JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Compensation: $115,000 – $125,000 DOE/Neg.

Location: San Diego, CA

Reports To: Artistic Director (Contractor), Managing Director, Marketing & Communications Director, Development Associate, Grantwriter (Contractor)

 

WHO WE ARE:

We are part of a movement for positive social change that is building a voice and an audience for marginalized perspectives. Originally founded in 2000 as the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest media arts organizations dedicated to enriching the community through stories of Asia and its diaspora. Our mission is to inspire, entertain, and support a more compassionate society through the Pan Asian media arts. Pac Arts aims to serve the broadest audience possible to transform lives, expand people’s view of the world, and strengthen San Diego’s love of film and film culture. With a budget approaching $800,000, the organization is sustained by a passionate, creative and diverse team of 4 full-time staff, in partnership with our talented contractors and volunteers.

 

WE FULFILL OUR MISSION BY:

  • Presentingculturally enriching programs that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public.
  • Engaging the public in meaningful discourse that promotes positive social change.
  • Promoting artistic excellence, innovation, and an independent voice.
  • Strengthening San Diego as an arts destination.

Pac Arts produces 2 major film exhibitions each year and a successful youth documentary training program called Reel Voices. The annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (presented in the fall) and the Spring Showcase present a diverse selection of high-quality films from around the world, complemented by meaningful discussions with filmmakers and artists. These two events touch up to 30,000 audience and community members.

As a highly connected nonprofit organization, Pac Arts sits at the intersection of Art, Social Justice, and Community Engagement. In 2020 we stepped up to serve as one of the founding members and fiscal sponsor of San Diego’s API Coalition, a collaboration of over 35 different organizations working to stamp out the recent hate and injustices directed at members of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community across the US. Our success over the past two decades is based on our healthy and supportive culture and commitment to shared values.

 

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • exceeding expectations
  • Social & Artistic Leadership
  • Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
  • Playfulness

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position and this organization go far beyond film and promoting the arts. We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that this is an opportunity to engage with some of the largest social and economic issues of our time. Pac Arts’ work is central to driving critical conversations, creating, and shaping communities. The Executive Director will have wide latitude to develop and implement their vision for achieving our mission and goals. This is an extremely hands-on leadership position, managing our 4 core team members, supported by 6 additional staff in smaller year-round roles. During festival periods, overall management responsibility can grow by up to an additional 50 volunteers and contractors. It’s a formidable job, but also an incredibly rewarding one.

Our ideal candidate could come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our main requirements: visionary leadership, organization, relationship building, and the ability to make authentic community connections. There are so many ways that can grow and evolve. We seek a passionate and dynamic leader who wants to truly lead, make decisions, and enjoy seeing the direct impact of their work.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Develop a deep understanding of Pac Arts as an organization and each of our programs.
  • Spend time with each direct report, developing relationships, building trust, and getting to know their individual roles and skillsets to create an environment that helps the team thrive collectively.
  • Get immersed in our community and spend time with our donors, partners, and
  • Conduct an organization-wide scan: how and where are we spending our time and resources –are those the right priorities? How can we be even more effective? Where can we drive the greatest impact?
  • As a thought leader, devise strategies that increase our ability to innovate as an organization.
  • Play a lead role in strategic planning including gap analysis and risk assessment/management, working to ensure we have the people and infrastructure in place to support the continued growth of the organization and our programs.
  • Ensure consistency across all our communications, internal and external; devise strategies for creating visibility for Pac Arts at the national and even international levels.

 

TACTICAL PRIORITIES FOR THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Connect with all of our stakeholders (staff, board, volunteers, filmmakers, donors) and share your energy, passion, and vision for taking Pac Arts to the next level.
  • Oversee the organization’s transition back to in-person events and programming; showcase our strength and vitality as we turn.
  • Begin preparing for the fall 2022 film festival and awards gala.
  • Oversee relocation to a new office space.
  • Begin building a portfolio of artist/filmmaker relationships.
  • Sustain and scale our youth outreach and education programs.
  • Continue monitoring legislation and legal requirements around AB5, and ensure our staffing model adapts accordingly to remain in compliance.
  • Focus on taking care of our volunteers – they make this work possible.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  

Visioning & Strategic Direction

  • Identify opportunities to expand and leverage Board membership.
  • Inspire and collaborate with staff and Board to drive towards a shared vision, including an update of our current strategic plan.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the local and national nonprofit and media arts fields.

