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Video Production Associate

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826 Boston
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Roxbury, MA

About the Opportunity

826 Boston seeks a thoughtful individual with skills in video production and a passion for STEM to serve as a Video Production Associate for an upcoming after-school program called NOVA Science Studio. The individual in this role will provide biweekly support to a cohort of 3-6 Boston Publics Schools students as they design and create videos on scientific topics of their choosing. This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position that will require a time commitment of 12-15 hours per month. 

826 Boston is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a multicultural organization. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Strong preference will be given to Boston Public Schools (BPS) high school seniors or recent graduates of a BPS high school.

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About the NOVA Science Studio Program

826 Boston is serving as a host site of the NOVA Science Studio, an after-school program that strives to change the face of STEM by championing young diverse voices in science communication. Students in the program will be given the tools to tell their own stories through the science happening right in their own backyards. 

Six to ten students in grades 8-12 will participate in the program through 826 Boston’s virtual host site. Participating students will work together in small groups to produce short science videos on topics of their choosing. Over the course of the program, students will hone their technological skills and learn about topics such as scientific misinformation, how to conduct an interview, and representation in STEM. Students will receive guidance from 826 Boston’s Host Site Coordinator, the Video Production Associate, and a NOVA producer. 

Requirements:

The Video Production Associate must be:

  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Available to work 12-15 hours per month

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • Strong observation skills; the ability to mentor, set limits, and give constructive feedback; and a flexible approach to meeting student needs
  • An ability to genuinely engage students with STEM and Science Communication topics in a variety of ways that are responsive to each student’s interests
  • Ability to effectively manage a group, as well as set and maintain norms around safety, project expectations and engagement, and inclusivity
  • Experience with or interest in implementing curricula for students ages 13-18
  • Experience teaching, working, or serving traditionally underserved students, students with special needs, and monolingual to multilingual students
  • Ability to build rapport easily with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • An enthusiastic belief in the mission of 826 Boston as evidenced by a passion for writing and working with youth

Responsibilities: 

  • Support a cohort of 3-6 students by providing regular feedback and guidance to help them develop and refine their video projects
  • Help foster a supportive and engaging virtual learning community
  • Collaborate with, and report to, the 826 Boston Host Site Coordinator to support biweekly program sessions which will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays from approximately 4:00-5:30 PM from January 2021 through the end of May 2021
  • Attend professional trainings as needed, potentially prior to January 2021

Compensation: $13.50 per hour.  If you have any questions, please email greg@826boston.org with the subject line “826 Boston Video Production Associate”. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. Click here to apply online.

About 826 Boston

826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Our high-impact programs are based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can occur with one-on-one attention, and that writing skills are fundamental to future success.

826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, co-founded by the award-winning author Dave Egger and educator Nínive Clements Calegari, that were named in GOOD Magazine’s “30 Places We Want to Work.” Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 25,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. In 2014, the 826 network garnered the American Literacy Prize from the Library of Congress for its pioneering work to eradicate illiteracy in the United States.

About the Opportunity

826 Boston seeks a thoughtful individual with skills in video production and a passion for STEM to serve as a Video Production Associate for an upcoming after-school program called NOVA Science Studio. The…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Temporary

Location

3035 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

How to Apply

Apply online: https://826boston.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34&source=aWQ9Ng%3D%3D

Apply online: https://826boston.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=34&source=aWQ9Ng%3D%3D

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