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Filmmaking Mentor

Spring 2017 Internship

Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. At the AFS Cinema, AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and arthouse films annually; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


The Austin Film Society is looking for enthusiastic, reliable Filmmaking Mentors to teach unique digital filmmaking workshops for 3rd-12th grade students involved with the AFS after school film program. 

AFS Film Club works with under-resourced schools, focusing on artistic and personal development in students. These workshops provide a safe and nurturing project-based environment for creative expression.  


Must be available to work 2-3 days a week; 2-3.5 hours per day.  


    •    Background in film studies or filmmaking.

    •    Teaching and/or training experience involving kids.

    •    Familiarity with Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro.


    •    Experience working with at-risk students.

    •    Spanish speaker preferred. 

    •    Previous experience working with AISD or another Texas school district.

If chosen, you will be required to have a background check and fingerprinting done. 

This is a part-time, contract labor position that is paid hourly.


If selected for this current job opening, you will also be considered for future opportunities with AFS, including our Summer @ Austin Public camps, one-time workshops and speaking engagements. 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to  Please reference “Filmmaking Mentor” in the subject line.

SPRING 2017 Internship & Film Referral Program now accepting applications.

The AFS Internship and Film Referral Program is comprised of two phases. Our goals are to educate participants about the film and arts industries and facilitate job placement in the field. The first phase is an Office Internship, followed by a Senior Internship and the Film Referral Program. The Internships each last a semester and takes place at the AFS Offices at Austin Studios. The Film Referral phase is ongoing. More information & application >



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