The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks a full-time producer/director to make films that document the food stories of the American South. The work of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker will include, but not be limited to, archival research, interviewing, editing, following up with film subjects, preparing film materials for deposit in the SFA’s archive, identifying and overseeing the work of film collaborators, and disseminating films via social media and other digital platforms.

Additionally, the Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker will teach documentary filmmaking skills and best practices to students enrolled at the University of Mississippi, as well as lead annual filmmaking workshops to train aspiring filmmakers.

The successful applicant will be a good communicator who works collaboratively and enthusiastically with the SFA staff.  The filmmaker will work with SFA staff to identify and prioritize film subjects and themes.  Demonstrated knowledge of current filmmaking technology is a must. And the successful candidate must also be willing to explore and experiment with new technology appropriate for filmmaking.

The Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker will maintain a broad network of contacts with professionals engaged in documentary work in order to promote professionalism and new ideas and will pursue professional development opportunities including, but not limited to, film and video production and editing and storytelling.

Interested applicants should complete the University’s online application form, which is online here. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your application.  And, send a short film or 3 to 5-minute film clip to