Opportunities

Archive Distribution Manager

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time mission-driven Archive Distribution Manager to oversee the maintenance and dissemination of our living archive of youth-produced films. EVC is a nonprofit youth media arts 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.

For over three decades, EVC youth producers have produced award-winning short documentary films on social justice issues impacting them and their communities. Our archive of over 200 artful youth produced films explore topics such as police brutality, healthcare inequity, environmental racism, unequal education, gentrification, mental health struggles, LGBTQ+ discrimination and more. This position reports to EVC’s Executive Director, will be guided by EVC alumni advisory, and will supervise a full time Film and Video Archivist.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

Archive Maintenance

  • Builds, manages, and maintains digital video archive platform(s) for online video monetization through editorial licensing, as well as for independent screenings, teaching, advocacy, and research purposes.
  • Familiarity with archival video platforms and metadata standards for multiple audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of current trends, issues, workflows, and best practices associated with moving image conservation and distribution.
  • Expertise in copyright law as it pertains to video, film and media collections; responsible for researching and responding to copyright and ownership issues.
  • Ensures accurate and up-to-date inventories and reconciliation of archives and records.
  • Evaluates and coordinates the re-housing and stabilization of archives as needed.
  • Develops EVC archive code of ethics in collaboration with EVC alumni advisors, Executive Director and other stakeholders.
  • Advises in the creation, development, and implementation of collections management policies and procedures, as well as departmental goals and preservation planning.

 

Archive Distribution

  • Responsible for working alongside the leadership team to develop distribution strategies, goals and three-year archive monetization business plan.
  • Coordinates and facilitates archive access and licensing requests, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.
  • Structures and negotiates various editorial video licensing and distribution agreements for archive usage requests.
  • Day-to-day platform relationship management and channel growth; Responsible for all aspects of ongoing partnership management including partner onboarding, licensing negotiations, subscriber and viewership growth, technical cooperation, marketing initiatives and new partner development.
  • Monitor breaking news and pitch relevant content to appropriate users.
  • Analyze user and usage data, and prepare regular reports on engagement and trends and provide insights to inform decision-making.
  • Maintain understanding of competitive marketplace and key differentiators

Other responsibilities as assigned and required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Archival Studies, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Experience with professional archives licensing and management.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Working knowledge of video content needs and technical requirements of both current and emerging digital platforms.
  • Strong editorial judgement, intellectually curious, well-read, and abreast of current events, politics, and popular culture.
  • Must believe in the power of stories to create social change; creates and sustains a race equity culture towards a more just and equitable world.

 

Benefits:

The position will be compensated at a full time rate with benefits in the range of $60,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Executive Director.

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter benefits, and more.

This position is presently remote and could be in-office when it is safe to do so.

 

To Apply:

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

Archive Video Editor

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time mission-driven Archive Video Editor. EVC is a nonprofit youth media arts 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.

For over three decades, EVC youth producers have produced award-winning short documentary films on social justice issues impacting them and their communities. Our archive of over 200 artful youth-produced films explore topics such as police brutality, healthcare inequity, environmental racism, unequal education, gentrification, mental health struggles, LGBTQ+ discrimination and more. This position reports to EVC’s Archive Distribution Manager and will be guided by EVC alumni advisory.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Inventorying and cataloguing EVC video archive with metadata standards for multiple audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Make creative decisions to edit short youth-produced documentary films (approximately 20 minutes long) to produce multiple short stand-alone video clips (1 – 3 minutes long) for editorial licensing purposes. Understand the context in which finished work will be used to create more effective final products.
  • Perform editorial functions including media reformatting, assemblies, motion graphic design, audio sweetening, color correction, titles/credits, subtitles, and ensuring quality control.
  • Editing and creating trailers, sizzle reels, promotional bumpers, and social media videos as needed.
  • Media management of large amounts of digital content of various sizes to archive in EVC platform(s).
  • Optimize all video assets for web, mobile, and larger screens.
  • Coordinate and attend key creative approval sessions such as final edit playbacks, color/sound correction reviews and legal clearance reviews.
  • Abides by EVC archive code of ethics.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned and required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.
  • Must be experienced with Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as Final Cut Pro.
  • Working knowledge of video content needs and technical requirements of both current and emerging digital platforms.
  • Shows close attention to detail, able to multitask and handle numerous changes under tight deadlines with excellent time management skills.
  • Strong editorial judgement, intellectually curious, well-read, and abreast of current events, politics, and popular culture.
  • Must believe in the power of stories to create social change; creates and sustains a race equity culture towards a more just and equitable world.

 

Benefits

This is a one year full time position, with the possibility of part time work thereafter. The position will be compensated at a full time rate with benefits in the range of $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Archive Distribution Manager. This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter benefits, and more.

This position is presently remote and could be in-office when it is safe to do so.

Candidates should submit digital demo reels or samples of their work that demonstrates strong artistic vision and technical acuity as it relates to storytelling, video sequencing, color correction, basic motion graphics and audio mixing.

 

To Apply:

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

Director of Professional Development

EVC Director of Professional Development Programs

 

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time Director of Professional Development Programs. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media and social justice 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.

 

The Director of Professional Development Programs (PDP Director) is a core staff position at EVC, responsible for integrating our educational model in schools and afterschool programs.  The PDP Director will report to the Deputy Director, Programs and will supervise freelance media coaches and instructors.  The PDP Director will work at EVC’s offices in the West Village and partner school sites across NYC, with a remote option until further notice.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop, manage, and evaluate a strong team of media coaches and instructors

  • Recruit, onboard and support media coaches and instructors;
  • Observe coaches in classes, provide feedback on their work and support them in setting their own professional development goals;
  • Develop and/or facilitate internal professional development workshops and retreats for coaching staff;
  • Provide coaches and instructors curricular resources to support their work with teachers and in after-school settings;
  • Collect program updates from coaches regularly and provide feedback and support based on the needs of each site;
  • Collect program feedback from coaches annually and adjust program plan accordingly. 

