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:

  • Fall Programming Interns
  • Volunteers

FALL PROGRAMMING INTERNS

POSITION OVERVIEW:

A great opportunity for students studying film, media and/or mass communications as well as young filmmakers: 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 2017 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), Google Docs, and experience with Filemaker, 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 you can commit the better.

PRIMARY INTERNSHIP TASKS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Tracking and requesting new independent films
  • 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
    • Print production
    • Audio and video tech work
    • 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

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to: intern@rooftopfilms.com. Please include “Fall Internship” in the subject line of your email. Applications are due no later than September 4th, 2017.

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.”)

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