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PositionSummer AmeriCorps VISTA Media Educator
Title under Americorps: 2020 Summer Associates
Summer Americorps Associate Program: June 22nd - August 21st
CLICK TO HERE TO - Apply by May 1, 2020

Summer AmeriCorps VISTA Media Educator

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US:
Outside the Lens believes the world would be a better place if all youth had the education and access to tell their story. We teach photography, film, and digital media to marginalized communities and under-resourced schools as a tool for empowerment, transformation and storytelling.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Looking for a paid summer internship? Join our Outside the Lens Media Corps! OTL’s Summer
AmeriCorps Associate Program is well-suited to members interested in growing their skills as photographers and filmmakers, and becoming well-versed in the San Diego education, technology, and arts communities. The associates will work closely with our senior educators and digital media experts who will act as mentors and guides to support their development goals. Summer Associates will also have the opportunity to develop cutting edge digital photography and filmmaking skills for storytelling and electronic communication that will serve them wherever their careers take them. The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate program is a short-term service opportunity.

ROLE IN ORGANIZATION:
Summer AmeriCorps Associates at OTL collaborate with the leadership team to support OTL’s mission to empower youth to use photography, filmmaking and digital media arts to create change within themselves, their community and their world. The Summer AmeriCorps Associate is proactive, flexible and, developing and delivering innovative curriculum to youth in alignment with OTL’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Benefits:

  • A living allowance for the time served
  • $4146.00 total for 10 weeks
  • $1,289.95 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or an end of service cash stipend
  • On-site orientation and training
  • Access to the AmeriCorps eCommunity and the Alumni network
  • Learn vital workplace skills and join the creative economy
  • Collaborate with a team of professional Teaching Artists to empower and engage our youth

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • Must serve on a full-time basis during the project period
  • Must have a reliable source of transportation

Duties:

  • Work with OTL staff to create and teach innovative, creative digital media projects
  • Assisting with the coordination and implementation of OTL Summer Programming
  • Support with gathering the necessary data to critically assess and evaluate our summer activities and educational experience
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other organizational related events, exhibitions and activities.

SKILLS:
Experience with photography, film and video production, editing, graphic design or visual communication strategies a plus but not necessary. Proficient with both MAC and PC platforms.
Some software knowledge preferred: iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Pixlr.

To learn more about Outside the Lens visit: www.outsidethelens.org

T... learn more about Americorps: https://www.nationalservice.go... the Lens is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $414.60 /week

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Employment Length:

  • 1 - 3 months

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift



PositionAmeriCorps VISTA (Full-Time) Programs & Operations Associate
Outside the Lens AmeriCorps VISTA Associates
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AmeriCorps VISTA (Full-Time) Programs & Operations Associate

Make a difference at Outside the Lens! Since 2001, Outside the Lens (OTL) has delivered its adaptable curriculum to 23,000 children in weekly classes, after-school programs, summer sessions, workshops and teacher trainings. Students tell their unique personal stories through photography, video and other digital media forms while under the guidance of writers, journalists, filmmakers, photographers, artists and teachers.

Our programs target underserved and at-risk youth grades K-12 throughout San Diego County. OTL adopts a model of participatory photography and video, a method in which students are given cameras and videos to document the issues that concern them. The resulting images are used for discussion and to communicate a story to a wider audience. All projects involve a literacy component and culminate with an exhibition where students present their findings, photographs, videos and reflections to family, friends and community.

Join us as we work to serve even more youth throughout San Diego by helping to build the capacity of OTL. During a year of service with OTL, AmeriCorps members will work to ensure that low income youth have access to arts/technology education and digital media technology. VISTA Members will build the capacity of OTL by recruiting, placing and training new volunteers; organizing fundraising events to support media programs; coordinate the expansion of our Advisory
Board (media professionals who serve as youth mentors), develop media education curriculum for teachers, volunteers and students, refine methods of program evaluation and securing project funding in collaboration with OTL Leadership.

For more information about Outside the Lens, please visit our website: www.outsidethelens.org.

... more information about AmeriCorps VISTA benefits, please visit the VISTA website.
Positions Available :

Program Associate:
As a Media Education VISTA, you will help ensure that low income youth have access to arts/technology education and digital media technology. The Media Education Associates VISTA project will coordinate the expansion of our Advisory
Board (media professionals who serve as youth mentors), develop media education curriculum for teachers, volunteers and students, and refine methods of program evaluation.

