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The following position is now open at Hadley — April 24, 2015

Summer Video Production Intern

The Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka, IL is seeking a summer video production intern.

Celebrating its 95th anniversary this year, Hadley is the largest provider of distance education for people who are blind or visually impaired, their families and support networks, serving nearly 10,000 people each year in all 50 states and more than 100 countries, as well as thousands more through Seminars@Hadley, the school's free webinars on a wide variety of subjects. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide.

This intern will assist with the production of fifteen 3-5 minute videos on skills and resources for people with low vision. The video intern will assist in preproduction, production, and preliminary post-production. The intern must have an enthusiasm for working in small teams on the subject of low vision and blindness. The internship is from June 15 – July 31, 2015. During the 5 weeks of pre & post production the position will be 3 days during the Monday-Friday work week, 22.5 hours per week. During the 2 weeks of production in mid-July the position will be 5 days per week, and may include working nights and weekends, 35-40 hours per week during that time.

All work must be completed on site, unless notified otherwise, at the school in Winnetka, IL. The Metra Union Pacific North Line train has a Winnetka stop two blocks from the school. Transportation by bus is available as well. Travel costs will not be reimbursed.


  1. Break down scripts for potential prop requirements, set requirements, and any other production requirements.
  2. Assist in auditioning a host for the videos.
  3. Assist in facets of video production during the shoot; audio, lighting, camera work, script notes, etc.
  4. Log footage after shoot is finished.


  1. Well-rounded background in all aspects of production. This is production in a non-profit environment where all facets of production skills are necessary.
  2. Able to work closely with the Media Production Specialist to help develop and produce project.
  3. Knowledge of how to do script breakdowns and recognize needs of the production in the script phase.
  4. Understand digital video production workflow.
  5. Skills in Adobe Creative Suite are a plus, but not necessary.

Salary: $10-$12 per hour

Interested, qualified parties please send cover letter and resume to:
Jacqueline Sabian
Director, Employee & Community Relations
The Hadley School for the Blind
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093

by May 8, 2015

No phone calls please.

Volunteers Needed: Switchboard Relief

Varied days/hours. Will train.

Contact Jacqueline Sabian at 847-784-2762 or M-F, 8:30 to 5:00