YOUTH DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP CO-DIRECTOR

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $42,000

Published

07/25/2018

Application Deadline

08/25/2018

Address

16 Clarkson Street #401
New York
NY
10014
United States

Description

The Educational Video Center is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary filmmaking as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Now in it’s 34th year, the Youth Documentary Workshop is an intensive internship program for high school students from underserved communities across New York City, who come together Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 6:30pm each week for one school semester to collaborate on the production of a short documentary film about a social justice issue of their choosing that they identify as having significance to their own lives and communities. The semester culminates in public screenings of their documentaries, as well as individual portfolio presentations where they present on their learning and growth to a panel of teachers, students and community members in order to be awarded high school credit.


The curriculum draws from both EVC’s signature Youth Powered Video curriculum, and curriculum crafted by individual instructors in coordination with supervisor in order to meet the particular needs of the group, the social justice topic, and the filmmaking process. This is further guided by EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop Logic Model.


This position reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.


Major Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and facilitate a diverse team of 15-17 high school students in an intensive, collaborative process of creating a documentary film. The instructor will:
  • Teach collaborative research, shooting, and editing of a social issue documentary for distribution and online dissemination. 
  • Guide students through media literacy lessons connecting ideas of power, oppression and media production.
  • Develop engaging and creative lesson plans that promote students’ critical literacy, civic engagement, social emotional development, and documentary arts skills.
  • Accompany students to interviews, local forums, or conferences related to their filmmaking topic and process
  • Facilitate student reflection and self-assessment of learning through journaling, rubrics and culminating portfolio roundtables
  • Coach and facilitate students’ public premiere screening and presentation of student documentaries
  • Assist in recruiting a diverse team of 15-17 high school students from Transfer and International Schools across New York City. Student age ranges from 16 - 21 years old.
  • Help facilitate partnerships with local community based organizations to support students’ development of strategies for using their film as a tool for education, civic engagement and activism.


  • Coach and facilitate short term youth documentary workshop special projects as assigned by supervisor
  • Provide program update reports to the EVC Board of Directors, and information as needed to assist the Executive Director and Development Manager in the writing of grant proposals and final reports in support of the Documentary Workshop program.
  • Communicate as needed with students’ schools and advisors to support students’ learning and social emotional development, report attendance, student participation, and credit earning
  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of production and post-production equipment used by the Workshop participants
  • Collaborate with EVC’s other Co-Director of Youth Documentary Workshop on all aspects of the program
  • Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and weekly staff meetings
  • Advocate and promote EVC and its mission
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor


Qualifications:


Filmmaking:

- Extensive experience in all aspects of documentary film production (producing, shooting, audio recording and editing)

- Experience with nonlinear editing software (Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere)


Youth Development + Teaching Experience

- Extensive experience working with high school aged youth is a must (specifically from historically marginalized communities)

- Experience writing student centered, culturally relevant curriculum that engages with social justice

- Youth development experience a plus


Social Justice

- Demonstrates a longstanding commitment to social justice media making and organizing

- Experience with activism and community organizing a plus


Communication Skills:

- Strong written and verbal communication skills a must

- Must demonstrate resilience and a sense of humor in a fast paced, rigorous environment


Salary:

$42,000 per annum for 4 days/week (0.80FTE)

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizationals holidays for part-time staff per EVC’s personnel policies. Health and Dental benefits are also provided.


Schedule:

Monday - Thursday from 11am - 7pm or as determined by supervisor


Application process:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities and qualifications of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Benefits

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizationals holidays for part-time staff per EVC’s personnel policies. Health and Dental benefits are also provided.

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

aqureshi@evc.org
http://www.evc.org

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities and qualifications of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.


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