Summer Administrative Internship opening

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Northwest Film Forum, a Seattle non-profit arts organization running two cinemas, producing films, aiding filmmakers and offering film workshops, seeks a part-time administrative intern.

Interns work in the Northwest Film Forum office, the nerve center of the organization, closely interacting with all members of the staff. As the Film Forum 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. Summer internship begins on approximately July 1, 2010. This position requires a minimum three month commitment for 20 hours a week. Schedule is negotiable, but is during business hours: Monday- Friday, 10-6pm. Preferred 4-hour shifts are 10am- 2pm, or 2pm- 6pm.

Benefits:
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 the Film Forum 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
• Guest relations
• Equipment and editing troubleshooting
• Marketing and Graphic Design

The summer intern will have a focus on preparations for the annual Bike-In event (August 28) and the Local Sightings Film Festival (first week of October).

Deadline for Applications is June 15, 2008
Position begins July 1, 2010 or another mutually agreeable date.
Students interested in film are encouraged to apply.

Send a letter of interest, resume and three references to Ryan Davis (ryan@nwfilmforum.org).

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