Programs / Undergraduate Program


    San Francisco Cinematheque

    Communications Internship and Development Internship

    Start date: Ongoing

    Faculty: Jeffrey Skoller

    Founded in 1961 in Canyon CA by a group of Bay Area filmmakers eager to provide alternatives to mainstream cinematic conventions, philosophies, exhibition and discourse, San Francisco Cinematheque is an internationally recognized arts institution and the premier exponent of artist-made experimental film, video and multimedia performance in the US. With a base of support strongly grounded in the local artistic community, Cinematheque proudly contributes to national and international cinematic discourses. Our mission is to make these works an important part of the broader cultural landscape by presenting public film/video and performance screenings and events, by creating publications and online resources exploring the field, and by archiving published and unpublished documentation, photographs and ephemera which is available to our community through a publicly accessible historical collection.
    GET INVOLVED! San Francisco Cinematheque’s internship program has always been, and continues to be vital to our success and vibrancy within the Bay Area’s cultural landscape. Our internships allow participants to develop professional-level responsibilities, receive training and guidance from our knowledgeable staff, and strengthen the capacity of a high-impact, low-resource non-profit arts organization. Interns should be interested in working in a nonprofit arts environment, and possess strong communication and computer skills. An interest in avant-garde and experimental media is preferred, but not required.
    We aspire to:
    — provide opportunities for arts administrative training within a small non-profit media arts organization
    — provide a comprehensive understanding of Cinematheque’s administrative and curatorial initiatives
    — encourage a passion for our mission via engagement with the wealth of Cinematheque’s cultural resources, including our screenings, annual film festival, paper archive and publications, as well as the vibrant community of artists, enthusiasts and organizations who support us
    The following INTERNSHIPS are open as of August 2015:
    The Communications internship is ideal for those with a passion for community engagement, outreach and audience development. This position will work closely with Cinematheque’s Executive Director and Artistic Director on all aspects of the organization’s public relations across print and digital platforms which support our year-round programming and annual CROSSROADS festival (April 2016) of recent and rediscovered artist-made work.
    The Development internship is ideal for those interested in exploring and addressing the challenges and opportunities currently facing Bay Area arts organizations in the current economic climate. This position will work closely with Cinematheque’s Executive Director and Board of Directors on all aspects of Cinematheque’s development activities, the highlight of which is our Fall Art Auction and Benefit (September 26, 2015). Additional campaigns include a Spring fundraiser (March 2015) in support of our CROSSROADS festival of recent and rediscovered artist-made work, our membership program, as well as smaller cultivation events.