 

Lead and manage in-school EVC coaching activities: 

  • Ensure EVC fulfillment of contract obligations including coaching sessions, presentations, workshops, etc.;
  • Communicate with school leaders and teachers regularly regarding program progress;
  • Visit each site regularly to observe classes and meet with EVC coach and teachers to discuss promising practices and problem solve as needed; 
  • Collect teaching materials from coaches for each session completed; 
  • Track sessions for each contract and submit documentation for invoices;
  • Submit bi-weekly timesheets to EVC administration for payroll processing;
  • Supervise completion and submission of final video projects;
  • Ensure proper care, maintenance and inventory of EVC production and post-production equipment used by PDP 
  • Write reports for work in schools for school leaders and funders;
  • Collect program feedback from students, teachers and media coaches. 
  • Manage Accounts Receivables for each project 

 

Recruit new schools to PDP:

  • Disseminate EVC’s PDP promotional materials at local conferences and networking events;
  • Co-facilitate informational workshops for school principals and teachers;
  • Develop contracts for schools in collaboration with EVC Deputy Director, Executive Director, school principals and teachers;
  • Provide coordination and oversight of grant and project contracts with the New York City Department of Education and other city agencies and funders as determined by contracts;
  • Ensure that program revenue meets budget projections

 

Facilitate EVC Professional Development workshops:

  • Plan, co-facilitate and conduct outreach for EVC’s Summer Teacher Institute and Youth & Community Voices Workshops;
  • Submit proposals and required materials to NYC Department of Education’s Afterschool Professional Development Program for professional development courses;
  • Plan and facilitate customized professional development workshops as required by contracts.

 

Coordinate EVC’s Annual Youth Powered Video Film Festival and other project specific festivals:

  • Schedule the festival in consultation with principals and site leaders;
  • Secure theater in which to hold the festival;
  • Collect film submissions for festival and create a reel of all films;
  • Conduct tech-check at theater to ensure all media plays properly and communicate with the theater manager re: all other event logistics; 
  • Help create outreach materials to generate enthusiasm for the event and create festival program;
  • Coordinate materials, food, beverages, and all activities the day of the event.

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Provide program update reports for organizational leadership, and information as needed to assist the Development Department by providing information needed for the writing of grant proposals and final reports in support of PDP.
  • Update PDP logic model as needed
  • Attend and contribute to EVC study groups and weekly staff meetings
  • Advocate and promote EVC and its mission 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • At least five years experience working directly with youth to lead instruction in a school setting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of positive youth development and the strength based approach;
  • Creative problem solver who possess the patience and perseverance to accomplish exciting work in challenging and complicated settings;
  • Experience and enthusiasm for developing and managing per-diem staff;
  • Strong, clear communicator on all fronts: writing, speaking and listening;
  • Commitment to and track record of building and maintaining relationships;
  • Experience facilitating teacher professional development workshops;
  • Knowledge of the filmmaking process and professional experience with pre-production, production or post-production;
  • Understand the importance of data collection and program reports and their use as a management tool;
  • Demonstrated project management and curriculum development skills
  • A can-do attitude and willingness and eagerness to lead in an entrepreneurial environment; 
  • Bachelor’s degree.

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the use of and value of protocols
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Master’s degree in education, nonprofit management or related field
  • Teaching certification 
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish

 

CULTURE AND VALUES:

  • Demonstrates commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy rooted in Frierian and Popular education
  • Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and full range of student learning and growth
  • Operates in an assets-based framework for working with youth, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds 
  • Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
  • Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
  • Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and an ability to treat all stakeholders with respect
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor

 

COMPENSATION:

This full time position is a 5-day per week position eligible for EVC’s health, vacation, and other benefits, compensated at an annual salary of $60,000. The PDP Director reports to, and is supported and evaluated by the Deputy Director, Programs. 

APPLICATION: 

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

As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

Youth Media Documentary Film Instructor

Youth Media Documentary Film Instructor

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 36th year, EVC currently has openings for Youth Media Instructors for in-school and
afterschool documentary filmmaking programs.
EVC offers in-school and afterschool documentary filmmaking programming for youth across
New York City. In each program, students 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 program culminates in public screenings of their
documentaries.
The curriculum draws from both EVC’s signature Youth Powered Video curriculum, and
curriculum crafted by individual instructors in coordination with the supervisor in order to meet
the particular needs of the group, the social justice topic, and the filmmaking process.
Responsibilities Include:
● Lead and facilitate a diverse team of 10-20 high school students in an intensive,
collaborative process of creating a documentary film.
● Teach collaborative research, shooting, and editing of a social issue documentary.
● 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 and
rubrics
● Coach and facilitate students’ public premiere screening and presentation of student
documentaries
● 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.
● 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 program participants
● Attend EVC staff meetings and Professional Development sessions

Required Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications Include:
● Extensive experience in all aspects of documentary film production (producing, shooting,
audio recording and editing)
● Experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere, iMovie or WeVideo)
● 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
● Demonstrates a longstanding commitment to social justice media making and organizing
● 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 Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications Include:
● Experience assessing student work
● Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments
● Bilingual English-Spanish speaker and/or additional languages

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
and the Deputy Director of Programs.
Please send your resume and thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the
responsibilities and qualifications of the position, to programjobs@evc.org. Please include the
title of the position in the subject line.

As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems
and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build
and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our
students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity
Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race,
ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.