Event Assistant for the Asian Contemporary Art Week (September 19-26, 2013)
Number of Openings: 7
Work Schedule: Variable from September Wednesday 19th to September Thursday 26th.
Hours per Week: maximum 10
Salary: Complimentary tickets and gifts
Employment Start Date: 09/17/2013
Employment End Date: 09/26/2013
The Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW-SF) is an exceptional event that will bring together 19 cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area and an international group of artists from over 10 different countries to celebrate the diversity and dynamics of Asian contemporary art practices from September 19-26. ACAW-SF 2013 will feature 27 public programs such as exhibitions, receptions, talks, film screenings, and lectures, and will connect leading galleries, museums, and cultural organizations in the Bay Area and beyond.
On Saturday September 21st, this year’s centerpiece program, entitled “In Dialogue: Drop A Pin” will bring four distinct panelists (Inti Guerrero, James T. Hong, Mariam Ghani, and Gimhongsok) to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts to participate in a discussion reflecting on the generalizing of globalization and the oversight of individual localities. The film screening “History of Histories: 50 Years of Afghan Films” will follow the daylong presentation and extend the conversation to the cinema realm.
The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium (ACAC-SF), organizer of the ACAW-SF, is seeking Events Assistants to assist its staff during the second edition of the ACAW-SF.
THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BENEFIT FROM:
-Complementary tickets to all events of the ACAW-SF;
-Unique opportunities to meet in person international and local artists, curators, writers and scholars;
-An exceptional lively context to learn about the current state of Asian contemporary arts;
-And various other additional gifts;
The prospect Event Assistant Volunteers will play an essential role, integral to the success of the ACAW, in assisting with the implementation of the ACAW-SF. The candidates’ responsibilities will lie in the following areas:
-Special assistance during the ACAW-SF September 21-highlight program: installation and desinstallation, ticketing, visitors’ orientation, etc.;
-Possible orientation of ACAC-SF guests during their stay in the Bay Area;
-Documentation of ACAW-SF events and exhibitions
-Together with the ACAC-SF staff representing ACAC-SF publicly;
-Together with the ACAC-SF staff, maintaining professional and collaborative relationships with the local community, audiences and media;
- Flexible and Responsible with good coordination and communication skills;
- Excellent oral communication skills in English;
- Knowledge and interests in Asian Contemporary arts are preferred;
- Fluency in an Asian language is a plus;
- Driver License and vehicle are a plus;
How to Apply:
Please email a resume and a brief statement explaining your interest in the position to Marie Martraire, at email@example.com
ACAC-SF is unable to accommodate phone calls.
80 Carolina Street, San Francisco, and various event venues throughout the Bay Area