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INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS SEEK CROWD-FUNDING INTERNS

PatchWorks Films

663 7th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Social Marketing
Internship
Local (Bay Area)
Deadline: 
January 15

Are you interesting in helping a timely social issue film reach its audience? And developing marketing, publicity, fundraising, and new media skills?

PatchWorks Films (www.patchworksfilms.net) is a San Francisco-based production and distribution company run by veteran filmmakers, Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider. We make documentaries that explore contemporary social issues via intimate character stories, while forming innovative partnerships with key stakeholders in those social issues.

Our upcoming documentary projects focusing on Cuban painters, photographers, musicians, dancers, and other artists navigating a country on the cusp of change. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RevolutionCubaFilms or http://www.patchworksfilms.net/revolution-cuba, and follow our blog, Live from Havana: http://www.patchworksfilms.net/blog/.

We are looking for interns to help with our winter crowd-funding effort. The internships will focus on outreach, social media, and publicity. This is a time-limited opportunity, 8-10 hours a week, from January 1, 2016- March 15, 2016.

COMPENSATION
• Small stipend upon completion.
• Access to filmmaking community via the SF Film Society's Film House where our campaign will be housed.
• Networking opportunities through PatchWorks' community.

Responsibilities 

FUNDRAISING
• Researching funders
• Assisting with crowd funding campaign management
• Letter-writing and outreach
• Maintaining relations with donors
• Obtaining, tracking, and delivering donor rewards

SOCIAL MEDIA
• Building Social Media network
• Posting on Social media platforms

PUBLICITY
• Writing press releases
• Pitching stories about the film
• Researching news outlets, bloggers, and journalists
• Outreach for campaign rewards

All positions will require basic administrative and database upkeep.

Qualifications 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of MS Office programs
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Accurate and swift data entry
• Ability to work well with PatchWorks’ staff and independent contractors
• Web savvy
• Working knowledge and/or interest of and in social media
• Detail and deadline oriented
• Strong organizational skills
• Proactive, focused problem-solving (macro and micro attention)
• Super-reliable, committed, and trustworthy

EXTRA-DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Familiar with Mac
• Spanish language skills
• Have a valid CA driver’s license (having your own car is a plus but not necessary)

HOW TO APPLY
We are seeking creative, energetic, and dedicated people who want to be bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the PatchWorks’ team. Please send your RESUME along with a LETTER addressing why you would like to work on “The Factory” campaign and what you hope to achieve in an internship. Send contact information for 3 references as well. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the campaign, we’d love to hear about those as well.

College credit possible; please ask at your school.
No phone calls, please.

Please send your application via email to info@patchworksfilms.net.

Many thanks.
The PatchWorks Team