CINEWORKS INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SOCIETY JOB POSTING

Position Title: Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Intern (CIFI)

Start Date: 28 June 2024

End Date: 30 August 2024

Wage Rate: $19 per hour.

Total Internship Period: 9 Weeks, 30 hours per week, 270 hours total.

Applications: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: hiring@cineworks.ca.

Please note: Given the volume of interested candidates for the intern position, only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.


The Organization

Established in 1980, in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society is a non-profit artist-run centre that supports independent filmmakers, media artists, and arts audiences through facilities and initiatives that assist in the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent, non-commercial analogue and digital films. The initiatives of Cineworks provide facilities aimed at maximizing creative human employment potential in the relief of poverty and increasing the awareness of the investigative, expressive, and transformative powers of the moving image.

Applications Welcome

Cineworks is committed to upholding the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We strongly encourage applications from peoples of underrepresented groups and those who have faced systemic barriers at institutions, including cis, trans, two-spirit and non-binary, and BIPOC. We also recognize that diverse lived experience and knowledge can support a candidate’s eligibility outside of formal education and/or employment classifications.

The Goal of the Position

This position will gain work experience with a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers, media artists, and arts audiences through facilities and initiatives that assist in the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent, non-commercial analog and digital films. The CIFI will have the opportunity to work with three mentors, two graduates from the Simon Fraser University Film Program and a third with 50 years of analog film processing experience, to learn about different streams of community work related to independent filmmaking in Vancouver. Through the first mentor stream, the CIFI will be engaged in the provision of low barrier facilities and filmmaking equipment to support non-commercial filmmaking. Through the second mentor stream, the CIFI learn about developing, planning, promoting, and hosting film related events (academic salons, workshops, screenings) highlighting analog and digital film practices. Through the third stream, the CIFI will have an opportunity to visit the Cineworks Analog Filmmaking Centre to learn about rare analog film equipment and processes. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the processing of analog film.

Tasks And Responsibilities
  • •   Working with three mentors to learn about different aspects of the community work related to independent filmmaking in Vancouver.
  • •   Working alongside the Cineworks Program Coordinator (CPC) to learng about the development of education related to analog and digital film media.
  • •   Assist the CPC in developing, planning, promoting, and hosting film related events (academic salons, workshops, screenings) highlighting analogue and digital film practices.
  • •   Work alongside the CPC to assist with outreach through various channels including social media to the independent filmmaking community.
  • •   Assist the CPC in the development, administration, and collation of surveys related to independent filmmaking workshops, screenings, and education events.
  • •   Design and deliver a membership educational event (e.g. film club social or film screening based on the interests of the CIFI).
  • •   Work alongside the Cineworks Facilities and Equipment Manager (CFEM) to learn about supporting the needs of independent filmmakers through the provision of low-barrier film equipment and facilities related to pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • •   Work alongside the CFEM to support Cineworks’ community-building and partnered programs.
  • •   Collaborate with the CFEM in the production of a short analog film (2 minutes) orienting visitors to the Cineworks location. This will provide the CIFI with an introduction to analog filmmaking, film editing and film scanning culminating with a screening of the short orientation film.
  • •   Receive an orientation to the Cineworks Analog Centre and have an opportunity to learn about film processing with the Analog Film Technician (AFT).
Key Team Accountabilities
  • •   Collaboration as part of the staff team.
  • •   Exercising effective team membership.
  • •   Creating an environment for continuous improvement.
  • •   Contributing to a safe and respectful environment for everyone attending Cineworks programs, events, or workshops.
  • •   Effective management of mulptiple timelines with regards to events, programs, workshops and off-site meetings.
Key Competencies
  • •   Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • •   Creativity.
  • •   Self-motivation and enthusiastic.
  • •   Eagerness to learn.
  • •   Person-centred approach.
Workplace Ethics

Cineworks promotes an inclusive and respectful working environment in which all staff, members, and the public are entitled to equitable and fair treatment. The CIFI is expected to uphold and contribute to this respectful and welcoming environment. The CIFI will exercise confidentiality towards sensitive, personal, and private information encountered through professional communications during their employment at Cineworks.

To apply please submit a resume and detailed cover letter addressing your relevant experience to the responsibilities above, to: hiring@cineworks.ca.