The Youth Education Intern reports to the Education Manager and the Assistant Camp Instructor. This internship includes four weeks of teaching/production assistance at the Youth Filmmakers Camp (July 10th – August 4th, 2022) and one week supporting SFFILM Education’s curriculum development and program planning. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in filmmaking education, curriculum planning, and teaching. SFFILM’s Youth Filmmakers Camp is designed to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling, increasing students’ creativity and technical skills through hands-on and classroom instruction. SFFILM Education’s goal is to enrich young filmmakers through exposure to new artforms and to build upon existing skills.
This internship requires a commitment of 2 to 4 days per week (approximately 15 to 25 hours per week) and runs from June 22, 2023 through August 9, 2023. The Interns will not be scheduled for any hours the week of July 3rd – 7th. The internship is based in-person in San Francisco and is unpaid.
Application review will begin May 22, 2023, but the position is open and accepting applications while this posting remains up.
Covid-19 Safety: This position is a student and public-facing role, and is required to provide proof of “boosted” vaccination and comply with all SFFILM COVID-19 safety policies for employment. Currently masks are not required but are highly recommended for camp attendees when indoors.
- Support camp instructors and staff at Youth Filmmakers Camp sessions as a teaching and production assistant.
- Provide adult supervision and work directly with camp participants (ages 14–18), helping them to produce short film projects.
- Lead break-out groups throughout pre-production, production, and post-production.
- Document all camp sessions through photos and videos for marketing.
Assist the instructors with all camp logistics and with the preparation and inventory of materials and resources.
- Assist with daily loading in, loading out, setup and breakdown of camp equipment.
- Work on other SFFILM education projects as needed.
- Strong desire to work with children and/or teens in a classroom setting.
- Experience with basic film production, including demonstrated proficiency with digital video cameras and editing software such as Final Cut Pro.
- Experience working with media on the web.
- Good research skills.
- Able to work independently on own initiative and also happy to take direction as part of a team in support of the instructors and SFFILM staff.
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Professional demeanor combined with an ability to have fun with kids.
- Previous classroom or teaching experience is preferred but not mandatory.
- Passion for both film and teaching.
- Must be able to pass a LiveScan background check.
- Reliable transportation and availability for on-location camp work from July 10 – August 4 at University of San Francisco and other weeks at SFFILM office in SOMA.
- SFFILM is an internationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
- Great introduction and experience in film / media education.
- Excellent opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a world class film organization and create personal connections.
- Complimentary 1-year SFFILM membership.
- Class credit (if applicable).
- Resume and network builder.
SFFILM is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in both its internal management and external programming. Since 2018, the organization has actively been working in collaboration with two Advisory Boards focused on accessibility and inclusivity and officially began work with a DEI consultant in 2019 to further invest in and build on that work. Candidates are invited to discuss their interest and involvement in DEAI practices in their cover letter, and ask us more about our DEAI process in their interview.
SFFILM, in accordance with federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer. SFFILM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all candidates, staff members, interns, and volunteers.