Job Opportunities

DEVELOPMENT INTERN - SPONSORSHIP & SPECIAL EVENTS (MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
DURATION: December 2017/January 2018 – June 30, 2018 preferred, with option to extend if desired

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 – 20 hours per week (minimum of 15 hours/week preferred; may be asked to work some weekends and evenings)

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2018 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place May 10-24, 2018. The internship consists of project-oriented tasks such as event planning, sponsor relations, database management, and clerical 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 event production, donor management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

The intern 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 organizations in the country. Interns will be exposed to skills and knowledge in the areas of fundraising, donor development and event planning in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s 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.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Assist the Development Manager with researching and contracting in-kind Festival Sponsors
  • Help maintain donor and operations databases as it relates to CAAMFest Sponsorship
  • Assist the Development Manager with Sponsor benefits fulfillment
  • Help with on-site donor management and logistical support for Festival events and fundraisers
  • Assist with Sponsor communications, such as writing copy, designing email templates and creating Festival wrap reports
  • Help with general administrative support including database entry, generating reports, filing and inventory
  • Participate in a variety of Festival events, from private receptions to public Galas

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Keen interest in fundraising and events planning as it relates to arts non-profits
  • Investment in and cultural sensitivity towards Asian American issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff and stakeholders
  • Effective communication, organization and time management skills
  • Experience with front-facing and customer service tasks
  • Enjoys a fast paced environment
  • Experience with MS Office and Google Docs

PLUSES:

  • Familiarity with CRM’s like Salesforce or DonorPerfect, Filemaker Pro, WordPress and/or Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Sierra Lee, Development Manager, via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Development Intern – Sponsorship & Special Events” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline through Friday, December 8, 2017. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

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. Learn more at www.caamedia.org.

DEVELOPMENT INTERN - MEMBERSHIP & FUNDRAISING PROJECTS (MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE)
DURATION: December 2017/January 2018 – June 30, 2018, preferred with option to extend if desired

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 – 20 hours per week (minimum of 15 hours/week preferred; may be asked to help out some weekends and evenings leading up to and during CAAMFest 2018 and before other selected special events and programs)

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks a motivated and outgoing Development Intern Membership & Fundraising Projects who is passionate about the Asian American community and media arts to assist the CAAM Development and Communications team. The CAAM Development and Communications department manages all corporate sponsor, partner, Board member, member and donor relationships and special events for CAAM’s signature program, CAAMFest, the premier festival in North America dedicated to presenting the best in Asian American films, music and food programming. The Development Intern Membership & Fundraising Projects works with our Membership Manager and will work closely with CAAM staff to help manage and provide excellent customer service to CAAM Board members, members, donors and assist with the execution of CAAM’s member outreach efforts and individual donor fundraising activities leading up to and during CAAMFest and other special programs.

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 organizations in the country. Interns will be exposed to skills and knowledge in the areas of fundraising, membership and donor development and event planning in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s 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.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Assist with the administration of the membership program, including researching current and prospective members/donors, creating and sending membership and donation thank you letters and packets
  • Help maintain and update member, donor and prospective member and donor records in CAAM’s customer relationship (CRM) system (DonorPerfect)
  • On-site logistical support for special events and fundraisers
  • Help the Membership Manager with membership and donation benefits fulfillment
  • Assist with the execution and management of CAAM’s Annual Appeal fundraising campaign
  • Work with the Membership Manager to provide excellent customer service to CAAM Board members, members, donors and other constituents before, during and after CAAMFest and other special events

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in non-profit arts fundraising as it relates to membership and individual donation programs
  • Interest in and experience with providing customer service to different groups of people and communities
  • Experience with online research
  • Experience with effectively managing multiple projects at a time
  • Experience working well independently and in a fast paced, team setting
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, follow-through and initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and competency with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Gmail, Calendar) necessary
  • Familiarity with email marketing tools like Mad Mimi, Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, a plus
  • Familiarity with DonorPerfect, Filemaker Pro, WordPress and Adobe Photoshop/InDesign

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter by Friday, December 8, 2017 to Jennifer Chu, Membership Manager, via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Development Intern – Membership & Fundraising Projects” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

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. Learn more at www.caamedia.org.

DIGITAL ARCHIVES ASSISTANT INTERN

DURATION: Spring/Summer 2018

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week maximum, 3-4 months minimum with the option to stay longer if needed.

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to be part of one of of our most innovative projects: Memories to Light. The ideal candidate is passionate about  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 could be exposed to proper techniques in film-handling and scanning, film preservation and archiving, film editing, and short form filmmaking.

The intern 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 organizations in the country. Interns will be exposed to skills and knowledge in the areas of film preservation and archiving in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s 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.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Intern will help properly inspecting, preparing, and scanning home movies from 8mm, super 8, 16mm gauge films using our on site film scanner.
  • Input database entry for newly scanned films on Google Spreadsheet
  • Transfer files to a hard drive
  • Photograph the individual home movie reels and file the images on an external hard drive

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able work alone for extended periods of time
  • Ability to monitor images on a computer screen as they are being scanned
  • Familiarity with PC and Mac operating systems
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Since there is a learning period, a 3 month commitment and 12 hours per week minimum would be ideal

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

FESTIVAL INTERN

DURATION: Winter/Spring 2018

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week, 3-4 months; May be asked to work some weekends leading up to and during CAAMFest 2018

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2018 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place May 10-24, 2018. 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.

The intern 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 organizations in the country. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s 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.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Assisting with Festival screening committees
  • Help with designing marketing materials such as slide shows and event signage
  • Assisting in event, membership, and sponsor relations activities
  • Focus film research to help develop retrospective and specialized programming
  • Help maintain 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: Send resume and cover letter by via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Festival Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

VIDEO PRODUCTION & EDITING INTERN
DURATION: Winter/Spring 2017

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week, 3-4 months; May be asked to take projects home

SUPERVISED BY: Digital and Interactive Media Manager

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available 

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a national organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.

CAAM seeks a CAAM seeks a skilled, enthusiastic and creative individual assist in the development,shooting, and editing of videos for CAAM’s social media, events, and other areas as needed. 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 video, shooting, editing, and creation with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

The intern 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 organizations in the country with opportunities to network with CAAM’s larger family of film and media makers, industry professionals and community.

You may be asked to help with the following:

  • Work closely with CAAM’s Digital and Interactive Media Manager to help produce, shoot, and edit high quality videos for social media and other contexts that fit within CAAM’s brand.
  • Help the Digital and Interactive Media Manager to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Communicate regularly with project lead regarding schedules and deadlines.
  • Work efficiently as part of a team, or independently, to help with on time project delivery .
  • Assist with submitting drafts for review with quick follow through on notes and feedback, if required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Creative video, film and photography experience
  • Experience and knowledge of Adobe Premiere.
  • Detail-Oriented.
  • Capacity to take direction and find creative solutions during the iterative process.
  • Ability to work within a team and with other departments.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.

PLUSES

  • Excellent treatment-writing and storytelling skills.
  • Graphics and animation experience.
  • Access to own video and sound equipment (editing software as well).
  • Digital media savvy and experienced with new digital technologies.
  • Knowledge and interest in Asian American History and culture preferred.

TO APPLY: Accepting submissions on a rolling basis by December 8th, 2017. Please submit cover letter and resume to Ashlyn Perri (Digital & Interactive Media Manager), via email to jobs@caamedia.org with Video Production and Editing internship in the subject line. No phone calls. Check CAAMedia.org for additional information.

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. Learn more at www.caamedia.org.