Documentary Film Instructor
Spy Hop Productions seeks a full-time, passionate and experienced Documentary Film Instructor. The ideal candidate is passionate about empowering young people and utilizing media for creative expression, education and social change. The ideal candidate is likewise engaged in the community, knowledgeable about local and global social issues, and is experienced in documentary filmmaking, critical pedagogies, experiential learning, and youth development best practices.
• Design and implement dynamic curriculum aligned with organizational objectives for Spy Hop’s documentary film/video classes: Reel Stories, PitchNic, Watch This!, Media Labs and Community Programs.
• Offer consistent full-time mentorship of students, encouraging self-expression, the setting of goals, and the development of students’ artistic identities.
• Assist in student outreach and recruitment for all classes.
• Administer all required evaluation and assessment tools, and track and report daily attendance.
• Develop and maintain critical programming relationships with students, parents, community partners, funders, and industry professionals.
• Oversee financial management of program related budgets.
• Recruit and schedule guest speakers and filmmakers for professional reviews of student portfolios.
• Manage peer mentor stipend hours and report for payroll.
• Assist development team as needed with program narrative, donor recruitment, funder recognition, and final product copies.
• Assist students with identifying next steps, including identifying next Spy Hop class, building their digital portfolios, resumes, letters of recommendation; and school or work options.
• Work with lab manager to archive all critical programming collateral (success stories, class photos, and final products).
• Collaborate with marketing team to coordinate program screenings.
• Demonstrated experience in all aspects of documentary filmmaking, including research, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution.
• Demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of, youth development.
• Experience working in multicultural environments.
• Comfortable with and committed to supporting a democratic organizational culture (team-building, conflict management, humor, flexibility, energy and vision).
• Excellent group facilitation skills, written and oral communications skills, and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated experience building community relationships.
• Ability to create dynamic curriculum around a prescribed set of organizational objectives.
• Experience in the classroom working directly with young people.
• Proficient in Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premier, After Effects and Mac OS.
• Journalism experience a plus.
About Spy Hop Productions:
Spy Hop Productions is a highly effective, nonprofit, youth media arts and educational enrichment center founded in 1999, and is located in downtown Salt Lake
City. Our mission is to encourage free expression, self-discovery, critical and inventive thinking, and skilled participation via the big screen, the airwaves, and online. Spy Hop provides a creative and dynamic studio environment where young people of all backgrounds actively engage in the production of their own narratives by sharing their stories and the stories of others through the creation of original digital media works.
How to Apply:
No phone calls please. Please email (preferred) or mail resume, references and cover letter to:
Email: [email protected]
Spy Hop Productions
Attn: Matt Mateus, Program Director
511 West 200 South, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Spy Hop Productions is an Equal Opportunity Employer