SFFILM Education is seeking a motivated candidate with an interest in education and film/media to support our year round education and family programming.
SFFILM Education 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 Youth Education Program Coordinator assists the Associate Director of Education by managing our Filmmakers in the Classroom Program, Summer Youth Filmmaking Camp, and provide general support across SFFILM Education activities throughout the year. This position assists in the programming and coordination of all schools, youth, and family programs during the SFFILM Festival. The position is also responsible for coordinating evaluation design and impact measure of our core education programs. The ideal candidate will have experience in both educational and film settings, and an affinity for providing cultural experience to young people in the Bay Area.
The Education Program Coordinator role will serve as a 32 hours/week salaried position from August to December 2019, and transition into a full time role in January 2020.
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- Manage the Filmmaker in the Classroom (FITC) program including: class selection, supervision of filmmaker instructors and interns, and tracking equipment needs.
- Assist FITC filmmaker instructors in preparing lesson plans, materials, and resources for FITC sessions.
- Work closely with Associate Director of Education in selection process for the SFFILM Festival, including family films, youth works, and family shorts.
- Manage and support Screenings for Schools screenings and school visits, which may include: venue set-up, ushering, management of teachers and student guests, leading Q&As, and volunteer coordination.
- Manage Young Filmmakers Camp including: instructor hiring, outreach and camper recruitment, venue selection, and equipment needs.
- Coordinate evaluation design and impact measurement for core education programs: Screenings for Schools, Schools at the Festival, and Filmmakers in the Classroom
- Assist with management and design of email outreach to educators and other potential participants.
- Assist with management of database of teachers, education professionals, et al.
- Manage and support hiring of interns, teaching artists, and guest artists for various workshops, residencies, and events.
- Design curriculum materials, working closely with educators to create film study guides and other educational materials.
- Provide additional program support to Education Department as needed.
- Bachelor’s in arts education or related humanities field.
- 2+ years experience in arts education. Background in K-12 education preferred.
- Experience with film festivals or film organizations.
- Experience and confidence working with students of all ages.
- Experience teaching in classrooms or non-traditional learning environments preferred, but not required.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- 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, including: Outlook, Word, Excel, Basecamp, FileMaker Pro
- Comfort with numbers and data analysis.
- Experience with basic film production. Proficiency with digital video cameras and editing a plus, but not required.
- Proficiency in many Adobe Creative Cloud programs a plus, but not required.
- Professional demeanor combined with an ability to have fun with kids.
- Ability to travel to school sites around the Bay Area.
- Self-directed with the ability to take initiative and anticipate actions needed.