Haydenfilms News & Events

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Film Institute seeking a dynamic Sponsorship Sales Liaison

The Haydenfilms Institute is seeking a dynamic Sponsorship Sales Liaison to join our 2011 Team in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

Established in 2010, the Haydenfilms Institute (HFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of independent filmmakers of all ages. HFI has offices in Los Angeles and Lehigh Valley, Pa. The institution provides educational opportunities that include labs, workshops, internships and networking events. Haydenfilms LLC, established in 2001, is an arm of the institute that allows filmmakers to showcase their work through its Online Film Festival. Both HFI and Haydenfilms were established by President and Founder Hayden Craddolph, who envisioned a way for filmmakers worldwide to connect. Haydenfilms offers crew production and resource databases and the chance for members to view each other’s films. Using this multi-tiered approach, it is the mission of HFI to empower, educate and fund global independent and student filmmakers.

Responsibilities will include the following:

• Research leads for potential event sponsors locally and nationally which may include corporations, foundations, media, business and individual sponsors
• Nurture and expand existing sponsor relationships
• Update database and spreadsheets

Some great qualities you should possess:

• Exceptional communication skills (both oral and written)
• Ability to establish rapport quickly and maintain relationships
• Excellent organizational and follow up skills


• Proficiency in Microsoft Office plus Salesforce
• Rolodex of potential sponsors
• Proven history of sponsorship sales
• Ability to work independently with a sense of urgency

Pluses would be:

• Passion for local film projects with an emphasis on social issues in the community
• Understanding of the Haydenfilms Online Film Festival

This is a paid, outside contractor position that starts immediately. Email a resume, plus a cover letter explaining why you are the perfect candidate to Alan Shirk, Communications Director [email protected] No phone calls please!