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 job openings:

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator - Full-time

Reports to: Director of Operations

Description: Volunteer recruitment, communications, engagement, program enhancement, and recognition; Coordination of volunteer committees and mastery of online volunteer management system. Serve as liaison between volunteers and Heartland staff.  Reach out to and work with community groups, schools, and non-profit groups to increase community outreach in relation to films and events.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment of volunteers for leadership team
  • Plan leadership team meetings
  • Manage the construction of the volunteer Festival committees for events and supportive services
  • Attend committee meetings and advise each in their function and contribution to the Festival
  • Act as a liaison between volunteers and staff, communicating details of each committee
  • Connect with new volunteers and recruit potential volunteers
  • Assign new volunteers to committees
  • Orient and train volunteers
  • Keep records of volunteers, assignments each year and hours contributed
  • Organize volunteer committees for special events throughout the year
  • Assist with planning and execution of special events as needed
  • Maintain and grow existing intern program with college students
  • Grow school outreach program to bring students to the different festivals
  • Coordinate non-profit or community groups with films that align with their audience to enhance attendance at festival screenings.
  • Work with development team to create meaningful nonprofit relationships
  • Work with programming department to strategically create special events surrounding a film and a community nonprofit

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1-3 years related experience
  • Passion for working with people and engaging them to further the Heartland Film mission
  • Experience working on event preparation and execution
  • Experience with managing volunteers or groups of people
  • Experience with establishing contact with other organizations, schools, etc
  • Experience with preparing proposals, brochures, and benefit packages to provide potential groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google Drive and donor databases
  • Ability to learn the Volunteer Management software used in the Heartland Film office
  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations as needed
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups and other employees
  • Ability to work in a team environment for the greater goal
  • Strong organization and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with skill and grace

 

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Development Manager - Full-time

Reports to: Vice President of Development

Description: To promote the Heartland Film brand and secure revenue through strategic sponsorship programs, membership programs, fundraising campaigns and special events. This position will work directly with the Vice President of Development to create appeals and campaigns with the goal of raising funds for Heartland Film. Additionally this role will consist of proper recording of gifts, concierge services for our VIP donors and Silver Screen members, and general appreciation letters to document donations.

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with aspects of designing, implementing and assessing a comprehensive major gift fundraising strategy
  • Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for annual donors
  • Manage a strategic cultivation and solicitation program for Festival sponsorships
  • Engage with Heartland Film Board of Directors to create development opportunities with a focus on major gifts, partnerships and corporate partnerships
  • Assist Marketing Coordinator with marketing ideas and implementation for giving
  • Assist Special Events Director with ideas on donor, corporate and promotional events
  • Solicit planned gifts, major gifts and donations, sponsorships and memberships though direct meetings, emails, phone calls and direct mail
  • Create a stewardship program to appropriately recognize all donors and levels of giving
  • Oversee and manage database input, reports, and maintenance
  • Identify prospects and expand donor base
  • Seek and secure donations, sponsorships and memberships to meet or exceed yearly expense budgets
  • Office leadership as a Heartland Manager
  • Special event assistance at Heartland Film’s year-round events including Cultural Journey, Indy Shorts, and other Roadshow events
  • Mandatory attendance during the 11-day Heartland International Film Festival in October assisting with VIP parties, Premiere Pavilion events, leading Q &As and film introductions, donor and sponsor attention, concierge services, problem solving and team leadership
  • Miscellaneous tasks when needed may include: assisting with general office duties, occasionally answering phones, packing direct mail pieces, assisting with Roadshow theater set-up, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2-3 years related experience
  • Passion for fundraising and working with donors, sponsors and members
  • Experience with orchestrating relationships with prospective donors, sponsors and members
  • Experience with establishing contact with current donors, sponsors and members
  • Experience with preparing proposals, brochures, and benefit packages to solicit prospects for donations, sponsorships and memberships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google Drive and donor databases
  • Ability to learn the DonorPerfect software used in the Heartland Film office
  • Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated to success
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups and other employees
  • Ability to work in a team environment for the greater goal
  • Online and digital fundraising knowledge preferred, but not required
  • Strong organization and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with skill and grace

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Vice President of Development, Michael Ault at mault@heartlandfilm.org with a subject line that includes Development Manager. Thanks for your interest in Heartland Film!


Seasonal job & internship applications are now closed.


Click here to learn more about the Heartland Film Internship Program!