Video Production Instructor | BAVC

Video Production Instructor

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94110

Video Production
Part-Time
Local (Bay Area)
Deadline: 
September 22

Youth programs at BAVC mainly serve low–income students who are underrepresented and misrepresented in the media and tech fields, and in college programs for such. Youth media production programs include advanced and intensive classes to create professional-quality media projects such as short-films, documentaries, music videos, public service announcements, audio engineering, game design, graphic design, coding, etc., as well as portfolio materials including a resume, online portfolio and Linkedin profile.

JOB SUMMARY
Factory Instructor (Video)
Develop curriculum and provide instruction for youth film programs. Mentor young filmmakers and manage production and distribution of student projects. 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.

Responsibilities 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Factory (Video) Instructor will:
● Oversee class instruction in technical and creative aspects of production and post-production
● Develop course curriculum, lesson plans, and work plans
● Participate in program outreach, group interviews and vetting/selection process of students
● Mentor youth filmmakers in the development, production and distribution of short, high quality digital film projects
● Assure quality of final products (e.g. sign off on masters, storyboard stills, product packaging, etc.)
● Create content and document student progress/accomplishments for posting to social media
● Oversee all aspects of distribution for student films, engaging students in the process
● Manage and develop networks to facilitate distribution of video projects via recruitment, outreach, and partnership initiatives
● Create opportunities for community and national engagement through project presentations
● Take attendance, organize field trips and guest speakers
● Travel with students on relevant trips including film screenings, festivals, speaking opportunities and if applicable, college tours and site visits
● Generate weekly class/student updates shared with Education staff
● Work in a one-on-one capacity with ten to twelve youth filmmakers per course
● Organize, along with Next Gen staff, all rough cuts and film screenings (in addition to program graduation)
● Prepare students to present at end of semester/year celebrations (run through, public speaking tips)
 

Qualifications 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
●  BA or MFA in related field
●  At least one year teaching experience, preferably with teens or young adults
●  Solid experience in curriculum design and evaluation, especially in video production
●  Demonstrated proficiency in all stages of film production using applicable technologies; including digital media production equipment; filmmaking; DV/DSLR; Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, a must; After Effects, Pro Tools and Motion Graphics a plus
●  Filmmaking and producing experience
●  Professional knowledge and demonstrated commitment towards youth development
●  Experience working with diverse communities to create supportive democratic class culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy and vision)
●  Excellent leadership, group facilitation, written & oral communication, and organizational skills
●  Knowledge of youth-based film festivals, submission process and marketing, branding and
promotion
●  Comfort with online media dissemination: writing blogs and maintaining visibility of student work
●  Demonstrated experience building community relationships with youth, family members, and local
partners; committed to social justice; patience with students, demonstrated sensitivity to varying learning abilities and styles
●  Spanish-speaking or second-language fluency a plus
●  Evening flexibility is required for special events

Compensation: DOE

HOW TO APPLY
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To be considered, please submit the following to youthprograms@bavc.org by September 1st:
- 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

SPECIAL ADA REQUIREMENTS
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.