Title: Lead Media Instructor (Bridges Fellowship)

Report to: Youth and Emerging Media Maker Program Manager

Type: Non-Exempt, Part time

Hours: up to 25 hours a week

Pay rate: $25-28 per hour

Location: San Francisco, CA

Schedule: Each semester during the academic year, typical evening class hours meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM. Additional meetings, course preparations, curriculum development, and program events will complement class time work. This is a part-time temporary position. For 2022-23 school year  the position begins in November 2022 for a Spring Semester (Jan-Jun 2023) and Summer Intensive (June-July 2023).


How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio link to https://bavc.tfaforms.net/321336 


Who We Are

BAVC (pronounced BAY-vac) Media is a 45-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 and tech fields. BAVC provides the resources and instruction that supports young people to engage in self-expression, community building, leadership development, and access to professional workforce development 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 program, Fellows will show their client project video at the Bridges Symposium. 


Job Summary 

Lead Media Instructor

As the Lead Media Instructor of our Bridges Fellowship, you will develop and revise curriculum, provide instruction and mentorship to young adults (ages 18- 24) interested in filmmaking, and collaborate with guest speakers and workshop leaders. The instructor understands the power of youth-produced stories and media for social change and education, and creates an environment where youth feel empowered balancing production-driven learning with their professional development. 

The Lead Media Instructor will provide Fellows with guidance on how to manage the production of Fellows’ personal and client/group projects, as well as make the client/group projects a focus for the class to complete by the end of the semester culminating celebration.

This Fellowship will be in person at our BAVC Media program site and following COVID-19 safety protocols, there may be some facilitation of virtual classrooms. The Lead Media Instructor must be able to coordinate, navigate, and provide technical support on Zoom to visiting guest speakers or workshop leaders as well as utilize Google Classroom to keep classroom materials organized. 

BAVC Media requires employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or medical or religious exemption. Successful candidates for this position are also required to pass a Live Scan background check and TB test as a condition of employment.

What You’ll Do

  • Oversee class instruction in technical and creative aspects of story development, pre-production, production and post-production
  • Develop course curriculum and work plans
  • Mentor emerging filmmakers in the development and production of short, high-quality digital film projects create personal and client projects
  • Assure quality of final products (e.g. sign off on masters, storyboard stills, product packaging, etc.).
  • Organize all student project rough cuts and prepare students for feedback/ critiques 
  • Prepare students to present at end of semester Symposium
  • Collaborate with, provide guidance and support to virtual or in person workshop leaders in pre production and post production, while working in a one-on-one capacity with up to twelve youth filmmakers per course
  • Coordinate professional development opportunities for students including guest speaker visits and media industry field trips
  • Manage and develop outreach partnerships to recruit students to your class
  • Track student attendance, accomplishments, and other important information by updating the student record database
  • Create weekly class and student progress updates for YEMM Program Manager through photographs and written word documentation
  • Travel with students on relevant field trips including film screenings, festivals, speaking opportunities, and media industry site visits 
  • Coordinate career readiness development activities that support students’ self-awareness, knowledge of personal values, teamwork, time management, communication, punctuality, professional courtesy, problem solving, conflict resolution, resume and cover letter writing, dressing for success, elevator pitches, interview tips, etc.


Prefered Qualifications, Education, and Experience   

  • BA degree or equivalent, 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
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all stages of film production using applicable technologies; including digital media production equipment; DV/DSLR Cameras; Video Editing Software such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, and Basic Audio Recording and Editing (Zoom Recorders). Knowing After Effects, Pro Tools, Advanced Audio Recording and Editing, and Motion Graphics are 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 vision)
  • 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

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 accommodations 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/ 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.

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