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IDA Staff at the Red Carpet of the 38th IDA Documentary Awards, December 10, 2022, Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles.
IDA Staff at the Red Carpet of the 38th IDA Documentary Awards, December 10, 2022, Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles.

IDA is made up of a small but mighty team of individuals dedicated to uplifting documentary storytellers and building an inclusive documentary culture. We are located in the vibrant Koreatown community in Los Angeles but have members working remotely from across the US.

IDA is a unionized workplace. Learn more here and find our current collective bargaining agreement here.

Our Benefits:*

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • short and long-term disability insurance
  • paid parental and family leave
  • access to contribute to pre-tax commuter benefits
  • flexible spending accounts
  • cell phone subsidy
  • a 401k retirement savings plan with employer match
  • generous paid time off, including sick days, 15 vacation days in the first year of employment, 14 paid holidays, and a paid week off when our office closes from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day
  • a friendly, casual work environment, and flexible schedule and work-from-home opportunities

*Full benefits are available to regular full-time employees. Part-time and temporary/seasonal employees also accrue some more limited benefits. See individual job listings for more details.

The International Documentary Association is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and to building an equitable and just organization that, at every level, reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the community we serve and our society as a whole. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

To request accommodations for completing an employment application, please contact or call (213) 232-1660.

Open Positions


The Accounting and Finance Associate serves as a critical point person for a nonprofit organization serving the documentary film community in the Accounting & Finance Department. They will provide key support in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and provide overall support documenting and managing donations across IDA’s programs. They are customer-service oriented–a helpful, accessible resource and proactive problem solver, keeping our systems running smoothly.
The Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager oversees the day-to-day operation of the IDA’s field-leading fiscal sponsorship program, serving hundreds of documentary projects and filmmakers at all professional levels. The Manager is responsible for project management, outreach and recruitment, financial management, and revenue goals for the Fiscal Sponsorship Program. This role works directly with the Accounting/Finance, Artist Programs, Funds, and Marketing & Communications teams on the successful operation of existing programs.
International Documentary Association (IDA) is seeking qualified candidates for a new position as Human Resources Manager. IDA supports the vital work of documentary storytellers and champions a thriving and inclusive documentary culture. We are dedicated to the vision of a world where documentary creators flourish.