Sundance Institute
  • 07-Sep-2017 to 13-Oct-2017 (MST)
  • Documentary
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 12.00
  • Hourly
  • Internship

Intern, Documentary Film Program: Artist Support  

Los Angeles, CA

WHO WE ARE: We find, love, and share the best independent stories in the world. From our offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Park City we work for and with storytellers to give them whatever they need to take their work to the next level. We also present the Sundance Film Festival and other programs for audiences to discover the most compelling independent film, theatre, and new media. Ranging from Human Resources professionals to film curators and everyone in between, it takes a diverse set of skills to do all that we do. Because our global ambitions can stretch our non-profit resources, we rely heavily and often on creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork. And we're always on the hunt for the ideas and the people who can help us do it better. Each of our three offices has its own culture. All are united in our commitment to the mission and the values that drive our work.

As a champion and curator of independent stories for the stage and screen, Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, film composing, and digital media to create and thrive.  We produce the Sundance Film Festival and other public events throughout the year, as well as a wide array of programs supporting emerging creators as they develop and produce new work across the U.S. and around the world.

Employment Dates: 10/16/2017 - 02/13/2018

Considerations: This internship primarily works 20 hours per week.

Learning Opportunities: Position will provide administrative and programmatic support to the Documentary Film Program. Through this internship the intern will gain insight into the independent global documentary landscape, including funding mechanisms, distribution and production.  

Essential Job Functions and Duties:

  • Assists with preparations for the Fellows Program at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Conducts research on trends and best practices within the Documentary field and compiles weekly summary reports.
  • Supports Labs and Artist Support Coordinator in Creative Producing Program outreach for year round Fellowship.
  • Archives documentary film program materials.
  • Performs outreach to filmmakers to acquire accurate information for as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Employee has legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Strong Interest in documentary film.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Strong professional demeanor.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or working towards a degree in Film or related field preferred.
  • Experience working in an office environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google products, and databases preferred.

OUR MISSION: Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Sundance Institute is dedicated to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disabled status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.  Sundance Institute will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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