film Fest

Overview: The Merch team is busy curating and creating unique merchandise for retail and swag. We are looking for an intern with a strong sense of style, understanding of the True/False brand, and the ability to work with a team & independently. This internship is an opportunity for the right candidate to get training and hands-on experience in event retail management, leading a team, and e-commerce management.

Duties & Qualifications

  • Assist with sourcing merchandise
  • Assist with website maintenance
  • Assist with pop-up set up and merchandising
  • Assist with management of merch volunteers
  • Schlepping merchandise to and fro
  • Retail and customer service experience required
  • Access to a vehicle required
  • Experience with e-commerce website preferable

Time Commitment: 5hrs/per week November through December. 10hrs/week January through mid-February. 20hrs/week mid-February to mid-March, with required availability March 5 – March 9.