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Videography Fellowship

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Human Connections
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Bucerías, Nay., Mexico
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Published 3 months ago
Videography Fellowship

About Human Connections

Human Connections (HC) is a nonprofit organization that connects visitors with local people through responsible travel experiences. Based on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, we offer day tours, travel programs for university students, as well as virtual versions of these programs. All of our educational experiences foster profound cross-cultural exchange and increased economic opportunities for our local partners, who are families of Mexican artisans and entrepreneurs. Learn more at humanconnections.org.

About our Virtual Tours: 

In response to the impact COVID-19 has had on the tourism-reliant Riviera Nayarit communities, HC is working with our partners to create Virtual Tours. Even after travel resumes, these tours are envisioned as a sustainable way to support partners’ livelihoods during the low tourism season while making cross-cultural experiences accessible to all.

Our Virtual Tours will be documentary-style, pre-recorded videos that last roughly 30 minutes each. Going beyond a tutorial, each of these videos provides a rarely seen glimpse into one of our partner’s daily lives and highlights their creative process. The virtual tours will walk visitors through the steps to make something inspired by the specific partner(s) they visit, and can be coupled with a live component hosted by the partner. The specific format of the virtual tours can be creatively adjusted by the videographer and HC team.  

By May 2021, we plan to publicly launch our first three Virtual Tours. Below is the proposed timeline for reaching this objective. Note that the videographer will work with the existing team to accomplish each of these objectives, and that only the items marked with asterisks are the videographer’s sole responsibility.

February 2021 

  • Plan content for the first 3 videos
  • Practice the experience with the involved partners 
  • Prepare all needed materials 
  • Onboard videographer

March 2021 

  • Videography* 
  • Editing*

April 2021

  • Finish editing*
  • Write transcripts and their translations for final videos 
  • Add subtitles to the videos*
  • First 3 tours are live on our website 

May 2021

  • Public launch
  • Host interactive components
  • Gather feedback
  • Plan second 3 tours 


About the Videography Fellowship: 

Human Connections is seeking a Videographer to support the Virtual Tours project described above. Strong candidates will have:

  • Experience filming and editing high quality, documentary-style videos;
  • The required equipment; 
  • A passion for storytelling and/or the social space;
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills;
  • Either Spanish or English fluency (bilingual candidates are preferred) 

This position is full-time but will have flexible hours. We are looking for a minimum time commitment of 4 months. This fellowship has the potential to lead to longer term employment opportunities with HC, and presents an excellent opportunity for professionals seeking experience in both media and the social sector. 

A modest living stipend will be provided to cover the cost of travel, accommodation, and basic living expenses in Bucerias, Nayarit, a beach town on Mexico’s Pacific coast.


About Human Connections

Human Connections (HC) is a nonprofit organization that connects visitors with local people through responsible travel experiences. Based on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, we offer day tours, travel programs for…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

Human Connections

Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to the email listed. If you have a portfolio or relevant work samples, please include these as well.  We are considering applicants on a rolling basis and the ideal fellowship start date is in February 2021. Strong candidates will be contacted to set up a Zoom interview. 


Please send your resume and cover letter to the email listed. If you have a portfolio or relevant work samples, please include these as well.  We are considering applicants on a…

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