Rooftop FilmsFounded in 1997, Rooftop Films is an innovative, grassroots, non-profit, film festival and production collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Rooftop Films has grown to become one of New York City’s leading film organizations, serving over 45,000 audience members. Our mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, creating innovative events, and teaching filmmaking to young people in addition, Rooftop Films provides professional equipment at low-cost to artists, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations.

Rooftop Films is an equal opportunity employer, and strongly encourages women and people of color to apply.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following Positions:

Festival Interns
Video Interns
Volunteers

Rooftop Films Summer Internships

Rooftop Films is seeking interns for Summer 2015. Rooftop Films is a non-profit film festival that has been screening films outdoors since 1997. All of our screenings feature new, independently-produced films from around the world, and the shows take place on rooftops and in other scenic locations all over New York. While interning with Rooftop, interns will get first-hand experience with every facet of running a film festival and arts/non-profit management. A great opportunity for film, arts administration and nonprofit management students as well as young filmmakers: learn how a nonprofit film festival works and see hundreds of great movies. Internships are not paid, but can be done for school credit. Find out your school’s internship or field work credit requirements and we will work with you to accommodate them.

Our offices are on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, near the R, F and G trains in Brooklyn, so please apply only if you will be able to handle that commute. We welcome graduate students and applicants finishing their 1st year of college (or age equivalent) or older.

Festival Internship (4 positions available):
Help with all aspects of planning and managing a film festival.

Internship tasks include:
• Organize film screenings (including in office prep and production)
• Coordinate volunteers
• Manage the box office and merchandise sales
• Marketing, research, promotions and community outreach
• Pre-screen programs of films
• Contact, correspond and host filmmakers
• Contact the press and promote the screenings
• Write press releases, blog posts and social network website updates
• Organize and maintain film databases
• Organize tape library
• Fundraising and development
• Audio and video tech work
• General office and festival work
• Anything else you might be interested in — we want you to see how we work

Candidates should have good experience working with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and experience with Filemaker, HTML, design programs or video editing software is a plus.

Festival Internship candidates would be expected to average at least two days a week in the office and one evening show per week, but generally the more time you can commit the better.

Applications are due no later than April 24, 2015. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to summer.intern@rooftopfilms.com. Please include “Festival Internship” in the subject line of your email.


Video Production Internship (2 positions available):
Rooftop Films seeks organized, detail-oriented Video Production Interns to assist with the editing of show content and other video related tasks during the 2015 Rooftop Films Summer Series.

Internship tasks include:

• Shoot Q+A’s, musical performances and interviews at screenings
• Edit short videos for the web
• Assist with filmmaker relations, correspondence and print traffic (coordination of film master delivery)
• Organize media library
• General office and festival work
The candidate should have:

• Final Cut Pro editing experience
• Photoshop experience
• Comfort in capturing/ripping/converting footage (from DVD, Bluray, mini dv and various HD formats)
• Interest in and eagerness to learn the technical aspects of video and graphic design
• Proficiency with Macs and Quicktime video codecs
• Media management skills/ability to track and organize high volume workflow
• Knowledge of DVD authoring (DVD Studio Pro / iDVD) is a plus

Video Production Internship candidates would be expected to average at least two days a week in the office and one evening show per week, but generally the more time you can commit the better.

Applications are due no later than April 24, 2015. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to
edit.intern@rooftopfilms.com. Please include "Video Internship” in the subject line of your email.


ROOFTOP FILMS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Rooftop Films Rooftop Films Summer Volunteers
As a non-profit arts organization, Rooftop Films depends on volunteers like you for its growth and success. Working with Rooftop is a great opportunity to see fantastic films and live music, find out about the inner workings of film festivals, and meet the Rooftop staff and the filmmakers.

Rooftop will need volunteers for over 40 shows summer 2015, all of which will be outdoors between May and August. Most shows are on Friday or Saturday nights, with some special shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers can help out at as many or as few shows as they are available for.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the online Rooftop Volunteer Application Form. Once you submit your form, we will get back to you with more information and volunteer assignments.

Already registered with us as a volunteer? Click here to log on to your Volunteer Information Center account to register for shifts.

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About Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.