Employment & Volunteering


There are no positions open at this time.


Visual Communications Intern

NW Documentary seeks a Visual Communications Intern to support the development and updating of digital and print communications for external audiences to expand our marketing outreach. This is an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy student with a strong eye for design to be involved in the growth and success of a small media arts non-profit. This position reports to the Operations Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·      Quick learner that is tech savvy and able to problem-solve in self-directed environment

·      Exceptional skills in communicating ideas through visual mediums such as graphic design, photography and/or video production

·      Knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles

·      Demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to their craft

·      Efficient with Microsoft Office in a Mac computer environment

·      Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere)
The Visual Communications Intern will be on site 8-10 hours a week for 6 months unless otherwise determined. Specific scheduling is flexible and will be managed with supervisor.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter and work samples to info@nwdocumentary.org. Position open until filled.

Documentary Production and Post-Production Intern

This position position will split time between work for NW Documentary in -house projects and working with the resident filmmaker of the Indie Doc Incubator program.

The Indie Doc Incubator program at NW Doc is currently hosting journalist and filmmaker Cornelius Swart, the producer of Priced Out a documentary on gentrification and affordable housing in Portland, Ore.  More on that project at www.PricedOutMovie.com.

Intern position will assist Resident with pick-up photography and basic post production editing–logging and importing of footage, creation of basic sequences and assisting the principal editor. Other half of time will be spent on various documentary projects of NW Documentary, which may include shooting, editing, or helping with events, educational programs, and the day-to-day behind the scenes of running an arts non-profit.

Position requires a 10-hour a week minimum commitment, and college credit ay be possible for enrolled students. Basic understanding and experience with DSLR video, and editing recommended. Position runs to January 15.

Please email resume, cover letter and reel (or work sample) to Cornelius Swart at cornelius.rex@gmail.com. Position open until filled.


As a small organization, we always welcome volunteers to help us run our day-to-day operations. Our current volunteer needs include:

Video compression and authoring DVDs
Social Media and WordPress Updates
Graphic Design
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. Most volunteer opportunities are available during our office hours of 12-6pm, Monday-Friday though some projects offer more flexibility.

Teaching Opportunities

Got skills, want to make a difference? Teach a NW Documentary workshop. NW Documentary has partnered with some of the best indie documentary filmmakers to design and offer innovative workshops, seminars and presentations. You can be next! All non-fiction artists welcome, including photographers, writers, radio producers, and multi-media creators. Send letter of interest, resume, and work sample to our Artistic Director.