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 has grown to become one of NYC’s leading film organizations serving over 48,000 audience members. Our mission is to engage and inspire diverse communities by showing movies in outdoor locations, creating innovative events, and renting equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits.

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 PROGRAMMING INTERN

Rooftop Films is seeking interns for the Spring of 2020. We welcome students finishing their 1st year of college (or age equivalent) or above and all graduate students. Applications are due no later than February 3rd, 2020.

Internships are not paid, but Rooftop Films’ staff will work with your school for internship credit. Applicants are encouraged to check their school’s internship or field work credit requirements before applying. (Please note: our offices are on the border of Park Slope and Gowanus, near the R, F and G trains in Brooklyn.)

A great opportunity for students studying film, media and/or mass communications: learn how a nonprofit film festival works and see hundreds of great movies.

Interns will work closely with members of the programming team to assist in the pre-screening and rating of film submissions, and will participate in almost every process of the programming process. Interns will also assist with the general operations of Rooftop Films off-season programs and preparation for the Summer Series, including fundraising, marketing and outreach, organizing of off-season screenings and general office and festival work.

Candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and an enthusiasm for film criticism and/or curation. This internship is an excellent opportunity to participate in the programming process of Rooftop Films and a great way to learn the inner workings of a film festival. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students (a passion for film is a must – film production / film studies experience is a plus).

Requirements: Candidates should have good experience working with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), and Google Docs. Experience with HTML, Airtable, design programs or video editing software is a plus. Interns would be expected to average at least two days a week in the office, but generally the more time that can be committed, the better.

Primary internship tasks will include:

+ Tracking and requesting new independent films

+ Researching other film festivals in order to track trends

+ Organizing and maintaining film databases

+ Pre-screening film festival submissions

+ Contacting and corresponding with filmmakers

+ Organizing off-season film screenings

Assisting with operations of off season projects, including:

+ Marketing/Outreach/Publicity

+ Fundraising/Grant research and administration

+ Writing: including the Rooftop blog, social media, press releases and website content

+ General office work

+ Anything else you might be interested in-we want you to see how we work

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and references to: intern@rooftopfilms.com. Please include “Spring Programming Internship” in the subject line of your email. Applications are due no later than February 3rd, 2020.

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 consistently needs volunteers for over 40 shows during our Summer Series. Now, during off-season, we still have plenty of events happening! Most shows are on Friday or Saturday nights, with some special ones 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.”)

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