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Company/Organization: Frameline


Frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer film. As a media arts non-profit, Frameline’s programs connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and around the globe. Frameline’s integrated programs provide critical funding for emerging LGBTQ filmmakers, reach hundreds of thousands with a collection of more than 250 films distributed nationally, and create an international stage for the world’s best queer media through the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and additional screenings and events.

Frameline seeks an enthusiastic Volunteer Intern to support our volunteer efforts leading up to Frameline 42: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, June 14-24, 2018. The Volunteer coordinator will assist the Volunteer Coordinator with recruiting, training, coordinating and supervising 400 to 500 volunteers, ensuring that all volunteer shifts are covered and that all Film Festival staff are suitably supported by volunteers. This is a fun, fast paced position that will provide the intern with a variety of festival management experience.

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator

Commitment: April 30–July 13

Compensation: Unpaid internship

Travel reimbursement available

Students can arrange to receive credit for their internship and should see their ?advisors or department chairs for procedures and requirements. ?

Benefits: Excellent hands-on experience at a top-ranked LGBTQ media arts organization, access to the best in LGBTQ films. Intern will receive a Frameline42: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival staff badge, 10 Festival comp tickets, and Festival t-shirt.

• Recruiting and managing volunteers for Pre-festival and festival needs?
Assisting Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer orientations, volunteer scheduling, and confirmation of shifts?
• Database entry and management?
• Assist with maintaining Shiftboard.com volunteer scheduling system/database?
• Utilize Shiftboard database to create shifts and schedule volunteers?
• Communication with volunteers, retrieving and responding to emails and voicemail messages
• General assisting of Volunteer Coordinator prior to and during the festival?
• Manage volunteers at key events?
• Fill role of Volunteer Captain at select screenings?
• Attend regularly scheduled staff and event meetings?
• Remain on-call during Film Festival for emergencies and unexpected changes?
• Complete post-Film Festival written wrap report


• Familiarity with film festival operations/event management
• Familiarity with LGBTQ Community?
• Effective communication and organizational skills?
• Excellent writing, interpersonal and telephone skills
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team?
• Detail-oriented and demonstrated attention to accuracy?
• Responsive to unpredictable workflow and hours?
• A 10-16 hour per week commitment for 11 consecutive weeks, with slightly extended hours during Frameline42, June 14-24?
• Previous Volunteer Management experience desired, though not required
• Fluency in MS Office; Filemaker Pro experience desired, though not required
• Flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude and a good sense of humor




11 weeks

Start Date:


End Date:

4/6/18, 7/13/18

Volunteer  arts  non-profit  film  festival  production  events 
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