Hiring: Creative Technical Assistant

Asian American Artist Town Hall, 2019

Creative Technical Assistant
Reports To: Creative Supervisor

The Creative Technical Assistant is responsible for supporting the Creative Supervisor in managing the technical equipment and needs for the successful planning, coordination and execution of Asian Arts Initiative’s (AAI) exhibitions, public programs, and community-based projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Welcome exhibition attendees during gallery hours, offering interpretation, guidance, tours, or answering questions as needed. 
  • Organize and maintain all technical equipment that supports the Programs Department.
  • Provide technical and logistical support for multiple types of public programs events, and support day-of management of events when necessary.
  • Provide technical and logistical support for special productions, as assigned by supervisor. 
  • Coordinate logistical support for public programs events, and support day-of management of events when necessary.
  • Assist with internal tracking of Programs metrics and audience data.
  • Provide input, advice and research as requested related to AAI’s general goals and programs.
  • Willingness to work outside of main responsibilities and serve as an organizational ambassador.



  • Facility with theatrical equipment and hardware, including sound boards, microphones, video cameras, and lighting grids.
  • Facility with web presentation software, including Zoom, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, and Basecamp.
  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to represent the organization in community outreach settings
  • Effective communicator across different stakeholder backgrounds.
  • Positive attitude and willing participation in a small team dynamic.
  • Commitment to organizational values of social justice and equity.


Hours and Compensation

This is a full-time staff position 40 hours/week. The salary is $39,500 annually. The gallery is open from 2-6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and occasionally on First Friday. Evening and weekend hours will be required.

This position is eligible for AAI's fully employer-funded medical and dental group plan, hybrid work model, and unlimited PTO policy.


How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply by emailing the following information to jobs@asianartsinitiative.org:

  1. Cover letter (stating where you learned about the opportunity and addressing your relevant experience)
  2. Resume

No phone calls please. Applications missing requested materials may not be considered. 

AAI’s services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, ability and age. Asian Americans are encouraged to apply.

Organizational Overview

Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia that advances racial equity and understanding, activating artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience. Through exhibitions, performances, and community projects, we provide an inclusive gathering place for conversation and exchange of ideas. Our community-based arts initiatives seek out and cultivate innovative models for artists to engage with local communities, with a particular emphasis on working in partnership with our immediate neighborhood. Our primary programs include: 1) Artist residencies, commissions, and presenting of performances and exhibitions for artists to develop professionally and to create socially relevant artwork reflecting community experiences; 2) Year-round out-of-school-time programming for middle school youth, offering creative development and a safe place; 3) Participatory curatorial practices and various community development initiatives in our immediate neighborhood of Chinatown North/Callowhill.