Program Associate, Film Distribution & Outreach

National Center for Jewish Film | Boston, Massachusetts


The National Center for Jewish Film is a unique, nonprofit film archive, distributor, resource center & exhibitor, housing the largest archive collection of Jewish-content film in the world, outside of Israel. NCJF is an independent nonprofit arts organization. Founded in 1976, NCJF has rescued thousands of rare and orphan films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish culture. NCJF is also a major distributor of new independent films with Jewish interest, representing 100 contemporary filmmakers. In all, more than 250 films—restored classics and new films—are available for public exhibition and DVD purchase. For more information about NCJF, see:

Job Summary

Dynamic full time position in nonprofit film center. Program Associate is responsible for public exhibition screenings and DVD sales of NCJF films. Work directly with film programmers, curators, film festivals, academics, cinemas, museums, and institutions worldwide, providing programming recommendations and materials to meet the needs of a wide variety of venues and events. Book, bill & print traffic all films available exclusively through NCJF for purchase or screening, including negotiating fees and contracts and film shipping. Program Associate maintains data and relationships with exhibitors and with the filmmakers represented by the Center. Position includes contributing to the Center’s outreach and PR, its website, social media, and publicity materials, and to fundraising activities. Program Associate also contributes to NCJF’s exhibition programs, including NCJF’s annual film festival. This is a creative position with the potential for professional growth in several areas: programming and curatorial work; writing and publications; film preservation and archiving. 


Required Skills: Film distribution and film programming experience strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal, communications, and writing skills, meticulous organizational skills, and attention to detail required. Proficiency with Filemaker Pro, design, web, and social media software preferred. Knowledge of Jewish culture helpful, but not required. Graphic design and video editing skills helpful.

Details: Full time position. Start date: ASAP. Small, informal office. NCJF is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. The office is located on the campus of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please provide cover letter, resume, two references and salary requirements to: Lisa Rivo, Co-Director, The National Center for Jewish Film. Email: 

National Center for Jewish Film


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations