Next Gen Animation Instructor | BAVC

Next Gen Animation Instructor

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Motion Graphics
Local (Bay Area)
January 24

BAVC (pronounced BAY-vac) is a 41-year-old media arts nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social change by empowering media makers to develop and share diverse stories through art, education and technology. Our creative youth development programs work with communities typically mis- or under-represented in mainstream media. BAVC provides the resources and instruction that supports young people in engaging in our conditions for self-expression, community building, leadership development, and access to professional workforce development opportunities.

The Next Gen program mainly serve low–income San Francisco students who are underrepresented in the media and tech fields. Youth media production programs include advanced and intensive classes to create professional-quality media projects such as short-films, animated films, documentaries, music videos, public service announcements, audio engineering, and game design.


The Next Gen Animation Instructor will:
Develop curriculum and provide instruction to high schoolers ages 14-17.
Curriculum and instruction will emphasize the following:
Essential techniques of character animation, experimental motion, and cinema through individual projects and group exercises
A range of animation techniques from flip books, hand-drawn morphing, cutouts, and stop-motion to more complex techniques using 2D and 3D digital animation techniques in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and AfterEffects
Technical skills in storytelling, squash and stretch distortion, staging, timing, exaggeration, and many other animation principles
Social and Environmental Justice themed activities and projects
Activities that support students’ personal health, self-awareness, knowledge of personal values, teamwork, time management, communication, punctuality, professional courtesy, problem solving, and conflict resolution
Provide guidance and support to students as they create projects
Coordinate professional development opportunities alongside Youth Programs team for students including guest speakers, client projects, and field trips
Update student record database tracking attendance and participation in program activities
Responsible for maintaining and enhancing BAVC’s standard of instruction while working to meet challenging deadlines in a positive work environment
Understand the power of youth-produced stories and media for social change and education, and empower youth while pushing them creatively, balancing production-driven learning with their broader development.
Complete in-service and professional development/growth activities in accordance with the requirements of the faculty development plan
Knowledge of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) is a plus
Perform other job-related duties as required



BA degree in related field; Experience in animation for film & television, computer graphics, computer programming for games, game programming, game animation or related field
4+ years of experience in Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, and After Effects
Teaching experience preferably with youth (ages 13-18)
Experience in youth programs and demonstrated commitment towards youth development
Experience working with diverse communities, able to fit into and continue to create a supportive, democratic organizational culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy, and vision)
Excellent leadership, group facilitation, written & oral communication, and organizational skills
Level of comfort with online media dissemination: writing blogs and maintaining visibility of student work and classroom teaching
Comfort with data management (i.e. tracking class attendance, program activities, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in building community relationships with youth, partners, and parents; patience with students, demonstrated sensitivity to varying learning abilities and styles


HOURS: 15 hours/week for approximately 15 weeks per semester. Class hours are Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM. Additional meetings and course preparations will complement class time work. Seeking a commitment for a minimum of the spring 2020 and fall 2019 semesters. The spring semester begins on  February 18, 2020 with a student orientation and parent welcome night.


Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To be considered, please submit all of the following to by January 24, 2020:
- A brief cover letter
- A current CV or resume that includes your education, teaching experience, publications, and experience as related to the course
- A link to your digital portfolio
- Samples of previous lesson plans, if available


Bay Area Video Coalition is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regards to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. For the purposes of ADA, the “Responsibilities” and “Qualifications” are essential job functions.

-Significant work is performed in a typical interior community meeting space or classroom work environment, with typical noise and other disruption.

-Both standing and sitting are required for long periods of time. High use of computers and related equipment is required.

-Various types of equipment/supplies are used to accomplish the job requirements and include, but are not limited to, video and editing equipment, instruction supplies, computers/labs, classroom materials, telephones and other common communication devices.

-The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.