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Development Assistant

Job in Austin - Travis County - TX Texas - USA
Part Time, Contract position
Listed on 2019-03-08
Job specializations:
  • Entertainment
    Event Planning, Promoter
  • Business
    Business Development, Small Business
Job Description & How to Apply Below
DATES OF EMPLOYMENT:  April to November

WORK HOURS: Part-time (20-30 hours), Monday thru Friday, will require additional hours on weekends and in the weeks leading up to and during the Conference

COMPENSATION: $5,000 + potential additional commission

JOB DESCRIPTION: Highly motivated sales person interested in forming and maintaining relationships with as well as executing sponsorship agreements during the Festival.

RESPONSIBILTIES: The responsibilities of the Development Assistant include but are not limited to:

Building long-term relationships with advertisers and potential sponsors
Following up with previous advertisers to secure for another year
Using cold calling methods to create new relationships with advertisers
Working directly with the Development Director to secure smaller sponsorships and Film & Food Fundraising sponsors
Researching out to advertisers locally and nationally
Providing visibility and updates to relevant personnel
Liaison between advertiser and graphic designer
Fulfillment of agreements negotiated with advertisers and close all sales
Adhering to and completing a predetermined timeline
Providing exemplary customer service to all advertisers including wrap-up reports post Festival
Ensuring all advertisers have been invoiced and paid prior to receiving ad or promotional materials.


Current resume with at least three references
Cover letter

Send all application materials to (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below) including the position title in the subject line.
Position Requirements
Bachelor,   1 to 2 Years work experience

MUST have previous direct advertising sales and cold calling experience
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Extensive customer service experience


A self-motivated, self-starter adept at juggling multiple projects & problem solving
Strong written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and good follow-through
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work independently and still communicate with a team
Ability to prioritize and delegate in high stress situations; works well under pressure
Microsoft Office skills required
Required Language Skills:
  • English - Very good
Additional Information / Benefits
To learn more visit: (Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)
Contact Information
Contact Name: Austin Film Festival
Contact Phone: 512-478-4795
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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