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Fall 2013 Internships Now Open

Festival Team
The SF Green Film Festival is in its 4th year and growing!

The day-to-day running of the San Francisco Green Film Festival is made possible with the dedication and energy of over 100 green-minded volunteers who help plan and produce our year-round events and the annual festival, scheduled for May 29 – June 4, 2014 at venues in San Francisco and Berkeley.

We’re seeking interns in the following areas who can help us gear up for our fourth year.

This is an exciting time to come on board!


CURRENT TEAM NEEDS: FALL 2013

Social Media
We’re looking for 2 people to become our social media rockstars! You’ll help us spread the word by creating a campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and our other social media platforms, as well as creating content for blogs and sourcing other avenues for promotion.

Fundraising and Development
We are looking for 2 to join the development team. Candidates should have an interest in green issues and in business and/or non-profit development. She/he will reach out to various green companies around the Bay Area and invite them to become involved with the festival. This is an excellent position for someone who’s interested in making contacts and getting to know Bay Area green companies, interested in sharpening her/his development skills (or learning more about development) and would be comfortable representing the festival in this role. This position can include bringing in corporate or private donations, and in-kind donations for different aspects of the festival.

Festival Operations
We’re looking for 2 people to step in for operational and administrative support. You’ll support the Festival Director and other team members. This is an excellent opportunity for someone supportive, reliable, patient and a team player to get involved. You need good communication skills, to be comfortable and confident with IT, and interested in who’s who in the local film and environmental communities. You will also help with the administration of various festival projects.

Events
We are looking for 2 people to work alongside staff and support the Events Coordinator for ongoing events leading up to the festival. These include screenings, fundraising events, and planning for the opening night party and other festival happenings. A desire to create seamless, fun, and green events a plus!

Community Outreach
We’re looking for 2 to 4 people to join the community outreach team. You’ll be working with existing community partners, and reaching out to new ones, to help spread the word about the festival and its films. This position will take you out and about in San Francisco an connect you with the greater green minded community.

Video Editors
Filmmakers! – we’re looking for people who can help us log and edit video from this year’s festival and to create a short promo piece for 2014.


HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the form at the bottom of this page or drop us a line at: volunteer@sfgreenfilmfest.org

We thank everyone who applies for their interest and will get back to you as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries please.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE FOR ALL TEAM POSITIONS
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English.
- Good computer skills with experience in MS Word, Excel and Google Docs. Experience working with databases such as Salesforce is a plus but not essential.
- Great organization and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently on own initiative and as a team member.
- An interest in film or non-profit arts is a plus, especially with any past film festival or events experience.
- An active passion for the environment!

SCHEDULE
We would like a minimum commitment of 8-10 hours per week. However we can be flexible for a dedicated intern that might have slightly less time. Some work can be done remotely but most positions require at least one day per week in the Festival office. The office is based in the Ninth Street Independent Film Center near San Francisco’s Civic Center.

BENEFITS
All volunteer positions are unpaid, but have other benefits:
- Class credit, if applicable.
- A great resumé builder!
- A learning experience within the film festival world. This is useful experience for independent filmmakers, film students, event production, or those involved in non-profit arts/film organizations.
- A working environment with many green-minded colleagues and the opportunity to build strong connections in the Bay Area green community.
- An active contribution to our work for a greener future on planet Earth! We could not produce this festival without your crucial efforts.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Festival volunteers donate their time to help us run our busy schedule of screenings and events during the annual festival. Volunteers help with will-call, ticket taking, ushering, event set-up/break-down, and myriad other tasks! information for volunteering at the festival will be posted in April 2014.

Office interns and volunteers contribute between one and three days a week administrative support: answering queries, processing film entries, and office tasks. There is also the opportunity to get involved with festival programming and help out with longer term projects. This is great for people who are studying, have just graduated, or who have some down-time between productions.

Individuals with specialized skills contribute to projects or committees such as marketing, publicity, graphic design, fundraising, event production, programming and various other special projects.

TESTIMONIALS
“I’m extremely proud to be a volunteer with this festival. Working with the core team was truly gratifying and a brilliant resume booster. They gave me the tools I needed to succeed and let me find amazing results. It was fun to gain access to festival events and celebrations. This is a great opportunity for those with drive and passion. I love working with super people who want to make a green difference. I can’t wait to help out for 2013!” – Heather J., 2012 Development Coordinator, Guest Services and Transportation