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Youth Education Coordinator

Manhattan Neighborhood Network


Description
The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is dedicated to providing educational services, training in television and new media, making equipment accessible, and assisting in the production of programming that gives voice to grassroots communities and advocacy. MNN's youth program educates about media's essential role in society and offers training to produce videos about issues impacting young people for cablecast on MNN channels and website. Youth also learn effective uses of social media to express opinions on critical concerns.

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse is seeking a dynamic and experienced candidate to coordinate, provide administrative support and facilitate education programs for young people, 14 to 21 years old. Candidate must have at least three years of media arts teaching and one year of studio experience. The Youth Education Coordinator reports directly to the Firehouse Director and also works closely with the Manager of Youth Programs and Outreach. The position includes some evening and weekend work hours.

Responsibilities:
Together with Firehouse Director and Manager of Youth Programs, the Youth Education Coordinator will participate in planning education goals for the Firehouse youth programs. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for coordinating programs, teaching studio classes, facilitating studio productions, and assisting youth to achieve producer certifications.

Educational
• Assist in development of educational programs and curriculums.
• Teach core workshops in studio production
• Plan and implement calendar of programs, workshops and special events.
• Assist in conducting orientation sessions.
• Develop and coordinate application procedures for youth programs and internships.
• Conduct initial interviews, oversee enrollment, organize class rosters and waiting lists.

Production
• Coordinate youth-led studio productions and manage studio production teams.
• Oversee post-production of studio projects.
• Assist participants with setting studio timelines and delivering projects for cablecast.
• Assist with field production training, as needed.

Administrative
• Prepare summaries of classes and workshops, number of participants and related issues toward continued improvement of training and education.
• Arrange logistics for classes including scheduling, reserving rooms and studios, and preparing handouts.
• Communicate confirmations, cancellations, notes, or other class updates.
• Collect and compile training evaluations by participants and instructors.
• Maintain database and prepare monthly reports.
• Assist with general upkeep and cleanliness of classrooms, studios, and equipment

Qualifications:

• Bachelors' degree in media, video, communications, journalism or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 3 years teaching film/video production.
• Curriculum development experience.
• Demonstrated studio and post-production knowledge and skills.
• Working knowledge of software editing applications including Final Cut Pro is required.
• Comfortable with Mac operating systems and databases and experience.

Other Job Requirements:
• Demonstrated interest in community media education.
• Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, collectively and collaboratively with minimal supervision.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills, capacity to troubleshoot independently and make recommendations.
• Experience in conflict resolution.
• Demonstrated knowledge of new media technology.

How TO APPLY:
Send resume and cover letter to youthed@mnn.org. Due to the volume of applications, MNN may not be able to respond individually to each applicant. MNN will contact selected candidates for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

About Organization:
Manhattan Neighborhood Network is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


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