Job Opportunities & Internships

Seasonal Staff Positions

To apply for one of these seasonal staff positions, please send your resume and cover letter to Joshua Nye, Festival Manager. (josh@hiff.org)

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HIFF Internship Program

HIFF internships offer opportunities to gain a broad range of work experiences in film festivals. HIFF interns work closely with festival staff to plan, coordinate, and implement special events, educational programs, and film screenings. Those interested should have interest in the arts and/or film.

While internships are unpaid, festival staff will work with interns to gain school credit for work performed. Interns will also receive credit in the festival publication and can see films for free! HIFF requires a commitment of 15 to 40 hours per week and a set work schedule. Access to a car is preferred.

If you are interested in a HIFF internship, please e-mail us at intern@hiff.org. Please send your resume and cover letter, with the position you are interested in.

2014 Hawaii International Film Festival Internship Positions

DESCRIPTION

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is looking for  skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of the 34th annual HIFF and Creative Lab, which will take place in from October 24 – November 9. HIFF internships consist of project-oriented tasks such as event planning, sponsor relations, marketing & public relations, database management, outreach, clerical and archival work, and travel and hospitality.

Scheduling is flexible. The internship is best suited for a person willing to share and gain skills in the arenas of film programming, event planning, data management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

These are part-time and unpaid positions, and interns are responsible for finding their own room and board, if you are not a resident of Hawaii.

BENEFITS

Internships offer excellent opportunities to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns will get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as gain exposure to the Asian American arts community.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills.
  • Team player who can also work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Basic knowledge of Internet (all browser platforms and advance search), Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter.
  • Vehicle access and driver’s license very desirable.

DEPARTMENTS

PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Programming Assistant

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Maintaining archives and festival database.
  • Assisting screening committee and programming team.
  • Focused film research to develop articles and blogs for HIFF website.
  • Marketing and outreach of festival program to local communities.
  • Assisting with the coordination  of seminars.
  • Assisting with the coordination of educational programs.

DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Development/Sponsorship Assistant

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Assisting the Director of Sponsorship and Events.
  • Maintaining sponsor information in the festival database.
  • Assist in collecting sponsor marketing materials for festival program.
  • Assist in benefits fulfillment.
  • Collecting and managing surveys during the festival.

SPECIAL EVENTS DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Special Events Assistant

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Assisting the Director of Sponsorship and Events.
  • Maintaining events information in the festival database.
  • Assist with outreach of public events.
  • Assist in giving directions and managing volunteers during events.
  • Assist in the set-up and breakdown of events.
  • Assist in the maintenance of  guest lists.
  • Assist managing of special materials.
  • Assist with the liaising of events’ sponsors and contractors.

COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Public Relations (PR) Intern

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Assisting the Director of Press and Public Relations.
  • Manage press accreditations.
  • Maintaining press releases and publicity files related to the festival, films and events.
  • Maintaining media library on the HIFF website.
  • Assist in preparing, composing, and distributing press releases and press kits.
  • Generating correspondences with media.
  • Assist with tracking and completing assignments and deadlines.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Education Assistant

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Assisting the Associate Director of Programming and Programming Coordinator
  • Assist with gathering materials and data for HIFF Education website pages
  • Outreach to teachers on Oahu & Kauai to recruit classes for participation
  • Assist with organizing Guest Filmmaker Program classroom visits
  • Attend Guest Filmmaker Program classroom visits across the island of Oahu during the film festival, liaising with teachers and filmmakers.
  • Assist on-site with Cultural & Visual Literacy Program student screenings at Regal Dole Cannery theaters during the film festival.
  • Assist with set-up and implementation of select Creative Lab seminars, liaising with venue staff, and filmmakers.

TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT

POSITION: Travel and Hospitality Assistant

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week.

PROJECTS:

  • Assist with booking air, accommodations and land transportation
  • Maintains records of guest’s bookings and requests.
  • Assists with promoting and coordinating activities and tours
  • Coordinates guest’s transportation needs to events and functions
  • Generates correspondence with guests

THEATER OPERATIONS

POSITION: Volunteer Captains

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 2014 – November 2014

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week, with at least a 25 hour commitment during the festival.

PROJECTS:

  • Assisting the House Manager in training and assigning duties to festival volunteers.
  • Oversee volunteers assigned to line management duties.
  • Oversee volunteers assigned to theater entrance management.
  • Oversee volunteers assigned to inside theater management.
  • Oversee volunteers assigned to balloting duties.