Education & Family Programs Manager

The Utah Film Center 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.

The Utah Film Center 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.

Job Title: Education & Family Programs Manager

Reports to: Director, Education & Family Programs

Date: 05/28/2021

Position Description

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. 

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.

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

Salary: $45,000-$55,000