Rooftop Films 2016 Fall Internships
Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, helping filmmakers to produce new films, and renting equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits.
Rooftop Films is seeking interns for Fall 2016. We welcome students finishing their 1st year of college (or age equivalent) or older and graduate students. Applications are due no later than September 23, 2016.
Internships are not paid, but can be done for school credit. Find out your school’s internship or field work credit requirements and we will work with you to accommodate them.
Our offices are on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, near the R, F and G trains in Brooklyn, so please apply only if you will be able to handle that commute.
Festival Programming Interns (2 positions)
A great opportunity for students studying film as well as young filmmakers: learn how a nonprofit film festival works and see hundreds of great movies.
Fall Interns will work closely with members of the programming team to assist in the pre-screening and rating of film submissions, and would participate in the overall programming process. Interns will also assist with the general operations of Rooftop Films off season programs, including fundraising, marketing and outreach, organizing of season screenings and general office and festival work.
Candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and an enthusiasm for film criticism and/or curation. This internship is an excellent opportunity to participate in the programming process of Rooftop Films and a great way to learn the inner workings of a film festival. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students (a passion for film is a must – film production / film studies experience is a plus).
Requirements: Candidates should have good experience working with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), Google Docs, and experience with Filemaker, HTML, design programs or video editing software is a plus. Interns would be expected to average at least two days a week in the office, but generally the more time you can commit the better.
Primary internship tasks will include:
+ Tracking and requesting new independent films
+ Organizing and maintaining film databases
+ Pre-screening film festival submissions
+ Contacting and corresponding with filmmakers
+ Organizing off-season film screenings
+ Assisting with operations of off season projects, including:
+ Fundraising/Grant research and administration
+ Print production
+ Audio and video tech work
+ Writing: including the Rooftop blog, social media, press releases and website content
+ General office work
+ Anything else you might be interested in-we want you to see how we work
To apply please send a cover letter, resume and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Fall Internship” in the subject line of your email. Applications are due no later than September 23, 2016
Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.
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