• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Los Angeles
  • $40 per hour USD / Hour

Website Watts Labor Community Action Committee



an Arts2Work Pre-Apprenticeship program for emerging media makers

The Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) is a non-profit, community-based, human social services organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for South Central Los Angeles residents. WLCAC has partnered with the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture to sponsor the first Arts2Work registered Pre-Apprenticeship program for Multimedia Producers at the WLCAC campus in Watts.

This is a yearlong work-based learning program designed to prepare emerging video and audio producers/directors/storytellers for jobs in a range of industries as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. Trainees work in a collaborative classroom setting for the first part of the program, and then become a production team working on client projects that could include short documentary, social media campaigns, installation, podcasts, brand content, short narrative films, experimental interactive works, and more.  During the program, industry networking is a key feature; local award-winning artists, producers, designers and creative technologists will join the Apprentices for informational lunch sessions, portfolio reviews, mentoring, etc.

We are seeking a Lead Instructor/Mentor for the Program, which is slated to begin Thursday September 5, 2024 at the Howard Bingham Multimedia Institute at WLCAC. The position will also include some additional hours during the summer for program planning, curriculum development, and advising equipment purchasing and participant selection.

The schedule for the program will be 20 hours per week including in-class time and additional Open Lab hours. Students will range in age from 18 – 24 and will have had some prior experience with media production and post. The young people in the program will also likely have faced some barriers to employment in their life and we will work together to ensure success for everyone who dreams of a creative career.


Lesson Plan Development aligned with industry standards and Arts2Work competencies (we help you with this!!).

Inspired, entrepreneurial, compassionate and professional teaching – expertise in topics including visual storytelling, media production + post, cinematography, digital workflows, Adobe Creative Cloud, Pro-Tools, collaboration, inter-personal skills and cultural stewardship

Support WLCAC and Arts2Work staff in the acquisition of camera packages, audio and video production and post-production gear, laptops, software and other needed items for training and production

Prepare trainees for the Adobe Certified Professional Exam in Premiere Pro, and any other available certifications for which they are prepared and eligible

Lead in-person programming three days a week in Watts, CA, always arriving on time, supporting class and equipment set-up, safety training,

Monitor and assess trainee proficiency in selected professional competencies (we show you how to do this!)

Mentor a Teaching Assistant

Collaborate with program staff to identify and develop meaningful client projects

Oversee the production and editing of high-quality content for selected clients

Plan and co-produce a culminating screening event showcasing trainee work and potential.

Support WLCAC and Arts2Work staff with interview prep and portfolio development

Provide industry and career insight and advice

Support collaboration among trainees and strong relationship development

Foster community with Instructors, administrators, mentors and trainees


Professional filmmaker with a resume that reflects a diverse, mature body of work with a distinctive voice

2-3 years of experience teaching production and post, camera, lighting, editing, video and audio workflows in a classroom or community setting.

Familiarity with trauma-informed teaching and learning principles

Familiarity with AR/VR/XR/AI, VFX and emerging creative technologies and hardware

Adobe Certified Professional in Premiere Pro preferred, but not required

Demonstrated experience building teams and teaching emerging artists 18 – 24

Some knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

A high degree of cultural and self-awareness and the ability to ask for help

Effective organizational and time-management skills and a healthy sense


$40 per hour

This is a part-time position that does not currently include health benefits.


To apply, please email TVickers@wlcac.org and include a brief cover letter, resume and link to your website, reel, and/or LinkedIn. Please put job title in the subject line.

WLCAC is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive staff team. BIPOC, people with intersecting identities – LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people, people living with disabilities and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


To apply for this job email your details to tvickers@wlcac.org