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Executive Director - Miami Film Festival & Tower Theater Miami

Miami Film Festival & Tower Theater Miami
Florida, United States
$102,820.00 - $128,525.00
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Administrative, Other Administrative
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

The Executive Director of Miami Film Festival and Tower Theater Miami oversees all operations of both entities, seeking the strongest possible alignment and branding of all film and ancillary programming occurring under the MFF umbrella. MFF and TWR operate as one department under the aegis of the Miami Dade College Office of Cultural Affairs. The primary responsibilities of the MFF Executive Director are the following:

  1. Strategically align financial and human resources with organizational goals, objectives and aspirations in a way that will sustainably realize the strategic and artistic vision for MFF.
  2. Ensure that box office and other earned income streams are maximized to their fullest potential.
  3. Forge and maintain important external local/regional/national relationships.
  4. Create a positive and productive working environment, achieve strong collaboration across the organization, and inspire others to produce and deliver their best work.
  5. Develop and support key fundraising relationships, especially with major institutional donors, and continue the nurturing and growth of long-held partnerships.
  6. Ensure that Tower Theater Miami continues to thrive, both as one of MFF’s principal venues and as an asset to the community.
  7. Manage, develop, and inspire a diverse staff team.
  8. Build a deep and productive partnership with other departments of Miami Dade College and develop meaningful student engagement opportunities and co-curricular activities.

A full position description may be found here:  


Compensation Amount 
The salary range is $102,820 – $128,525, commensurate with experience. There is a robust benefits package for all Miami Dade College employees, including:

  • Medical/dental/life/disability/vision insurance plans
  • A 401k plan or Florida State Pension.
  • Paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal days
  • Travel budget
  • Professional Staff Accrued Leave (PSAL) and tuition reimbursement
  • Parking
  • Other

The Search Committee, composed of three senior managers, hopes to make its final decision by late fall, with the new Executive Director onsite as soon thereafter as possible.


Organizational Profile
Miami Film Festival (MFF) is a world-class platform for international, American, and Ibero-American films. The Festival showcases the work of the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers to the diverse and cosmopolitan community of Miami. Cash awards totaling more than $100,000 are given in competition categories. The Festival also hosts dozens of world-class events every year, including the Mercado de Cine Frances y Europeo, which brings together over 40 buyers and sellers from Europe and Latin America; annual events in partnership with VARIETY, including The International Feature Film Award Roundtable; and numerous workshops, masterclasses, parties, and industry happy hours. More information about Miami Film Festival can be found on their website:


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