Festival Associate Manager, Transportation


Posted: 08/31/2021


The Festival Associate Manager, Transportation is charged with assisting in the management of operations and logistics for all things related to transportation for the Sundance Film Festival.

Working closely under the direction of the Festival Manager, Transportation, the Associate Manager supports furthering Sundance Institute’s commitment to introducing the work of independent artists to new audiences by ensuring transportation logistics for the annual Festival are a success.

This full-time, temporary position is based out of our Park City, Utah office from Monday, November 1, 2021 through Friday, February 18, 2022 with regular opportunities to work from home. Additionally this position may be required to be lodged onsite for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Extended hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends will be required at key points throughout the duration of its temporary employment to respond to on-call needs. 


Top priorities include but are not limited to…

  • Developing training materials, conducting training, and creating schedules for volunteer shifts.
  • Conducting pre- and post-Festival inventory for transportation supplies and equipment and signage, ensuring all items are returned to storage or vendors by contract deadlines. 
  • Organizing and hanging all Festival transportation and parking signage, including supervising installations by volunteers.
  • Determining lighting, signage, and safety needs for shuttle stops and adjacent walking paths.
  • Overseeing set-up and teardown of shuttle stops for the Festival. 
  • Working with the Works Crew Coordinator, overseeing the snow and ice removal and recycling and garbage removal plans to provide safe and clean shuttle stops.
  • Monitoring patio heaters at shuttle stops, calling Works Crew/Production for service when needed.
  • Updating transportation documents and manuals.
  • Managing Transportation volunteers, including providing direction, disciplinary action, conflict resolution, and performance reviews according to policies and procedures in conjunction with Volunteer Resources.
  • Providing direction to parking attendants during special screenings and events as requested by the Manager. 
  • Providing support to the Manager.
  • Completing a comprehensive written wrap report as directed.


You have the following direct or transferable skill sets:

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Ability to drive a 16’ to 24’ box truck (over 10,000 lbs) with lift gates, as needed.
  • Valid driver's license and successful completion of a DMV background check and a valid DOT physical card or the ability to obtain one.
  • 3 years experience in event transportation, production, operations, or related.  
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a variety of people. 
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to self-manage a work schedule.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50-75 lbs. chest high. 
  • Ability to drive in winter road conditions.
  • Knowledge of the Park City and Salt Lake City area is helpful.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Applications. 
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro or other relational databases preferred.


You will be successful in this role if you...

  • Exude operational excellence, including the ability to problem-solve within your work and the work of the team so change can happen quickly and efficiently. 
  • Effectively manage and motivate the volunteers you are leading and rally the team around common goals. 
  • Communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders of varying levels and positions. 
  • Effectively use project management skills and strong organizational skills to keep yourself and the team accountable for meeting deadlines and milestones. 


In addition to an hourly pay of $22.60, this position comes with awesome benefits & perks, including:

  • Eligibility for paid sick leave and holidays 
  • Sundance Film Festival passes and benefits (varies each year)
  • Limited employee assistance program