OUR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Recruitment cycle until September 30, 2018. All applicants will hear back on the status of their application no later than Sunday, October 7. A staff orientation and bonding retreat (4-5 hours) will take place in mid-October and kick off a two month fellowship program.
Over these two months (October-December), your cohort will work collaboratively, spending time with members of our other teams and working on a joint group project and event. This entails a mandatory one hour meeting online each week, as well as additional time to work on a weekly exercise and fellowship-long project. The weekly meeting offers chances for updates, education, and team building. A series of workshops will also be made available, both in person and online. During the course of the fellowship, you’ll gain skills in each of our departments, make new friends and connections in a wide range of fields, and will be offered a spot on one of our fully integrated teams in January.
frequently asked questions
What is the time commitment? The fellowship will take place from October to December with a break during finals season. The estimated weekly time commitment is 5 hours, but this may vary week to week. With the exception of the mandatory meeting, the vast majority of your work will be done on your own time.
Will I get paid? Kollab SF is a volunteer organization, and we do this work because we’re passionate about the AAPI community and hope to better reflect the world we live in through entertainment. We do, however, offer a robust social network, access to select events, and the ability to gain skills and try/fail in a real world setting to add to your resume or portfolio.
Can my fellowship hours count for community service or service learning hours? Yes! Kollab SF is more than happy to sign off on your hours.
What is the age requirement to work with Kollab SF? You must be at least 13 years old.
Are there any chances to meet current team members before I apply? Yes! We’ll be hosting a Songwriting Workshop with Brian Dublin on Friday, September 21 at Factory Tea Bar in Fremont from 8:30-9:30 PM. On Saturday, September 22, we’ll be hosting a listening party and Kollab info session from 5-7 PM at Barrows 160 on the UC Berkeley campus. Additionally, we’re hosting a fundraiser at Tea Hut (2815 California St., San Francisco, CA) all day from 11-9 and will be there all day to meet you!
What skills will I pick up from the fellowship program? We have opportunities, meetings, and workshops designed to teach you from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, graphic design, media production, leadership, storytelling, event planning, community organizing, and finance/business development.
How do I know which team I should join? Our fellowship program provides you with the opportunity to work with each team, allowing you and us to know where to best place you following the conclusion of the program.
Do I need a background or extensive experience in the creative arts to volunteer? Not at all! Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds - as long as you’re passionate about the cause and eager to learn, we invite you to apply to join our team.
What is your contact information? For any other questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our role in Artist Development involves collaborating with artists and sharing their talent with the community. We put on events that showcase emerging talent, mixers connecting artists together, and public workshops that range in topic from dancing to songwriting.
Our Community Relations team engages with local businesses, universities, and other organizations to create greater awareness of our mission and expand our network of connections. We strengthen our visibility in the Bay Area through organizing fundraising events, concerts, craft fairs, and more.
As the A/V Media Team, we create original content such as videos, podcasts, and music playlists to share with the community. We record, edit, and produce videos of events and interviews, bringing the experience to a wider online audience.
The Written Media team curates content for our KollabSF blog. Some of our past topics include event coverage of AAPI events, like Soft Power and NorCal Night Market, interviews with authors, including Lucy Tan, and other topics like Asian American beauty standards.
In Marketing, we manage the social media presence of KollabSF on outlets like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. In addition to bringing attention to trending news in the general API community, we also promote relevant events happening in the Bay Area.
Our Production team specializes in day-of event coordination and programming. We ensure that our events run smoothly and that our event attendees enjoy their time with us.