I don’t know how we do it, but somehow the Film Forum manages to attract the best interns in town. Alas, another one must leave us, so it’s time to put out the search again.
This quarter’s administrative intern will be able to work on producing our annual fundraising gala, making it a great opportunity for someone interested in special event planning or fundraising.
Northwest Film Forum, a Seattle non-profit arts organization running two cinemas, producing films, aiding filmmakers and offering film workshops, seeks part-time administrative interns.
Interns will work in the Northwest Film Forum office, the nerve center of the organization, closely interacting with all members of the staff. As NWFF has a salaried staff of eight running over 250 programs a year, interns will be expected to execute vital, hands-on tasks that intersect with every aspect of the organization. A passion for film is essential. Knowledge of film production or exhibition is encouraged, but not required. Candidates must have basic computer skills, be personable, self motivated, and excellent communicators, and able to complete tasks assigned.
This is a non-paid, quarterly internship. This position requires a minimum three month commitment for 20 hours a week. Schedule is negotiable, but is on site at NWFF during business hours: Monday-Friday, 10-6pm.
Interns will be part of the core team growing Northwest Film Forum, and the opportunity to meet and interact with dozens of local and visiting filmmakers. Interns will have access to unlimited free movies at NWFF cinemas, space-available access to film production and editing gear, film workshops, and invitations to our film festivals and fabulous parties. Upon completion, deserving interns are provided a letter of recommendation by the Volunteer Coordinator or appropriate staff member.
Specific Job Responsibilities Include:
- Working approximately 20 hours in the administrative office, fielding phone calls, helping staff members with general office duties, mailings, data entry and answering questions from walk-in customers
- Check in and out filmmaking equipment
- Work on fundraisers and other special events
- Workshop signup
- Distribution of NWFF promotional materials
- Cinema housekeeping
- Task priority management
And for those with the appropriate abilities
- Help with fundraising
- Guest relations
- Equipment and editing troubleshooting
- Marketing and Graphic Design
This position is open until filled.
Students interested in film or non profit management are encouraged to apply.
Send a letter of interest, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.