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 has grown to become one of NYC’s leading film organizations serving over 48,000 audience members. Our mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, creating innovative events, and renting equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits.

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

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:



Rooftop Films is looking for Assistant Venue Managers to take a crucial role in the production of the Summer Series. Under the supervision of the Event Manager and senior event staff, the Assistant Venue Managers manage all front of house aspects of Rooftop Films events, including: event load-in/load-out, set-up and smooth execution of the box office, line management, implementing of safety procedures, and supporting the Venue Manager in general event preparation and execution as needed.

Assistant Venue Managers can expect to work approximately 20-30 hours per week over 2 or 3 days, with the possibility of more hours. The season runs between May – August 2019.


  • Venue Setup and Breakdown
      • Load in/out FOH Supplies (chairs, tents, stanchions, etc.)
    • Set up of all FOH aspects of the event, including: box office, seating areas, after-party space, and sponsor activations
  • Ensure smooth execution of the event, including:
      • Supervising volunteers
      • General customer service and hospitality
      • Crowd control and safety
      • Execution of safety/emergency plans
      • Box Office:
          • Oversee crowd flow and line management
          • Check in of pre-sale attendees and at the door sales
        • VIP and Rooftop Films member check-in
    • House Management:
        • Set-up of seating, merchandise and information tables
      • Supervise load in of attendees and reserved seating
      • Supervise ushering and monitoring attendees

Start Date: Late May 2019

How to Apply:

Applications are due no later than May 1, 2019. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Please include your last name and “Assistant Venue Manager” in the subject line of your email. Please also include links to all social media platforms (personal or otherwise) you’ve managed.


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 consistently needs volunteers for over 40 shows during our Summer Series. Now, during off-season, we still have plenty of events happening! Most shows are on Friday or Saturday nights, with some special ones 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.