For Job Seekers

Kartemquin operates with a core of administrative staff supporting a network of independent filmmakers and program alumni. We're a united community passionate about the way we produce social issue documentaries.

We are happy to meet talented new people who share our vision and can enhance our team. Please email your resume and a cover letter to You may also want to learn more about how we work.

If you are an emerging filmmaker, the best way to join the Kartemquin community is through our internship program. It is open to graduates within two years of completing their course, and is structured to allow you to develop into becoming a working filmmaker. Former interns are usually our first choice as future collaborators and employees. Apply here. If you are a filmmaker of color with more experience, please look at our Diverse Voices in Docs program, our annual producer mentorship program.

Current job postings:

(posted 8/16/17)

Job Title: Administrative Assistant and Community Coordinator
Supervised by: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time
Hourly or Salary: Hourly
Exempt or Nonexempt: Exempt
Approximate Hours per Week: 40 hours a week
Hourly Wage Rate: Commensurate with experience

Acclaimed not-for-profit media arts organization seeks detail-oriented, collaborative and capable Administrative Assistant and Community Coordinator to join our committed staff. This role encompasses administrative tasks in support of the Artistic Director and small office, and organizing program alumni events and audience engagement for Kartemquin films. Learn more about our history and mission:

Variety of administrative duties for the Artistic Director:

  • Maintain office calendars including scheduling meetings and booking travel
  • Track email, mail, and voicemail as needed
  • Draft and edit correspondence and other writings
  • Manage contacts and update into organization’s database
  • Follow up with contacts (sending films, responding to inquiries, making introductions, etc.)
  • Submit invoices and expense reports
  • Track time for billing purposes
  • Manage and organize materials for presentations and events
  • Attend meetings and participate in media advocacy efforts
  • Help to manage social media, particularly for media advocacy activities
  • Perform other special projects and administrative duties as they arise

Variety of tasks for general administrative support:

  • Manage building usage schedule
  • Provide occasional administrative help to Executive Director
  • Provide logistical support, including arranging food and beverage, technical needs for meetings and special events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Assist Programs and Engagement Manager with:

  • Research new engagement partnership opportunities
  • Track and organize community outreach arrangements for current Kartemquin films
  • Coordinate program alumni lists
  • Assist with program event planning and coordination
  • Survey creation and data collection
  • Help draft Program Alumni Newsletter (contains work opportunities, educational/training opportunities, promotes their screenings and fundraising efforts, connects them to KTQ Org events, etc)
  • Help with creation of marketing materials for Kartemquin’s Filmmaker Development Programs
  • Coordinate intern interviews, KTQ Labs set up and follow up, general administrative tasks

    • Excellent writing, organizational, and computer skills
    • Interest in organizing events for large groups of program alumni
    • Familiarity with CRM databases, Google Calendar, Microsoft Office, basic social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), SurveyMonkey, and willingness to quickly learn the operation of organizational systems
    • Ability to thrive in a shared office environment
    • Detail-oriented, multi-tasking hard worker with good follow-through
    • Demonstrated interest in documentary film and public media
    • To Apply: ​Please submit your cover letter with wage requirements and resume to Please indicate “Administrative Assistant and Community Coordinator” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please. We regret that due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only respond personally to the applicants who best meet our needs for this position. Kartemquin Educational Films is an equal opportunity employer.

      Kartemquin Educational Films is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity among our board, staff, filmmakers, and interns. We recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected status.