Jobs and Internships

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Staff Positions

There are no staff positions available at this time.

Internships

Milwaukee Film is currently seeking applications for a number of internships. Interns will work a total of 150-200 hours between March and the festival in the Fall. All hours must be worked during our office hours (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) and must be completed onsite in our downtown Milwaukee office. From March-May, hours will range up to 8 hours per week; from June through the festival hours will range up to 12 hours per week. Individual schedules will be determined in March based on intern availability and departmental preferences.

All interns are required to attend an Intern Orientation on February 27 from 2-4 pm at the Milwaukee Film office (229 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 200). All interns will also be required to attend at least three of four Professional Development Workshops scheduled to be held on March 13, March 27, April 10, and April 24 from 2-3pm in the Milwaukee Film offices. Topics of these workshops will be announced at the Orientation on February 27.

Ideal internship candidates will possess: Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail and ability to multitask; basic research skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work independently; exceptional written and oral communication skills; voracity for learning about our organization and others like it; understanding of how this internship will help develop skills for one’s own educational or career goals. Knowledge of FileMaker Pro is helpful, but not required.

Benefits for all positions: Although these are unpaid internships, all interns can expect to receive a full pass to attend the Milwaukee Film Festival, earn class credit where applicable, and learn valuable insights about the process of running an international film festival and non-profit cultural organization.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the application here. 
  1. Send a cover letter and one-page resume to our Education Director, Cara Ogburn, at cara@mkefilm.org. You’ll receive an email confirming receipt of your complete application within two business days. (You can also email Cara if you have any questions. She’s happy to help!)

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 16, 2015 and interviews will be conducted in January and February, as applications are processed. All applicants will be informed of decisions by late February.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:


CHILDRENS' PROGRAMMING INTERN
A Children’s Programming Intern should have some knowledge of or interest in film and other media geared toward young people, film festivals, and/or education (at any level). Ideal candidates also will have a background in working with children. Candidates should be advanced undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Education, Film, English, or an education or media-related field.

Duties may include: Researching children’s film festivals and soliciting program books; assisting with screening committees; corresponding with filmmakers, distribution companies, and educators; assisting in organizing school screenings; processing film submissions; supporting staff with screenings, events, and promotions during the internship tenure; participating in the programming selection process.


FEATURES PROGRAMMING INTERN
A Features Programming Intern should have some knowledge of independent film and film festivals. Candidates should be upper-level undergraduates or graduate students majoring in Film, English, or a media-related field.

Duties may include: Soliciting program books from other festivals and researching feature films;assisting in correspondence with filmmakers and distribution companies; processing film submissions and data entry; supporting staff with screenings, events, and promotions during the internship tenure; participating in the programming selection process.


SHORTS PROGRAMMING INTERN
A Shorts Programming Intern should have a passion for the short film art form along with a general knowledge of independent film and film festivals. The ideal candidate will be an advanced undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Film, English, or a media-related field.

Duties may include: Researching short films; soliciting program books from other festivals; assisting in correspondence with filmmakers; processing film submissions and data entry; supporting staff with screenings, events, and promotions during the internship tenure; participating in the programming selection process.


OPERATIONS INTERN
An Operations Intern should have some knowledge of or interest in logistics, non-profit management and/or film. Candidates should be upper-level undergraduates or graduate students, preferably those enrolled in a business, English, or film-related academic program.

Duties may include: Researching art house cinemas and other film festivals; writing monthly volunteer newsletters; assisting in correspondence with volunteers; processing theatre data entry; supporting staff with screenings, events, and promotions during the internship tenure.

There may be additional internship opportunities later in the year.