Jobs & Internships

Indie Grits Labs Internship

Indie Grits Labs at the Nickelodeon Theatre works to foster the 21st Century skills necessary to be an active citizen in our increasingly media-heavy society and to plant the seeds for the film and media artists of the future by offering training, space and resources for the creation and appreciation of media in all of its forms. We are looking for qualified candidates with experience in video production, audio production, editing, media theory, and education that are interested in working with students of all ages to create and engage with media in a critical fashion.

About Indie Grits Labs:

IG Labs will serve the City of Columbia with a strong focus on underserved communities as well as the public at large. With a mix of in-house and off-site programs with several community partners, we offer summer camps, grade specific field trip programs to the theater, after school programs, and adult workshops.

Job Duties and Experience

Come Around My Way / TakeBreakMake Responsibilities:

  • Assist students with Pre-production, Production, & Post-production
  • Work closely with instructors to aid with in-class instructions
  • Assist faculty and volunteers with student engagement and services
  • Maintain and supervise student equipment
  • Digital management of student files and projects
  • Assist students with project research and development
  • Video & Photography Documentation

Reading Media / Reading Movies Responsibilities:

  • Help develop curricula built around media literacy
  • Research films, television shows, and other forms of media that are educational and suitable for lessons
  • Work closely with instructors to aid with in-class instructions
  • Assist instructors with preparation for lessons
  • Video & Photography Documentation


Experience in the following areas a plus:

  • Video production equipment (DSLR or HD Video, Audio Recorders, lights, grip equipment, etc)
  • Digital video editing software (Premiere, iMovie)
  • Digital audio editing software (Garageband, Audition)
  • Compositing or special visual effects software (Photoshop/After Effects)
  • Google Docs, Powerpoint, WordPress
  • Organized multi-tasker with a creative mindset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject header please specify: IG Labs Internship.

Design Internship

Do you love print, typography, and all things design? The Nickelodeon Theatre is looking for an awesome and creative graphic design intern eager to showcase their skills for South Carolina’s only non-profit art house theatre.

You will be working closely and collaborating with our in-house designer/interactive coordinator to conceptualize and execute forward-thinking designs for our film series, special events, and marketing materials – such as our quarterly print magazine, the Nick Mag.

In addition to unique talent, innovation and enthusiasm, we’re also looking for a designer with a strong sense of responsibility and work ethic. This is an unpaid internship position.

Job Duties and Experience

  • “Graphic design is my passion” – you keep up with design news and trends, and have a strong eye for typography, color theory, layout, and hierarchy.
  • Familiarity with best practices and methodologies for both print and digital work.
  • Proficient with Adobe CS6/CC – Mainly Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Basic photo editing skills, and you have working experience with print in InDesign.
  • Extremely detail-oriented with the ability to identify and correct mistakes without sacrificing design standards.
  • Ability to brainstorm and work as a team to design with intention and problem solve.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to successfully juggle multiple projects simultaneously, handle deadlines, new challenges, and changing priorities.
  • Can you draw? Know how to manage a website? Illustration and WordPress skills are a plus!


  • Applicants that are currently in school must be enrolled in an accredited college or university that offers credit for internships.
  • Post-grad applicants are welcome to apply!

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, one reference, and a digital portfolio of your work (at least five pieces) to Savannah Taylor, Designer/Interactive Coordinator at [email protected]. In your letter, introduce yourself, why you’re interested interning here at the Nick, and include any past experience or additional skills that might be relevant to the position.

Indie Grits Internship

We are looking for awesome interns eager to discover the ins-and-outs of running South Carolina’s best independent film festival. As an intern, you will work closely with festival directors, and you will have plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and showcase your talent by taking on projects and making them your own.

Job Duties and Experience

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Google Drive, and social media.
  • Creating and maintaining social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine)
  • Strong writing skills in copy, editing, and proofreading. Event planning and management.
  • Reliable transportation for distributing festival posters, flyers, and programs.
  • Long work hours during the 2017 Indie Grits Film Festival in early April.
  • Graphic design/photography skills are a major plus. Creating flyers, and event photography are an opportunity for the position.
  • Other duties as assigned by Festival Director.


All applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university that offers credit for internships.

To Apply

Send a cover letter to Seth Gadsden, Co-Director Indie Grits Film Festival at [email protected].  In your letter, let us know why you’re interested in interning for the festival and fill us in on any past experience you’ve had that might be relevant.  Please also include information on which school you attend, your major, and faculty advisor.