Job Opportunities


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:      December 12- 31, 2016, part-time; January 1 ­– March 31, 2017, full-time (Exempt, temporary, no benefits)

PAY: $3,100 per month at full-time

The Operations Manager, under the direction of the Festival & Exhibitions Director, is responsible for coordinating and managing logistical and day-to-day operations necessary for CAAMFest taking place March 9-19, 2017.

In preparation for the Festival, the Operations Manager will hire and supervise a team of technical and operational staff, including projectionists, theater directors and house managers.  The Operations Manager will work with Festival staff and theater staff to ensure smooth coordination of Festival venues including office and equipment rental set-up.  Additional responsibilities include assistance with all other aspects of festival preparation, such as special event coordination and volunteer/intern management.

During Festival, the Operations Manager will work with projectionists to ensure that all equipment is tested and ready for screenings.  This position will also manage Theater Directors and House Managers to coordinate details of venue operations and ensure that all shows and events are executed in a timely and orderly manner.

• Outreach to and recruitment for prospective volunteers
• Assess needs and create plans and timelines for smooth operations of the Festival
• Coordinate technical details with projectionists, Print Traffic Coordinator, Theater Directors, and Tech Managers for screenings and live events
• Determine staffing and volunteer needs for festival operations
• Conduct trainings and venue orientations for volunteers
• Manage the houses and lobby areas of CAAMFest venues and ensure screenings are kept on schedule
• Develop and facilitate clear communication channels and decision-making procedures in theaters
• Coordinate volunteer assignments and house management with Volunteer Coordinator
• Arrange for microphones, stands, chairs, podiums, etc. for events, screenings, and panels
• Act as liaison with theater management at all venues to ensure smooth operation
• Facilitate office and rental equipment set-up and close-out at festival venues
• Orchestrate set-up and breakdown of CAAMFest presence from theaters (signage, furniture, materials, merchandise, etc.)

• Experience in theater, festival, or event management
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and work under multiple deadlines
• Fluency in Mac-based applications such as MS Office and Filemaker Pro
• Detail oriented and a team player
• Knowledge of Asian American community and arts preferred
• Film production or exhibition experience preferred

Please send a resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to:
CAAM Human Resources
145 9th St. #350, San Francisco, CA  94103 or
via email to jobs(at)caamedia(dot)org


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: January 9 –March 31, 2017, full-time (Exempt, temporary, no benefits)

PAY: $2,500 per month at full-time

The Volunteer Coordinator recruits, selects, and manages all volunteer personnel for CAAMFest, which takes place March 9-19, 2017. The Volunteer Coordinator schedules and places all personnel at festival venues to assist in such areas as: theater operations, merchandise sales, administration, membership solicitation, hospitality/guest services, and ticketing. The coordinator will also work directly with Special Events personnel to staff Festival receptions and events.

• Outreach to and recruitment for prospective volunteers
• Schedule and orient approximately 350 volunteers
• Compile and manage volunteer database
• Communicate consistently with volunteers through online scheduling and messaging system
• Convene informational meetings and training sessions for volunteers
• Produce volunteer handbook and informational materials
• Schedule and confirm volunteer assignments for all Festival events and areas including but not limited to Opening and Closing Night galas, receptions, screenings, guest lounge, and theater lobby
• Handle logistics for volunteers including ID badges, introductions to staff, orientation, etc.
• Manage audience survey collection
• Work closely with Special Events Coordinator to arrange Festival drivers
• Coordinate appreciation party for Festival volunteers
• Maintain accurate documentation and update information in job manual

• Excellent communication and volunteer management skills
• Ability to motivate, delegate and supervise effectively
• Comfortable working with online volunteer management software
• Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office and Filemaker Pro
• Experience as an event planner and/or volunteer coordinator preferred
• Knowledge of Asian American community, organizations, and arts preferred

Please send a resume and a cover letter (in PDF format) to:
CAAM Human Resources
145 9th St. #350, San Francisco, CA  94103 or
via email to jobs(at)caamedia(dot)org


POSITION:Festival Internship (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Winter/Spring 2017

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 2017

SALARY: Unpaid; college credit may be arranged

The Center for Asian American Media seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2017 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place March 9-19, 2017. 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.

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.

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.