Jobs & Internships

Employment Opportunities

As a nonprofit arts organization, Heartland Film greatly relies upon the hard work of interns and seasonal staff. Interns are typically hired in the Spring, Summer and Fall, with seasonal positions opening in mid-Summer. Don’t see an opening? Consider becoming a Heartland Film volunteer!

See below for current internship openings:

Social Media/PR Intern - Fall

Social Media/PR Intern
Type: Intern (college credit) 1 Fall Position Available
Reports to: Marketing Manager
Dates: August – October (Fall) | 12-20 hours/week

Description: The Social Media & PR Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Team with promoting the Heartland Film brand across multiple platforms. This position will primarily assist the Marketing Manager with managing Heartland Film’s social media accounts, blogging, writing/editing press
releases, coordinating media credentials and implementing various
marketing strategies.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in marketing, communications, media studies, film, nonprofit management or related field
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and copywriting/editing ability
  • Desire to learn more about marketing, social media management, public relations and what it takes to put on a film festival
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is desirable, but not required
  • Experience with social media management for a nonprofit, business or organization is desirable, but not required

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Marketing Manager with social media content creation and scheduling for Heartland Film’s Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Write and publish compelling posts on the Heartland Film blog
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with red carpet events, media contacts, and community outreach initiatives
  • Assist the Marketing Manager with writing/editing copy for the Heartland Film email newsletter
  • Oversee the Marketing Street Team in the distribution of flyers, marketing materials, and social media promotions

 

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Video Intern - Fall

Video Intern
Type: Intern (college credit) 1 Fall Position Available
Reports to: Events Manager
Dates: August – October (Fall) | 12-20 hours/week

Description: The Video Intern is responsible for assisting the Events Manager with promoting the Heartland Film brand using design, videography and photography. This position will primarily assist the Events Manager with  designing graphics/collateral/slides for events, and creating video/photo content to promote the Heartland Film brand.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in design, video production, visual arts, new media studies, communications or related field
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Adobe Bridge)
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Desire to learn more about video, design, nonprofits and what it takes to put on a film festival
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Events Manager in the creation of graphics, collateral and slides for Heartland Film events
  • Create interesting and high-quality video content for Heartland Film’s website and social media channels
  • Take photos, shoot b-roll video and conduct video interviews during the Festival that promote the Heartland Film brand and the
  • Heartland Film Festival experience

 

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Print Traffic Intern - Fall

Print Traffic Intern
Type: Intern (college credit) 1 Fall Position Available
Reports to: Events Manager
Dates: August – October (Fall) | 12-20 hours/week

Description: The Print Traffic Assistant is responsible for assisting the Events Manager by overseeing and managing all incoming print traffic for the 2018 Heartland International Film Festival. This position will primarily be organizing incoming print traffic details, importing them into our appropriate database, and continuously communicating with the Events Manager on our progress prior to the festival. During the festival, the Print Traffic Assistant will be stationed at a respective theater and be on call for any runs needing to be made at any given moment.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with effective time management skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Ability to problem solve in high-paced environments
  • Clean driving record

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all incoming print traffic for Heartland International Film Festival 2018
  • Work with Events Manager to send Playback team needed material prior to the festival
  • Work with Events Manager to place backup files where needed on respective days
  • Assist the Events Manager during the festival on any last minute runs to and from theaters regarding print traffic needs

 

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Volunteer Services Intern - Fall

Volunteer Services Intern
Type: Intern (college credit) 1 Fall Position Available
Reports to: Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Dates: August – October (Fall) | 12-20 hours/week

Description: The Volunteer Services Intern is responsible for assisting the Volunteer Manager with the scheduling of Heartland Film Festival volunteer, shift chair and theater chair shifts and responsibilities for the 2018 Heartland Film Festival. Additionally, the Volunteer Services Intern will assist the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator with organizing and coordinating schedules, activities, and initiatives within various volunteer committees.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in marketing, communications, media studies, film, nonprofit management or related field
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and friendly customer service
  • Desire to learn more about what it takes to put on a film festival
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Passion and excitement for the 2018 Heartland Film Festival

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator in creating shift schedules for the 2018 Heartland Film Festival
  • Assist theVolunteer & Outreach Coordinator in the management and training of Heartland Film volunteers before and during the Festival
  • Occasionally assist members of the Heartland Film staff with administrative tasks when Festival Office volunteers are unable to make a shift
  • Assist various volunteer committees – Welcome Bag Committee, Festival Office Volunteers, Marketing Street Team, Hospitality Committee, etc. – with various initiatives and projects associated with the 2018 Heartland Film Festival

 

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Festival Events Intern - Fall

Festival Events Intern
Type: Intern (college credit) 1 Fall Position Available
Reports to: Events Manager
Dates: August – October (Fall) | 12-20 hours/week

Description: The Festival Events Intern is responsible for assisting the Operations Team with putting on a successful 2018 Heartland Film Festival. The Festival Intern will help with running special events and Festival prep/teardown.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Majoring in film, nonprofit management, event planning, business or related field
  • Desire to learn more about planning, special events and the film festival atmosphere
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and friendly customer service
  • Must be 21 years in age; able to serve alcohol at events (we can pay for your alcohol serving license if you’re not already certified)
  • Quick on your feet with effective problem-solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car during the Festival
  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Drive; basic math skills

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Gather and deliver materials to the theaters and venues pre-Festival
  • Setup and teardown of Heartland Film Festival special events (primarily at the Premiere Pavilion)
  • Assist the Pavilion Manager with running events, prep/teardown in the Premiere Pavilion
  • Set-up red carpet, lights and step-and-repeats for red carpet premieres and parties
  • Bar tend at special events when needed

 

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