Festival Internship Program

Are you interested in learning how to produce a film festival from the ground up? Come get hands-on experience with us during the 2020 Festival this Spring!

We are seeking a few highly motivated people to help with the day-to-day operations for the 2020 festival which will occur May 1st – May 10th.  You will assist all of the different departments with key tasks before, during, and after the festival. 

The hands-on experience will include integral roles assisting the production, technical, operations, and marketing teams. Interns will also assist in screening films, print traffic,  and front of house operations. 

Internships start as early as February and can be flexible to the applicant’s schedule (within reason). The applicant will need to be available for the festival run, both preparation and breakdown: Monday, April 27th- Wednesday, May 13th. Daily schedule will be flexible. 

All applicants should be:

  • College students, young professionals or graduating high school seniors eager to learn various aspects of Film Festival or Event Management;
  • Dependable, fast learners able to see projects through to completion;
  • Flexible and willing to pitch in where needed – we are a team;
  • Organized in a fast-paced environment;
  • Professional with an exceptional work ethic and attitude;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications;
  • Friendly and courteous as you’ll be representing Montclair Film

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating informational materials for filmmakers and guests;
  • Distributing key festival materials including badges, VIP gift bags, ballots, theater kits and more;
  • Helping with set up/break down of venues as needed;
  • Answering phones and assisting patrons with ticket sales and festival questions;
  • Organizing and delivering supplies;
  • Other production and office duties as needed


Additional Skills Desired:

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets, word documents, and have access to a laptop that can be used during the internship
  • Able to lift 20 pounds without difficulty
  • Drivers License and access to a car is a plus

Please note that these are unpaid internships. Housing and transportation are not provided. Credit may be available to Montclair State University students. 

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in interning with the Montclair Film Festival to Info@MontclairFilm.org. Feel free to include specific departments or skills you are hoping to strengthen during your time working with us. 

Application Deadline: January 12, 2020