Organizational Overview

SOMArts fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of San Francisco. We actively recruit a wide pool of applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.

Current Opportunities

Internship Title: Social Media Associate
Reports to: Communications & Partnerships Manager
Hours and Compensation: 10hrs/week, $18/hour

Position Description

The Social Media Associate at SOMArts Cultural Center develops content for and maintains day-to-day activity across all social channels working with core team members to increase brand awareness through the usage of social media platforms. This position monitors, engages with, and grows an online community of arts and culture enthusiasts and supporters. The Social Media Intern maintains a community-first approach, conducts bimonthly reporting, and maintains the brand and voice of SOMArts on social media channels. The right candidate for this position can navigate complex environments with diverse stakeholders, and can do so with diplomacy, tact, confidence, expertise, and clear communication. At their core, this person has a passion for learning, storytelling, technology, current social media trends, and arts and culture.

Core Functions

  • Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns
  • Create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote SOMArts Cultural Center on various social media websites
  • Create and distribute content such as blogs, infographics, videos, and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets
  • Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability
  • Support the events and communications teams at live and virtual online events. Applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19: position requires working events where full vaccination status is required by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Desired Qualifications

  • Studies in digital communications or related fields such as advertising or Journalism
  • Keen interest in digital marketing/social media marketing
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Mastery of the major social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, Snap and Google+
  • Knowledge of social media analytics software including Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, and Twitter Analytics to track audience engagement and campaign performance
  • Experience with content management systems, computer applications, and image/video editing software

Qualities We Value

  • Gets along well with others, treats team members, clients and guests with professionalism and mutual respect
  • Diversity and an appreciation of all people with different backgrounds, races, and religions
  • A natural curiosity for emerging media platforms, community-based messaging platforms
  • Core competency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Canva
  • Keeps up to date on social media trends and content creations
  • Has a passion to create social media content, post and engage
  • Basic understanding of social media analytics, audiences, and paid ads
  • Is open to other marketing projects as they arise
  • Works independently and is highly communicative across email, text, and Zoom video
  • Dependable and has a strong work ethic and willingness to go above and beyond
  • Cares about others, is trustworthy and professional in their dealings
  • Knows how to assume responsibility and 100% accountability for projects

Compensation and Benefits

  • 10 hrs/week, $18.00/hr
  • Fully remote
  • Paid time off
  • Cell phone stipend

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume with contact information for two references or more to [email protected] with the subject line “Social Media Associate.” Position open until filled. Please no phone calls.

Job Title: Scene Technician, Stagehand
Reports to: Director of Technical Operations
Hours and Location: Variable, based on institutional and production needs. SOMArts Cultural Center is located at 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco.

Compensation: $24/hour

Position Description

Under supervision of the Director of Technical Operations, Scenic Technicians at SOMArts Cultural Center assist in implementing technical elements and general staging required by rental events and internal programming.

We seek a trustworthy, dependable and personable Stagehand to ensure accurate and safe execution of various event installation and deinstallation tasks such as: basic gallery wall restoration including patching and painting, theatrical flat installation, stage riser assembly, table and chair placement, and other tasks as needed.

Scene Technicians are supervised by SOMArts’ Director of Technical Operations. Availability to work nights and weekends is required.

Core responsibilities

  • Assisting clients, performers, and artists as needed
  • As event space is highly configurable, performing general on and off stage duties as needed such as scenic staging, basic riser staging, general event set up, event restore, cosmetic restore of gallery walls, and strike
  • Maintaining storage areas in a clean and organized manner
  • Practicing and enforcing safe working habits and immediately reporting unsafe situations and conditions to supervisors. Proactively working to prevent accidents and manage risk levels in work areas
  • Interacting with clients, performers, artists, supervisors, and peers in a courteous and professional manner. Utilizing best communication practices to collaboratively solve problems and clarify instruction
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to patch, paint and perform basic gallery wall restoration
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry and tool usage fundamentals
  • Demonstrable knowledge of stage & venue electrical safety and best practices
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a fast-paced event production or stage environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to respond to work requests in a timely manner
  • Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to handle conflicts respectfully and professionally
  • A developed eye for detail and ability to complete tasks thoroughly and efficiently
  • Willingness to work alongside contemporary works of art and performances that present challenging and provocative subject matter
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines in a fast-based production environment under performance conditions
  • Ability to quickly and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities in a calm and professional manner

Applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19: position requires working events where full vaccination status is required by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Desired Skills

  • Basic knowledge of stage rigging
  • Aerial lift operation
  • Stage lighting fundamentals

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Occasionally required to work at heights of up to 12’, must be comfortable working at elevated heights on ladders
  • Ability to lift, move, and manage items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to talk or hear

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected], Attn: Director of Technical Operations. Subject: [YOUR LAST NAME], Stagehand. Position open until filled.

