CAAM seeks Festival, Media Fund and Memories to Light Interns

Intern with the Center for Asian American Media this summer.

The Center for Asian American Media in San Francisco is seeking skilled, enthusiastic individuals who are interested in interning with their Festival, Media Fund and Memories to Light teams in Summer/Fall 2016.

These are part-time and unpaid positions that provide hands-on training and professional development for individuals seeking to develop a career in programming, marketing, fundraising, event planning, media arts and the non-profit sector. Interns also have the opportunity to meet and network with film and media makers, industry professionals and community organizations.

Here are some more details about the internships:


POSITION:Festival Internship (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Summer/Fall 2016

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.

POSITION: Media Fund Intern

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Summer 2016 (option to extend internship is a possibility)

TIME COMMITMENT:10-15 hours per week; flexible hours

SALARY: Unpaid but university credits may be arranged

CAAM seeks a detail-oriented and media savvy intern to join the Media Fund department. CAAM Media Fund awards production and completion funds for documentary film and public media projects.

The intern will be introduced to all areas of public media, the process of documentary film funding and Asian American history and media arts.

Duties include:
• database management as well as clerical duties
• corresponding with filmmakers
• project research and tracking

The internship is best suited for a person with an interest in non-profit film and media, documentary film, or non-profit arts administration, Asian and Asian American media arts. The candidate will finish the internship having gained skills and knowledge in the areas of documentary filmmaker talent development and cultivation, outreach, and administration in the media non-profit field.

To learn more about CAAM, please visit: www.caamedia.org

• Familiarity with programs including Filemaker Pro, Excel and Word
• Excellent interpersonal, organization and research skills
• Detail-oriented and ability to work independently, self-starter
• Desire to learn about non-profit media and arts
• Knowledge/interest in Asian American independent media

Send resume and cover letter via email to:
Davin Agatep
Media Fund Manager
dagatep [at] caamedia [dot] org

POSITION: Memories to Light Intern

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: year-round/as-needed (email for details)

TIME COMMITMENT: 15 – 20 hours per week

SALARY: Unpaid; College credits may be available

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks a motivated and outgoing individual to be part of one of CAAM’s latest innovative projects: Memories to Light. The ideal candidate is passionate about the Asian American community, 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 will finish the internship having gained real world experience in the areas of proper techniques in film handling and scanning, film editing under a deadline, short form filmmaking, and blogging.

• Intern will learn how to properly inspect, prepare, and scan home movies from 8mm and super 8 gauge films using our on site film scanner.
• Edit together a film(s) on Final Cut Pro X using home movie footage under supervisor’s direction.
• Write and edit blog posts related to the Memories to Light project.
• Database entry for newly scanned films.

The Memories to Light Intern should have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, and possess adaptability, initiative and follow-through. The ideal candidate works well independently as well as in a team setting.

Fluency with Mac computers is required. Familiarity with Final Cut Pro X is preferred, however, deeper skills can be taught to the right candidate.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Davin Agatep at dagatep[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls.

Many, many summers ago, I too had an internship with the Center for Asian American Media. It was one of the most formative and influential professional experiences of my life. As a former intern, I can attest that this is a great environment to get some solid experience doing some valuable work with the nonprofit Asian American media arts community. For further information, visit the CAAM website.


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