Sandbox Films is currently recruiting the following position.

Head of Production & Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, Sandbox Films seeks a Head of Production & Development who is responsible for managing the editorial process at Sandbox Films. The ideal candidate should bring experience developing, producing, financing and/or programming independent nonfiction feature documentaries, as well as a genuine passion for mission-driven documentary and innovative science storytelling.

The Head of Production will play a significant role in helping to field pitches, deciding what projects to finance, overseeing partnerships, and this individual will be a main point of contact for all Sandbox Films productions from development through production and finishing. The selected candidate must possess experience managing staff and strong multi-tasking skills.

This is a full-time position based in our offices in New York City. Applicants MUST submit via the link below for consideration. Please do not email info@ or any Sandbox team members about this position.


About Sandbox Films

Sandbox Films is a documentary film company that illuminates the art and beauty of scientific inquiry: humankind’s weird, messy, brilliant way of navigating the world. Were a nimble organization that brings together clashing viewpoints, industries and approaches. We collaborate with production partners and visionary filmmakers around the world, providing co-production and financing opportunities for bold documentaries. Sandbox Films, LLC is funded by the Simons Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research. More at sandboxfilms.org.

Sandbox Films Diversity & Inclusion Commitment

As in life, we believe science is richer when more perspectives are considered. This is especially true for science storytelling, wherein the experts we showcase and the voices we elevate have untold impacts on shaping the public face of knowledge and authority. With this in mind, one of the founding motivations for launching Sandbox Films is to make science documentary more inclusive. In addition to increasing diversity onscreen, we seek to collaborate with artists behind the camera who have different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

We cant accomplish any of this if we dont extend the same philosophy to our workplace.  As such, we are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. Sandbox Films actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.