San Francisco Youth Program Manager

Full time • $60,000-65,000 per year (DOE) • Hybrid

Deadline for applications: Friday, December 8, 11:59pm PT


BAVC Media seeks qualified candidates for the open SF YEMM(Youth and Emerging Media Makers) Program Manager position. By facilitating the growth of a diverse community of active young people, and engaged community media makers, the SF YEMM Programs Manager contributes to BAVC Media’s mission of empowering social change. This individual oversees and manages the program and the instructors (generally between 2-5) to provide hands-on training for young media makers.


BAVC Media (Bay Area Video Coalition) has been a trusted community educator, collaborator, incubator, community builder, and resource for the media arts world since 1976.

BAVC Media serves as a community hub and resource for media makers in the Bay Area and across the country, reaching thousands of freelancers, filmmakers, jobseekers, activists, and artists every year. We provide access to media-making technology, hands-on training, workshops, mentorship, preservation services, broadcast opportunities, artist development support, and more.

Across BAVC Media’s programs, we advocate for those whose stories aren’t being told and provides the resources for anyone to create, share, and amplify their stories and those of their communities.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé using the link below


  • Design and/or implement existing curriculum for year-round filmmaking and media-making programs for young people.
  • Assess and survey student needs, growth, and experiences. Build programs based on youth input and best practices in youth development and media arts education.
  • Create programming that honors and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, with an intersectional lens. Programming for BIPOC, queer/ LGBTQi/ trans, low-income, girls/ women/ nonbinary & gender fluid young people.
  • Support and develop programming in San Francisco for San Francisco youth through our contract with the SF Department of Children, Youth, and Families, and partnerships with SFUSD, and other SF-based organizations.
  • Build community partnerships with local organizations, production studios, schools, filmmakers, and other artists.
  • Conduct outreach and community engagement activities in San Francisco.
  • Recruit guest speakers and mentors to work with our youth.
  • Collaborate on the curriculum development of all of our San Francisco programs.
  • Assist in the grant writing, fundraising process, and grant reporting process.
  • Deliver presentations to community partners, funders, & staff (in video, audio, or written form) as needed.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to create outreach strategies such as curating content for social media platforms and scheduling e-communications through Mailchimp or other email marketing tools.
  • Moderate annual/bi-annual panel discussions on industry topics including media literacy, scriptwriting, directing, audio, animation, etc. For example, interview professionals in the industry on Instagram Live.
  • Manage data organization and registration systems
  • Oversee recruitment, selection, hiring, and training process of quality, mission-driven candidates for all San Francisco programs including summer intensives and camps.
    • Supervise and conduct performance reviews for 5-6 instructor/coordinator level direct reports
  • Some weekends and evenings are required. Youth and young adult programs are scheduled during the school year on weekdays from 3 pm to 7:30 pm. Summer programs are full days Monday-Friday. Program celebrations and culminating events are on evenings and Saturdays for families to access. Some media activities are in the evening or on Saturdays determined by the programs.


  • BA or MA degree in youth development, education, media/arts education, or equivalent, and/or five-plus years working with youth and media/ arts programming. Experience supervising others.
  • Experience leading programs for BIPOC, girls/ young women, non-binary, LGBTQi, and youth from other diverse communities, preferred.
  • Strong demonstrated understanding of positive youth development and youth instruction pedagogy
  • Experience working with diverse youth and young people ages 12-25 and their families
  • Ability to fit into and continue to create a supportive, participative organizational culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy, and vision)
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organization, time management, and young people and parents/ guardian service skills
  • Experience managing a diverse team of peers
  • Professional knowledge and demonstrated commitment to youth media
  • Experience facilitating meetings and instructing media production and instructors
  • Spanish-speaking or other second-language fluency is a plus
  • Experience creating content for the web: creating blogs and short video profiles
  • Occasional weekend and evening support for events and workshops
  • Weekend and evening flexibility for troubleshooting and problem resolution is a must
  • Must pass a Live Scan background check and have a negative TB test

Technical Skills

  • Proficient Google Docs, Microsoft Office, and Mac/PC experience
  • Extensive Internet use, use of Zoom, use of web and social media applications

Ideal Tech Skills but not required

  • Other Communication and Project management tools: Zoom, SLACK, Google Hangouts,, Airtable, Mailchimp, Salesforce,, Jotform, etc
  • Video production and post-production experience: use of a variety of camera formats (DSLR, Camcorder, etc) and experience producing a variety of formats, including non-fiction interview-driven, educational, scripted shorts, music video, live performance, social media micro. Working knowledge of Premiere and Adobe Creative Suite. Knowledge of After Effects is a plus. Familiar with compression workflows, and media storage and asset management

Compensation & Schedule

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) in San Francisco between our 9th Street office and KQED space. May have the opportunity for 1-2 days a week virtual work-from-home days. Benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays as well as employer-paid medical, dental, and vision benefits. Free registration in

BAVC Media classes and workshops whenever schedule and availability permits.

Candidates who seek to work on a 4-day week basis may be considered, especially if you are a professional artist.

Range: $60,000-65,000 annually based on experience.

Special ADA Requirements

BAVC Media is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations when necessary.

  • For the purposes of ADA, the “Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential job functions.
  • Significant work is performed in a typical interior office work environment or community meeting space with typical noise and other disruptions.
  • High use of computers and related equipment is required.
  • Various types of equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to, computers, printers and copy machines, office supplies and materials, telephones, and other common communication devices.
  • This role requires travels between two office sites within San Francisco and local travel to additional class sites, field trips, and/ or meetings.

BAVC Media will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

As a public-serving, and government-funded community media organization, BAVC Media follows all public health and safety protocols prescribed by relevant agencies. BAVC Media employees are required to comply with these protocols as they relate to Covid-19 and any other illnesses and/or safety issues.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé using the link below