The Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago (IFP Chicago) is recruiting a Sponsorship Manager to join the 2019 Chicago Underground Film Festival team (CUFF). Now in its 26th year, CUFF is the longest running underground film festival in the world and showcases cutting-edge content that challenges, transforms, upends, and inspires. CUFF is a program of IFP Chicago, a membership organization committed to nurturing filmmakers and film culture in Chicago and beyond.
The Sponsorship Manager identifies and secures sponsors, negotiates contracts, and acts as the liaison between sponsors and the Festival. The ideal candidate has significant sponsorship and/or sales experience, a demonstrated record of handling sensitive information, excellent written and verbal communication, and superior customer service skills. This is a part-time, seasonal position that begins in October and runs through the festival in early June. The Sponsorship Manager is expected to be available leading up to and during the Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition to commission-based earnings, the position comes with a modest stipend.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.