Please, no phone calls or faxes. Due to the volume of applications and our limited resources, we will respond only to applicants we intend to interview. If you receive our automated thank you, we have received your resume and there is no need to follow up.

Principals only. We do not accept resumes from third parties and we will not pay fees to any agency or firm.

We wish you the best of luck in your job search!

Job Title: Building Manager
Reports to: Director of Site Operations and Director of Technical Operations
Hours and Location: Variable, based on institutional and production needs. SOMArts Cultural Center is located at 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco.
Compensation: Nonexempt. $24/hour

Position Description

SOMArts Cultural Center seeks a trustworthy, dependable, and personable Building Manager to act as on-site COVID Safety Manager, ensure the safety and security of SOMArts’ facility during rental events, public events, and gallery hours, and greet and orient visitors as they arrive. This part-time role works closely with facilities and technical staff to ensure that all events are executed safely and SOMArts’ diverse visitors and clients have a positive experience.

Building Managers are supervised by the Director of Site Operations and the Director of Technical Operations. Availability to work nights and weekends is required.

Applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19: position requires working events where full vaccination status is required by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Core responsibilities
Building Maintenance & Security:

  • Ensure staff, client, and guest compliance with all COVID-19 protocols. This may include guest and staff check in, health screenings, facility sanitization, guest de-escalation, signage and resource placement, and other tasks
  • Act as on-duty COVID Safety Manager while on-site and/or as directed for SOMArts open hours, gallery hours, and productions
  • Direct secondary COVID Safety Personnel as needed
  • Work with Director of Site Operations to maintain COVID safety records and planning documents
  • Monitor all facility spaces indoors and outdoors
  • Monitor and record attendance of classes, exhibitions and events. Complete building manager report at the end of each shift
  • Comply with safety procedures and work rules and bring any unsafe conditions to the attention of the Director of Site Operations
  • Report maintenance and repair issues to Director of Site Operations
  • Basic janitorial duties as needed, e.g. sweeping and mopping, restroom sanitization, clog management, emptying of trash bins as needed, removal of trash and debris from building exterior, general COVID sanitization, etc;
  • Basic facilities/maintenance duties as needed, e.g. water plants, tidy common areas, etc;
  • Follow proper opening and closing procedures and when closing ensure that all offices, storage areas, exterior gates and doors are locked and that the building’s alarm is set
  • Report incidents as they occur following SOMArts incident reporting protocol
  • Address misuse of space if they occur (e.g. violation of SOMArts regulations, culturally insensitive behavior, damage to resources)
  • Follow proper emergency protocol. In the event of an emergency observe and enforce protocol towards ensuring the safety of others on-site
  • Ensure safety of guests, using appropriate crowd-control techniques as necessary
  • IInterface with challenging guests and visitors, de-escalating as necessary
  • Interface with law enforcement, emergency personnel, city personnel as needed in the event of an emergency, event inspection, etc;

Event Assistance & Hospitality:

  • Provide excellent customer service to SOMArts’ diverse community members, fostering a culture of respect and inclusion at all SOMArts events.
  • When staffing the front desk, contribute to a welcoming environment by attentively greeting visitors and answering questions
  • Assist in the success of events at SOMArts by:
    • Directing inquiries to the appropriate SOMArts staff member
    • Supporting the use of SOMArts’ equipment, electrical needs, and technical requirements, and access to doors and rooms
    • Assisting with rental clients’ load in, install, and load-out in accordance with the guidelines of their contract, making the contract available to clients as a reference
  • Interface with and follow instruction from the Director of Technical Operations as needed for event setup and management logistics
  • Basic supervision and usage of A/V systems
  • Basic supervision of electrical safety
  • Clean and restock restrooms and attend to functionality issues during as needed.
  • Prep spaces for event/client load in: clear kitchen surfaces, clear fridge, arrange pipe and drape, put out or strike chairs
  • Coordinate rental client check-out of loaned items including tools, electrical equipment, tables, chairs, carts, ladders, soft goods, etc;
  • Compile and maintain production documentation e.g. production schedules, loaned equipment, notes, etc;
  • Supervise janitorial staff and contractors during events and assist when needed
  • Supervise and instruct event security based on guidelines provided by the Director of Site Operations or the Director of Technical Operations

Other:

  • Working knowledge of G (Google) Suite web apps & ecosystem
  • Familiarity with Mac OS

Desired Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Basic carpentry skills; knowledge of power tool usage and safety

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear
  • Must be able to lift, move and carry up to 50lbs.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please no phone calls.