Job Opportunity: Operations Manager

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival is seeking applications for the Operations Manager position for the upcoming 26th film festival. The Operations Manager will be hired as an independent contractor, serving under the advisement and supervision of the Festival Director. The 26th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will take place March 11-16, 2022 in the San Francisco Bay Area at multiple venues.


February 1-March 31, 2022 (flexible schedule to be discussed for pre- and post- festival; full-time during the festival). Fixed compensation to be discussed (temporary/seasonal, no benefits).


  • Present at team meetings and planning meetings.
  • Present at festival screenings from before the beginning of show till after the end of the last show of each day. (Detailed schedule and breaks to be determined together with Festival Director.)
  • Prepare show flows with the Festival Director.
  • Coordination with festival team members for all logistics, including the Volunteer Manager for volunteers helping with operations.
  • Transport supplies and materials to the festival venues.
  • Red carpet, signage, stage, and auditorium preparation and set-up at venues.
  • Assisting festival director with projection material shipments.
  • Stage and house management.
  • Communication with projectionists.
  • Supporting select social events along with set-up and clean-up crews.


  • Attention to detail along with strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work independently and efficiently while handling multiple commitments and deadlines.
  • Experience in film festival and cultural events preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Team-oriented, motivated, highly organized, and able to work calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to work with (and learn from) diverse ethnic communities and individual personalities.


Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews during January 2022.

To Apply:

Please email a one-page current résumé and a one-page introductory letter to Sophoan Sorn, Festival Director at:

No phone calls, please.

Berlin & Beyond, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.