DTE is seeking experienced media educators for its filmmaking programs at public high schools in New York City as well as it’s community-based programs in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Our community programs include In Transition: Media and Digital Boot Camp. These programs don’t just provide students camera and editing skills. They also give young people the tools to tell their stories and carves out a space for critical investigations of self and society.
Media educators instruct students on the use of state-of-the-art cameras as well as lighting and audio equipment. Students create a progressive series of film studies as they learn to use these tools. Their projects have included silent films, narrative films, and PSA’s as well as mini-documentaries. Their documentaries have featured issues impacting urban youth and local businesses with branded content. Teaching artists lead students through frank discussions of the issues that matter to them and support them as they do further research on their chosen topics.
Past film topics include:
- Sexism- an introduction to attitudes and policies that discriminate against women
- Film the Vote- a look at the role of youth voice in Presidential elections
- Different Systems- on police violence against Black youth
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Positions available starting in June 2018
The ideal candidates will have significant experience (3+ years) facilitating media curricula in public school settings or community-based media programs. Strong classroom management skills and facility with audio and video equipment is mandatory. Experience in multi-disciplinary arts settings (including performing arts) and/or proficiency editing video in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is preferred.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter with references in addition to links to 2 media projects completed by students in a program you taught to Maria@dtetc.org.