Intern - Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Chicago Onscreen Local Film Showcase provides a unique opportunity in the film landscape of the city. By featuring local films in local parks, we make a space for connection between Chicago’s filmmakers and neighborhood audiences. Connections that aren’t always possible otherwise. With the heft of the Movies in the Parks program behind it, the showcase can stand at the forefront of the city’s commitment to supporting local artists and providing great cultural opportunities for our citizens. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Intern – Chicago Onscreen (Movies in the Parks) will assist in the development of Chicago Onscreen’s first full-scale outdoor festival and promotional and programmatic efforts of this new festival as well as the administration and management of the annual showcase and the facilitation and logistics planning of our screenings, pre-screenings, opening night reception, call for submissions and curation process. Work will include self-guided research and administrative tasks, communicating with filmmakers and production companies and coordinating details of screenings and other showcase events.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Works with Chicago Onscreen Creative Director to develop a logistic plan and development strategy for the Chicago Onscreen Festival. Works with Outreach Coordinator to solicit, create and maintain programming partnerships with Chicago film community and programmers. Works independently to research and create mailing lists, distribution lists and neighborhood asset lists for host sites. Assists in the creation of social media content and marketing copy. Assists in creating press kits for films and film festival. Actively seeks out free promotion opportunities via online calendars, social media, etc. Works onsite at Chicago Onscreen Festival as assistant to Creative Director. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

Training and Experience:

High School graduation or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required.  Experience working within the Chicago film community preferred. Experience with administrative tasks preferred. Experience with self-guided work and research a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of office methods and procedures.  Ability to make work independently and meet multiple concurrent deadlines.  Ability to be highly organized and maintain records manually digitally to ensure project timeline and efficiency. Ability to communicate effectively with park employees and the public.  Effective oral and written communication skills.

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