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Internship Opportunities 2016

with the 36th Cambridge Film Festival

October 20th - 27th 2016

Who are we?

The Cambridge Film Trust has a national reputation for delivering a broad portfolio of high

quality special events and bespoke projects which enable a diverse audience to be moved by, learn about, and interact with the moving image. Its annual highlight is the Cambridge Film Festival, the UK’s third oldest film festival, which is renowned for the quality of its film programme and for presenting innovative events in unusual locations.

The Cambridge Film Festival is offering a number of internships in 2016, giving motivated individuals who are based in the Cambridge area the chance to contribute to the planning and delivery of the 36th Cambridge Film Festival which will take place from the 20th - 27th October 2016.

Why apply?

Undertaking an internship with the Cambridge Film Festival will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in events management and film exhibition. You will gain a valuable insight into the running of a high-profile arts event and work within a small and creative team who will expect you to take initiative and work across a range of areas.

Expectations

Each intern will enter into a non binding agreement which sets out the expectations of each party. The intern will undertake a set of project tasks and the Cambridge Film Trust will commit to a series of objectives for the intern, reviewed over the course of the internship. There will be a two-week trial period, after which the situation will be reviewed to ensure both parties are happy with the arrangement.

Our internships are unpaid.

Internships for 2016 are being offered in the following areas:

Internship dates

Due to Movies on The Meadows and the Festival being further apart than in previous years, the internships are a mixture of full time hours in the upcoming weeks to Grantchester and the Festival, with a period of part time hours in between the two events.

All internship hours are incredibly flexible and you may be asked if you can start earlier than stated here. All of this can be discussed further during your interview. Please see below for a better approximation for what this means for each internship role.

EVENTS internships: Approximately 1st August  –  4th November, 2016

Full time from 1st - 29th August

Reduced to part time 30th August - 30th September

Full time 3rd October - 4th November

MARKETING internship: Approximately 8th August – 4th  November, 2016

Full time from 8th - 29th August

Reduced to part time 30th August - 30th September

Full time 3rd October - 4th November

DESIGN AND MEDIA internship: Approximately 8th August – 4th November, 2016

Full time from 8th July - 29th August

Reduced to part time 30th August - 30th September

Full time 3rd October - 4th November

PROGRAMMING AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT internships: Approximately 1st August – 4th November, 2016

Full time from 1st - 29th August

Reduced to part time 30th August - 30th September

Full time 3rd October - 4th November

HOSPITALITY AND LOGISTICS internship: Approximately 19th September –  4thth November, 2016

Part Time from 19th September - 30th September

Full time from 3rd October - 4th November

All interns should be able to:

Working location(s):

Interns will be based at the Cambridge Film Trust’s offices at the Arts Picturehouse cinema:

38-39 St Andrews Street

Cambridge

CB2 3AR

(Interns may also be placed at Emmanuel College and Grantchester Meadows)

Please be aware there is no lift to the floor on which our offices are located. If you have concerns about this please get in touch before applying.

General skills and experience required:

In return you will:

management and marketing

How to apply

Read through the role descriptions in this document and the example Cambridge Film Trust Agreement. Get in touch at the email address below if you have any questions.

Send a covering letter and CV addressed to Iris Ordonez, Festival Manager by email:

iris@cambridgefilmtrust.org.uk

Please clearly state which internship you are applying for on both your email and cover letter.

Intern Role Descriptions

EVENTS

Internship dates: Approximately 1st August  –  4th November, 2016

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will assist with the smooth running of special events and outdoor screenings in the lead up to the Festival and during the Festival itself. You will gain events management experience and help raise the profile of the Festival in the local community.

Duties include:

MARKETING

Internship dates: Approximately 8th August4th  November, 2016

Reporting to and supporting the Marketing & Communications Manager, you will undertake coordination and administrative tasks relating to publicising the Festival's films and events. You will work on developing Festival attendance and evaluating the audience feedback.  This role requires strong organisation and communication skills as you'll be meeting a variety of tight deadlines and working with a number of different people from a range of sectors.

Duties include:

ascertain opportunities and time scales

with particular focus on targeting audiences for the specialised strands and special films and events

Festival's films and events

DESIGN AND MEDIA 

Internship dates: Approximately 8th August – 4th  November, 2016

Reporting to and supporting the Marketing & Communications Manager, you will assist in producing graphics and designs for print and digital use, updating the Festival website, and work with a variety of online and offline digital mediums to create, organise and distribute media. Attention to detail, proofreading skills and an interest in aesthetics are essential for this role. Familiarity with and access to a Design package such as InDesign or Photoshop are desirable.

Duties include:

our CMS with information from a variety of sources.

in collaboration with the Festival Marketing team and sometimes sourcing information

independently.

PROGRAMMING AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Internship dates: Approximately 1st August –  4th  November, 2016

The Programming and Operations Support intern will report to and support the Festival Programming and Operations Team, assisting in gathering film-related information for this year's festival programme. You could also be responsible for the coordination of the Audience Awards. The successful candidate will need to be, not only very passionate about film, but also a highly-organised individual with excellent written and oral skills. You will be computer literate, have administrative skills and show a keen attention to detail as well as an awareness of varying film formats. Previous film festival or a high level of business training experience desirable.

This role requires strong organisation and communication skills, you will enjoy working in a fast-paced and challenging environment, managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Duties include:

software

filmmakers, if applicable.

HOSPITALITY AND LOGISTICS

Internship dates: Approximately 19th September  –  4th  November, 2016

Supporting the Festival Manager, you will assist with the organisation and delivery of all Festival logistics, ranging from film transport to guest services. You will gain significant festival management experience.

Duties include:

How to apply

Read through the role descriptions in this document and the example Cambridge Film Trust Agreement. Get in touch at the email address below if you have any questions.

Send a covering letter and CV addressed to Iris Ordonez, Festival Manager by email:

iris@cambridgefilmtrust.org.uk

Please clearly state which internship you are applying for on both your email and cover letter.

Cambridge Film Trust Internship Agreement (EXAMPLE ONLY)

The Cambridge Film Trust (CFT) agrees to…

Recruit fairly by:

decision about the suitability of the internship

Provide a comprehensive induction including the following elements:

Treat all interns with respect and provide a duty of care by:

Supervise and support throughout the internship by:

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Provide feedback and evaluation by:

The Intern agrees to...

Be honest throughout the recruitment process by:

Adhere to the Cambridge Film Trust’s mission and objectives by:

Work hard and demonstrate commitment to the organisation by:

Understand the primary objective of the internship is to learn by:

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