Job Announcement

Title: APAture Festival Coordinator

Reports to: Artistic Director

Compensation: $1,000 stipend ($500 after the first two months; the remaining $500 upon successful completion of the internship)

Status: Part-Time, Seasonal (June, 2018–January, 2019)

Deadline to Apply:  until filled

About APAture:

KSW’s APAture is a multi-day festival showcasing the work of emerging APIA artists in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, media arts, literary arts, design, and emerging genres. Now entering its 16th year, APAture is slated to take place in late September/early October 2017.


We are seeking a Festival Coordinator to assist the Artistic Director in all aspects of event planning and coordination. The Festival Coordinator will work closely with members of the General Planning Committee (GPC), a peer-based, all-volunteer committee responsible for jurying and curating APAture.

This a stipend-based internship position. The selected candidate will gain invaluable experience in nonprofit arts administration, and will meet weekly with KSW’s Artistic Director for professional development.


  • Manage artist submissions and communications

  • Disseminate official communication materials to target audiences

  • Field general inquiries from the public and members of the press

  • Assist with fundraising and community outreach efforts

  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for APAture 2017 events

  • Attend bi-monthly staff meetings

  • Attend and assist in coordination of bi-monthly GPC meetings

  • Attend and assist in coordination of all APAture 2017 events from set-up to break down.

  • Collect festival attendance data, evaluation sheets, and compile other pertinent data

  • Document processes in Google Drive and master binder

  • Provide general administrative support as needed

  • Complete mid-point and exit interview with the Artistic Director


  • June 1– Sept. 10, 2018: 8-10 hours/week

  • September 10 – Nov 3, 2018: 20–25 hours/week

  • Nov 3, 2018–January 13, 2018: 4-6 hours/week

*Hours are flexible, but must be arranged ahead of time with the Artistic Director.


  • Pursuing a career in the arts

  • Two years of college or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving Asian and Pacific Islander American communities

  • Basic computer skills (familiarity with Word, Excel, Google Docs, and graphic design preferred)

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail a must!

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong familiarity with various social media platforms

  • Willingness to take on varied responsibilities; a team player

  • Ability to work with diverse populations

  • Ability to work autonomously and manage his or her own time

  • Ability to travel to and from various locations in San Francisco and Oakland (partial telecommute an option)

  • Previous experience helpful, but not required

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and references to