The Education Department is seeking a motivated intern with an interest in education and production experience to support our year round education programming and Filmmakers in the Classroom (FITC) program.
The Education Intern will assist in the classroom as a FITC teaching and production assistant, provide assistance in the SFFILM offices and onsite at schools and theaters for our Screenings for Schools program, and provide additional support to the Education Department as needed.
The Education Intern reports to the Education Program Coordinator.
Please email a single PDF of your resume and cover letter to email@example.com to apply. Specify which internship you are applying for in the Subject Line; if you are applying for multiple internships, list all in the Subject Line. Deadline to apply is extended to Wednesday September 11th.
- Attend all scheduled FITC sessions (1-2 hours per session) at designated school sites.
- Transport and manage SFFILM video equipment used at each FITC session and return to SFFILM office after each session, as needed.
- Support a filmmaker instructor as a FITC teaching and production assistant.
- Provide adult supervision and work directly with students (ages will vary from 4th thru 12th grade) to help them produce film projects.
- Document the FITC program thru regular photo and video coverage.
- Assist the filmmaker instructor in preparing lesson plans, materials, and resources for FITC sessions.
- Assist the filmmaker instructor with editing of FITC projects.
- Research children’s and family films for Schools at the Festival and other Education Program screenings.
- Assist with educator outreach.
- Provide event support for Screenings for Schools screenings and school visits (may include venue set-up, ushering, greeting students and teachers, assisting with Q&As, volunteer coordination).
- Provide additional program support to Education Department 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 Final Cut Pro.
- Previous classroom or teaching experience is preferred but not mandatory.
- Passion for both film and education/teaching.
- Experience working with media on the web.
- Good research skills.
- Reliable transportation and ability to travel to school sites around the Bay Area.
- Availability for morning/afternoon weekday classroom sessions, as well as scheduled weekday hours in the offices.
- Ability to take direction and work independently, as well as work as a team to support both the filmmaker instructor and the classroom teacher.
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Professional demeanor combined with an ability to have fun with kids.