Development Director

Visual Designer & Mentor

WHO WE ARE

BAYCAT is an innovative nonprofit media production company. All proceeds from BAYCAT STUDIO support BAYCAT ACADEMY which educates, empowers and employs low income youth, young people of color and young women in the digital media arts. Our unique hybrid nonprofit social enterprise model strategically positions BAYCAT to address academic achievement gaps, job training, and economic development needs that are amplified by the digital divide.

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.
  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.
  • Doing Well and Doing Good. We’re a sustainable nonprofit business model.
  • Excellence.  Highest Quality of Services in Education and Media Production.
  • Building Community, Inclusion & Equity.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are excited to find an energetic, creative, and resourceful Visual Designer & Mentor to be part of this exciting nonprofit social enterprise. Reporting to the Academy Manager & Media Producer, this role is responsible for designing, teaching, and managing project-based motion graphics and graphic design courses as well as designing marketing collateral for BAYCAT and for BAYCAT Studio clients.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:

  • Is passionate about social justice and positive youth development, with a strong and proven commitment to supporting young
  • Loves project management and has experience with successfully managing a media related project, a production studio, a workforce development program, or other related
  • Is a good collaborator You prefer the word “we” more than “me.” We do a LOT for a small team, and that is because we work as a team, both internally, and with many, many partners.
  • Is good at initiating & planning with the ability to anticipate needs ahead of time, create a plan and execute.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Program Operations

  • Design effective project-based design curriculum for youth media producers
  • Reflect and document day-to-day classroom activities
  • Establish positive relationships with students, their families, BAYCAT team, and the community
  • Manage, organize and archive project media
  • Align project priorities with the overall BAYCAT vision & mission

Student Development and Technical Instruction

  • Class facilitation for middle and high school youth teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Facilitate workshops for young adult Studio Interns
  • Lead students through the process of creation, and bringing projects to completion
  • Manage young people at different stages of development with a variety of learning strengths and styles

BAYCAT Internal Marketing Collateral

  • Design all internal marketing collateral which may include: flyers, postcards, campaign banners
  • Help to maintain the BAYCAT website

BAYCAT Studio Client Projects

  • Projects may include brochure creation, motion graphics creation for videos, logo design
  • Graphics for social media platforms
  • Collaborate with the Studio team to come up with creative approaches to designing graphic assets

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has professional experience in motion graphics and/or graphic design (experience with 3D animation a plus)
  • Has done design work for clients either as part of a company or as a freelancer
  • Has worked with young people in some capacity
  • Would have a creative approach to teaching and a warm, patient demeanor
  • Is knowledgeable of current issues in design, the demands of the professional field, and of the tools, technologies and resources inherent to the discipline
  • Facilitate lesson plans and activities that promote media literacy and design fundamentals
  • Has some experience with website creation and management
  • Passion for using design and media as a tool to create positive community impact
  • Communications skills that are effective with students
  • Prioritize and produce project work in a timely manner according to project deadlines
  • Provide leadership and perform other duties as BAYCAT needs require
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth, and aligned with BAYCAT’s values
  • Is a fierce team player

TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to employment@baycat.org and include the position in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

WHAT YOU WILL BE PAID 

Our package will be based on your experience and includes benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.

EOE. We Strive for a Workforce as Diverse as the Community We Serve. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summer Media Camp Film and Graphic Animation/Design Teaching Assistants

Summer Camp Teaching Assistant (Volunteer Opportunity)

WHO WE ARE

Bayview-Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) is a nonprofit media production studio that educates and empowers low income youth, young people of color and young women in the Bay Area to produce socially-minded digital stories that positively transform our communities.

BAYCAT ACADEMY | Free digital media education in SF
The academy provides free digital media education to underserved youth and young adults in San Francisco.

 

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

  • Creating positive social change through storytelling, design & media.
  • Giving a voice to those misrepresented or underrepresented.
  • Doing Well and Doing Good. We’re a sustainable nonprofit business model.
  • Excellence.  Highest Quality of Services in Education and Media Production.
  • Building Community, Inclusion & Equity.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

WORK AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT DURING SUMMER MEDIA CAMP!

