Summer Camp Faculty
The Northwest Film Center School of Film welcomes resumes from independent mediamakers with an interest in teaching children and teens enrolled in this year's Summer Camp program, specifically digital storytelling, stop motion animation, and compositing (green screen). Previous experience working with youth (ages 7-12) and/or teens (ages 13-18) required. Hands-on competency in media production and commitment to media arts perspective a must.
School of Film and Young Filmmakers Program Faculty
The Northwest Film Center School of Film and Young Filmmakers Program welcomes resumes from independent mediamakers with an interest in teaching youth and adults enrolled in the School of Film's year-round curriculum, and/or an interest in teaching through outreach initiatives with schools and arts, social service, and business partners in the community. Academic credentials and teaching experience desirable but not required.
Letter of Interest, Resume, Filmography, and Reel on DVD to:
NW Film Center
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Email inquiries to: email@example.com
Education Program Assistants (Summer Camp)
The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center invites applications for temporary Education Program Assistants for our summer camp. Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Film Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
- Provide technical and instructional support to summer education programs for children and teens as requested by faculty and staff. Help students trouble-shoot general technical issues and develop proficiency on camera and editing equipment. Work with faculty to demonstrate skills and techniques and monitor appropriate equipment use.
- Answer public inquiries. Monitor student sign-in/sign-out and safety and security in the facility. Attend promotional events and staff meetings. Act as liaison between summer faculty, parents, and education staff.
- Perform administrative tasks associated with instructional activities including: processing registrations and invoices; generating signage; preparing mailing lists; distributing grade sheets, surveys, and evaluations; generating usage reports; and procuring supplies and services.
- Assist in equipment scheduling, prep, check-out, check-in, storage, inventory, maintenance, upgrades, and repair. Set up and take down classrooms and public spaces as requested for classes and public events. Test and trouble-shoot projection systems. Keep classrooms and public spaces neat and clean. Support archiving and online publication of audio-visual materials.
- College level training in film/video/digital arts or technology.
- Proficiency in operation of film/digital camera and editing equipment required.
- Ability to lift 30 pounds.
- Ability to work flexible, irregular hours.
- Ability to organize time, act independently, and to work with minimal supervision.
- Experience working with youth (ages 7-12) and/or teens (ages 13-18) highly desirable.
- Macintosh computer literacy required.
These are temporary roles estimated to begin in June/July and end sometime in August. Hours are full-time (25-40 hours per week plus possible evenings and weekends) and compensation is budgeted at $9.50 per hour. Roles are not eligible for benefits, but do qualify for perks. Please see our website for more details.
To apply online visit: www.portlandartmuseum.org/careers and follow the link to create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. Materials may be addressed to the Education Director of the Northwest Film Center. Please note: we recommend you combine your cover letter and resume into a single Microsoft Word or PDF document instead of entering the cover letter into the text field.
The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please do not submit multiple application packages. Resumes received without a completed employment application will not be considered. Please no drop-ins or phone calls.
Education Interns will gain a working knowledge of the operations and services of one of the country’s largest regional media arts centers and community film schools.
Flexible hours, but a minimum of 12-15 hours per week is required.
Daytime, evening, weekday, and weekend shifts available.
This in an unpaid volunteer position.
The Intern may develop organizational, administrative, technical, and interpersonal skills which can later be applied in a wide range of employment situations. Specific skills in film and video production may be learned, including operation of cameras, projectors, and editing software. Interns may receive references and recommendations for future employment or education opportunities, and become qualified for consideration for specific job openings at the Film Center. Interns may attend regular admission Film Center Exhibition Program screenings free of charge.
- Fall / Winter Term — mid-September through late April
Deadline: August 24
- Winter / Summer Term — mid-January through late August
Deadline: December 16
- Summer / Fall Term — mid-June through mid-December
Deadline: April 22
Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with education staff on basic activities associated with equipment maintenance/checkout, inventory control, public inquiries, customer service, registration, and promotion/marketing. Assists staff in monitoring use of the School of Film facility. Assists with assembling and testing equipment for instructional use. Cleans, arranges, and sets up rooms for classes and workshops. Duplicates printed and media materials and performs DVD duplication. May work on special projects related to student recruitment, curriculum development, youth media festival coordination, film archiving, and other areas.
Attributes and Qualifications:
Ability to work independently and creatively with limited resources.
Organized and methodical with strong attention to detail.
Macintosh computer skills desirable; basic knowledge of film and/or video equipment preferred.
To apply, send resume/cover letter to Pam Minty, Education Program Manager:
||Northwest Film Center
Attn: Pam Minty/Education Internship
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205