She is a filmmaker or video artist. He has been teaching and working with kids for years. This teaching artist has a million tools in their tool kit. He knows how to lead kids through the process of scripting, shooting, and editing original short films. She is knowledgable about media literacy and passionate about supporting girls in thinking critically about how they consume and make media. The Producer/Media Artist will lead teams of older Go Girls! through the process of creating short films to be screened on the final day of camp.
Compensation | $20-24 per hour DOE.
We are looking for 2 Producer/Media Artists to lead our new sessions in association with Camp Reel Stories. 1 Producer will work one session, July 20-31 at our San Francisco location. The other will work 2 sessions, July 20-31 and August 3-14 in Oakland and Berkeley. Must commit to working the full length of the contract.
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30-4:30 and until 6:00 on the final Friday
Training*: Mandatory Training days the weekend of March 20-22, 2015.
*This training is led by Co-Founders Allison Kenny and Lynn Johnson. You are paid a stipend for your time to attend and will be well-fed. In this training, not only will you learn the ins and outs of working at a Go Girls! Camp, you will also learn, practice, and strengthen the skills that will benefit your career as a teacher, teaching artist, youth worker, and girl advocate anywhere you choose to share your gifts in the world.
As a Go Girls! Producer/Media Artist, you will…
- Train with Glitter & Razz Owners to learn our Go Girls! Camp™ Methodology
- Prepare curriculum and high quality learning experiences according to the Go Girls! methodology and the Camp Reel Stories curriculum
- Lead a group of 15 girls ages 9-11 through the process of creating original, short films to be screened on the final day of camp
- Lead age appropriate media literacy classes that help tween Go Girls! be able to see and talk about the media they consume in new and powerful ways
- Effectively manage a group of up to 15 girls using positive discipline techniques and relational attachment
- Work effectively with your Assistant Teacher to support children to feel safe and have fun during community building, free play, snack and lunch times
- Connect daily with parents at sign in and pick up time, celebrating their children’s successes and discussing challenges appropriately
- Support children work collaboratively and coaching them to manage conflicts peacefully by facilitating “talk-it-outs”
- Build and maintain positive relationships with our site partners throughout the course of the summer
A Go Girls! Camp Producer/Media Artist will have…
- At least 5 years of experience teaching media arts to children ages 9-11
- Knowledge in and respect for collaborative processes of creating original work
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Education, Filmmaking, Media Studies, Child Psychology or related fields
- Flexibility: multi-tasking and managing challenges in a variety of situations is key
- Chutzpah: we like folks who have the guts to try new things in new ways
- Impeccable Social/Emotional Skills: Ability to manage stress and emotional triggers, willingness to use direct communication, ask for what you need and listen to others’ needs
- A Curious and Reflective Mind: It is super important that you are the kind of person who is always learning, always thinking about how you can do better, open to loving feedback
- Positive energy: Kids do best with adults who model kindness at the same time holding clear boundaries
- “Nothing to Hide”: all employees of Glitter & Razz are subject to fingerprinting background checks and TB testing
- Dependable way to get to work on time each day
To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter that clearly shows the following:
1. Your teaching philosophy
2. Both your strengths and challenges as an artistic collaborator
3. Why you are specifically interested in working at Go Girls! Camp
Submit your resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com with the subject line “I Want To Be a Go Girls! Camp Play Director”
We will be conducting the first round of interviews through Feb. 26th. After that, we will invite our top candidates to join us for a final group interview on Saturday morning March 7 in the SF Bay Area. Attendance at this final group interview will be required if invited to attend.