Volunteer Opportunity: Project Istwa
The documentary filmmaker volunteer will accompany the January 2014 Istwa team to the communities of Gonaives and Port-de-Paix and work closely with our workshop Director and facilitators to create a promotional video for Project Istwa.
Depending on length of stay the volunteer will also travel to past workshop communities to shoot the Istwa team meeting with program alumni and youth development projects that take place. The team will also spend time at Project Istwa’s base in Port-au-Prince.
Work with Project Istwa staff to come up with a concept for a promotional video (length TBD)
Film all activities during the two workshops (and program alumni visits if applicable)
Edit footage and obtain additional interviews and B-roll as necessary
Submit a final draft of the film by March 15, 2014
*Responsibilities may not be limited to the above tasks.
The ideal candidate will:
Have experience with film production and editing
Have experience with educational or promotional video production
Have experience working in an intercultural environment
Have strong communication skills
Provide necessary video equipment and editing software
Be interested in a unique learning experience at a small, rapidly growing international non-profit
Housing and ground transportation will be provided for your whole duration in Haiti
Lunch will be provided on workshop days
An opportunity to work in a fast growing, diverse, grassroots organization
A good learning environment for those interested in international development and youth programming
Workshop 1: January 2 – 12, 2014
Workshop 2 and Revisits: January 11 – 24, 2014 (option to stay longer)
† Ideally the filmmaker will stay the duration of Project Istwa’s January programs.
Salary: This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity; however, you may receive course credit.
To apply: Interested individuals should email a cover letter, resume/CV, 3 references and examples of work to
Deadline: The deadline for applications for the winter 2014 workshops is Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:59pm.
Questions? Email us at inquiries (at) projectistwa.org
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