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What we’re doing to keep employees safe
As COVID-19 upended our lives and profoundly changed how we work, Sundance Institute moved quickly to put our employee’s’ health and safety at the forefront. Since mid-March of 2020, we have primarily worked remotely and have recently opened our offices again. We set up an internal working group to plan for how to return to our offices— and provide flexibility to allow employees to work from home regularly. We also pride ourselves on the benefits we have always provided that are especially critical during a pandemic, such as our life assistance program, telehealth options, and paid sick time.
Sundance Institute is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences.
At our core, we believe that individuals can spark new ideas that entertain, push creative boundaries, and ignite empathy and understanding that can ultimately lead to social change. We not only look for these attributes in the artists we support, but the extraordinary talent that we hire to bring our mission to life. With that, we encourage individuals from diverse and historically underrepresented communities, as well as those with unique and transferable skill-sets from various industries, to apply to join the Sundance community.
We’re building a talent community full of inspired individuals who want to be a part of the action through our Year-Round Institute roles, Seasonal Program positions, internship experiences, and volunteer opportunities.
If you’re looking for a place where creativity, passion, and collaboration come together in support of a unifying purpose, Sundance Institute is where you belong. If you have the qualifications and feel that Sundance is a place that you would enjoy and excel in, then apply to any of our current openings.
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Where We Are
Since mid-March of 2020, we have primarily worked remotely and have opened virtual offices in the following States: California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia, District of Columbia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida and Texas.
Additionally , we have our physical offices, located in Park City, UT, New York City, NY and Los Angeles, CA.
Our physical offices:
Our Park City office boasts access to world-class outdoor recreation, with ski lifts, hiking, and mountain bike trails just minutes from our front door. Park City employees enjoy the opportunity to ride a free staff vanpool from Salt Lake City to the office each day as space permits.
Centrally located in the heart of Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, our LA office is right across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the soon-to-be-completed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. There is also easy access to plenty of nearby restaurants and food trucks.
Our New York office is situated in the center of the Theater District in midtown Manhattan, with access to world-class arts and performance venues and a vast array of restaurants. Just a short walk from Times Square, the office is also easily accessible via subway.
Sundance Institute offers an unparalleled experience, with the opportunity to make a real impact both personally and professionally. We are dedicated to creating the best employee experience and invite you to learn more about why our culture, people, and perks make us a great place to work.
At Sundance Institute, we are united by a commitment to support the storytellers who impact our world, and to bring their work to new audiences. We aim to create an environment where the values of openness, honesty, creativity, engagement, and rigor are at the forefront of everything we do.
Behind the scenes, we know that it takes the right culture and people to create big ideas. All of us at the Institute commit ourselves to this vision by upholding our core values:
- Build open and honest relationships
- Be creative and open-minded
- Connect and engage
- Work rigorously and skillfully
Our employees enjoy a variety of total rewards, including:
- A weeklong summer break allowing everyone to take a vacation at the same time so no one falls behind
- 20 paid holidays, including federal holidays and others we added just because we can!
- Flexible remote work opportunities
- Complimentary premium Calm App
- Multiple affinity groups to join and connect with your colleagues
Staff also enjoy access to the world-class Sundance Film Festival, with complimentary advance tickets, a staff credential, and an official staff jacket.
When joining the Institute, you are entering a community of inspiring and dedicated individuals who collectively create a culture worth celebrating. Hear firsthand from a few of our people on why they’re excited to come to work each day.
Allegra Amend (Manager, Finance): “I love that we’re all intensely passionate about the mission of Sundance Institute, and I know hardly any of us would be here if we weren’t. We want untold stories to be heard loud and clear.”
Rosie Wong (Director, Industry Relations): “I love working with amazing colleagues and industry members. I have worked here for 15 years and have met so many wonderful people both within the organization and in the industry, many of whom have become friends over the years.”
Our employees are deeply invested in the Institute, and we strive to invest in our people. Our year-round employees enjoy the following benefits:*
- Health, vision, and dental insurance
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts
- Monthly Cell Phone/Telework Allowance
- Life, accident, and disability insurance (short- and long-term disability)
- A retirement savings plan with an automatic 3% employer contribution after one year
- Paid vacation time and paid holidays
- Paid sick time (with a policy that allows you to take time off to care for sick pets)
- Paid family and medical leave
*Each job listing will indicate whether the position is eligible for our total rewards.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Inclusion is a core value at Sundance Institute. We are proud of the work we do in this area with artists, and we are equally committed to diversity within our halls. We welcome individuals of all ethnicities, religions, genders, and abilities to join our team.
Sundance Institute participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture, and we do not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local laws. The Institute will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
The Sundance Group is a collective of nonprofit and for-profit entities that share a commitment to independent expression, original thinking, and the natural environment. It is composed of Sundance Institute, the Sundance Catalog, Sundance Mountain Resort, SundanceTV, and Sundance Now. However, each entity operates independently.