Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Founded 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:

  • Video Production and Photo Interns
  • Volunteers

INTERNSHIPS

Video Production Internship

Assist with the editing of show content and other video related tasks.

Internship Tasks Include:
• Shooting Q+A’s, musical performances and interviews at screenings.
• Editing short videos for the web.
• Assisting with filmmaker relations, correspondence & print traffic (coordination of film master delivery).
• Organizeing Rooftop Films’ media library.
• General office and festival work.

Qualified Candidates Should Have:
• Editing experience with Final Cut Pro and Photoshop.
• 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.

Start Date: May/June 2017

How to Apply:

Applications are due no later than May 5, 2017. 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.

NO PHONE CALLS OR FOLLOW UP EMAILS PLEASE.

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

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP

An opportunity to attend and document Summer Series events while developing your portfolio. 

Internship Tasks Include:
• Learn about music, film, and party event documentation by attending and photographing our Summer Series programs (45+ outdoor, enhanced film screenings taking place across New York City).
• Collaborate on unique and innovative image-based social media initiatives.
• Assist in maintaining Rooftop Films photo database.
• Work with the Communications Manager to document event highlights and sponsor activation.

Qualified Candidates Should Have:
• Experience and fluency with Photoshop and other Adobe Creative programs.
• Strong visual aesthetics.
• Passion for event photography and film.
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to work within a tight deadline.
• Knowledge of and interest in current social media trends.

Photo Internship candidates would be expected to attend at least two shows a week and one day in office per week, but generally the more time you can commit the better.

Start Date: May/June 2017

How to Apply:

Applications are due no later than May 12, 2017. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to photo.intern@rooftopfilms.com. Please include “Photo Internship” in the subject line of your email.

NO PHONE CALLS OR FOLLOW UP EMAILS PLEASE.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 2017, 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 register here.

(Just follow the link, click “Join Organization” in upper right hand corner, then select “register new account.”)

Already registered with us as a volunteer? Click here to log in to your account to register for shifts.