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Internships and Volunteer Opportunities


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: Send a resume and letter of interest outlining your background, reasons for interest in and goals for the position to info@nwfilm.org with “Education Intern” as subject.


NW 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, November 10-15, 2016.
  • 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: Send a resume and letter of interest outlining your background, reasons for interest in and goals for the position to info@nwfilm.org with “NW Filmmakers’ Festival Intern” as subject.


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 2017.
  • 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: Send a resume and letter of interest outlining your background, reasons for interest in and goals for the position to info@nwfilm.org with “FFNW Intern” as subject.


PR/Marketing Intern/Volunteer

The PR/Marketing Intern’s primary responsibility is to help identify and develop audiences for, and public awareness of, the Northwest Film Center’s exhibition, education and artist service activities. The Intern works closely with the PR/Marketing Manager and PR/Marketing Associate on promotion and public relations activities that expand the base of members, sponsors, and other community partners.

Key activities include:

  • Promoting Film Center special events and ongoing public program
  • Researching and developing community contacts and co-sponsors
  • Developing content for social media channels and website
  • Occasional clerical duties including answering phones, data entry, and mailings
  • Maintaining press and library files
  • Other duties/special projects as mutually agreed upon.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Background in film and/or the arts preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to deal with the public
  • Organized work habits and attention to detail
  • Mac software skills a plus
  • Must be 18 or older

Duration:
3 month commitment; 10-15 hours per week.

To Apply: Send a resume and letter of interest outlining your background, reasons for interest in and goals for the position to info@nwfilm.org with “PR/Marketing Intern” as subject.