Job Opportunities

FESTIVAL INTERNSHIP

POSITION:Festival Internship (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Fall 2015/Spring 2016

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week, 3-4 months; May be asked to work some weekends in the weeks leading up and during CAAMFest 2016

SALARY: Unpaid; college credit may be arranged

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Asian American Media seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2016 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place March 10-20, 2016. The internship consists of project-oriented tasks such as event planning, marketing & public relations, database management, outreach, and clerical and archival work. These are part-time and unpaid positions. Scheduling is flexible. The internship is best suited for someone who wants to gain skills in the arenas of film programming, event planning, data management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

PROJECTS:
Internship projects include but are not limited to:
• Assisting with Festival screening committees
• Designing marketing materials such as slide shows and event signage
• Assisting in event, membership, and sponsor relations activities
• Focus film research to develop retrospective and specialized programming
• Maintaining Festival archives and databases
• Developing articles and blogs for Festival website
• Outreach to domestic and international film schools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Detail-oriented and team player
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and research skills
Familiarity with Mac-based programs including Filemaker Pro, Excel and Word
Web/Internet savvy: advance searching, social networking skills
Works well independently in a small office environment as well as in public arenas
Desire to learn about media arts organizing
Knowledge or interest in Asian American independent media preferred

Experience with graphic/design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or editing programs (Final Cut Pro, Premiere) a plus

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to jobs[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls.


DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

POSITIONS: Development and Communications Intern (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 31, 2015 – April 30, 2016 (option to extend internship is a possibility)

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 20 hours per week (minimum of 10 hours/week preferred; may be asked to work some weekends and evenings)

SALARY: Unpaid; college credit may be available

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks motivated and outgoing individuals who are passionate about the Asian American community and media arts to join the CAAM Development and Communications team. Our department manages all corporate sponsor, partner and member relationships and special events for CAAM’s signature programs — CAAMFeast Awards, and its annual CAAMFest (formerly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). CAAMFest is the premier festival in North America dedicated to presenting the best in Asian American films, music and food programming.

The interns will be introduced to Asian American history and the world of public and independent media at one of the most prestigious Asian American media arts organization in the country. The candidates will finish the internship having gained skills and knowledge in the areas of marketing, event planning and fundraising in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces major events, the interns will also have the opportunity to network with CAAM’s larger family of film and media makers, industry professionals and community organizations.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Internship projects include but are not limited to:
• Works with the Development staff to conduct research, solicit, and contract potential event sponsors
• On-site logistical support for special events and fundraisers
• Write, design and manage print and digital marketing materials
• Assist with membership program as needed
• Contributes meaningfully to staff meetings
• General administrative support including filing, database entry and mailings

QUALIFICATIONS:
The Development Intern should have excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, experience with online research, problem-solving skills, excellent follow-through and initiative. The ideal candidate works well independently as well as in fast paced team setting.

Fluency with Mac computers and MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is required. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, video editing software or databases and prior marketing or advertising experience, a plus.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter by October 31 to Debbie Ng, Development and Communications Director, via email to dng@caamedia.org. No phone calls.


 

MEMORIES TO LIGHT INTERNSHIP

POSITION: Memories to Light Intern

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: End of fall semester/quarter.

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 – 20 hours per week

SALARY: Unpaid; College credits may be available

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks a motivated and outgoing individual to be part of one of CAAM’s latest innovative projects: Memories to Light. The ideal candidate is passionate about the Asian American community, filmmaking, and interested in film preservation.

Memories to Light is a project to collect and digitize 8mm, super 8, and 16mm home movies and to share them – and the stories they tell — to a broad public.

The candidate will finish the internship having gained real world experience in the areas of proper techniques in film handling and scanning, film editing under a deadline, short form filmmaking, and blogging.

 SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Intern will learn how to properly inspect, prepare, and scan home movies from 8mm and super 8 gauge films using our on site film scanner.
    • Edit together a film(s) on Final Cut Pro X using home movie footage under supervisor’s direction.
  • Write and edit blog posts related to the Memories to Light project.
    • Database entry for newly scanned films.


The Memories to Light Intern should have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, and possess adaptability, initiative and follow-through. The ideal candidate works well independently as well as in a team setting.

Fluency with Mac computers is required. Familiarity with Final Cut Pro X is preferred, however, deeper skills can be taught to the right candidate.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Davin Agatep at dagatep[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls.