911 Media Arts Center Internships and Volunteer Positions!

7 Apr

911 Media Arts Center is looking for self-motivated individuals with an interest in working with a nonprofit arts organization and/or working in the independent film and video community. We search for individuals who can contribute to and benefit from their experience in our organization. To learn more about 911 Media Arts Center, visit their site at: http://www.911media.org/

Internships are available for a three month (minimum) commitment. Interns are required to make a ten hour (minimum) per week commitment. All interns should have administrative experience, and a desire to learn and create. Currently, our internships are unpaid. However, during your internship you may avail of discounts on workshops, editing time, and equipment on a space available basis. Interns also receive a free one year membership to 911 Seattle Media Arts Center. Internship duties can include administrative work, assisting staff with ongoing projects, general office duties, and helping with special events.

Applications are reviewed monthly. If you send in a resume and are not chosen for that period, keeping in contact with us significantly increases your chances for the next period. Applicants are encouraged to apply more than once. Good luck and thanks again for your interest in 911 Seattle Media Arts Center.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume, days and hours that you are available, and preferred internship position to:

911 Seattle Media Arts Center
ATTN: Intern Coordinator
402 9th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Center please state so in your cover letter and we will place you on our volunteer list and contact you when volunteers are needed.


Front Desk/Administrative Support

This position provides support for the overall organization. The Front Desk intern will assist with administrative tasks, answering the phone, mailings, and workshop enrollment. In addition, you will also work as the front door gatekeeper and greeter. You will assist community members by answering questions and helping to direct visitors to proper building locations. These shifts run from 12 PM-3PM and 3PM-6PM Monday through Friday.

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:

* Prior media/video production experience necessary
* Ability to commit to a 4-hour shift preferred
* Capability of managing multiple projects
* Ability to work with diverse individuals

Screenings Support

This individual will provide organizational and technical support to 911’s events (both 911 events and independent rentals). You will work closely with staff and/or clients on coordinating the logistics of events. On the day of an event you will be responsible for set up, ticket sales, A/V support, artist introduction, wrap up and close of building. You will also work directly with 911’s Communications & Development Director on promoting the event including drafting press releases, and creating and disseminating promotional materials.

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:

* Strong organizational skills
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Detail-oriented
* 100% reliable
* Experience using Photoshop, Quark, and other multi-media applications a plus
Education Department Intern

Maintain all processes for class regristrations including:

Workshop Support

* Prepare class folders
* File and archive workshop information
* Prepare workshop binder (quarterly)
* Processing all (online and phone)sign ups
* E/mailing confirmations

Youth Program Assistant

The Youth Program Assistant will assume a lead role in the implementation of 911’s youth programs. You will assist the Education Director in developing and executing video production courses directed toward young filmmakers. Additional responsibilities include: teaching video production courses, supervising students, preparing training materials, coordinating registration and much more.

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:

* Prior experience teaching media to youth preferred
* Comfortable working with youth ages 13-19
* Detail-oriented
* Ability to commit to program duration
Communications and Development Intern

This position assists the Communications & Development Director in promoting the mission of 911 Seattle Media Arts Center. Key responsibilities include: promoting workshops and fundraising events online and offline; drafting press releases; creating flyers, brochures and other promotional materials; updating and maintaining outreach lists; coordinating mailings; and acknowledging in-kind and monetary donations. You will also assist with member recruitment and audience development efforts.

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Detail-oriented
* Experience using Photoshop, InDesign and other multi-media applications
* Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with potential members, donors and the general public


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