INTERN AT THE MACBETH STUDIO.
We’re looking for talented (paid!) interns to join the Macbeth team. Our interns gain experience both in the studio and on location — this could mean a day on the water filming from an airboat or hours in the office retouching individual strands of hair for a client’s headshot. Not every part of our jobs are glamorous and exciting, but the parts that are always seem to make up for the tedious tasks. Our team works hard, but we get the opportunity to shoot some amazing stuff and meet great people while we’re at it.
Internships start at $10/hr and require a commitment of 12–16 weeks of part-time work (20+ hrs/week).
STUDIO MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP:
Responding to inquiries. You’ll be fielding incoming questions for appointments, explaining our rates and processes, assisting with quotes, scheduling location shoots, and explaining to clients who Jerome the Drone is.
Taking phone calls. At first, you might just be taking messages and directing people to our web site for rates and headshot samples. Eventually, you may be taking client calls and coordinating shoots. You don't mind talking to people, and in fact you actually kind of like it.
Shoot coordination and production. You’ll be learning how to produce shoots from start to finish — that includes coordinating schedules, taking deposits, making sure everyone involved is in the right place at the right time, packing gear, directing style, making sure everyone is fed on-set, charging batteries and downloading memory cards for the next shoot, delivering images, and invoicing for jobs.
Marketing and brand promotion. You’ll be helping to shoot behind-the-scenes in the studio, select images and videos to post to Facebook, Instagram, and our blog. This includes having a great eye for what looks good and is worth showing off, and being able to craft well-written copy.
ARE YOU A GOOD FIT FOR MACBETH?
We value the following attributes in every member of our team. Do you fit?
You’re a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership. Macbeth is a team of people who love working together and collaborating, but who don’t need to report in every hour. You’ll be given guidelines on what needs to be done and the freedom to accomplish it in your own way.
You are a perfectionist. Ok, we know that perfect is the enemy of the good. But you're the kind of person who doesn't settle for "good enough," and will take the extra time to make whatever you're working on just a little bit better.
You are a great communicator. When a client has a request, it's critical that they receive a timely, courteous, complete and well-thought-out response. They are the reason we exist, and they get top priority always. Typos are very much frowned upon, and spelling a client's name wrong is punishable by death.
You can see the future. Anticipating problems before they occur, visualizing a location shoot and packing all the necessary gear, thinking through tomorrow's projects and planning accordingly... we need you to have the answer before we know what question we're going to ask.
You have a great sense of humor. Our studio is schizophrenic... half the time being weird and laughing about internet memes, and then we're panicking with our hair on fire. If you can't laugh, you'll go insane.
You play well with creative people. Even if you don't think of yourself as all that creative, you understand how to work with people who are. They can have delicate egos, mood swings, and have a constant need for feedback. Prima donnas can be difficult, but they are the reason we're in business.
You don’t mind helping to make new systems if our current ones don’t work. We’re good at a lot of things, but we have plenty room for improvement. We appreciate people who can see problems, suggest solutions, bring experience from previous positions, and help make things run smoother in our studio every day.
You love trying new things. Sometimes we spend an entire day in the studio watching tutorials on YouTube and trying a new lighting technique. You get excited about trying new stuff, and like every day to be different.
You want to make the world a better place. An inordinate amount of our time is spent trying to do good things for good people. We want to work with people who give back, who care deeply, who want to leave things a better than they found them. And who clean up after themselves.
TELL US WHY YOU BELONG WITH US.
This is a paid internship with the potential to become a part-time or full-time job if you’re a great fit for Macbeth.
To apply for one of the internships, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining
- Why you belong at Macbeth
- Why you are a good fit for this internship
- What it is about Macbeth Studio that you particularly like
- What work and other experiences you’ve learned from
(include whatever's relevant, even if it's not in our industry)
- Why we should hire you over everyone else that applies
(we get a lot of requests... what makes you special?)
- How you will make the world a better place
(we encourage philanthropy and giving back... what's your soft spot?)
- What days and hours you’re available every week
(having at least 20 hours that you're consistently available Mon–Fri is best, but if you have another plan, we're listening)
- Send a resume if you must (but we care a lot more about reading what you write).
- Don't bore us. This isn't a job interview for an accounting firm. We want to read interesting, clever responses that showcase your personality.
- Don't wait too long. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016.