RAW seeks an experienced professional with a background in film and youth media to provide vision, coordination, and implementation for our innovative and award-winning youth filmmaking program. This full-time position requires both program management and direct youth film programming design and execution.
The Film School Manager envisions, oversees, and implements the curriculum and operations of film school. The manager provides hands-on, technical training to middle and high school filmmakers in groups of up to 12 students.
The R2R Manager manages the internal functions of Real to Reel (R2R) from attendance and notes in groups, to equipment, space and allocating resources. This person will provide hands-on technical training in digital video and audio production while supporting the production and completion of youth films. He/she creates a safe, supportive, inclusive and fun environment for youth.
Co-Develop program curriculum for the Real to Reel program with Youth Film Producer. Coordinates with Program Director to effectively align curriculum with National Coalition of Core Arts Standards within R2R.
Oversees, in concert with Youth Film Producer, R2R alignment with and accountability to organization’s Strategic Plan.
Leads film school groups, developing innovative concepts appropriate for the skill set of youth.
Build meaningful relationships with students, providing artistic and emotional support.
Provides leadership in systems design (i.e. staff communication, documentation, inventory)
Maintain Real to Reel media equipment, including edit suites and computers. Organize and maintain film and production equipment. Maintain a consistent check-in & check-out policy. Assist in managing computers and hard drives. Maintain RAW’s photo archive system.
Provides software, computer and project/data management for film school.
Orchestrates RAW’s limited A/V needs, including the use of projectors, screens and sound systems for events and visits. Provides training on the use of the systems for non-R2R staff.
Co-leads R2R staff meetings
Supervises Media Assistants
Manages film school program budget.
Fulfills reporting and tracking requirements for Program Director and Development Team.
Minimum of three years of working with teens with a record of success. Experience building trusting relationships with underserved teens. Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience and education in trauma-informed care is desired.
Strong people and program management skills.
Experienced in all levels of film/video production (including editing, camera, sound and lighting).
Superior skills in operating standard video, audio and lighting equipment, as well as Adobe Premiere.
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite is required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and with a team.
Flexibility and willingness to work outside of regular schedule, including evenings and occasional weekends.
Superior communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, understanding and appreciating diverse populations. A strong film/video portfolio is required.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Exceptional level of personal organization, with strong project/process planning skills. Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Fluency in Spanish is highly desired.
Energy, enthusiasm, and commitment with a high standard of professionalism is crucial. Creativity and a passion for RAW’s mission are required.
To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio of personal and/or student work with the subject line “Film School Manager” to email@example.com