 

Fundraising and Development

  • With the support of the Board and staff, maintain and deepen current relationships with corporate partners while cultivating new opportunities to raise $300,000+ annually in sponsorships.
  • Raise $180,000 in additional sponsorships, table/seat sales, live auction, community legacy funds, and donations.
  • Partner with the Membership Manager and Committee to develop and execute strategies to meet the annual goal of $80,000 in memberships.
  • Work with Development Manager and Grant Writing consultant to raise $200,000 in grant funding; ensure completion of grant commitments, acknowledgments, and final reporting.
  • Cultivate and steward individual members, donors, and grantors through in•-person meetings and direct communications.
  • Oversee management of sponsor/donor deliverables.

 

Program Management

  • Manage the team responsible for the creation of our annual exhibitions, with duties to include:
    • Developing the vision and themes of each festival.
    • Ensuring that the Festival schedule, partnerships, and programs are strategic and advance organizational goals.
    • Working with selected partner organizations and developing new high-level partnerships to ensure engagement.
  • In collaboration with our Artistic Director and Board Chair, serve as a spokesperson, introducing key events, moderating discussion panels, and representing Pac Arts at other festivals.
  • With the support of the Board and staff, produce signature events including the annual awards gala and chew the Scene culinary experience.
  • Work with the Managing Director to oversee the direction and success of Reel Voices.
  • Provide annual assessment and evaluation of program activities.

 

Staff Development

  • Sustain a work culture reflective of our organization’s values in attracting, developing, and motivating a diverse team.
  • Work with staff to develop annual goals aligned with our strategic plan, budget, and programs.
  • Encourage staff development and education.
  • Plan annual goal setting and staff retreat.
  • Promote active and broad participation by staff and volunteers in our work.

 

Board Relations

  • Forge a positive, trusting working relationship with the Board of Directors and maintain ongoing communication with the Board; serve as a liaison between Board and staff.
  • Serve on Executive Board and Board Affairs Committee.
  • Presentan ED Report at monthly Board Meetings.
  • Help plan and actively participate in an annual Board retreat.
  • Assist with identifying, recruiting, onboarding, and developing Board members.

 

Administration/HR

  • Oversee recruitment and employment of both full-time employees and contractors.
  • Draft necessary MOUs and contracts.
  • Ensure job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, and sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Manage employee compensation and benefits.
  • Conduct mid•year and year-end reviews and evaluations.
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Budget & Finance

  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
  • Work with the staff and Board in developing the annual budget, communicate budget goals and needs with staff, and ensure Pac Arts operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensure adequate funds are available for the organization to carry out its work.
  • Ensure annual audit and tax filings are timely and complete.
  • Approve expenses and reimbursements.

 

Advocacy/PR/Marketing

  • Serve as the main spokesperson for Pac Arts and all our programs.
  • Write content for articles, press releases, and digital platforms to promote the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with public and elected officials to educate them about Pac Arts’ activities, vision, and impact.
  • Actively participate in appropriate arts and civic organizations.
  • Maintain relationships with local media; attend and speak at events on behalf of Pac Arts.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Tia Anzellotti, Director

Blair Search Partners: 1855 First Ave., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101

tia@blairsearchpartners.com

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Film Festival Programming Intern

Film Festival Programming Intern

 

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

DATES

late-January to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The San Diego Asian Film Festival is seeking students or recent graduates with backgrounds in Cinema and Media, Literature, Communication, Asian, and/or Asian American Studies to help support the programming department. Selected candidates will be a part of the core screening committee for a feature and short film submissions, and will be exposed to the programming process, write program notes, learn to correspond with filmmakers, and help with festival database maintenance and other administrative duties.

These are unpaid positions. Scheduling is flexible, but maintaining some hours between Mon-Fri during daytime business hours is a must. The position is best suited for someone who is passionate about cinema, holds a strong interest in Asian and Asian American cultures and communities, and possesses very strong communication skills.

This position is open to all – you do not have to be a student to apply.

 

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
○ Attention to detail
○ Strong analytical writing skills
○ Proficiency with Google Docs (documents and spreadsheets)
○ Web/internet savvy: research and social networking applications
○ Independent and dependable worker
○ Knowledge of or interest in Asian and Asian American media arts
○ Reliable transportation to our Point Loma office
○ Very strong interest in world cinema
○ Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
○ Availability for the entire length of the festival season (January to November)

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.

Digital Marketing Intern

Digital Marketing Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

DATES

late-January to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to gain valuable experience executing marketing campaigns for our film festival(s), film programming, and other organization events, with a strong focus on writing and copyediting. Digital Marketing Interns will learn how to use social media publishers, optimize content for a variety of platforms and interpret marketing data.

