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Seasonal and year-round positions come available throughout the year at BSFI. Positions open for application at the Big Sky Film Institute and/or Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be posted below when available, check back often for updates or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to inquire.



There are no positions open for application at this time.

The festival is recruiting short-term seasonal staff locally, if you are interested in working with the festival and are experienced in organizing and running events and have availability in late February for 100% focus on the event we encourage you to contact the festival director to inquire about opportunities.

Big Sky will also be seeking volunteers beginning in January! Find more information on volunteer opportunities here




The Big Sky Film Institute is a leading arts and education non-profit dedicated to the transformative power of documentary film. Our work empowers a diverse range of filmmakers, promotes media literacy for all ages and presents global perspectives that inspire our engaged communities. Major programs include the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF), the DocShop Filmmaker's Forum, the Native Filmmaker Initiative including the 4th World Indigenous Media Lab and NFI Film Club, Big Sky Documentary Youth Fellowship and Filmmakers in the Schools. Now approaching its 20th year, BSDFF is established as Montana’s premier cinema event and the largest documentary film festival in the American West. Selected for 6 years running by MovieMaker Magazine's 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, BSDFF is a top 100 rated festival on FilmFreeway and is an Academy Award-qualifying festival for short documentaries. Hundreds of filmmakers, industry professionals, and 20,000 highly engaged filmgoers attend screenings, live events, educational programs and film industry forums. Our goal is to bring stories from across the globe to our beautiful mountain town, create a vibrant, quality event that gathers our engaged community, and expand the knowledge and conversation around issues that matter.