JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Programming Manager

PROGRAMMING MANAGER

Pacific Arts Movement is seeking a knowledgeable, ambitious, detail-oriented, and collaborative Programming Manager to serve as a central film festival curator and oversee key functions of the programming process. We are looking for a creative leader who wants to help imagine and build a festival platform worthy of the most forward-thinking Asian American filmmakers, especially the culturally homeless too undisciplined, eccentric, raunchy, unmarketable, ethnic, or visionary for the usual professional tracks provided by “cultural” spaces or “diversity” initiatives.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Programming Manager oversees the programming process of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, including submissions, acceptances, asset management, and festival program writing and editing. Additionally, the Programming Manager leads a team of volunteer programmers to make selections amongst the films submitted to the film festival, the bulk of which are short films from Asia and North America. The Programming Manager reports to the Artistic Director, with whom they will shape the artistic vision of the film festival. The Programming Manager also works closely with graphic designers, programming interns, print traffic and guest services staff, and the Marketing Director.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Our ideal candidate would possess the following skills and traits:

  • Knowledge of the histories of Asian and Asian American cinemas, though perhaps with more expertise in some fields over others
  • Familiarity with contemporary trends in independent filmmaking, including experimental and documentary film
  • Proficiency in speaking about and writing on film in terms of the politics of Asian American communities, Asian American visibility, interracial solidarity, and the white gaze
  • A critical and playful perspective on notions of “film quality” and how Asian American cinema can intervene in such notions to foster a progressive cinephilic community
  • Strong writing and editing ability, as evidenced by experience or writing samples
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well and communicate with staff, interns, filmmakers, and audiences
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multitask and delegate, and experience collaborating through Google Drive
  • Ability to manage a team of interns, fostering an educational and ethical environment of professional and creative development
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus

 

 

JOB DUTIES

  • With help from the programming team, producing a short film slate that engages audiences, filmmakers, critics, and curators
  • Overseeing submissions and acceptance process, including managing FilmFreeway account, running programming meetings, and delegating viewing assignments
  • Producing festival program booklet and website that contextualizes, celebrates, and archives festival slate
  • Overseeing collection of all festival assets and preparing them for exhibition and marketing
  • Researching, and then watching, a lot of movies — submissions as well as films at university showcases and other festivals
  • Writing program notes and conducting festival introductions and Q&As
  • Leading team of programming interns
  • Supporting Spring Showcase and other year-round events

START DATE

July 2021. We will keep the position open until filled. 

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

This position is a year-round contract role that will range from intense festival production months (June to November) to variable hours during preparation months (January to May). Pay is commensurate with experience and agreed-upon work schedule.

 

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@sdaff.org with “Programming Manager” in the subject line. Please NO CALLS. Pacific Arts Movement is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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 2021 (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 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 in-person interview.

Digital Marketing Intern

Digital Marketing Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

 

DATES

late-January to late-November 2021 (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 in-person interview.

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

 

DATES

late-January to late-November 2021 (shorter or longer terms available)

 

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

This 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 are 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 in-person interview.

Video Production Intern

Video Production Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

 

DATES

late-January to late-November 2021 (shorter or longer terms available)

 

COMMITMENT

minimum 10-20 hours per week

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Video Production Interns will have the opportunity to producing 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 are 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 in-person interview.

Community Outreach Intern

Community Outreach Intern

POSITION

Internship or Volunteer position (unpaid, college credit available)

 

DATES

late-January to late-November 2021 (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 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 2021 (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 in-person interview.