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Video Arts Curator and Videographer - SFO (3542) - 132039

Recruitment: RTF0132038-01135909

Published: April 07, 2023


Charlene Cun -

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Department: San Francisco International Airport
Job class: 3542-Curator II
Salary range: $85,150.00 - $103,558.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Appointment Type:  Temporary-Exempt.  This position is exempt from Civil Service Commission rules pursuant to the City and County of San Francisco, Charter Section 10.104, and incumbents serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.  Duration of appointment is 36 months.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2023.
  • Compensation Range:  $85,150 - $103,558 Annually
  • Recruitment ID:  132039 / RTF0132038

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, and Care. Learn more about careers at SFO. 

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Established in 1980 by the Airport Commission, SFO Museum’s mission is to delight, engage, and inspire a global audience with programming on a broad range of subjects; to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of commercial aviation; and to enrich the public experience at San Francisco International Airport. The Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1999 and retains the distinction of being the only accredited museum in an airport. The Museum operates more than twenty-five sites throughout the Airport terminals, including fourteen galleries that exhibit a rotating schedule of art, history, photography, science, and cultural exhibitions. Among the sites is the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, which houses a permanent collection of more than 150,000 objects related to the history of commercial aviation. For additional information about SFO Museum, please visit

Role description

The 3542 Curator II, Video Arts Curator and Videographer, has two projects: managing and curating the Video Arts program and creating videos to be used on the Museum’s website and within exhibitions.  Emphasis within both projects is given to highlighting the roles of racial, gender, and identity diverse subject matter in support of the Museum’s and Airport’s goals towards achieving racial equity.

Under the direction of the Director and Chief Curator, in support of the Video Arts program, the position manages the process of artist outreach, film selection, modification to video files, and overseeing and managing the gallery’s equipment.  Under the direction of the Curator of Graphic Design, the position is responsible for storyboarding, filming, editing, and finalizing videos that deepen the understanding of the presented subject matter to be used on the museum’s website, social media channels, Airport display monitors, and within exhibitions.

This position works with all levels of Museum staff; local, domestic, and international filmmakers; and coordinates with various departments within the Airport, and outside individuals and organizations.

The ideal candidate has completed course work in film or electronic arts, is excited about filmmaking and filmmakers, and can successfully juggle multiple fast-moving projects.

The essential functions of this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Curate and manage all related correspondence and documentation for four videos to be shown monthly in the Video Arts gallery;
  • Manage timelines and digital and physical assets of the Video Arts program;
  • Create storyboards and scripts in partnership with curators, graphic designers, preparators, exhibition designer, and/or other Museum staff;
  • Create video documentation of museum programs;
  • Create exhibition videos from still images and sourced videos;
  • Edit videos as part of museum production work and/or to produce short clips or excerpts;
  • Produce work with knowledge of open and closed captioning for the hearing impaired;
  • Produce and/or edit subtitles;
  • Select music for museum productions;
  • Post videos to museum YouTube channel and airport terminal kiosks;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

How to qualify


Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the fine arts, art history, decorative arts, design, history, library science, museum studies, natural history, science, technology, or other closely related disciplines.


Three (3) years of museum experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Desirable Qualifications:

Any of the stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Knowledge of contemporary short-form fine art film and video artists;
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Premiere Pro; Final Cut Pro; After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and experience with Omnivex Moxie a plus.
  • Strong production and editorial skills;
  • Mac and PC proficient;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, assistants, supervisor, Museum and Airport staff, outside agencies, and the public;
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.  All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. 

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures:

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.  Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates.  If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Notes:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

What else should I know?

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at 

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

• Select the “Apply Now" button and follow instructions on the screen 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received. 

Recruitment Analyst Information:  If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Charlene Cun at

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.