Jobs with Reel Stories

 

Intern/Mentor this Summer with Camp Reel Stories

Reel Stories is looking for Producers! Just like a movie producer who oversees and supports the completion of a film, a “producer” at our programs supports a team of 4-6 High School girls  as  they  make  a  film  over the course  of  two  weeks.  A Producer will     be  responsible   for   facilitating   their   group   discussions   in   their   creative process,    and   helping    them    to    stay    on    task    and    challenging    them    to communicate   their   ideas  clearly.  A Producer is also  responsible  for  reminding  them  to uphold camp policies. You  are  alternately  a mentor,  teacher,  friend,  and collaborator  depending  on  the  day.  This  role  is  fun, high-energy,  and  completely integral to the success of the program!!!

SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Support Reel Stories in bringing their mission statement to life in innovative ways
  • Commit to building a community of people who are actively supporting the work of women in the film industry
  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Communicate kindly, constructively and directly with co-workers and supervisors
  • Offer constructive feedback to make the program better

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a college student
  • Must attend Mentor Training, Saturday before camp begins (Session 1 Training: June 15th, and Session 2 Training: July 13th.
  • Commit for the following summer beginner filmmaking camps: Session 1: June 17-28 and/or Session 2: July 15-26, each camp runs for 2 weeks, M-F from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Background check required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for leading transitions between classes and workshops
  • Passionate about helping the campers to realize their vision
  • Technical skills in filmmaking or youth leadership experience desired but not necessary
  • As a mentor, you’ll be the main person that the team will ask for help, for advice, technical issues, group dynamic issues, etc. like a camp counselor.

PERKS

  • Stipend
  • Lunch will be provided for Producers and Associate Producers
  • Attend the  same seminars that  the students  do  which  are  led  by  leading  film  professionals  on  a  range of  topics (storyboarding,    documentary    filmmaking,    audio,    editing,    ).
  • Be a part of Reel Stories’ community that supports the next generation for female filmmakers!

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Reel Stories Media Teacher Job Description

SHARED VALUES AND EXPECTATIONS 

  • Support Camp Reel Stories in bringing their mission statement to life in innovative ways
  • Commit to building a community of people who are actively supporting the work of women in the film industry
  • Demonstrate professionalism and accountability
  • Take initiative to analyze and solve problems
  • Treat others with courtesy and respect
  • Communicate kindly, constructively and directly with co-workers and supervisors
  • Offer constructive feedback to make the program better

 REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a “people person” with excellent written and in-person communication skills
  • Love working with teens
  • Be very upbeat and energetic when interacting with students and parents
  • A natural leader
  • Self-motivated and able to work alone successfully and efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with your supervisor and other staff members
  • Openness to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and exceptional enthusiasm
  • Be available for camp preparation: up to 10 hours of prep time (which includes 2-3 one hour curriculum meetings
  • Commit to these following dates: Mandatory Training Dates: June 15th and July 13th (time TBD) and Camp dates: June 17-28, and July 15-26, M-F, 8:30-4pm (includes prep, camp time, and breakdown)

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION 

  • College graduate
  • Experience working in formal or informal educational settings
  • Experience working in summer camps or afterschool programs.
  • Professional experience in the film industry preferred or knowledge of and interest in the filmmaking process

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

JOB DESCRIPTION- Media teacher

The Reel Stories media teacher is the face of our Beginner Bootcamp filmmaking summer programs and will be in charge of instructing and supervising students throughout the program. The Reel Stories curriculum is divided into the categories of media literacy, narrative filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, screenwriting, sound recording, camera operation, editing, and sound editing. Our programs have guest speakers who are professionals in the media industry to facilitate specific workshops. When a guest speaker is not scheduled, the media teacher needs to be prepared to supplement and/or teach a 1.5 hour lesson on any or all of these. In addition to teaching, the media teacher has a set of technical support duties including equipment checkout and inventory, equipment setup and breakdown, software troubleshooting, and video editing. The media teacher is also responsible for editing together a master sequence of all completed student projects in preparation for screening their films after program.

Technical skills: Teaching experience and experience with our programs’ technical resources are a plus. Filmmakers at Reel Stories use the Canon EOS rebel T5, Zoom H4n handy recorders, and Sennheiser boom mics for production. Filmmakers use Adobe Creative suite – including Premiere Pro CC and After Effects – for post-production.

Soft skills: The Reel Stories media teacher should be skilled in mediation, and be able to maintain a collaborative learning environment that is encouraging and safe for women, trans, and non-binary students.

Rate for this position is $22/hr.

SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED 

  • Direct supervision by Esther Pearl, Executive Director

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading
  • Seeing, hearing and speaking, both nearby and at a distance
  • Use hands and fingers to help with classroom supplies and operate equipment
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to corinne@campreelstories.com. People of color encourage to apply.

 

 

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