  • Co-teach media classes for underserved middle and high school students
  • Hone your own production skills through assisting a class of youth
  • Acquire teaching and youth development experience
  • Network with industry professionals

 

DESIRED SKILLS

Film Teaching Assistants

  • 1+ year of direct experience in film production
  • Knowledge of DSLR cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • An interest in and/or experience with youth mentorship or teaching
  • Ability to follow a lesson plan and support the lead instructor with daily tasks
  • Understanding of the BAYCAT mission to promote diversity in media
  • bility to commit to the full Summer session in San Francisco

Graphic Animation or Design Teaching Assistants

  • 1+ year of direct experience in creating graphic design or animation projects
  • Knowledge of Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe After Effects
  • An interest in and/or experience with youth mentorship or teaching
  • Ability to follow a lesson plan and support the lead instructor with daily tasks
  • Understanding of the BAYCAT mission to promote diversity in media
  • Ability to commit to the full Summer session in San Francisco

 

DETAILS

  • The Commitment:
    • Summer Media Camp preparation begins during the week of May 29th
    • Official instruction period June 12th – August 3rd
      • Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Other meetings and events:
      • Teacher Orientation: May 31st
      • End of term film premiere: Thursday, August 3rd
      • End of term team reflection week of August 7th

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE PAID

Teaching Assistant is a stipend position. Classes are held at the BAYCAT studio, located within the Potrero Hill neighborhood. This is stipend teaching position with significant professional development opportunities.

 

APPLY

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to programs@baycat.org

Youth Media Film Festival Coordinator

Each term, BAYCAT youth media producers create high-quality content that goes on to screen at film festivals around the nation and the world. BAYCAT Productions is seeking an enthusiastic and organized volunteer Youth Media Film Festival Coordinator to support the education team. The coordinator will work closely with the BAYCAT program team to submit youth-produced media to various film festivals around the Bay Area and beyond.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Research film festivals that align with our content & mission
  • Submitting & coordination film festival submissions
  • Burning DVDs and uploading media to Dropbox
  • Managing film festival deadlines
  • Coordination with BAYCAT youth & families
  • Attend film festivals as a BAYCAT representative (optional)

 

COMMITMENT:

 

  • 4-6 hours / week
  • 3 month commitment or longer
  • Able to work from home or from BAYCAT’s Office (must be able to meet at BAYCAT once a month)

We can often provide internship credit through schools (inform us during the application process).

If interested, fill out an application and you should hear from us within a week.

BAYCAT Academy: Film, Music Production, & Graphic Arts Teaching Assistants

BAYCAT is seeking energetic, creative and resourceful Teaching Assistants to be part of our education team for the BAYCAT Academy. The ideal candidate is someone with some knowledge of media practices (video, music, graphic arts) who would like to broaden their production and teaching experience by assisting in our media arts classes. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in media arts education who would like a hands-on experience in an after-school classroom.

DETAILS:
Length of commitment: September 14th – December 3rd / Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs 4-7pm

About the classes:
Each class will have a maximum of 12 students, and will be lead by an experienced head instructor. As the TA, you can help teach lesson plans, learn about classroom workflow, and be a positive mentor to our youth.

We can often provide internship credit through schools (inform us during the application process).

If interested, fill out an application and you should hear from us within a week.

Biz Dev and Corporate Sponsorship Pros

BAYCAT is seeking volunteers with interest and passion in Business Development and Corporate Sponsorships to support our 10 Years Bold Campaign.

You will help with Clonor (Client + Donor) targeting and outreach, corporate sponsorship strategy development and execution, developing materials for fundraising efforts and so much more. The sky is the limit.

We think this is an awesome opportunity for students seeking a solid, hands-on internship or professionals with connections in the CSR and Community Affairs Bay Area network who are passionate about storytelling and want to give back.

If interested, fill out an application and you should hear from us within a week.

 

Volunteer with PR, Social Media and Event Planning chops

BAYCAT is seeking volunteers with interest and experience in PR, Event Planning and Social Media to support our 10 Years Bold Campaign.

You will help with story development and pitching national and local media outlets, social media strategy and engagement, CRM data entry, send emails and much more, depending on your expertise and passion.

This is a great  opportunity for students seeking a solid, hands-on internship or professionals with a few extra hours to give back.

If interested, fill out an application and you should hear from us within a week.