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Office Coordinator

From cutting-edge documentaries that give depth to today’s headlines, to films that push artistic and intellectual boundaries in all genres, Women Make Movies is the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women.  Founded in 1972, Women Make Movies (WMM) is a non-profit feminist, media arts organization dedicated to the distribution and exhibition of films by and about women. Additionally, Women Make Movies’ Production Assistance (PA) Program provides assistance to emerging and experienced women directors in the production of new documentaries, fiction and experimental films. 

We are looking for a smart, savvy, hardworking individual who can work independently in a busy, fast paced office.  We want a superstar who is socially aware, feet firmly planted on the ground, and knows how to get the job done efficiently and effectively!  Please have a strong sense of work ethic, especially with regard to showing up to work on time, every day. The right candidate will have at least two years experience in an office administration position, with an understanding of office management and maintenance, and excellent methods of communication. We are looking for someone to grow with the organization, who is able to understand the big picture, and who can successfully juggle multiple tasks in a productive and polite manner.  The ideal candidate must also have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, be able to effectively prioritize, and must be willing and able to wear multiple hats.
 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the Front Desk.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and functions of a 10-person office.
  • Responsible for the Intern / Work Study Program
  • Primary liaison with Building Superintendent and Subtenant.
  • Assist Administrative Director with Human Resources (recruitment, hiring, training, insurance)
  • Works closely with the Acquisitions Director on logging and tracking new film acquisitions

Skills, Qualifications and Other Requirements

  • Mandatory 2 - 3 years experience working in an administrative position (preferably with some supervisory experience)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft platform.
  • Proficiency using organizational contact database and mailing lists.
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills.
  • Excellent writing/communication/customer service skills.
  • Must be comfortable on phones!!
  • Sense of humor appreciated.
  • Experience with a non-profit or media arts organization helpful.
  • Commitment to multi-cultural feminist media.
  • Friendly, professional, and pleasant demeanor.

We are looking for the RIGHT person for this position; therefore we are open to both part and full time candidates.
 
HOW TO APPLY:  Please email resume with a letter noting relevant experience and salary history to jobs@wmm.comNO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  Please indicate Office Coordinator in the subject line and tell us where you saw the posting.  Women Make Movies offers a competitive salary, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays.  Women Make Movies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women of color, lesbians, and older women to apply.           

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Internship Program

Qualifications & Time Commitment
Benefits
Application

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!

Did you know that women made up only 16% of all directors, editors, producers, and writers working on last year's top 250 films?

Now's your chance to help change those number - and the opportunity to work with both film and feminism.

Apply today for an internship with Women Make Movies. Since 1972, we have worked to facilitate the production, promotion and distribution of films by women directors and producers. Learn all about working in film and for a women's non-profit organization!

Our films include Emmy, Peabody, and Sundance Award Winners and Academy Award Nominees, as well as broadcasts on HBO, PBS, Showtime, and the Sundance Channel.

Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Marketing/Publicity
  • Production Assistance/Fiscal Sponsorship
  • Distribution
  • Administration

All candidates must submit an Internship Application form, resume, and references.

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Qualifications & Time Commitment

Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to multi-task, work independently and work well under pressure; and will take initiative. Familiarity with Internet research, Windows XP and the Microsoft Office Suite necessary. Knowledge of and interest in feminist media a plus.

Interns are asked to work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the school year and 24 hours per week in the summer. Duration is flexible to meet university requirements, but a minimum commitment of three months is optimal. All interns will be required to sign an Internship Letter of Agreement that outlines the duration and schedule of their internship.

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Benefits & Compensation

All WMM internship positions are unpaid. However, interns qualify for and have access to a number of services and benefits:

  • Local travel reimbursement
  • Free workshop attendance
  • Free access to screen titles from the Women Make Movies collection
  • College or University course credit

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Application Form

Internship Applicants:
All applicants are required to fill out an Internship Application Form. Along with the application form, all applicants must submit a resume. International applicants are encouraged to submit an application; however, Women Make Movies does not provide visas or accommodations for individuals coming from abroad.

Applications are accepted year round.

The Internship Application is now available as a Microsoft Word document, which you can download, complete, and email, along with your resume, to jobs@wmm.com. Please put INTERNSHIP APPLICATION in the subject line of your email.
Internship Application Form (.doc)

If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, you can download the PDF version, for use with Adobe Reader.
Internship Application Form (.pdf)

If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download a free version from Adobe here.

If you have any issues while downloading the forms, please contact jobs@wmm.com.