Program Associate, Scribe Video Center
Description: Scribe Video Center, a Philadelphia-based non-profit media arts and education center, seeks a Program Associate. Scribe provides educational workshops in video, film, audio and time-based media production, and we sponsor production projects that explore community issues.
The Program Associate, a part time position, works with the Program Manager to plan, present and promote Scribe Video Center’s programs, including educational workshops, community productions and public screenings. Planning and implementing community outreach strategies for all our programs is a core responsibility of this position. A substantial part of this outreach work includes developing collaborations with Philadelphia area neighborhood organizations, as well as with teachers and administrators in the public and charter school systems.
Knowledge of the process of media making (video, film and radio) is an important attribute for the Program Associate. Other duties will include marketing, project administration, maintaining relationships with partnering organizations, and managing free-lance subcontractors and interns.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with the Program Manager to plan, present and promote all of Scribe Video Center’s programs from workshops, screenings and community productions.
2. Responsible for planning and executing outreach strategies to solicit applicants for Scribe’s community production programs, including Community Visions, Precious Places, and Documentary History Project for Youth.
3. Organizes and produces the Street Movies! neighborhood screenings, including solicitation of works, developing collaborations with hosting neighborhood sites, contracting screenings crew and producing on site events. (Street Movies! occurs primarily in August.)
4. Develops and maintains strategies for the promotion of Scribe activities and video works, including the development of publicity materials; writing of press releases and other copy; maintaining and updating website; social media updates; the distribution of direct mail and email promotions; and other web-based promotion.
5. Responsible for maintaining databases of community and press contacts
6. Preparing works produced through Scribe programs for distribution and exhibition by gathering releases, writing program descriptions, uploading information to website and promoting Scribe work to varied screening and broadcast venues.
7. Responsible for maintaining attendance records and assisting in compiling program statistics and documentation.
8. Opportunities to represent Scribe at professional conferences, panels and festivals within arts community and media arts fields.
- Solid experience with community outreach and grassroots organizing
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong contacts within the Philadelphia neighborhood and charter school system
- Excellent verbal,and
written communication skills
- Promotion and marketing skills, including social media outreach strategies.
- Knowledge of the documentary videomaking process
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite)
- Able to do the physical work related to community screenings.
- MUST be able to prioritize tasks, work independently and meet deadlines.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Working videomaker with experience producing/directing independent work
- Experience curating/programming film screenings.
- Experience of working in a non-profit arts organization
- A commitment to progressive social change
- Experience of web design.
- Conversant in Spanish
HOURS: This position is posted as a part-time position (16 to 24 hours a week.)
Reports To: Program Manager
Scribe Video Center serves a diverse, multi-racial, multi-ethnic constituency in the Philadelphia area and encourages program participation from women, youth, seniors, people from lower economic classes and all sexual orientations. We look for a staff that is reflective of that diversity.
About Scribe Video Center:
Scribe Video Center is a Philadelphia-based non-profit media arts and education center, founded in 1982, that seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. We provide educational workshops in video, film, audio and time-based media production, and we sponsor production projects that explore community issues. We engage people of all backgrounds in our programs, with a specific focus on people of color, women, young people, elders and those who have been traditionally excluded from access to the means of media production. Thousands of people and over a hundred and fifty community groups have documented their hopes, dreams, passions, and concerns in some 350 videos produced with the support of Scribe Video Center.
Please send a cover letter detailing how you would contribute to the programs at Scribe, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to[email protected]