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            Assistant YMA Instructional Coach

                                                      Job Description

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach with implementing the YMA curriculum and instructional plan with high fidelity

  • Assist in maintaining a positive and safe learning environment for all YMA filmmakers

  • Use a positive approach to teaching YMA filmmakers the technical skills required for exploring a movie topic, learning camera operation, sound recording, lighting, audio, outlining, storyboarding, film production, and editing as outlined in the YMA curriculum

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach with YMA filmmakers to apply their writing, research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills to a real-world problem that is unique to their local community

  • Provide frequent feedback to YMA filmmakers on their work, including critiques and suggestions for improvement, as well as grading their assignments and assessments

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach with instructional plans, field trips, and production days with the YMA Executive Management Team and/or the partner organization

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach with collaborating with industry professionals, including local filmmakers and production companies, to provide your students with real-world insights into the film production industry

  • Mentor YMA filmmakers by providing guidance and support as they develop their skills and prepare for careers in the film production industry

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach with encouraging YMA filmmakers to explore their own ideas and develop their unique style as filmmakers

  • Assist Lead Instructional Coach in embedding efficacy-building strategies into lessons so that YMA filmmakers will have numerous opportunities for mastering skills and seeing their peers master skills

  • Use intentional language to encourage YMA filmmakers whenever possible and create a nurturing environment where they feel safe, supported, and protected

  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and grades, as well as other duties required by the YMA Executive Management team and the Lead Instructional Coach

  • Set schedules for interviews and coordinate with production crew

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by YMA Management Team

  • Must be willing to work at various job sites

  • Must have your own transportation

  • Complete the YMA Instructional Coach workshop

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Some experience in film production is recommended.

  • Experience as a production assistant or production crew member is highly recommended.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and software used in film production.

  • Ability to manage and organize equipment used in the classroom and on the set.

  • Ability to work with diverse student populations.

  • Ability to maintain a positive and safe learning environment for students.

  • A background check will be conducted. This background check may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, education verification, and employment history

  • This is a part-time, hourly position

 
       For more information, contact us at: youngmoviemakersofamerica@gmail.com

  

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Senior Production Specialist:

  • 5+ years of experience in film/video production

  • Knowledge of professional grade cameras and equipment (BlackMagic camera is required)

  • Expert level in two or more areas: cameras, lighting, sound, audio, editing.

  • Has own equipment and own transportation

  • Works well with school-age children

  • Works well individually and with teams

  • Knowledge of data transfer and storage

  • Ability to adapt to various situations 

  • Two letters of recommendations

  • A background check will be conducted. This background check may include, but not limited to, criminal hostory, education verfication, and employment history

  • This is a 1099 independent contractor position.

 

Production Specialist (Lighting):

  • 3+ years of experience in film/video production

  • Knowledge of lighting theory and setups for typical shots

  • Expert level in your area: lighting

  • Has own equipment and own transportation

  • Works well with school-age children

  • Works well individually and with teams

  • Ability to adapt to various situations 

  • Two letters of recommendations

  • A background check will be conducted. This background check may include, but not limited to, criminal hostory, education verfication, and employment history

  • This is a 1099 independent contractor position.

Production Specialist (Sound):

  • 3+ years of experience in film/video production

  • Knowledge of sound and techniques for capturing professional audio

  • Expert level in your area: Sound

  • Has own equipment and own transportation

    • At least one boom microphone and accessories

    • At least four lavalier microphones with accessories

  • Works well with school-age children

  • Works well individually and with teams

  • Ability to adapt to various situations 

  • Two letters of recommendations

  • A background check will be conducted. This background check may include, but not limited to, criminal hostory, education verfication, and employment history

  • This is a 1099 independent contractor position.

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