The Reel Stories media teacher is the face of our filmmaking programs and will be in charge of instructing and supervising students at various afterschool programs. Our afterschool programs are held at various Bay Area schools for 2-hours each week. Days of the week vary depending on school site.
Reel Stories is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion not just in the world of film, but in our own organization. Members of underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply for this position.
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
- 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
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
The Reel Stories media teacher 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. 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.
Technical skills: Teaching experience and experience with our programs’ technical resources. 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.
- Direct supervision by Alexandria Bordas
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, submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. People of color encouraged to apply.