San Francisco's Flipino Cultural District

SOMA PILIPINAS IS HIRING!

*Deadline for applications is 5 P.M, September 25, 2017*

 

*Arts & Culture Administrator (Up to 32 hours a week, starting October 1)*

The SOMA Pilipinas Arts & Culture Administrator  (ACA) will work with the Arts & Culture Committee (ACC), arts & culture groups of SOMA, artists, residents, workers, and community members to develop and implement arts and culture activities, events, and community arts and design in SOMA Pilipinas.

The ACA will staff the Arts & Culture Committee and History Committee of SOMA Pilipinas and help with the strategic planning and development and implementation of arts and culture program and design projects.

The ACA will act as the lead liaison with the Arts Commission, Planning Department, and SFMTA on public arts, streetscapes, and street furniture, as well as other opportunities to raise visibility of SOMA Pilipinas. They will develop our community of artists and enable them to participate and compete for local design and public arts projects. 

The ACA will serve as a project manager for various public arts and design projects of SOMA Pilipinas.

Desired qualifications and experience:

o   Experience and familiarity with the SOMA community and demonstrated commitment to community service and empowerment.

o   At least two years experience working in community-based arts & cultural work including arts administration, education, curation, and/or programming. 

o   Experience supporting artists through trainings, professional development, and designers, including familiarity with digital design processes.

o   Strong initiative and independent worker who is also able to perform in team and community settings.

o   Strong written and communication skills,

o   Strong project management skills, reliable and accountable.

o   Hours and pay rate negotiable based on availability and experience. 

o   Filipino language skills and organizing experience a plus.

o   Experience with San Francisco City departments a plus.

 

*Community Organizer* (Up to 32 hrs a week starting October 1)

The SOMA Pilipinas community organizer will lead the development of the SOMA Pilipinas Coalition and play a leading role in member engagement in major activities and initiatives, outreach and activation of Filipino residents and workers, and will coordinate participation of SOMA Pilipinas network and support community building events of member organizations.

The community organizer will work closely with the Project Manager and will lead in mobilizing SP coalition and residents for major policy, community development, and/other community mobilizations. They will staff the Econ/Workforce Committee and Neighborhood Services & Action Committe, and also serve as the volunteer coordinator for SOMA Pilipinas, linking those who want to volunteer with SOMA Pilipinas orgs and committees. They will also attend and represent SOMA Pilipinas at community meetings, events, etc.

Desired qualifications and experience:

o   Experience and familiarity with the SOMA community and demonstrated commitment to community service and empowerment.

o   Community and organizing experience around housing, jobs, education, or services.

o   Experience or participation in community-led campaigns or mobilizations.

o   Strong initiative, works independently, and also thrives in team and community settings.

o   Strong written and communication skills.

o   Good people skills, reliable and accountable.

o   Filipino language skills and organizing experience a plus,

o   Hours and pay rate negotiable based on availability and experience. 

To apply for either position, please send a cover letter to Raquel Redondiez at amihan33@gmail.com along with a cover sheet and two short writing samples (and two samples of artwork/projects for the ACA position). 

 

PROJECT TIMELINE

SOMA Pilipinas is building San Francisco's first Filipino Cultural District.

These are our key milestones for 2016.


CORE WORKING GROUP

The working group is comprised of 6 members.

The working groups are tasked with forming working committees that solicit, survey, and brainstorm with the community in their respective spheres.

Business & Economic Development
Desi Danganan
Serial Entrepreneur - Plinth Agency

Arts & Culture
Weston Teruya

Housing & Land Use  
Angelica Cabande
Social Justice Advocate - SOMCAN

Neighborhood Service & Action
Rupert Estanislao
Artist / Activist

Historical Preservation
M.C. Canlas
Historian / Academic

Project Manager and Goverment Liasion
Raquel Redondiez
Community Organizer / Political Strategist



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