SFFILM Assistant Camp Instructor is an hourly employee that facilitates our Youth Filmmakers Camp programs during the 2023 summer season. The Assistant Camp Instructor works closely with the SFFILM Education Manager / Lead Instructor to support classroom objectives. SFFILM’s Youth Filmmakers Camp is designed to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling, increasing students’ creativity and technical skills through hands-on and classroom instruction. SFFILM Education’s goal is to enrich young filmmakers through exposure to new artforms and to build upon existing skills.
The position of Assistant Camp Instructor is a full-time, temporary position working with campers 14-18 years old located in San Francisco. The hourly rate is $21/hr, and the dates of the agreement are mid June, 2023 through August 8, 2023. During camp (July 10 – August 4) the typical daily schedule is 8:00am – 4:30pm. The Assistant Camp Instructor will not be scheduled for any hours the week of July 3rd – 7th. This is an unpaid week, but will receive holiday pay July 4th.
Application review will begin May 22, 2023, but the position is open and accepting applications while this posting remains up.
Covid-19 Safety: This position is a student and public-facing role, and is required to provide proof of “boosted” vaccination and comply with all SFFILM COVID-19 safety policies for employment. Currently masks are not required but are highly recommended for camp attendees when indoors.
- Supervise campers in and out of the classroom setting.
- Assist in the design and implementation of inquiry-based and project-based lessons on film topics.
- Work closely with SFFILM Education Manager/ Youth Camp Instructor to implement camp curriculum.
- Assist with camp logistics, preparation, and inventory of materials and resources.
- Assist with leading lessons and break-out groups throughout pre-production, production, and post-production and daily tasks.
- Manage a team of interns in assigning roles and tasks.
- Demonstrate a willingness to adapt and implement camp curricula in creative ways.
- Assist with camp load in, load out, and management of equipment.
- Experience in filmmaking, film, arts education, or related; could be current film student, active artist or filmmaker, teaching artist or educator.
- Proficient knowledge of all steps of the production process and use of equipment (camera, lighting, sound, etc).
- Proficiency in using Apple computer software and editing systems, especially Canon DSLRS cameras and Final Cut Pro.
- Confidence and focus in busy classroom/film production settings
- Classroom management skills.
- Experience working in youth education or community-based settings with diverse groups of young people between ages 13–18 a plus.
- Organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage tasks and priorities, plan ahead, and communicate effectively.
- Ability to adjust lesson plans to adapt to different learning abilities and needs.
- Ability to maintain and nurture professional and positive relationships with campers, instructors, interns, and filmmaker guests.
- Minimum 20 years of age.
- Must be able to pass a LiveScan and provide results from a TB test.
SFFILM is deeply committed to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) in both its internal management and external programming. Since 2018, the organization has actively been working in collaboration with two Advisory Boards focused on accessibility and inclusivity and officially began work with a DEI consultant in 2019 to further invest in and build on that work. Candidates are invited to discuss their interest and involvement in DEAI practices in their cover letter, and ask us more about our DEAI process in their interview.
SFFILM, in accordance with federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer. SFFILM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all candidates, staff members, interns, and volunteers.