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Each summer, MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS + COLLEGE hire approximately 75 people to help run one of the world’s great creative centers.  Photographers, filmmakers, and other visual media artists looking for an exciting summer full of challenge, camaraderie, and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s greatest creative minds, are encouraged to interview at the 

SUMMER JOB FAIR
Rockport, ME - MARCH 27th & 28th
Positions available include teaching assistants, film technical staff, editors, photography studio staff, darkroom interns, teen program counselors, media producers, digital services staff and kitchen/housekeeping employees. Applicants are encouraged to attend the Fair in order to get a sense of the creative environment here in Maine, and for Workshops Department Directors and Adminisration to meet their prospective staffers.

Almost all of our summer hiring is done through the Job Fair - don't miss it!


AVAILABLE POSITIONS & DESCRIPTIONS

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ONLINE APPLICATION 

(Live on March 1st)

Please complete prior to arriving @ Job Fair.  

If you plan on interviewing at the SPE Conference you will also need to complete the online application.


APPLICATION INFORMATION

Accepting: March 1st

Deadline: March 31st

Notification: no later than May 15th


JOB FAIR SCHEDULE
  • Interviews begin Friday, March 27th at 10:00am and will continue through Saturday, March 28th at 12:00pm (end time subject to change based on attendance). You may arrive Thursday evening and check-in to your accommodations (If you booked a room with us).

  • Scheduling for interviews will take place in the dining hall at the homestead campus beginning Friday at 9:00am.  

 
INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED PRIOR TO JOB FAIR. 

The dining hall will open at 8:00am so you may receive a number to hold your place in the line for interview scheduling. 

  • You may arrive later Friday or Saturday to sign up for interviews. Slots do fill fast, so it is recommended you arrive early.

  • Applicants will receive a packet with information about who will be interviewing for each position, where each interview will take place on campus, where to get your head shot photo taken, and a short local guide.

  • Interviews may take up to 15 minutes. Please plan to interview with two to three members of the interview team.

  • A lite lunch will be available for all applicants on Friday (all other meals are on your own).

  • Friday evening at 5:30 PM in the dining hall there is a reception and a welcome talk (optional) by The Workshops staff. This is an opportunity to show your work to others attending the Job Fair and our Staff and Faculty.


HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE JOB FAIR

For some people, this may be their first job interview. Here are a few helpful tips: Come early. Read over all the literature provided, including the Summer Course Catalogue. Come with an idea of what you would like to do for the summer at The Workshops. Be prepared to alter your desires as you learn more about what The Workshops' needs are. Remember, this is supposed to be a win-win situation. You have something we need: your energy, time, enthusiasm, skills, participation; and we have something you need: access to training in a specific career, improved technical skills, networking, production experience and building a winning attitude that will help you succeed in your own career.

For many, their careers began at The Workshops. We do not want to give you rules, or have you second guess what we are looking for. We basically want to see and hear you. You do not have to try to impress us. Be yourself. We do want to know what you know and what contribution you can make to The Workshops. We are looking for people with a positive outlook on life, who are enthusiastic, can solve problems and are fun to work with.

Bring a sample of your work to show, copies of your résumé, any letters of recommendation and some of your work. Friday evening there is an opportunity to display and screen your work for other weekend participants and The Workshops' Staff. You will find the weekend is an important event in itself as you meet other image makers from around the country, share your work, and discuss your future.


NEED ACCOMODATIONS?

Single rooms are available on campus for $40 per person per night. Please call ahead and speak with student services to make a reservation as these rooms are very limited, 877.577.7700 or 207.236.8581.

Upon arrival you will pick up your key and directions to your room at the student registration office in the Haas building on campus, 70 Camden Street. Applicants arriving before 9:00am or after 5:00pm should also come to the Haas building to pick up a key and directions in the “Early/Late Arrival” box. Check in time is after 3:00pm and check out time is 11:00am.

There also are motels in the immediate area. For details: http://www.mainedreamvacation.com/where-to-stay


CAN'T MAKE THE JOB FAIR?

Interviews will also take place at the SPE National Conference in New Orleans, LA from March 12-15, 2015.  To schedule an interview please sign up at the registration table.

Can't make SPE or Job Fair than complete the online application (see application information above) and attach your resume for us to have on file.  Your application and resume WILL BE reviewed by one of our interview team members AFTER the Job Fair. We may have the option to interview you by phone/internet if your abilities and experience seem a good fit for one of our available positions. 

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. 

All applicants will be notified no later than May 15th.


DISCLAIMERS
  • Positions, compensation, and employment dates are subject to modification at any time without notice.

  • Upon an offer, you will be subject to a criminal background check.

  • Minimum age requirement is 18. Housekeeping and Kitchen positions excluded.

  • Must be a citizen or national of the United States, lawful permanent resident, or authorized to work in the United States.


HOW TO GET HERE

Rockport is halfway up the Maine Coast - just off Route One. It is 90 miles north of Portland, between Camden and Rockland. You can find us on most maps. You can drive, fly or take a bus. By car, Rockport is less than a two-hour drive from Portland, less than four hours from Boston, eight hours from New York and Montreal, and five hours from Quebec.

Driving Directions 
Rockport is a 3.5 hour drive north from Boston; New York City and Montreal are 8 hours away. The drive through New England can be most enjoyable. 

If you are coming from the South, take Interstate 95 north into Maine. Take the South Portland Exit (I-295) and follow I-295 through Portland. Continue on I-295 to the Brunswick Route 1 Exit (Exit 28). Follow Route One through Brunswick, Bath, Woolwich, Wiscasset, Damariscotta and Waldoboro to Warren - about 45 miles, where you'll find Route 90 at a blinking yellow light. Take a left onto Route 90 and follow it 12 miles to the third set of stop lights. The Market Basket will be on your right. Turn LEFT onto Route 1 and then after 1/4 mile take a RIGHT onto Camden Street. Go through a STOP sign and the Workshops will be on your left before the hill. 

Flying
Delta, Jet Blue, US Airways, Air Tran, United and Air Canada all service Portland Jetport with several flights daily.   Airport van service between the Portland Jetport and Rockport is available, as are rental cars. 

Airport Van Service
MidCoast Limo provides service from Portland to Rockport.  Contact them at 207.236.2424

Local Airport Option
Cape Air offers frequent commuter flights each day between the Boston's Logan Airport and nearby Knox County Airport, which is just 20 minutes from the Workshops. Taxis are available to drive you to Rockport. 

Rental Cars
Rental cars are available at the Portland and at the nearby Knox County Airport. Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Avis, National and Enterprise all service the airport.

Bus Lines
Rockport is served by Concord Coachlines (www.concordcoachlines.com ) with twice daily service from Boston's South Station or Logan International Airport. Bus leaves Logan at 11:20 AM, departs South Station at 12:00 PM, arriving in Rockport at 4:35 PM.  Southbound, the bus leaves Rockport at 8:30 AM, arriving in South Station/Logan at 1:25 PM. .

Train Service

AMTRAK currently operates between Boston's North Station and Portland. Connect to either Concord Trailways there, or book the airport van service.