Managing Director

Job Description


The Managing Director is the senior operating manager of the Frozen River Film Festival and is responsible for ensuring the continued fulfillment of the festival’s mission and facilitating year-round programming. This includes executing programs that fulfill the organization’s mission, overseeing the annual budget, managing staff and volunteers, and maintaining avenues of funding for the organization.  The Managing Director also provides leadership, direction and support to the Board of Directors in developing organizational goals and establishing policies.


The Frozen River Film Festival offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. These programs provide a unique perspective on environmental issues, sustainable communities, adventure travel and sports, and diverse cultures while showcasing the art of documentary film. Our films often explore issues, concerns, and life’s successes that are usually not covered in the local media. We connect our viewers with people at the heart of current events, organizations at the forefront of social change, and distinct cultures in an increasingly global community.


Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience with leading and motivating professional staff and volunteers
  • Non-profit leadership experience preferred but not required

Salary and benefits: Approximately $40,000/year

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

  • Job Type: Full-time; 35-40 hours/week with flexible scheduling and paid holidays
  • Pay: Annual salary starting at approximately $40,000 (pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications)
  • Benefits: Health care reimbursement


To apply for this job, send a resume and letter of interest to Jessi Darst, Board Co-Chair,


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.