Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films is an innovative, grassroots, non-profit, film festival and production collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Rooftop Films has grown to become one of New York City’s leading film organizations, serving over 45,000 audience members. Our mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, creating innovative events, and teaching filmmaking to young people in addition, Rooftop Films provides professional equipment at low-cost to artists, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations.

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:

  • Audio Technicians
  • Volunteers



Audio technicians transport, install, operate, and troubleshoot audio equipment for Rooftop Films’ Summer Series outdoor screenings. Technicians work shows from start to finish on site, and set up and break down a full PA system, run sound for a 30 minute musical performance and a feature or shorts program.


  • Familiarity with professional audio equipment. Ability to configure a digital board a must – Rooftop Films uses Behringer X32 consoles and KLA speakers.
  • Extensive experience setting up speaker systems, running FOH/monitor mixes, operating digital mixing consoles.
  • Experience with a Dolby CP750 surround processor a strong plus, but not neccesary.
  • Ability to lift and carry 60 lbs.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem solve, and remain flexible under pressure.
  • Willingness to play a fluid role as part of a small, tight-knit team, balancing professionalism and a great sense of humor.

Technicians can expect to work between 25 and 40 hours per week from mid-May through August, and excellent technicians may have the opportunity to work through the winter.

Please email a one page resume to Tristan Shepherd, Technical Manager and cc: Charley Lanning ( and charley@rooftopfilms) with the following subject line: “Audio Technician Application – [your first and last name]

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.


As a non-profit arts organization, Rooftop Films depends on volunteers like you for its growth and success. Working with Rooftop is a great opportunity to see fantastic films and live music, find out about the inner workings of film festivals, and meet the Rooftop staff and the filmmakers.

Rooftop will need volunteers for over 40 shows summer 2017, all of which will be outdoors between May and August. Most shows are on Friday or Saturday nights, with some special shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers can help out at as many or as few shows as they are available for.

If you are interested in volunteering please register here.

(Just follow the link, click “Join Organization” in upper right hand corner, then select “register new account.”)

Already registered with us as a volunteer? Click here to log in to your account to register for shifts.