Video Production Instructor (Bridges Fellowship) | BAVC

Video Production Instructor (Bridges Fellowship)

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Video Production
Local (Bay Area)
January 17

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) 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 youth development programs work with communities typically mis- or under-represented in the media, providing the conditions for self-expression, community building, leadership development, and access to professional opportunities.

The Bridges Fellowship serves young people between the ages of 18-24 living in San Francisco who are underrepresented in the media industry. The Fellowship provides participants with technical skills training in video production, career coaching, and professional development. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their technical skills by working on a client project. Additionally, Fellows will expand their network and gain new mentors by connecting with industry leaders. At the end of the semester, Fellows will show their client project video at the Bridges Symposium.


As the Lead Instructor of our Bridges Fellowship, you will develop curriculum and provide instruction and mentorship to young adults (ages 18-24) interested in filmmaking. The instructor understands the power of youth-produced stories and media for social change and education, and create an environment where youth feel empowered balancing production-driven learning with their professional development.
The lead instructor will provide Fellows with guidance on how to manage the production of Fellows’ client projects as well as make the client projects a focus of the class for them to complete by the Symposium on May 1st.

Typical class time hours in the Fall are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00-7:00 PM, starting February 25, 2020 and ending on May 15, 2020. Additional meetings, time for course preparation and curriculum development, and program events are required as well.


- Oversee class instruction in technical and creative aspects of production and post-production
- Develop course curriculum and work plans
- Mentor emerging filmmakers in the development and production of short, high-quality digital film
- Assure quality of final products (e.g. sign off on masters, storyboard stills, product packaging, etc.).
- Mentor a Teaching Assistant while working in a one-on-one capacity with up to twelve youth filmmakers
   per course
- Provide guidance and support to students as they create personal and client projects
- Coordinate professional development opportunities for students including guest speaker visits and field
- Manage and develop networks to facilitate distribution of video projects via recruitment, outreach, and
   partnership initiatives
- Comfort with data management (i.e. tracking class attendance, program activities, etc.)
- Travel with students on relevant field trips including film screenings, festivals, speaking opportunities and
   if applicable, college tours and site visits
- Organize all student project rough cuts
- Prepare students to present at end of semester graduation

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. To be considered, please submit all of the following to by January 17, 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 previous 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.



 - BA degree in related field;
- At least 2-3 years teaching experience preferably with youth and/or young adults
- Solid experience in curriculum design and evaluation, especially in video production
- Proficiency in all stages of production using applicable technologies; including digital media production
   equipment; filmmaking; DV/DSLR; Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro a must; After Effects, Pro Tools and Motion Graphics a plus
- Filmmaking and production experience
- 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
- Excellent leadership, group facilitation, written & oral communication, and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of youth-based film festivals, submission process, and marketing, branding and promotion.
- Level of comfort with online media dissemination: writing blogs and maintaining visibility of student work
   and classroom teaching
- Demonstrated experience in building community relationships with youth, partners, and parents; patience
   with students, demonstrated sensitivity to varying learning abilities and styles.
- Weekend and evening flexibility is a must
- Second language fluency a plus