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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Job Title: Administrative Assistant and Community Coordinator
Supervised by: Executive Director
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: www.kartemquin.com
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:
- 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 email@example.com. 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.
When you make a contribution to Kartemquin, you enable us to continue telling the stories of the people whose lives are most directly affected by social and political change and who are often overlooked or misrepresented by the media. Thanks to your crucial support, for over 50 years our films have helped to provoke essential dialogue, both in communities and between the general public and policymakers.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Guidestar
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