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Employment Opportunities


Northwest Film Center Instructors

The Northwest Film Center welcomes résumés from independent mediamakers with an interest in teaching at the adult or youth level on an on-call  basis. Commitment to an arts perspective and an active film practice are a must. Previous teaching experience is desirable but not required. Filmmakers may propose a specific class or workshop, or indicate a general interest in joining the team of teaching artists who support our education programs. We are especially interested in hearing from filmmakers with a practice in sound recording, motion graphics, computer animation, sound design and colorizing.

Send a résumé, filmography/links, and letter of interest to our Education Director

via email:
info@nwfilm.org
with “Teaching Opportunities” in subject line

 

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities


Summer Camp Animation Volunteers

The Northwest Film Center is looking for a few volunteers to work with our summer camp instructors and assistants to help promote a positive and fun learning environment for young filmmakers and animators. In particular, we are looking for those with an interest in stop-motion animation.

Responsibilities:
Organizing art supplies, helping to supervise snack/meal times and lunch recess, helping with tutoring support as needed.

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in Dragonframe software and basic skills in stop motion animation helpful but not required
  • Comfortable with Mac OS
  • Experience working with children ages 8-13 helpful but not required

Availability:

  • During the following weeks:
    • June 18-22; June 25-29; July 2-6 (no camp July 4); July 30-August 3; August 13-17
  • Prefer volunteers who can help for five consecutive days (one camp week), Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm, but other shifts may be possible.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to volunteer alongside animator faculty
  • May receive references and recommendations for future employment or education opportunities.
  • May attend regular admission Film Center movie screenings free of charge.

 Must be 18 or older. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

 To Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to info@nwfilm.org with “Summer Camp Animation Volunteer” in the subject line.

 

Education Intern/Volunteer

Education Interns will gain a working knowledge of the operations and services of one of the country’s largest regional media arts centers and community film schools.

Benefits:
The Intern may develop organizational, administrative, technical, and interpersonal skills which can later be applied in a wide range of employment situations. Specific skills in film and video production may be learned, including operation of cameras, projectors, and editing software. Interns may receive references and recommendations for future employment or education opportunities, and become qualified for consideration for specific job openings at the Film Center. Interns may attend regular admission Film Center Exhibition Program screenings free of charge.

Dates:

  • Fall / Winter Term — mid-September through late April
    Deadline: August 24
  • Winter / Spring Term — mid-January through late May
    Deadline: December 16
  • Summer / Fall Term — mid-June through mid-December
    Deadline: June 10

Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with education staff on basic activities associated with equipment maintenance/checkout, inventory control, public inquiries, customer service, registration, and promotion/marketing. Assists staff in monitoring use of the School of Film facility. Assists with assembling and testing equipment for instructional use. Cleans, arranges, and sets up rooms for classes and workshops. Duplicates printed and media materials and performs DVD duplication. May work on special projects related to student recruitment, curriculum development, youth media festival coordination, film archiving, and other areas.

  • Attributes and Qualifications:
    Ability to work independently and creatively with limited resources.
  • Organized and methodical with strong attention to detail.
  • Macintosh computer skills desirable; basic knowledge of film and/or video equipment preferred.
  • Must be 18 or older

Duration: 3-6 months. Flexible hours, but a minimum of 10-12 hours per week is required. Daytime, evening, weekday, and weekend shifts available.

To Apply: If you would like to receive school credit as an Intern, visit the Portland Art Museum careers page to apply online. If you would like to volunteer in this capacity, please email your cover letter and resume to info@nwfilm.org with “Education Intern/Volunteer” in the subject.

 


Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Intern/Volunteer

This is an unpaid position for either a Festival Intern (for currently enrolled students) or Volunteer who will develop a working knowledge of the independent film arts by assisting in the production and promotion of one of the country’s largest and oldest regional film festivals, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Regional Services Manager and aides in coordinating many aspects of the Northwest Filmmakers Festival, including outreach to artists and arts organizations.
  • Receives and organizes entries for the Festival and maintains a database of Northwest artists.
  • Assists in development and sponsor relations.
  • Assists in light clerical duties, shipping, and organization of print traffic.
  • Assists in outreach to communities and organizations with the aim toward expanding audiences.

Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently with limited resources.
  • Preference to those able to commit to work through the Festival, Oct.31 -Nov. 4, 2018.
  • Receives and organizes entries for the Festival and maintains a database of Northwest artists.
  • Excellent phone skills required.
  • Macintosh computer and Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Must be 18 or older.

Duration:
June through November (flexible), flexible hours, minimum of 10 hours a week required.

To Apply: Visit the Portland Art Museum careers page to apply online.

 


Fresh Film Northwest Intern/Volunteer

This is an unpaid position for either an Intern (for currently enrolled students) or Volunteer who will assist in the production and promotion of Fresh Film Northwest, the youth component to the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. More about Fresh Film can be found here.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Education Programs Manager and aides in coordinating many aspects of FFNW, including outreach to young filmmakers and arts organizations.
  • Organizes entries to FFNW and maintains a database of submissions.
  • Assists in development and sponsor relations.
  • Assists in outreach to communities and organizations with the aim toward expanding audiences.
  • Coordinate jury session(s).

Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently with limited resources.
  • Preference to those able to commit to work through the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in November 2018.
  • Familiarity with a variety of online video and file sharing platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox).
  • Familiarity with Google Drive applications.
  • Familiarity with WordPress a plus.
  • Interest in youth-made media and engaging with young filmmakers.
  • Macintosh computer and Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Must be 18 or older

Duration:
August through November (flexible), Flexible hours, commitment is around 10 hours a week.

To Apply:  If you would like to receive school credit as an Intern, visit the Portland Art Museum careers page to apply online. If you would like to volunteer in this capacity, please email your cover letter and resume to info@nwfilm.org with “Fresh Film Northwest Intern/Volunteer” in the subject.