Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

August 18, 2014

Intern with SIFF!

SIFF is looking for a Marketing Intern!

The Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the Marketing Manager in implementing SIFF’s overall marketing plan — focusing specifically on community outreach and promotions — to build awareness about SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education, and Seattle International FIlm Festival films, and to increase attendance and ticket sales.


  • Assist the Marketing Manager in creating marketing strategy and key messaging for SIFF’s programs and special events
  • Assist the Marketing Manager in developing and implementing promotional opportunities to gain additional exposure through contests creative promotions
  • Assist the Marketing Manager in creating marketing strategy and key messaging for Cinema and Festival films, SIFF Education, and special events
  • Oversee the schedule and creation of targeted promotional emails
  • Oversee distribution of print collateral
  • Target special-interest groups and ethnic communities, promoting specific films and programs of interest
  • Coordinate ticket giveaways to social service and community groups that encourage cultural participation while also driving ticket sales
  • Develop relationships with local businesses and community organizations
  • Ensure the calendar and all deadlines are communicated to all SIFF staff
  • Assist with website copywriting, proofing, and updating as needed


  • Ability to take initiative, show good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled) in the liberal arts or the equivalent work experience.
  • Be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Understanding of basic layout and graphic design principles a plus.

Start date: 09/15/14

End date:06/30/15

Time commitment: Be available for at least 20 hours a week


Location: Seattle Center Campus

How to apply: Email your resume and letter of interest to with the subject line “Marketing Intern.”

Supervisor contact info: Maria Rodriguez Abad,