We seek interns and volunteers who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit and do not back down from a challenge. Working in the Amazon is not for the faint of heart. The weather is hot and humid, there are often many bugs and mosquitoes. River travel is not the most comfortable form of transportation, though it is the most common. You are expected to work hard, with a high level of autonomy and initiative. When staying in indigenous communities, there is no running water or flushing toilets. While you may not permanently live in a community, you might be there for lengths of time depending on your role. Flexibility and patience are also extremely important. Things happen at their own pace here in the Amazon, and patience is definitely a virtue.
That being said, the rewards of persevering and facing these challenges yield innumerable opportunities for growth and learning.
Location: Pucallpa, Peru.
An exciting opportunity to work closely with local Shipibo people and the entire Alianza Arkana team in documenting activity on the ground here in Pucallpa and neighboring indigenous communities as part of our visual media strategy.
We also welcome and support videographers who are interested in running participatory video projects with Shipibo people, and shooting documentary film on topics relating to our work here.Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with the entire team to stay up to date with what activities are happening when.
- Work with the Communications Coordinator to produce content for new short form video blog series on specific projects and initiatives in communities.
- Work with Grant Writer, Development Coordinator, and/or Communications Coordinator to shoot and edit videos for grants, applications, and fundraising purposes.
- Travel to/ stay in Shipibo communities to film and photograph projects.
- Host workshops to train interested Shipibo youth in media, filmmaking, photography, sound editing, etc.
- Commit to a minimum of THREE MONTHS.
Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to
- Keep organized and being responsible for accessible archive footage.
- Contribute to (visual) social media.
- Run workshops with Shipibo youth on the benefits of digital media for a democratic voice - how to shoot and edit video with their camera phones and conduct interviews.
- Make contact with local documentary makers.
- Be prepared to stay in communities for periods of time (upwards of 2 days).
- Participatory video projects working sensitively and closely with Shipibo culture, with the intention to educate Shipibo people on the filming process, and enabling them to shoot and edit their own videos after the videographer has left.
- Documentary filmmaking projects on any of the issues addressed through Alianza Arkana projects.
- Keep up to date with film festivals and grants for cultural and environmental filmmaking.
Qualifications and skills
- Intermediate level Spanish or higher.
- Sensitivity to working with Indigenous and economically disadvantaged people-- experience is a huge benefit.
- Technical experience using video equipment, editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Lightroom or other editing software), and/or digital media control software.
- Strong knowledge in production techniques including videography, compression, and file delivery as well as other production formats.
- Broad knowledge of all aspects of broadcast quality productions, including field and studio camera, lighting, sound, and editing.
- Understanding of online video environment and online distribution.
- Ability to adapt equipment setup and provide alternative setup or workarounds if necessary.
- You will need to bring all of your own equipment including computer and software, and be responsible for your own insurance.
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Requirements & Commitment
- 3 month minimum