THINGS YOU’LL DO

 

○ Identify opportunities for content creation and promotion
○ Develop email newsletter copy
○ Create effective and engaging graphics/multimedia
○ Write website copy and update the website as necessary
○ Social media management
○ Perform research and outreach
○ Collect qualitative and quantitative data from marketing campaigns
○ Create analytic reports
○ Input and interpret survey data
○ Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks

 

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Outstanding writing and editing skills
○ Detail-oriented and highly organized
○ Familiarity with web and social media publishers and platforms

Experience with any or all of the following are a plus: WordPress, Facebook Publisher, Twitter Media Studio, Twitter Advanced Search, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Google Analytics, Buffer, MailChimp, or similar tools.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

DATES

late-January to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to apply design skills across a variety of media: from broadcast to print, digital to live events. You’ll get the opportunity to work on creating a variety of marketing collateral, from posters to digital banners, to signage and even step-and-repeats.

THINGS YOU’LL DO

 

○ Create work for print and web products
○ Design logos, brochures, websites, and print materials
○ Build social posts and animated gifs
○ Participate in team brainstorming sessions
○ Build slides and powerpoints for presentations

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Creative with a keen eye for consistency and style
○ Can work under tight deadlines
○ Demonstrated experience with graphic/design/editing software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and similar programs.

Experience with any or all of the following is a plus: WordPress, MailChimp, StampReady Builder, or similar tools.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.

Video Production Intern

Video Production Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

DATES

late-January to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

Video Production Interns will have the opportunity to produce or assisting in the production, editing, encoding, and promotion of content distributed across broadcast, digital, and onscreen platforms. Past Video Production Interns have produced, shot, and edited content for Chew The Scene and the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

THINGS YOU’LL DO

 

○ Create and edit film content for Pacific Arts Movement, its events and programs
○ Organize, cut, optimize and distribute content for various digital and social platforms
○ Contribute ideas to possible features that will showcase the organization and its programs
○ Work in conjunction with multiple teams to create compelling content

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Demonstrated interest in video content production
○ Experience with graphic/design/editing software including: Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro
○ Experience with social media platforms

 

Experience with any or all of the following is a plus: WordPress, MailChimp, StampReady Builder, or similar tools.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.

Community Outreach Intern

Community Outreach Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

 

DATES

late-September to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

 

COMMITMENT

Minimum 10-20 hours per week

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Be an ambassador of the Pacific Arts Movement mission to the greater community through communications, relationship building, and advocacy. Interns will build and maintain relationships with our community partners through online and in-person interactions. Interns will develop and implement strategies to engage with our stakeholders throughout the festival season and beyond.

THINGS YOU’LL DO

○ Support the management of our community contacts database

○ Communicate and network with existing partners via online, phone, and in-person

○ Research and foster relations with potential partners

○ Utilize creative skills to build connections between our organization and the community

○ Facilitate meetings and public-facing opportunities for our organization

○ Promote our organization, events, and programs through street-team management

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Desire to write and communicate with a community-driven purpose

○ Strong networking skills via online, phone, and in-person communications

○ Attention to detail and highly organized

○ Proficiency with an online database and document management (Google Docs, Airtable)

○ Knowledge of or interest in Asian and Asian American media arts

○ Knowledge of or interest in San Diego community building and philanthropy

○ Reliable transportation to our Point Loma office

○ Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure

○ Able to communicate with new people to discover common ground and foster community

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.

Public Relations Intern

Public Relations Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

DATES

late-January to late-November 2022 (shorter or longer terms available)

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in gaining or developing further experience and exposure to the media/PR field. Public Relations Interns will be part of an in-house integrated marketing team, in charge of all marketing, creative, and communications efforts for the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Pacific Arts Movement and its programs.

THINGS YOU’LL DO

 

○ Pitch media
○ Track print and digital media coverage
○ Maintain digital clipbooks of major programs and events
○ Create, research and update media lists
○ Research and brainstorm
○ Correspond with media, bloggers and social media accounts
○ Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
○ Secure and oversee partnerships with local vendors, restaurants and local media

BENEFITS

This position offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns get hands-on experience with festival planning and implementation, as well as exposure to the Asian American arts community locally and regionally. Interns will broaden their knowledge of contemporary international film styles and trends. This can also be a great networking opportunity and valuable experience for aspiring filmmakers, writers, activists, event planners, or nonprofit entrepreneurs.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

○ Outstanding verbal and written communication skills (AP Style knowledge a plus)
○ Previous PR/Media experience preferred
○ Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
○ Effective manages time, follows up and is results driven
○ Proficiency in foreign languages is a plus

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Glenn Heath, Managing Director via email to glenn@pacarts.org. Strong candidates will be selected to submit a writing sample and come in for an in-person interview.