Working under the Director of Education, the Creative Pathways Coordinator has two key areas of responsibility: (1) 50% teaching and mentoring young people in photography, filmmaking and/or multimedia; and, (2) 50% coordinating all Creative Pathway activities. Scheduled to start June 1, 2017, specifics responsibilities include:
TEACHING AND MENTORING
Awards, Competitions, Portfolios
Creative Pathways Volunteers
Evaluation and Reports
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
General: The ideal candidate is a graduate of a photography, filmmaking, or multi–media program (graduate degree preferred, but not required), with experience working with both analog and digital processes. She or he has a strong background in documentary storytelling, while being adept at working in other forms and demonstrating a broad knowledge of historic and contemporary practices; a working artist preferred. The candidate is personable, an excellent communicator, and able to demonstrate an ability to self-initiate and work independently. She or he is extremely well organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively manage multiple priorities. Must posses a high level of technical expertise with cameras, computers, and software, including current versions of Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe Premier, while also demonstrating an educational approach that emphasizes the development of youths’ conceptual knowledge, critical thinking, and creativity. An understanding of the needs of “at-risk” low-income youth is a plus, as is experience in a mentoring program. Experience supervising volunteers a plus. Arts education background: Candidate has at least two years experience teaching media to young people (middle- and high-school preferred), and is highly proficient at building a syllabus with sequenced lesson plans that support arts learning objectives, while demonstrating an interactive, experiential, and project-based approach. Creative Pathways background: Candidate understands the key components that support college readiness at the middle- and high-school levels; is familiar with national and local college resources, including scholarships and other forms of support; and possesses a sufficient understanding of both the challenges and opportunities for low-income young people, and their families, when applying to college. Candidate demonstrates an understanding of the matrix of college support activities—from college counseling to entrance exams, FAFSA applications, and personal essays, to internships, competitions, and AP-level classes. Candidate has the ability to develop and sustain a largely volunteer supported program. An artist with prior experience in a college or career preparedness a plus.
Salary: This is a non-exempt, full-time position with a compensation package that includes a salary of $41,600 to start, paid vacation and health benefits available after 90-days, and an opportunity to pay into a 401k.
Venice Arts ignites, expands, and transforms the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and uses its participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world. Venice Arts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Send résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to [email protected]. Please indicate: Creative Pathways Coordinator in subject line. Please: No phone enquiries or walk-ins. Portfolio, curricular, or other materials may be requested if an interview is scheduled.