Festival Coordinator, Works Crew


Posted: 10/05/2021


The Festival Coordinator, Works Crew is charged with leading snow removal, signage installation, and propane replenishment operations for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. 

Working closely under the direction of the Manager, Onsite Technical Production, the Festival Coordinator, Works Crew supports Sundance Institute’s commitment to ensuring a safe Festival experience for all artists, audiences, partners, staff, and volunteers. 

This full-time, temporary position is based out of our Park City, Utah office from Wednesday, December 8, 2021 through Friday, February 11, 2022 with regular opportunities to work from home. Additionally, this role may be lodged in Park City during the January Film Festival and will be expected to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet deadlines and respond to on-call needs as assigned. 


Top priorities include but are not limited to…

  • Updating production plans, including installation and timing of transportation signage, snow removal for venues and parking lots, barricade cover delivery schedule, propane replenishment for outdoor heaters, etc.  
  • Providing ongoing communication regarding production plans with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Maintaining contracts with snow removal and propane vendors. 
  • Conducting pre-and post-Festival inventory of various supplies, equipment, and transportation signs returning all items to storage or vendors by deadline. 
  • Conducting supply and equipment runs to maintain stock as necessary. 
  • Driving 16’ to 24’ box trucks (over 10,000 lbs) with lift gates.
  • Assisting the Marketing Department with barricade banner set-up and teardown. 
  • Working closely with the Volunteer Department to create and assign schedules, train, oversee, and evaluate Works Crew Volunteers to ensure their success.
  • Physically removing snow, installing transportation signage, replenishing propane (at Festival venues, shuttle stops, and parking lots), and continuously monitoring conditions and conducting maintenance as needed. 
  • Distributing supplies and equipment, such as outdoor heaters, snow shovels, salt, sand, and hay to theatres, venues, and shuttle stops. 
  • Assisting the Production Department with various Festival set-up and teardown as directed. 
  • Following up with vendors to receive invoices for processing and notifying the Assistant Director of invoice discrepancies. 
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license and successful completion of DMV background check. 
  • Valid DOT physical card or successful acquisition of one upon the start of employment.
  • 2 years experience in event production, operations, or related.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a variety of people. 
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to self-manage a work schedule.
  • Ability to move and lift items that weigh 50-75 lbs chest high. 
  • Working knowledge of databases along with proficiency in Microsoft and Google Products preferred.
  • Experience working with or leading a crew preferred. 
  • Basic carpentry and painting skills are a plus. 


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

  • Problem-solve within your work so change can happen quickly and efficiently. 
  • Effectively motivate the volunteers you are leading and help rally the team around common goals. 
  • Communicate clearly with internal and external stakeholders of varying levels and positions.
  • Remain organized to keep yourself and the team accountable for meeting deadlines. 


In addition to an hourly pay of $19.00, 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

Click here to apply today!