JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
Outfest is an equal opportunity employer. Outfest strongly believes in strength in diversity and actively encourages applications from women, people of color, and all persons who support Outfest’s mission.
At Outfest we value the creativity and talents of our employees. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and equality of access and treatment in services to our members and participants. We offer a dynamic and professional work environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.
Due to the busy schedule of our organization, we request the following:
- Apply only for the job opportunities posted here.
- No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Outfest seeks motivated, enthusiastic individuals for four intern opportunities. Outfest is the leading organization showcasing, nurturing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film images and artistry. Interns will be asked to take leadership roles and will be encouraged to add their own voice and talents to the organization.
Qualifications and Experience:
Internship candidates must possess strong writing and phone skills; they must be self-motivated, positive, and well-organized team players. Computer knowledge is required, including but not limited to: Internet research, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
Outfest requires a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours a week, sometime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Internship schedules are variable, and each intern will work with their department supervisor to build a schedule that works for them and also meets the needs of the department. All Outfest internships may be eligible for college credit.
Each fall our Individual Giving department produces an annual fall membership campaign, including mailings, outreach and a series of events for both new and existing members. The Membership/Events Intern will assist in the creation, development, execution, dissemination and tracking of this campaign. The Intern will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving to help renew memberships, secure new members, and create and implement our events around the campaign. The Membership/Major Donor Intern must be a detail oriented, multi-tasker with energy and a sharp eye for detail who would enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds.
The Executive Intern would serve as a vital support to the Executive Director of a large non-profit organization. Working closely with the Executive Director will afford the intern exposure and understanding to the role an E.D. plays in stewarding a large non-profit organization. This intern will perform a variety of activities including: short web-based research, maintenance/organization of files, assisting in the preparation for meetings and administrative and logistical support as needed.
Corporate Relations Intern
Sponsorships are a vital sources of income for Outfest. The Sponsorship Department Intern is responsible for assisting the Director of Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships in their management of four simultaneous sponsorship campaigns [The Legacy Awards, Fusion 2013, 2013 Outfest LA, Outfest NY/NewFest]. Responsibilities include researching sponsor prospects, managing and updating the sponsorship database, organizing special projects and mailings, among many other roles within the department. If you are interested in learning how Outfest garners contributions through corporate philanthropy and marketing, this is the internship for you!
New Media Intern
New Media is responsible for basic in-office IT support; working as a liaison between Media consultants; oversee all web updates; assisting in campaign e-communication and managing e-communication; maintaining various social media platforms; and additional responsibilities assigned by the Senior Director External Affairs. The New Media intern responsibilities include building & maintaining e-communication, maintaining weekly e-communication stats, updating website websites, assisting with maintaining social media platforms, and general office responsibilities.
Grants Administration Intern
The Grants intern will work with the Senior Director of Internal Affairs and is responsible for assisting in the tracking, management, deliverables and drafting of current grants and grants applications. Duties include: data entry and clean up in FileMaker database, ensure timely follow up via email/phone to gather information as needed, invoicing, and administrative duties such as copying, filing, correspondence. Ideal candidate must have Microsoft Office skills (excel and word), be pro-active/self-starter and detail oriented and a capacity to work independently and collaboratively on projects.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Susan Ferris at email@example.com. Please indicate your internship preferences with your resume. If you have any questions, please call 213.480.7088