The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) was created to foster a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado. A comprehensive slate of programs within OEDIT's divisions work together to offer economic development services for all Colorado businesses – new and expanding, traditional and emerging, small and large, including retention programs to ensure continued competitiveness of Colorado's economic base, and job training to keep Colorado's workforce the best in the nation.
Housed within OEDIT, the mission of the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media (COFTM) is to promote, support and expand productions in the state to drive Colorado's economy, grow jobs and enhance quality of life. We're seeking a Program Manager with three of more years of work experience in film, television or media, with direct experience in location scouting and film and/or television production.
This position requires state-wide travel.
Description of Job
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field incentive inquiries to Commissioner and Deputy Director to determine qualified applicants
Perform essential duties and answer inquiries in the absence of Commissioner or Deputy
Meet with in-state and out-of-state filmmakers to discuss the film incentive program
Additional COFTM programs
Award and distribute film festival grants. Seek new festival partners and leverage relationships with current festivals to explore new opportunities
Organize "Colorado Experience" Road Show in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS to premiere new episodes from the historical documentary series throughout the state
Research opportunities to partner with industry organizations, film festivals, and successful local and out-of-state industry professionals
Manage screenwriting review program including finding new mentors, assigning screenplays to mentors, and acting as a communication liaison between constituents and mentors
Organize social media takeover with film festivals, productions and local CVBs and visitor centers
Present the Office's "Film Ready" initiative to communities across the state
Assist with Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP)
Oversee Regional Film Commissions and assist with operational responsibilities, funding opportunities, awarding grants and collect production data
Work with rural communities to create opportunities for location managers (both from CO and surrounding states) to become acquainted with unique locations
- Act as first point of contact for local and out of state filmmakers and producers
Prepare electronic location packages
Provide crew referrals and local contact information for filming locations
Field questions on permitting, compliance and other industry guidelines
Follow-up with production companies to determine if needs have been met and to facilitate film incentive process if applicable
- Maintain database of filming locations and contacts for potential projects
Target communities for new or updated training based on their interests and viability as a potential film location
Work with federal agencies such as Bureau of Land Management and National Parks to facilitate access to federally-owned properties
Work with the Departments of Transportation, Natural Resources, Corrections, and other state agencies to develop and implement film-friendly state agency policies and practices
Develop alliances with local business leaders and private landowners to improve access to privately-owned Colorado locations and production resources
Develop alliances with county and local government agencies, tourism offices, chambers, and business groups to develop and implement film-friendly local policies and practices, such as food and lodging discounts, simplified permitting processes and other types of local incentives
- Maintain database of past film, television and commercial projects shot in Colorado communities for monthly and annual reporting
- Serve as Division contact on community efforts to increase film, TV and media production intersecting with other creative sectors
Maintain COFTM's brand by managing social media sites and inquiries and developing social media campaigns
Promote COFTM events and programs through press releases, social media update, newsletters, and press contacts
Produce monthly e-newsletters
Website design and content management
Manage Reel Scout contact database
Administrative & Other
Manage vendor relationships and payments
Manage COFTM monthly scorecards
Code and assist with Film operating budget and appropriations
Manage all purchase orders and contracts with recipients of the film incentive
Input and Manage Film Incentive contracts into Contracts Management System (CMS)
Support the Commissioner on strategic initiatives and create new programs based on industry needs
Execute monthly CITICARD Statements
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Three years of work experience in film, television or media, with direct experience in location scouting and film and/or television production is required.
Undergraduate degree required, preferably in a film, multi-media, digital design, entertainment, business, tourism or a related field is required.
Experience in economic development preferred.
The position will have a strong visual aesthetic as it relates to photography, film and media.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, SalesForce, WordPress.
Strong presentation and administrative skills and the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing is required.
Must be able to work well with a broad constituency that includes government, business and community leaders, as well as geographically and economically diverse populations.
An equivalent combination of education and proven experience in comparable fields will also be considered.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and references in one document to The Office of Economic Development and International Trade by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "COFTM Program Manager" by June 19, 2019. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we do not acknowledge receipt of each resume and are unable to give status updates. If a strong match is found between your qualifications and the requirements of the position, a member of the recruiting staff will contact you to further discuss the career opportunity.
We offer a generous benefits package including:
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- Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month
- Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Medical and dental plans
- State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
- Choice of 2 retirement plans
- 401K and 457 plans
- State paid Short Term Disability coverage
- Additional optional life and disability plans
- Credit Union Membership
- RTD pass
- Training and professional development
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Amy Wayne by phone (303) 866-2471 or email email@example.com at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.