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Intern with the Educational Video Center and change the world —  one documentary at a time!

YOUTH DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP CO-DIRECTOR

The Educational Video Center is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary filmmaking as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Now in it’s 34th year, the Youth Documentary Workshop is an intensive internship program for high school students from underserved communities across New York City, who come together Monday through Thursday from 3:30 – 6:30pm each week for one school semester to collaborate on the production of a short documentary film about a social justice issue of their choosing that they identify as having significance to their own lives and communities. The semester culminates in public screenings of their documentaries, as well as individual portfolio presentations where they present on their learning and growth to a panel of teachers, students and community members in order to be awarded high school credit.

The curriculum draws from both EVC’s signature Youth Powered Video curriculum, and curriculum crafted by individual instructors in coordination with supervisor in order to meet the particular needs of the group, the social justice topic, and the filmmaking process.  This is further guided by EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop Logic Model.

This position reports to and is supervised by the Executive Director.

 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Lead and facilitate a diverse team of 15-17 high school students in an intensive, collaborative process of creating a documentary film. The instructor will:
    • Teach collaborative research, shooting, and editing of a social issue documentary for distribution and online dissemination.
    • Guide students through media literacy lessons connecting ideas of power, oppression and media production.
    • Develop engaging and creative lesson plans that promote students’ critical literacy, civic engagement, social emotional development, and documentary arts skills.
    • Accompany students to interviews, local forums, or conferences related to their filmmaking topic and process
    • Facilitate student reflection and self-assessment of learning through journaling, rubrics and culminating portfolio roundtables
    • Coach and facilitate students’ public premiere screening and presentation of student documentaries
  • Assist in recruiting a diverse team of 15-17 high school students from Transfer and International Schools across New York City. Student age ranges from 16 – 21 years old.
  • Help facilitate partnerships with local community based organizations to support students’ development of strategies for using their film as a tool for education, civic engagement and activism.
  • Coach and facilitate short term youth documentary workshop special projects as assigned by supervisor
  • Provide program update reports to the EVC Board of Directors, and information as needed to assist the Executive Director and Development Manager in the writing of grant proposals and final reports in support of the Documentary Workshop program.
  • Communicate as needed with students’ schools and advisors to support students’ learning and social emotional development, report attendance, student participation, and credit earning
  • Ensure proper care and maintenance of production and post-production equipment used by the Workshop participants
  • Collaborate with EVC’s other Co-Director of Youth Documentary Workshop on all aspects of the program
  • Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and  weekly staff meetings
  • Advocate and promote EVC and its mission
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor

 

Qualifications:

Filmmaking

– Extensive experience in all aspects of documentary film production (producing, shooting, audio recording and editing)

– Experience with nonlinear editing software (Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere)

 

Youth Development + Teaching Experience

– Extensive experience working with high school aged youth is a must (specifically from historically marginalized communities)

– Experience writing student centered, culturally relevant curriculum that engages with social justice

– Youth development experience a plus

 

Social Justice

– Demonstrates a longstanding commitment to social justice media making and organizing

– Experience with activism and community organizing a plus

 

Communication Skills:

– Strong written and verbal communication skills a must

– Must demonstrate resilience and a sense of humor in a fast paced, rigorous environment

 

Salary:

$42,000 per annum for 4 days/week (0.80FTE)

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizationals holidays for part-time staff per EVC’s personnel policies. Health and Dental benefits are also provided.

 

Schedule:

Monday – Thursday from 11am – 7pm or as determined by supervisor

 

Application process:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities and qualifications of the position to aqureshi@evc.org.  Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Media and Instructional Coach

EVC seeks a part-time Media and Instructional Coach to help support the growth of EVC’s Professional Development Programs. Through this program, the Media and Instructional Coach will play an integral role in helping teachers gain the experience they need to develop engaging, student-centered spaces where youth produce impactful video projects about issues of immediate importance to their lives.

 

Major responsibilities include:

-Instructional Coaching
-Support teachers in implementing EVC educational philosophy of practice and Youth Powered Video (YPV) curriculum
– Identify with teachers at least one pedagogical goal that is in alignment with EVCs methodology
– Support teachers to meet that goal through weekly (or otherwise scheduled) coaching sessions which includes planning, modeling, observing, team-teaching and debriefing lessons to provide resources and suggestions to improve practices
-Gather evidence of student work to support teachers in reflecting on progress toward professional development and program goals
-Facilitate assessment of teacher practice and student learning
– Report on coaching activities after each session
-EVC Staff Meetings and Professional Development
– Attendance at all EVC Study Groups, staff meetings, and PD sessions, dates to be determined
– Additional reading assignments for Study Group or staff meetings
– Keep Director of PDP informed of all issues you would like to address, either collectively or individually

