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Training & Media Coordinator

This position is closed.

QWOCMAP will hire a Training & Media Coordinator to implement engagement,  communications, and program strategies, and coordinate our Filmmaker Training Program, including QWOMAP Productions and Film & Freedom Academy workshops, to develop the leadership and creativity of queer women of color (cisgendender and transgender), and non binary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color (of any orientation). This position will also serve as Technical Coordinator for QWOCMAP’s San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival.

We want a person who is passionate about engaging filmmaking workshop participants and Community Partners, and production services clients, and views these as core to QWOCMAP’s mission.

Engagement Coordinator

This position is closed.

QWOCMAP will hire an Engagement Coordinator to implement engagement, fundraising, and communications strategies, and produce our annual International Queer Women of Color Film Festival and other events to strengthen QWOCMAP’s relationships and sustainability.

We need a person who is passionate about development, communications, and events and views these as core to programs and mission.


Joining the QWOCMAP team:

This could be you or your friends!

QWOCMAP is looking for detail-oriented, kind, and fun-loving people with a sense of humor to support and amplify our mission, which uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truths of inequality, and build understanding and community around art and social justice.

Who We Are

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project – QWOCMAP is the only film nonprofit in the nation, and the first of 5 in the world, that specifically serves on queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), and non binary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color (of any orientation).

We change who sits behind the lens and who makes films, which changes film itself.

We believe that film is activism and a powerful tool for social justice. We believe the leadership and creativity of our community is the key to changing the world. We strive to bring our whole selves to work and we invest in each other’s growth and development as professionals and as people. Being a part of QWOCMAP means being able to learn to follow and lead, in service to our community and social justice. We believe in working smart, efficiently, and effectively, not just working hard. We are a small, multi-racial, pan-ethnic staff and Board team of joyful QTIBPOC who are serious about film and equity, with a sense of humor and compassion for both. We’ve got the grit to get it done and the grace to let it unfold.

The Opportunity

QWOCMAP is growing!

During these times of vitriol and regressive policy, we’re expanding to meet intense demand and the critical need for art that builds understanding and community. We’re expanding our Staff and Board of Directors so that we can focus on especially vulnerable populations in our community: Two Spirits in Indian Country, LBTQ women of color challenging violence, abuse, and trauma, and Muslim, immigrant, Sick & Disabled, and formerly incarcerated LBTQ people of color. All of QWOCMAP’s programs are integrated, from our Filmmaker Training, to the San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival and boutique film Distribution, which means that we share tasks, responsibilities, and leadership so that we can all succeed.

This is an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to QWOCMAP’s growth. We’re looking for kind and warm people who align with our mission, values, and vision to develop LBTQ people of color artist-activist filmmaker leaders. We’re looking for caring people who are willing to work for social justice and liberation inside themselves and amongst community. Most of all, we are looking for love of learning, willingness to be accountable, and enthusiasm.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants not just a job, but also an opportunity to serve LBTQ communities of color and cultivate the next generation of artist-activist leaders. You will be pushed to grow and learn a lot about yourself, film, writing, social justice, community organizing, grassroots fundraising, and nonprofits. You will be challenged by the work and being accountable to the community. You will be on the leading edge of social practice art, and media and data justice. You’ll be in a supportive work environment with a dedicated team around you that is committed to your success. And you will be inspired frequently, make a huge difference, and have a ton of fun in our friendly office!

If you’re excited about these possibilities, QWOCMAP is the right place for you!

Who We’re Looking For

People with the personality, experience, and skills to do the work well. We want people with an aspirational approach to work, who understand that equity and justice require creativity, adaptive capacity, and planned risk-taking (informed by best and next practices) to meet the needs of multiple communities. A kind, warm, and caring person who really loves building relationships, and enjoys the systems, strategies, and tools that support those relationships. This position requires a person with strong strategic skills to improve current systems and dream and develop new systems. We are looking for someone who loves learning and is skilled in broadly applying their learning. We need someone with the desire to grow in service to the LBTQ people of color community and broader social justice movements. To be a good fit for this job, you must thrive in environments that call for creative problem solving, collaborative work, and although QWOCMAP emphasizes careful planning and organization, the ability to think on your feet. We believe in trust and accountability, which requires a strong work ethic and diligence in day-to-day work. You will play a crucial role in the leadership of our organization, and gain increased levels of responsibility and opportunity over time.

QWOCMAP is committed to the leadership and creativity of LBTQ people of color. We want to attract, develop, and retain exceptional people in a work environment that lets each of us realize our potential in service, relationship, and accountability to the community. We strive to create a multi-racial, pan-ethnic space that honors our varied national origins and migration status, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identity and expression, physical and mental ability, serostatus, heights, weights, ages, faiths, incarceration background, parental or marital status, and social economic backgrounds. People who can speak to their lived experience around racial inequity, oppression, and institutional and/or systemic injustice are encouraged to apply.


Hiring Process

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

We will read your application packet, including cover letter, so that we can understand whether this position is a right fit for you.

  1. If you are invited for a first in-person/online interview, we will want to know if your past work, volunteer, and/or academic experience has equipped you with skills that can be transferred to the open position. We will interview you using standard questions related to the core competencies needed for the position.
  2. If you are invited for a second in-person/online interview, we will assess your skills as related to the position.
  3. If you are invited for a third in-person/online interview, we will review the job description in depth to assess fit for the position.
  4. You might be invited to complete work sample/work test run to assess how you work and to complete a small project. This work is paid.

Positions are opened until filled.

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