Jan 28, 2008

Job Opp

Position: Digital Arts Instructor
Salary: $20 - $30/H (based on experience)
Education: BA or BS
Location: Northeast San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA
Language(s): English and Spanish required
Area of Focus: Youth Empowerment, Community Development, Graphic Arts
Type: Part time 10 – 20 hours per week, M-F afternoon hours

Last day to apply: February 8th 2008
Start date: ASAP
Job Description: Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-
profit organization founded in 2005, is a youth-driven initiative
empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando
Valley. YSC provides area youths with the skills necessary to pursue
higher education and create strong communities.
The Digital Arts Program is part of the Youth Speak! after school
program at San Fernando High School. This after school program is
comprised of 3 programs: an active Youth Council, a Digital Arts
Program, and SAT workshops. This program will provide opportunities
for youth to engage in service-learning, participate in experiential
learning and gain skills to attain a college education.

The Digital Arts Instructor will integrate with and supplement
current Digital Arts classes on campus. The Instructor is primarily
responsible for the development of our digital arts program that
engages youth in their community and school. They also will
coordinate and execute various video program and production projects.
The Digital Media Arts Program will use technology to support youth
activities including graphic arts technology training, digital
photography, video design, and vocational development in media arts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Design, adapt, and implement developmentally appropriate video
design lessons, workshops and projects for high school youth in the
afterschool
hours.
• Will work to produce and promote student designed projects in
television, radio and online vehicles.
• Will use the immediacy and clarity of film to make academic topics
vivid and relevant to students' lives.
• Be part of a team that organizes and evaluates all our media
programs in music, film, video, and online media helping to produce
and promote socially conscious media in television, radio and online
vehicles.
• Help conduct outreach and recruitment to schools, organizations,
and community
groups.
• Track and evaluate participants' progress, program impact and
outcomes.
• Help facilitate the seamless integration of school activities, and
develop linkages with key school, city and organization personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS

- High School diploma
required.
- Bachelor's Degree in Education, Film, Graphic Arts, Communications
or related field preferred.
- Minimum of three years in a related field
preferred.
- Strong background in video editing, video production, including
lighting, camera, & sound -
Excellent bilingual (Spanish and English) written and verbal
communications skills.
- Ability to work with diverse students, all age groups, and low-
income communities.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team essential.
- Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and Saturdays as
required.
- Knowledge of and involvement in youth programs.
- Valid driver's license.

Interested candidates should mail cover letter and resume to:

David Andrés Kietzman, Youth Speak! Collective
11243 Glenoaks Blvd, CA 91331
david@youthspeakcollective.org
Questions? Please call 818-834-5181

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