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Filmmaker Mentor

Company: Latino Film Institute - Youth Cinema Project
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

LOCATIONS: CALIFORNIA - Must live within 50 miles from Salinas, North Monterey CountyMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Candidates MUST have a minimum of 3 years working in the film industry as a producer, director, or in any below-the-line position.Candidates MUST have expertise in at least one specific area of filmmaking.Candidates MUST have a valid driver's license and reliable source of transportation.Travel (up to 50 miles) may be requiredMileage is reimbursedCandidates MUST have a Bachelor's Degree or higherCandidates are comfortable in a school environment teaching children.DESCRIPTION of POSITION DETAILS:The Youth Cinema Project is a project-based program that teaches film to children and teens in the classrooms of public schools.YCP Mentors teach 90-minute film classes, twice a week, during regular school hours. The curriculum is provided. Mentors can expect to teach 7 - 21 hours a week and teach at all times with a co-mentor. Classes range from 4th-12th grade and mentors guide students through the entire filmmaking process for the duration of the school year. The first trimester is focused on writing and development, the second trimester focuses on pre-production and production, and the last trimester on post. Typically the school year runs from mid-August to mid-June.EEO PolicyLatino Film Institute/ Youth Cinema Project is an equal opportunity employer that does not and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical/mental disability or veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Film School Student/Graduate, a plusPrevious teaching experience, a plusInternet / Technical and editing skillsGoogle SuiteDaVinci Resolve, a plusBasic to advanced working knowledge of camera and audio equipmentBasic to advanced working knowledge of grip and electrical equipmentBasic to advanced working knowledge of film set logisticsBasic to advance working knowledge of film story structureRESPONSIBILITIES:Teach a year-long film program in the classroom during regular school hoursCommitment to the mission statement and philosophy of the programAdherence to Mentor Handbook guidelines.Maintain communication with YCP administrationAttend all YCP trainingConduct inventory of classroom film equipmentAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:Resume3 samples of your film work (links preferred)Background Check + Live ScanTB TestValid Proof of EmploymentI-9 FormW4 FormValid Auto InsuranceCOVID 19 Vaccine CardPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:In-Person TeachingAbility to lift or carry 40lbs of film equipment occasionally.Regular pushing / pulling / bending / stooping / kneeling

Keywords: Latino Film Institute - Youth Cinema Project, Santa Cruz , Filmmaker Mentor, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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