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Accounting Associate

The Gotham Film & Media Institute celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition. The organization fosters a community of creators, producers and distributors working across film, TV, audio and beyond to advance the future of story through our year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Filmmaker Magazine, The Gotham Awards.

The Accounting Associate will have a wide range of responsibilities related to core accounting functions and general business operations. The ideal candidate is a mission driven professional who will treat this role as an opportunity to invest in their growth and has an interest in non-profit accounting and operations.

Hire Date: As soon as possible.

Deadline: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Location: The Gotham Film & Media Institute’s office is based in Brooklyn, NY. Staff members are currently working a flexible, hybrid schedule. The Accounting Associate must be able to commute to The Gotham’s Brooklyn office multiple times a week.

Compensation: The Accounting Associate is a full-time exempt position. The Gotham offers a competitive benefit selection, PTO, sick and holiday time. The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $72,000


  • Process weekly payroll run and maintain required payroll records
  • Assist with accounts payable and receivable including new vendor/customer setup, entering bills and coding invoices
  • Review and process employee expense reports
  • Assist with management of Fiscal Sponsorship donations, fund disbursements and communication with donors and filmmakers
  • Serve as a point of contact for internal accounting inquiries from departments across the organization
  • Play an integral role in accounting policy and procedure creation
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual close procedures including monthly bank reconciliations
  • Process all payment inquiries and refunds
  • Assist in annual finance audit preparation and schedule creation
  • Assist with the compilation and distribution of yearly 1099s to all independent contractors
  • Assist the Controller with other operations on an as needed basis
  • Serve as a liaison to outside accounting services to facilitate month end close and other items as assigned


2+ years of experience in accounting roles such as Accounting Assistant, Accounting Coordinator or similar

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, manage own work and time, and take responsibility for performance

Undergraduate degree in a business-related field such as, accounting, business management, or administration desired but not required

Proficiency with Quickbook Online,, Excel and similar software

Strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP or US GAAP) and an understanding of nonprofit accounting rules & regulations

To apply, please email [email protected] with cover letter and resume.

Gotham EDU Program Manager (Contract)

The Gotham celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition.

The Gotham is seeking a contract Gotham EDU Program Manager to support the organization’s Gotham EDU Initiatives which include the Film and Media Career Development Program and Gotham Week Expo programming. 

The position will initially be contract-based, for the term of March to October 2023 (7.5 months) with the possibility of full-time employment following that contract period, assuming certain success metrics are achieved. The salary range for this position is $15,000 – $18,000. The candidate can work remotely or in person from our DUMBO, Brooklyn offices (or a combination thereof) during the contract period. 

About Gotham EDU:

The Gotham EDU is dedicated to championing and empowering young professionals as they face the challenges of transitioning from student to industry professional. The Gotham EDU provides an engaging and collaborative environment that expands the creative and professional horizons of our participants and partnered academic communities. By prioritizing mentorship, resources, and community, Gotham EDU seeks to provide more equitable access to the Film and Media Industry for the next generation of storytellers. Details about the Film and Media Career Development Program and Gotham EDU initiatives can be found at

Job Responsibilities:

Film and Media Career Development Program

  • – Update application/timeline for application process for program applicants.
  • – Work with the Gotham team to utilize the existing review process to evaluate and select participants.
  • – Oversee individual outreach related to receiving applications, meaning spreading the word about the call for entries, corresponding with prospective aspects, and troubleshooting any tech-issues related to applications.
  • – In conjunction with the Director of Curriculum, ensure that all required deadlines for selected participants are met and tech issues are dealt with in a timely manner. 
  • – Execute selection process of participants and notification process. 
  • – Work with the Gotham team to source and invite industry participants in the Career Development program as speakers and mentors. This includes follow-up to ensure industry presence during the program. 
  • – Collect materials (bios, headshots) from industry participants to provide to cohorts. Support Director of Curriculum with administrative duties pertaining to program materials’ creation. 
  • – Serve as primary point-of-contact for all selected industry participants, ensuring correspondence and experience prior to and during the program is seamless and clear, including a pre-program orientation for selected students.
  • – Serve as tech support during program events, ensuring virtual sessions are seamless and productive for all participants.
  • – Provide wrap report with timeline and duties. 

Gotham Week Expo

  • – Work with The Gotham Deputy Director and Director of Curriculum to determine topics for Gotham EDU related programming during Gotham Week’s Expo.
  • – Work with the Development team on executing Gotham EDU sponsored related activities during the expo.
  • – Provide support in the selection and securing of panelists for expo panels.
  • – Onsite execution of sessions.
  • – Provide wrap report with timeline and duties. 

Position Requirements

  • – Bachelor’s Degree in a related field – e.g. Film, TV Production, Audio Production, Journalism, Liberal Arts.
  • – At least 4-5 years of directly related experience, e.g. Film and Media production, academic and/or non-profit programming experience.
  • – Knowledge and connection to the U.S. film and media industry (creators and industry).
  • – Excellent analytical skills and ability to evaluate student applications and provide feedback.
  • – Outstanding organizational skills and ability take initiative and self-manage workload while performing well in a fast-paced environment and against deadlines.
  • – Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise tactfully with Industry professionals at all levels.
  • – Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in recording, tracking and issuing information.
  • – Excellent knowledge of new platforms, mediums and storytelling formats.
  • – Diversity of thought and culture is important as well as an inclusive work attitude. 
  • – Strong work ethic and ability to maintain a positive attitude with a flexible and collaborative approach at all times to work cross-departmentally within the organization.
  • – Working knowledge and proficiency in database use, Zoom, Slack, and ability to adapt my virtual tools for events and programming.

The Gotham Film & Media Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment within our organization and industry. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]