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2018-19 Media Apprenticeship Application

  • The Cultural Conservancy 1016 Lincoln Boulevard San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)
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Our Media Program creates spaces and provide resources for producing, preserving & distributing media created by and for Native communities in the Bay Area, California, and throughout the Americas and the Pacific. We bridge old and new media. We facilitate community media trainings and Native media distribution. We provide bridges for intertribal and global indigenous knowledge-sharing through digital archives, media collections and repatriation. This apprenticeship will focus on documentary video, audio, and web content with Native voices and visions.

We are seeking a Native Media Apprentice who will participate in:

·       Documentary video + film production, post-production, distribution
·       Storytelling through web and social media
·       Media library/archive design + implementation
·       Community media trainings

This apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to work with digital media rooted in indigenous worldviews and processes. Through hands-on work on real projects, you will participate in telling indigenous stories, spreading indigenous knowledge—such as traditional foodways practices—and using digital storytelling in service of biocultural diversity. Our process is as important as our outcomes, and we strive for holistic indigenous eco-cultural stewardship through balancing media, new and old. The Native Media Apprentice will shape their experience by focusing on projects that speak to their strengths and interests, which allow them to come away with a deeper well of knowledge to guide their future contributions in their own communities. As part of a pilot year for this program, they will also contribute to shaping and design this apprenticeship.

Schedule and Compensation:

·       12 hours/week, ideally for 9 months
·       November through August 2019 (flexible upon availability)
·       $1000 monthly stipend

Eligibility Requirements:

·       Ages 18-32
·       Native/Indigenous Identity (please let us know your affiliations)
·       Interest in media production as a professional career, with some experience evidenced by a work sample
·       Readiness to perform demanding labor, including occasional in-field production with long hours
·       Ability to work well in a team or individually
·       Reliable transportation; able to travel to and from our media studios in the Presidio of San Francisco and in North Oakland
·       Two-spirit, queer, and GNC/trans* folx welcome!

To apply, check out our work (especially the videos) at, and then send a cover letter, resume and work sample. Accepting applications until position is filled.

to TCC’s Media Director, Mateo Hinojosa:

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