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications include:

Required:
-Bachelor’s Degree or higher, from an accredited college or university
-Strong instructional and classroom management skills
-At least 5 years experience working with a diverse student population in schools
-Video and or film production or post-production experience
-Experiencing writing unit plans and lesson plans
-Strong facilitation skills and experience with learner-centered, project-based learning
-Strong commitment to social justice and youth activism
-Understanding of principles of positive youth development
-Demonstrated commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy
-Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Strong planning and personal organization skills
-Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor

Preferred:
-Experience teaching middle or high school students
-Experience delivering professional development to teachers
-Experience assessing student work
-Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments

Specifications:

This is a part-time contract position contingent on project funding. The rate of compensation for coaching is $250 per full day, and $150 per half-day session. Coaches also attend EVC full staff Study Group and periodic coaching program meetings.

This position reports to and is supported by the Director of Professional Development Programs.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Send resume and cover letter describing your relevant experience and the outcomes of that work, to EVC PDP Director Mary Grueser at: mgrueser@EVC.org

EVC is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.

Professional Development Program Intern

EVC’s Professional Development Program (PDP) gives PK-12 teachers the proven teaching strategies and practical skills they need to plan, facilitate, and evaluate student-produced video projects while meeting the Common Core Standards. Evidence shows that providing students with a learner-center environment, where they produce real-world projects that explore issues of immediate relevance to their lives increases students’ attendance, literacy skills, and engagement in learning. Principals and teachers at EVC partner schools, which primarily serve high needs students, are eager to adopt our approach to engage their students in becoming life-long learners while enriching their school culture.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
Support PDP Director in planning and implementing various components of PDP. Specific tasks related to this work might include:
• Assist in developing and editing curricular materials
• Assist in reviewing and developing program evaluation materials
• Help planning and executing teacher summer institute
• Help managing media and organizing archival materials
• Support media and instructional coaches in leading workshops, as needed
• Develop online tools to support the work of media and instructional coaches

 

Skill Requirements
• Proven interest in the field of education and positive youth development
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Experience working with youth development programming
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively
• Strong analytical skills
• Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of a small, entrepreneurial department
• Experience using MS Office and Google tools (docs, spreadsheets, forms, sites) on a Mac platform
• Experience with video equipment and editing software a plus!

 

Goals of Internship: At the end of this internship you will have gained valuable nonprofit program implementation and management skills, including program planning, monitoring and evaluation.

 

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Mary Grueser at mgrueser@evc.org 

Development Intern

The Educational Video Center (EVC, www.evc.org) is seeking an eager and enthusiastic Development Intern to join our team and support the Executive Director and Development Manager in all daily development/fundraising activities. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. EVC began with a simple idea: put video cameras in the hands of teenagers and teach them to go out into the city and craft stories about the world as they see it – with all its problems and possibilities. While the technology has drastically changed over the past three decades, we’ve stayed true to our core values and mission through our after-school and summer Youth Documentary Workshops; New Media Arts Program; Professional Development Programs; and Community Engagement and Dissemination Initiatives.

EVC is gearing up to embark on a strategic planning process that will include new fundraising plans and strategy to increase major gifts and private funding to take our innovative youth media programming to the next level. The development internship is ideal for someone who is interested in learning from fundraising professionals and is eager to help brainstorm, create, and put new development processes into place to sustain and enhance our programs. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 12 hours a week for at least three months starting in June 2018. This is an unpaid position.

Under the guidance of the Development Manager, the Development Intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Support Executive Director and Development Manager in daily development activities
  • Conduct targeted institutional prospect research and prepare briefing documents
  • Maintain prospect pipeline and ensure accuracy and integrity of Salesforce database
  • Contribute to Individual Giving strategy development
  • Support outreach to secure meetings and streamline communications
  • Identify and help create pathways and events to engage donor prospects
  • Pull reports on active EVC donors and partners
  • Prepare reports, correspondence, memos, etc., as required
  • Database Management Plan: Correct and maintain accurate records and files
  • Support event preparation

Requirements

  • Interest in development and nonprofit fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, analytical and project management skills
  • Sound ability to work in Excel and Google Suite and manipulate data
  • Contributes valuable research and event planning ideas
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Ability to manage tasks in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere and take initiative
  • Understanding of social justice issues and a commitment to creating new opportunities for vulnerable and underserved youth
  • Quick learner, confident, self-motivated and outgoing
  • Passion for social justice and youth media
  • Some development experience preferred

Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to bholness at evc.org by May 25, 2018.