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Education Program Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Northwest Film Center invites applications for the position Education Program Assistant. Two positions are available and this role reports to the Education Director of the Northwest Film Center. The Education Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in providing administrative and technical support for Film Center education programs. If you are interested in helping our education programs at the Northwest Film Center, apply today!

These positions are on-call/occasional status working a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend hours based on business needs. Please do not delay in applying. Deadline to apply is 5 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist in providing administrative and technical support for Film Center education programs.
  • Help to answer general public inquiries and to conduct orientations and tours. Help coordinate educational and public events. Attend education staff meetings.
  • Provide instructional assistance for classes and public programs as directed by faculty or staff as needed.
  • Assist with equipment scheduling, prep, check-out, check-in, storage, inventory, maintenance, upgrades and repair as needed.
  • Assist, test and trouble-shoot projection systems and other film/video equipment, and to archive and manage audio-visual materials as needed.
  • Provide technical assistance to students, faculty, staff and community users at check-in and check-out, and while using digital work stations as needed. Occasionally help students trouble-shoot technical issues and develop proficiency on equipment.
  • Set up and take down classrooms and public spaces. Keep classrooms and public spaces neat and clean. Monitor visitor sign-in/sign-out, and safety and security of the facility.
  • Perform administrative tasks associated with program activities, including: processing registrations and rental requests; generating signage; preparing mailing lists and class rosters; distributing and compiling grade sheets, surveys and evaluations; data entry. Assist with marketing and other projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • College level training in film, arts or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic proficiency in operation of film/ digital camera and editing equipment /software required.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work flexible, irregular hours.
  • Ability to organize time, act independently and to work with minimal supervision.
  • Macintosh computer literacy required.

To Apply: Visit the Portland Art Museum careers page to apply online by March 13.

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: 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.


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: 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 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:  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.