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Internship Opportunities

We’re currently seeking interns for our 2021 festivals. Review the openings below. Interested candidates, please reach out to melanie[at]tallgrassfilm.org to apply.

Internship: 

Editor/Filmmaker Intern

Position Responsibilities:

  • Before the festival in the fall help edit trailers and pre-roll content and TV commercials for festival and check film files for accuracy.
  • During the Film Festival, assist PR Coordinator with the red carpet interviews and film b-roll at festival for documenting events
  • Help with putting together daily video wrap ups during festival
  • Post-festival create videos about the success of event 

Skills required to be successful in this position:

  • Use of editing software and use a video camera.
  • The ability to engage with consumers in an easy and fun manner in order to raise awareness of the festival
  • The ability to aide in the direction of orderly evacuation of the building during emergencies
  • The ability to multi-task, cross-train and learn new skills quickly and comprehensively
  • The ability to remain calm and level-headed under high-pressure situations
  • Arrange suitable office hours to meet internship requirements.

Interested Candidates: Email melanie[at]tallgrassfilm.org.

Internship: 

Marketing Intern

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assistance writing press releases and other office admin support to other team members as needed.
  • Manages social media platform partnerships, influencer relations and community outreach.
  • Prepare photography and other media for publication and maintain digital archive.
  • Design and distribute Flyers 
  • General help with events
  • During the Film Festival, assist PR Coordinator with the red carpet interviews.

Skills required to be successful in this position:

  • The ability to engage with consumers in an easy and fun manner in order to raise awareness of the Festival
  • The ability write coherently for press releases
  • The ability to work with some program to design images and flyers
  • The ability to multi-task, cross-train and learn new skills quickly and comprehensively
  • Arrange suitable office hours to meet internship requirements.

Interested Candidates: Email melanie[at]tallgrassfilm.org.

Internship: 

Business Intern

Position Responsibilities:

  • The selected candidate will be required to call upon corporate, foundation/non-profit organizations and individuals to gain donors/sponsorship as well as the following responsibilities:
  • Assist in raising funds for the Festival by aggressively developing and nurturing current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Respond to donor inquiries and provide exceptional front-line service and support to donors and
    prospects.
  • Conduct full range of activities required to prepare, write and submit grant proposals in accordance with the fundraising budgetary goals of the organization.
  • Establish a system for tracking and any reporting required by the Festival to foundations

 

Expectations:

  • Maintain high level of professionalism. Treat clients, staff, volunteers, board members, etc., with dignity and respect.
  • Strong administrative and time management skills. Excellent research, organizational, communication and writing skills required. Ability to work from spreadsheets and to manage deliverables and timelines (Proficiency in Excel, Google Drive/Google docs, PowerPoint)
  • Travels often to meet with donors throughout Wichita. Must have access to a vehicle for work-related off-site meetings and events.

Skills required to be successful in this position:

  • Ability to research, solicit, and secure funds from individual, corporate, and foundation relationships. Experience developing relationships with the expressed purpose of causing a prescribed action outcome.
  • Arrange suitable office hours to meet internship requirements.

Interested Candidates: Email melanie[at]tallgrassfilm.org.

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