Teaching Artist in Film and Media Arts

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Salary includes competitive hourly rate, paid preparation hours, paid editing hours, and transportation to and from NYC or mileage from areas that are more than 20 miles from class location.



Application Deadline



253 Wolfs Lane
Village of Pelham
New York
United States


Organization Summary

Since 1921, The Picture House—the oldest, continuously running movie theater in Westchester County—shows the best in new, independent and classic cinema and provides students of all ages with the opportunity to learn about the art, science, and business of film.

The Picture House is a community-based, mission-driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages.

Job Summary

As a contracted position, the Teaching Artist (TA) role is the lead for individual programs in area schools, community organizations, and onsite at The Picture House. The TA plays a critical role in the overall success of TPH education programs by bringing their expertise and professionalism as teachers and artists to each class or camp. All Teaching Artists report directly to the Director of Education. Teaching Artists should be passionate about teaching students in grades k-12 in a variety of settings and should have at least one year of teaching experience. The Teaching Artists interact with school administrators and teachers, and are responsible for all class program goals. Candidates must be committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement of classroom outcomes and bi-annual professional development meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Integrate film and media arts curriculum and contribute to the creation of class and camp lessons.

• Plan and establish a safe, inclusive, and positive learning environment

• Participate in pre-planning and post-planning meetings with Education Director and other teaching artists as needed

• Update Education Director regularly regarding class progress and/or concerns

• Organize classroom video footage regularly as necessary through Dropbox or personal hard drive

• Become familiar with all TPH filming equipment and meticulous with handling and care

• When responsible for editing, provide finished videos by scheduled deadlines

• Commitment to teamwork and sharing new, creative ways to deliver arts education to students of all ages and backgrounds.


• Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional experience; Masters in Fine Arts, Film Studies, Media Studies, or related preferred.

• At least one year of teaching experience or two years of assistant teaching experience

• Should have three to five years professional experience in one or more of the following: Producing, Acting, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Editing, Lighting, Sound

• Experienced at guiding small groups through the creative process, from ideation to finished project.

• Ability to adapt quickly to many different learning environments 

• Extremely punctual

• Excellent communication skills

• A passion for bringing out the best in students from all backgrounds

• A love for the art and craft of filmmaking and media arts

All Teaching Artists must be willing to undergo a background check once hired. Teaching assignments take place in school classrooms and community event spaces throughout lower Westchester and last from 1-2 days to 8-12 weeks. Must have reliable public or personal transportation. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Send resume and cover letter to education@thepicturehouse.org. Please combine both into one PDF file with your name as the file name and write Teaching Artist Position in the subject line. No phone calls please.