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DREAMS OF DARAA Documentary Event Management Fall 2018 Internship

 

Film: DREAMS OF DARAA is a riveting, up-close portrait of the Syrian refugee crisis, told through the eyes of one brave young mother named Hanadi and her three daughters. The film takes place in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp, inside Syria and on the front lines of the refugee crisis in Europe. Told through a combination of Verité footage, animation, and archival video, their tumultuous journey through the Syrian conflict brings to life what so many people want most—a place to call home.  

 

Us: We are the social impact team of DREAMS OF DARAA. Our mission is to:

  • Educate viewers on the 'invisible wounds of war' experienced by displaced people(s) (e.g. PTSD, depression, etc.)

  • Connect women who are made sole providers by war, to each other and to allies so that they know they are seen and heard

  • Promote healing through the arts for children who miss years of schooling due to the displacement caused by war

To achieve these goals we need to grow our team of supporters and fundraise for impact related activities that we will launch in 2019 when the film premiers. This where you come in!

 

You: We are looking for a passionate, highly-motivated, creative person with event management experience to join our team for our third major fundraiser, this October 2018 in San Francisco, CA. Bonus if you have experience in, or demonstrated interest in film! You will have some previous experience with event management and communications software, including MailChimp and Google Suites. You are organized, self-motivated, and have some brilliant ideas of how we can improve processes to create efficiencies and minimize mistakes when planning this fundraiser. In return you will gain practical, event management experience with a particular focus on fundraising.  You will also network with Bay Area philanthropists and Silicon Valley professionals who will attend the fundraiser. Lastly, you will gain insight into the documentary filmmaking space and opportunities that exist in the industry. There's potential for follow-on, paid contract work after the film premieres in 2019, based on performance.

 

We expect a commitment of 12-15 hrs per week. Responsibilities you will have include:

  • Manage communications with invited guests, including relevant updates about the fundraiser & film

  • Manage communications with event related vendors (food, drink, etc.)

  • Work with the team to design the actual event day, including the panel discussion & film preview

  • Work with the team to design and manage what donors receive at different giving levels

  • Complete post-fundraiser follow up including feedback from attendees and create a report to be shared with the team to inform future fundraisers and film related events

 

This opportunity comes with a small stipend. In addition, we are happy to structure this as an opportunity for course credit. Our team is remote, so some ability to self-manage is necessary to be successful, but you will be highly supported by the social impact producer.


To apply: Please submit a cover letter and your resume to wanjiku@mrdfilms.com. Additionally, please share your favorite documentary and why, in your email. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to connecting with you!  

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