Arts First Create Films Paid Internship
Job Description

Location: Eastside Community Center – Billy Ray Shirley III Recording Studio
Application Deadline: February 23th
Internship type: Paid
Dates and times: The internship program starts March 3rd, at 3:00 pm.  Interns will assist with After school Filmmaking Club at the Eastside Community Center from 3 pm – 6 pm on Thursday.   And will meet once a week with the instructor to work on a community film project.
To Apply: Email your resume to

Position Summary:

Student Interns will assist Eastside Community Center Recording Studio users to learn Fine Arts design, technology applications, and business collaboration strategies for the creation of effective marketing images and sound recordings. In doing so, Interns will participate in the formation of production teams and outreach to local City of Tacoma small businesses and entrepreneurs to help these organizations develop product sales and service promotion campaigns.
Position Tasks:

  • Assist with the formation and support of outreach Film and Recording Teams.
  • Work with local businesses to identify business promotion goals and outline promotional activities.
  • Organize and direct all aspects of filmmaking and social media video production.
  • Operate or coordinate operation of lights, audio, and camera equipment.
  • Manage post-production workflow on all video projects, including video/audio editing and color correction.
  • Distribution of all video assets to media partners.
  • Work with other third-party agencies to implement marketing plans.
  • Assists the Lead Instructor with developing strategies to achieve Film Team production goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate and assist the team and individual team members to identify Film Production work tasks.
  • Conduct weekly group meetings to record and update tasks, assignments and define group goals.
  • Maintain a record of team member contacts and learning goals.
  • Consistently maintain and communicate the importance of confidentiality among Create Films staff, volunteers, interns, students, and involved businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Must have completed one Create Films session (or equivalent) and/or submission of a script or art portfolio and/or experienced in facilitating team operations.
  • Demonstrate an interest in and experience with supporting and advising peers from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to achieve community promotional business and educational learning goals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of objectively advising peers without judgment.
  • Demonstrate an interest and experience with small business and entrepreneur growth and production environments.
  • Demonstrate an interest and willingness to communicate with business clients to assess consumer satisfaction with marketing strategies and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of “team” operations and maintaining client confidentiality.

Create Films Internship program focuses on supporting youth participation in community development work. Interns receive instruction on how to use the medium of film to generate solutions to common problems. In doing so, youth film teams are formed and through participatory management procedures, film team members research civic issues, storyboard the elements of the topic, write a script, schedule film shots, and edit. Then prior to YouTube submission or entry in a film competition, a public premier is convened to inform the final edit.

As Interns support film team operations, they also are responsible for teaching how the interplay of Fine Arts enhances quality film images. Moreover, Interns are charged with imparting respect and knowledge of diverse cultures and associated methods for artistic expression.

Create Films Internship Opportunities:
(1) Summer Film Class Teacher Assistant Mentorship;
(3) Summer Film Class Internship;
(1) Middle School Film Class Internship.
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