SFFILM’s Education department is seeking a motivated intern with an interest in education and film / media to support K-12 programming to join us this spring to develop skills and assist with outreach and event production. Our Education team serves more than 15,000 students and teachers every year, from kindergarten through college, to develop media literacy, cultural awareness, global understanding and a lifelong appreciation of cinema. SFFILM Education aims to cultivate students’ imaginations, prepare them for filmmaking careers, and empower them to succeed in a media-saturated world.
The Education Intern reports to the Education Manager and will provide assistance in the SFFILM offices and onsite at schools and theaters for our Schools at the Festivals program and provide additional support to the Education Department as needed. The key undertaking will be preparing for and executing the 2023 SFFILM Festival, April 13-23. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about film / media education. The internship is based in-person in the Bay Area and is unpaid.
This internship requires a commitment of 2-3 days a week (approximately 12-20 hours per week) and starts in early February 2023 through early May 2023.
OPPORTUNITIES AND OUTCOMES
- Provide event support for Schools at the Festival screenings and school visits (may include venue set-up, ushering, greeting students and teachers, assisting with Q&As, volunteer coordination).
- Research children’s and family films for Schools at the Festival and other Education Program screenings.
- Develop outreach skills and gain knowledge of SFUSD, other Bay Area schools, and after school programs serving K-12.
- Support with the expansion of offered resources through activities and study guides for K-12 students who attend in person or virtual screenings or events through Common Core Standards.
- Document Schools at the Festival and Education events through video and photo.
- Passion for film/ media education, film festivals, and film organizations.
- Interest in working with students ages K-12.
- Good research skills.
- Reliable transportation and ability to travel to the SFFILM office, Bay Area schools, and theaters.
- Availability for morning/afternoon weekday screenings, as well as scheduled weekday hours in the SFFILM office.
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Professional demeanor combined with an ability to have fun with kids.
- Must be able to express yourself clearly, thoroughly and mindfully.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced working environment.
- Excellent computer skills. Proficiency with Google Suite.
- Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide results from a TB test.
- Experience teaching in classrooms or non-traditional learning environments a plus.
- Knowledge of SFUSD and the broader Bay Area education community a plus.
- SFFILM is an internationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
- Great introduction and experience in film / media education and film festival in addition to exposure to aspects of outreach and event management.
- Excellent opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a world class film organization and create personal connections.
- Complimentary 1-year SFFILM membership.
- Interns are able, and encouraged, to attend SFFILM preview screenings and events.
- Class credit (if applicable).
- Resume and network builder.
- Unpaid, but great film perks!