SFFILM’s Education department is seeking a motivated candidate with an interest in education and film/media to support our year round education and family programming. Our Education team serves more than 12,000 students and teachers every year, from kindergarten through college, to develop media literacy, cultural awareness, global understanding and a lifelong appreciation of cinema. SFFILM Education aims to cultivate students’ imaginations, prepare them for filmmaking careers, and empower them to succeed in a media-saturated world.
The Education Program Manager supports the Director of Education by managing our year-round Filmmakers in the Classroom Program and our summer Young Filmmakers Camp. The Manager assists in the programming and coordination of all schools, youth, and family programs during the SFFILM Festival, and is also responsible for developing evaluation design and impact measures of our core education programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in both educational and film settings, and an affinity for providing cultural experiences to young people in the Bay Area. We are accepting applications for this role through Tuesday October 6th.
- Manage the Filmmakers in the Classroom (FITC) program including: class selection, curriculum development, management of filmmaker instructors and interns, funder relationship, and equipment needs.
- Lead FITC filmmaking instructors in preparing lesson plans, materials, and resources for FITC sessions.
- Work closely with the Director of Education in the selection process for the SFFILM Festival, including family films, youth works, and family shorts.
- Manage and support Screenings for Schools film programs and school visits, which may include venue set-up, ushering, management of teachers and student guests, leading Q&As, and volunteer coordination. Note, this operational management is currently taking place virtually until venues reopen.
- Project manage and lead technical directing of Education and Family virtual events and workshops.
- Implement Young Filmmakers Camp including: instructor hiring and management, outreach and camper recruitment, venue selection, curriculum development, and equipment needs.
- Serve as teaching artist/instructor for Young Filmmaker Camp or Filmmakers in the Classroom if needed.
- Design curriculum materials, hire curriculum writers, and work closely with educators to maintain and build SFFILM Education’s Teaching Tools database.
- Oversee the collection of impact metrics for all education programs, including but not limited to: number of programs presented, attendance, demographics, and qualitative assessments.
- Systematize Education’s evaluation work and surveying process, working with SFFILM’s Communications team to unify Education surveying projects with org-wide data collection standards.
- Support management and implementation for email outreach efforts to educators and other potential Education program participants. Expand Education team’s outreach, including researching and making recommendations for new school contacts and community partners.
- Hire and manage interns, teaching artists, and guest artists for various workshops, residencies, and events. Support hiring and management of temporary Festival staff each Spring.
- Serve as cross-departmental lead on all inter-departmental projects, including but not limited to: developing collaborative workshops with SFFILM’s Artist Development team, supporting Education funder and sponsor fulfillment in partnership with SFFILM’s Development department, maintaining Communications team timelines for all Education team deliverables, etc.
- Support integration of SFFILM’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion efforts into Education’s programming and offerings.
- Provide additional program support to the Education Department as needed.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Background in arts education and/or K-12 education.
- Interest in film festivals or film organizations.
- Confidence working with students of all ages.
- Experience teaching in classrooms or non-traditional learning environments a plus.
- Experience lesson planning and building curriculum a plus.
- Strong public speaking skills; ability to speak to and command attention of large groups of students.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced working environment.
- Knowledge of SFUSD and the broader Bay Area education community.
- Understanding and appreciation of media literacy and the use of film as an educational resource.
- Excellent computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud (especially InDesign), Basecamp, FileMaker Pro, MailChimp, or Formstack is a plus.
- Comfort with numbers, especially data analysis and program evaluation.
- Experience with film production. Proficiency with digital video cameras and editing a plus, but not required.
- Self-directed with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.
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.