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Volunteer Coordination Internship

Learn what it takes to manage people, shifts and volunteer responsibilities in this 6-month internship with the nonprofit film arts center Northwest Film Forum.

Northwest Film Forum seeks an outgoing, responsible and detail-oriented Volunteer Coordination Intern. This position will act as the liaison between the volunteer corps and staff of the organization, and will work with the administrative and events staff to fill volunteer positions (including admin support, box office/concessionaires, projectionists, other interns, street team and special events). Interns will help design an effective structure for hiring new volunteers and managing existing ones. Volunteer coordination is an essential skill for anyone interested in nonprofit management. This position is hands-on and will provide many opportunities for leadership.

Candidates should be able to work independently, be personable and enjoy meeting new people, be comfortable and organized answering email, and be an excellent communicator.

Tasks include:

- interviewing and orienting new volunteers and providing them with basic training

- assigning qualified volunteers to the position of greatest use and personal reward

- maintaining ongoing contact with current volunteers and keeping all positions filled

- posting calls for volunteers and interns as needed

- regular email correspondence with volunteers and those interested in volunteering

- keeping volunteer contact information updated in organization’s database

- calling and facilitating quarterly volunteer meetings

This internship is 10-20 hours per week (based on candidate availability) and is unpaid. This is a six-month internship. Hours are flexible but the majority must be worked during regular Film Forum office hours (9-6, M-F), though some evening shifts and work from home may be available for the right candidate.

Internship perks include unlimited movie screenings at the Film Forum and $5 for every hour worked toward workshops and equipment rentals.

Applicants should send resume to ryan @ nwfilmforum.org by November 1, 2010.

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