Kapisanan seeks emerging iPhone/Web Application Developer

Imeldra Marcos poses in her decaying luxury Are you an emerging developer looking to throw your hat into the exciting world of iPhone Apps? Have you got the basic skills but are looking for a dynamic project to get on your resume?  Are you a whiz at 'figuring things out' and 'making it work'? Then this opportunity is for you!

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture is developing their very first iPhone Application! This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has a passion for great, intuitive design, and is super technical and abundantly creative. This is a great opportunity for young developers to work on an international project from development to implementation, and be guided by an established mentor in the industry.

KAPISANAN has always been on the forefront in fostering Filipino talent, regardless of discipline. Working under the mentorship of digital media professional Leonard Cervantes, this project might just be the boost you need to make your mark in the world. Developing this iPhone app, called City2City is the interactive component of Kasaysayan Exchange Program, a collaborative project between emerging resident artists of Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture and Manila-based performance artist Carlos Celdran.

The City2City application will provide the wealth of information, details and visuals as a complementary to Carlos Celdran’s “Living La Vida Imelda” walking tour of the Cultural Complex of the Philippines, and add to his colorful and anecdotal performance. This application will be launched as part of the Kasaysayan Exchange Program and the Toronto premiere performance of “Living La Vida Imelda” in Spring of 2011. KAPISANAN hopes to foster innovation in Filipino cultural and artistic presentation to a Canadian audience through new media with this exciting new project!

Be a part of the innovation and apply now!


·       Participate in the design, development and launch of an iPhone application.

·       Work within a multi-disciplinary team to architect the application.

·       Source APIs (foursquare, Google, Facebook, Bing) to map out best course of development.

·       Escort the application life cycle from ideas to development to successful tests and deployment.


·       University degree or college diploma in Computer Science or related field.

·       Minimum of 3 years Software Development experience with at least an active interest in developing iPhone applications.

·       Basic knowledge of iPhone SDK preferred.

·       Basic knowledge of Objective C, Cocoa preferred.

·       Solid understanding of PHP, Java, C#, C++, etc.

·       Willingness to adapt and learn new skills necessary to complete the project.

·       Ability to troubleshoot, multi-task, meet deadlines and raise flags when necessary.

·       Social Media literate

·       Familiar with the following concepts: geo-location, GPS, augmented reality, mobile

About the mentor

Leonard Cervantes is a Digital Media Professional. Since 2006, he has focused on bringing cross-media innovation to Canada’s two largest youth brands, MuchMusic and MTV Canada. He brings experience with multi-platform media and engagement to Kapisanan as the mentor and advisor on this project.

About the Lead Artist

Carlos Celdran is a Manila-based performing artist, tour guide, and cultural activist. One of his main projects, Walk This Way, provides walking tours around the Philippine capital. Celdran is the producer, director, and actor in a one-man, multi-venue costumed performance, leading patrons through the city as he alternately acts and narrates along the way. He is also an advocate for sexual and reproductive health awareness in the Philippines.

About Kapisanan:

The Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture is a youth-led organization that fosters leadership and positive Filipino cultural identification through arts presentation and professional development. Kapisanan is a gathering place and networking hub for youth, artists, and entrepreneurs seeking creative and professional opportunities. Nestled in one of the most vibrant and diverse enclaves in Toronto, Kensington Market, the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture has grown to become a focal point for arts mentorship, arts and cultural workshops and events. www.kapisanancentre.com

This position will be paid with an honorarium only. Please note that shortlist candidates will be called in for an interview.

Please send your resume and cover letter indicating “iPhone/Web Application Developer” in the subject (and any relevant code work if applicable) by e-mail to:

Caroline Mangosing – Executive Director



KAPISANAN is an equal opportunity employer.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.