Job Opportunities

Building Bridges Documentary Fund Program Manager

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks motivated individuals who are passionate about U.S. Muslim narratives and working with the independent film and media arts community to join the CAAM Program team. This position will be managing the new Building Bridges Documentary Fund initiative supporting films about the U.S. Muslim experience. More information about this initiative can be found here

POSITION: Manager, Building Bridges Documentary Fund

SUPERVISOR: Director of Programs

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Part-time, up to three-year position, starting May 2024.

JOB LOCATION: San Francisco; Note: During COVID-19 CAAM’s staff is working remotely. The majority of CAAM’s programs and events will be presented virtually until it is safe to resume in-person events.

TIME COMMITMENT: Estimated 25 hours per week; May be asked to work some weekends or evenings

SALARY: $30/hour nonexempt, depending on experience

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Program Manager will be responsible for supporting and managing CAAM’s newly initiated Building Bridges Documentary Fund, and contribute to associated filmmaker and community programs related to the Fund.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Draft copy for Request for Proposals (RFP) and application forms with Talent Development and Special Projects Director and the Director of Programs
  • Coordinate communications collateral for the launch of initiative with the Talent Development and Special Projects Director, as well as the Marketing and Communications Department 
  • Participate in and coordinate CAAM review processes with the guidance of the Talent Development and Special Projects Director for the Building Bridges Documentary Fund 
  • Track and record project deliverables
  • Process payments for all the Building Bridges Documentary Fund projects
  • Support the planning of U.S. Muslim filmmaker and community presentations, industry and artist led talks, and panels during CAAM Filmmaker Summit and at other convenings with Talent Development and Special Projects Director 
  • Communicate with the Events Coordinator to support the staffing and execution of CAAM’s Filmmaker Summit events 
  • Write copy featuring Building Bridges Documentary Fund and related Programs for CAAM’s website 
  • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications department on promoting CAAM Programs’ work through blogs, posts and additional write-ups
  • Maintain spreadsheets, calendar and database information for grant tracking and management
  • Actively engage with artists and arts leaders to understand the developmental, organizational and programmatic needs of constituent groups and artists to ensure CAAM’s programs and services are relevant and effective

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Must have strong writing and editing skills 
  • Must have strong communications skills 
  • Experience with planning and producing small to medium size in-person and  virtual events
  • Prior experience desired with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, FileMaker, Submittable, Zoom and StreamYard, among others
  • Commitment to collaborative, team-driven work
  • A desire to work with filmmakers in support of their work and careers
  • Experience and knowledge of the U.S. Muslim community and issues, independent film industry and the wider media landscape
  • A genuine passion for and excitement about CAAM’s mission, and a culture defined by community, diversity and collaboration
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: jobs@caamedia.org

ABOUT CAAM: CAAM is a media non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. CAAM is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit CAAMedia.org.

 

Guest Services Assistant

POSITION:

Guest Services Assistant

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

May 8  – May 12, hourly non-exempt, temporary

 

Option to extend on an as needed basis by employer

Non-exempt, temporary, eligible for overtime; no benefits (except paid sick leave)

***This position may be required to work extended hours. 

 

PAY:

$21 per hour

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Guest Services Assistant will be managed by the Guest Services & Travel Coordinator. They will assist with greeting and checking-in guests at Opening Night and  at the guest services lounge and Industry Hub throughout the first weekend of the festival and providing exemplary and warm hospitality. The Assistant will also assist with the  loading in and loading out of the Industry Hub and Guest Services Lounge as well as any room turnovers and floor plan set up  that happen throughout the day between panels,  events, and receptions. This position requires lifting of objects weighing 35-50 pounds on a regular basis.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Assist with checking in festival guests and handing out of badges  
  • Help prepare guest welcome packets and Festival identification badges
  • Help host the Guest Services Lounge 
  • Assist operations team for any operational needs like load-ins/load-outs
  • Assist  programs team for any filmmaker and artist needs
  • Liaise with individual guests about their festival plan and logistics 
  • Ensure that communications, publicity, and marketing staff are aware of confirmed guests list for greater festival promotion efforts
  • Help maintain a list of all attending guests and help manage RSVPs for receptions and checking in of guests 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • This position will be required to do some heavy lifting so much be comfortable lifting and moving heavy objects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Able to take initiative, work independently, and in teams
  • Has some  experience with event planning and production  
  • Demonstration of good judgment, patience, flexibility and being a team player
  • Resourceful and proactive
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and respond to urgent and often times competing needs
  • Fluency in Mac-based applications, including Google suite and  MS Office 
  • Experience as a Guest Services coordinator preferred 
  • Familiarity with Asian American communities preferred

 

VACCINE REQUIREMENT / COVID-19 SAFETY

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required on a case-by-case basis to comply with specific job-site entrance requirements or to meet any current local, state or federal health recommendations or mandates.  COVID-19 vaccination status must be provided by the employee upon request

 

REMOTE WORK ACCOMMODATION 

In-person attendance (in and around the San Francisco Bay Area) at designated office meetings, program events, and other functions is required.  Remote work may also be assigned as needed, and employee is required to maintain a suitable and safe personal workspace when so assigned.

 

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to jobs@caamedia.org with “Guest Services & Travel Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information. Position will be available until filled. 

 

NOTE: Early applications encouraged.  Other seasonal positions available.  Please check website for details: caamedia.org.

 

ABOUT CAAMFEST: CAAMFest, takes place May 9–19, 2024 in the San Francisco Bay Area. CAAMFest is a celebration of film, music, food and digital media from the world’s most innovative Asian and Asian American artists. 

 

ABOUT CAAM: The Center for Asian American Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories conveying the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. CAAM is an equal opportunity employer.