Education & Family Programs Manager


Posted: 05/24/2021


Utah Film Center (UTFC) is a Salt Lake City-based 501(c)3 that connects people, stories, and ideas through film and media arts. Founded in 2002, Utah Film Center presents films for cinema lovers of all ages, offers in-class and teacher focused education programs, and offers support for filmmakers. Through our programs we frequently explore the role of storytelling, cinema, art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. We strive to sustain, inspire, and provoke discussion around these topics. With our unique programming model, and resources, we strive to be a leader in defining the role of cinema and media arts in Utah for the 21st century. 

Utah Film Center is seeking dynamic candidates to manage and support the planning, development, and implementation of the organization’s Education and Family Programs. These existing programs include: SHIFT Professional Development; In Your (Virtual) Classroom; Tumbleweeds Field Trips; Film Spark; and the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids. Reporting to the Director of Education and Family Programs, the ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated and able to work independently as well as work in close collaboration with the entire Utah Film Center team in a passionate, shared environment of collaborative decision-making and visioning.

This Salt Lake City-based, full-time, exempt position includes paid holidays, paid time off, retirement plan, medical, and dental plans. 

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to

Salary: $45,000-$55,000

This position is open until filled.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in nonprofit arts management, education, or a related field preferred. 
  • Experience managing staff, programs, or projects. 
  • A background in teaching and/or building arts programs for K-12 learners preferred. 
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations with multiple programs serving diverse constituencies in film, arts, and/or media a plus.
  • A positive, self-motivated, adaptable, innovative personality that is willing to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, mission-driven organization.
  • An understanding of the Utah education system is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn CRM, project management and workplace chat applications, such as Google Suite, Salesforce, Asana and Slack. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe suite is extremely helpful, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, or After Effects, and/or similar experience project managing projects in the Adobe suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with excitement for working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Self-starter, with an ability to multi-task and juggle distinct priorities and relationships gracefully.
  • A willingness to work evenings and/or weekends as needed. 


Physical Requirements

Work is primarily sedentary in nature; no special demands are required. 

Primary Responsibilities

Curriculum Development & Program Management

  • Assist the Director of Education in envisioning and implementing curriculum for the programs offered by UTFC in the classroom. 
  • Manage and facilitate the day-to-day operations of the education programs.
  • Oversee and consistently improve the Media Education Programs’ registration processes.
  • Create and maintain the education program calendar.
  • Participate in the design and development of a comprehensive strategic plan that includes a range of innovative online and in-person programs and offerings for K-12 students and teachers, and children and families. 
  • Ensure education programs and workshops include a wide range of perspectives, stories, creators, and workshop leaders, so that diverse students can see themselves reflected on-screen and throughout their workshops.

Communications & Outreach Management

  • Work with the marketing and communications team to create effective marketing strategies, messaging, and outreach plans for education and workshop promotion.
  • Create and distribute a monthly newsletter and other communications focused on engaging school districts and educators.
  • Attend and present at local and national education-focused conferences as assigned or needed.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with peer organizations, community partners, including local filmmakers, nonprofit groups, educational institutions, government agencies, production companies, and other content creators.

Staff Management

  • Schedule, supervise, and evaluate education department staff members, contractors, teaching artists, consultants, and volunteers (as required). 
  • Perform any background checks of Utah Film Center staff or contractors as required. 

Data Management/Program Assessment

  • Oversees timely tracking and reporting of education programs and activities.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department, education staff, consultants, and community partners to evaluate educational programs and activities; analyzes and responds to findings.
  • Develop and implement the annual review process of all Education programs and curriculum.


  • Participate in fundraising efforts including but not limited to contributing to applications for funding, generating program reports, and support efforts to cultivate and steward donors interested in education-related programs. 


  • Attend and assist with UTFC Events as assigned or needed.
  • Remains current with the latest film and media arts education practices, innovations, and research in the field; applies best practices to ensure the continued success of all educational initiatives and programs; endeavors to impart knowledge of best practices to colleagues across the organization. 
  • Participates in planning teams for online initiatives, and other community-focused projects to align such efforts with the organization's educational philosophy and ensure effective and meaningful program delivery. 
  • Collaborates with other Utah Film Center team members to identify and realize opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, including joint programmatic initiatives and new opportunities for generating earned and contributed revenue. 
  • Contributes to a variety of planning activities including but not limited to strategic planning, education advisory committee, and audience development initiatives. 
  • Undertakes other projects at the request of the Director of Education and Family Programs.