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The Jewish Film Institute is a nonprofit media arts organization with the mission to inspire communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media and dialogue. Presenter of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), JFI also provides support and opportunities to emerging filmmakers, maintains a year-round calendar of programs and events, curates an extensive selection of online film and media for audiences worldwide, and so much more. We would not be able to do this work without a dedicated community of supporters, sponsors, and foundation partners.

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Becoming a member of the Jewish Film Institute means joining a community of over 40,000 that champions film and media which reflects the full diversity of Jewish experience. Members receive priority access to all JFI and SFJFF events.

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Volunteering for the Jewish Film Institute is a terrific way to meet other film lovers and see great films. Applications for volunteers are welcome year round.


Current Employment Opportunities

Current Year-Round Position Openings

Film Program Coordinator for Audiences 18-35 yrs old (Next Wave Programmer)

Part Time | JFI Offices

The Next Wave program offers enhanced engagement opportunities through Jewish content film and media for Next Wave audiences, defined as 18-35 year-olds from diverse cultural communities in the Bay Area. The programming will include a four film/event series in alternative venues and include augmented programming and social engagement opportunities such as music, comedy, food, and conversation.

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