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Events Production Manager

POSITION: Events Production Manager

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Year-Round, Full-time with benefits

PAY: salary based on experience

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Events Production Manager is an integral member of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) staff and is responsible for the coordination and execution of year-round public events, including our CAAMFest film, music and food festival in May.  The position reports directly to Festival and Exhibitions Director and works closely with the entire CAAM staff.

This position is at the core of all programs involving in-person public attendance for the organization, including screenings, concerts, panels, food events, fundraisers, seminars, meetings, media industry gatherings and other development related events. General duties include events planning, staffing, execution and management. This position also designs and manages virtual events and programming.

This position also involves external communication with community partners in the Bay Area and across the U.S. including community organizations, governmental bodies, educational institutions, event sponsors and other event stakeholders.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • In conjunction with CAAM leadership, plan event presentation from start to finish according to program and organizational requirements, target audience and objectives

  • Maintain and coordinate project event timelines and schedules throughout the year, and especially during the CAAMFest itself

  • Prepare and implement suggestions to enhance the event’s success

  • Prepare event budgets and ensure budget adherence in conjunction with finance and other department heads

  • Produce virtual events and programming including research, testing and confirming new platforms and virtual spaces for audience engagement.

  • Source and negotiate with vendors, contractors and suppliers

  • Manage hiring of event personnel (contractors, seasonal staff, vendors etc.)

  • Supervise all event staff (contractors, seasonal staff, vendors etc.)

  • Serve as CAAM liaison to event participants to track incoming materials including contracts, stipend requests, exhibition formats and riders

  • Coordinate all event operations for both in-person and virtual programs

  • Approve all aspects of event logistics before the day of the event

  • Assist in analysis of event success and preparation of reports

  • Supervise event staff, interns and volunteers in the execution of all above-mentioned tasks

  • Support promotional activities for the event in conjunction with marketing staff

  • Assist CAAM staff to research and build community partnerships

  • Record-keeping and updating filing systems

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proven project management skills and experience

  • Detail-oriented, team-player, and able to work under multiple deadlines

  • Experience supervising staff positions

  • Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Suite and Word Press

  • Fluency in online platforms including zoom and streamyard.

  • Knowledge of Bay Area Asian American communities and organizations a plus

  • Experience in graphic design, marketing, website development, and/or public relations a plus

  • Film festival experience a plus

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and a cover letter to:

CAAM HR

145 9th St. #350, San Francisco, CA  94103 or

by email to jobs[at]caamedia[dot]org.

NOTE: Early applications encouraged.  Please check website: caamedia.org for details.

ABOUT CAAMFest: Produced by CAAM (Center for Asian American Media), CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, new media, and music, annually presenting over 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. Since 1982, CAAMFest has been an important launching point for Asian American independent media makers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

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 employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director of Administration.

Development Intern (or Volunteer) – Membership & Fundraising Projects

POSITION: Development Intern (or Volunteer) – Membership & Fundraising Projects

DURATION: December 2021 or January –  June 30, 2022, preferred with option to extend if desired

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week (minimum of 10 hours/week preferred); may be asked to help with selected special programs and events on some weekends and evenings

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, college credit may be available

LOCATION: Given the current surge in COVID-19 cases due in part to the delta variant, CAAM’s staff and interns are working remotely until it is again safe to return to CAAM’s office in San Francisco. The majority of CAAM’s programs and events will be presented virtually until it is safe to resume large-scale, in-person programs and events. 

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 (or Volunteer) Membership & Fundraising Projects who is passionate about the Asian American community and media arts to assist the CAAM’s Development department. The Development department manages all corporate sponsor, partner, Board Member, member and donor relationships, and special events. The Development Intern (or Volunteer) Membership & Fundraising Projects works closely with our Membership and Donor Relations Manager and 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/supporter outreach, stewardship and cultivation efforts, and other fundraising activities. The programs and special events that this position may be asked to assist with include, but are not limited to: CAAM’s winter and spring member/supporter events, CAAMFest40 (May 12-22, 2022), and other selected special programs and events.

The intern (or volunteer) 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. The intern (or volunteer) will be exposed to skills and knowledge in the areas of fundraising, membership, donor development, and event planning in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces CAAM’s special events, the intern 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 and donors
  • Help maintain and update member, donor, and prospective member and donor records in CAAM’s customer relationship (CRM) system (DonorPerfect)
  • Logistical support for special events and fundraisers planned before and during CAAMFest40
  • Help the Membership and Donor Relations Manager with membership and donation benefits fulfillment
  • Draft copy and compile images for CAAM’s email newsletter, CAAM Connect, and email communications for members, donors, and supporters using Mad Mimi
  • Work with the Membership and Donor Relations Manager to provide excellent customer service to CAAM Board Members, members, donors, and other constituents before, during, and after selected 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 familiarity with online video communication platforms like Zoom, Streamyard, Remo, Facebook Live, Google Hangouts, and YouTube, a plus
  • 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 (as pdfs) to Jennifer Chu, Membership and Donor Relations Manager, via email to jobs@caamedia.org with “Development Intern/Volunteer – Membership & Fundraising Projects” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline. 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.

Festival and Exhibitions Director

POSITION: Festival and Exhibitions Director

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Year-Round, Full-time with benefits

PAY: salary based on experience

DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks a seasoned Festival & Exhibitions Director to develop and lead its year-round public screenings and events program. The position is also responsible for directing an annual festival of Asian American films and media works. The ideal candidate is an experienced manager and programmer who has a vision for Asian American media, is highly motivated and resourceful, and brings a sense of creativity and adaptability. 

The position requires strong management, oral and written communications skills, as well as a breadth of knowledge and experience in film, video, or media arts, exhibitions, live events, or other public engagement programs. The Festival & Exhibitions Director is part of CAAM’s program team and a larger management team for the organization. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Create artistic and overall vision and plan for year-round programming 
  • Work with Director of Programs on vision and goals for CAAMFest
  • Supervise Events Production Manager
  • Hire, train, and supervise department and specific Festival seasonal staff 
  • Hire & supervise program curators as needed 
  • Develop and manage department budget 
  • Event scheduling and program slotting 
  • Cultivate and maintain effective filmmaker & distributor relations 
  • Manage venue and partner organization relations and contract process 
  • Develop programming collaborations with Bay Area arts institutions and Asian American community organizations
  • Represent CAAM and CAAMFest in press and marketing activities
  • Contribute to development of annual Festival marketing & website plan 
  • Work with Development and Marketing departments to generate key press messaging and releases 
  • Support Development department to identify, solicit, and maintain sponsors for CAAMFest and other events 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated success in arts programming 
  • At least five years of experience in management within a non-profit or event production setting 
  • Strong vision and strategic thinking as well as a commitment to continuous improvement 
  • Notable communication ability particularly in public presentations and written communications 
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills 
  • Flexible to change and resourceful in meeting challenges 
  • Ability to lead and thrive in fast-paced environments, managing multiple personnel and projects 
  • Strong managerial skills, particularly in supervision and building effective teams 
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with media makers, supporters, industry representatives, and funders. 
  • Capacity to take initiative, build consensus and to work effectively cross-departmentally 
  • Deep understanding of Asian American communities and media arts field 

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and a cover letter to:

CAAM HR

145 9th St. #350, San Francisco, CA  94103 or

by email to jobs[at]caamedia[dot]org.

NOTE: Early applications encouraged.  Please check website: caamedia.org for details.

ABOUT CAAMFest: Produced by CAAM (Center for Asian American Media), CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, new media, and music, annually presenting over 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. Since 1982, CAAMFest has been an important launching point for Asian American independent media makers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.

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 employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director of Administration.