Operations Associate:
As an Operations Coordinator VISTA, you will h elp ensure that low income youth have access to arts/technology education and digital media technology. The Operations Coordinator VISTA project will build the capacity of OTL by recruiting, placing and training new volunteers; organizing fundraising events to support media programs; and securing project funding in collaboration with OTL Leadership.

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year institution at start of service
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Reliable transportation

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

  • Are dedicated to national and community service
  • Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a term of service.
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with at-risk youth and/or poverty-stricken populations
  • Possess a natural ability to connect with people
  • Are eager for a dynamic work schedule
  • Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission
  • Demonstrate a love for relationship building and public speaking
  • Have flexibility and adaptability in both work style and work environment
  • Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
  • Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
  • Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Can quickly learn new technology systems and have a high level of comfort with MS Office & Google Apps
  • Root your work in our core values

Bonus Points if you have:

  • Experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs
  • Marketing experience
  • Development/Fundraising experience
  • Education experience
  • Photography experience

What’s in it for you ?
At the end of the service year, you will have helped to build Outside the Lens’ capacity to serve San Diego’s underserved population. In addition, you will have helped to further diversify our funding stream, as well as provide vital support to our development department, expanding its capacity to grow its funding and develop additional partnerships.

Commitment :

  • July 6, 2020 - July 9, 2021 (1 year)

Benefits of Service :

  • For more information about these benefits, please visit the VISTA Website.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $21,563 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service @ $829.36 bi-weekly).
  • Segal Education Award of $* 6,095* (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
  • Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,350, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a health care insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
  • Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
  • Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s needed to apply?

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
  • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve)

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $21,563.00 /year

Additional Compensation:

  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Other

Employment Length:

  • Varies

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday



Position: Full-Time Media Educator
Reports to: Program Manager
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Full-Time Media Educator

Role in organization: The Media Educator at OTL collaborates with the leadership team to support OTL’s mission to empower youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world and contributes to a sustainable, effective and robust organization. The Media Educator is proactive, flexible and forward looking, developing and delivering innovative curricula to youth and adults in alignment with OTL’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Position Description:

  • Develops and delivers OTL media curricula to K-12 students and adults at OTL, school and organizational sites in San Diego and elsewhere.
  • Develops and delivers teacher media training programs in workshops and through the OTL online portal.
  • Coordinates and produces final exhibitions and other student presentations such as portfolios.
  • Works closely with teachers, students, administrators and parents to communicate OTL mission and vision and facilitate programs and program delivery.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned by OTL leadership team.

General Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for programs taught.
  • Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state and national standards.
  • Provides complete record of all curricula and educational materials developed and used at OTL assignments in electronic and written form.
  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  • Utilizes and implements OTL assessments for planning and instruction
  • Provides consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students’ responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience and interests that are directly related to the content objective.
  • Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment to provide and support student engagement, mutual respect and cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members at contract sites by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with OTL staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other organizational related events and activities.
  • Travels throughout San Diego County to and from school sites, community organizations, and OTL offices as needed,
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with OTL leadership team to formulate and complete professional development plans.
  • Maintains a professional appearance, and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio- economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.

Education: BA in photography, video or film production, media or communication studies required, MA , MFA or equivalent professional media experience preferred.

Skills: Photography, film and video production, editing, graphic design and visual communication strategies. Proficient with both MAC and PC platforms.

Software knowledge required: Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Pixlar. Knowledge of web based content management systems, video optimization and archival techniques preferred.

Preferred Experience: Two to three years experience teaching media to youth, adults, or educators.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass an initial fingerprint and background clearance check and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card at all times.
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 to $25.00 /hour

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Other

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative



Position: Part-Time Media Educator
Reports to: Program Manager
Reporting to this position: N/A
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Part-Time Media Educator

Role in organization: The Media Educator at OTL collaborates with the leadership team to support OTL’s mission to empower youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world and contributes to a sustainable, effective and robust organization. The Media Educator is proactive, flexible and forward looking, developing and delivering innovative curricula to youth and adults in alignment with OTL’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Position Description:

  • Develops and delivers OTL media curricula to K-12 students and adults at OTL, school and organizational sites in San Diego and elsewhere.
  • Develops and delivers teacher media training programs in workshops and through the OTL online portal.
  • Coordinates and produces final exhibitions and other student presentations such as portfolios.
  • Works closely with teachers, students, administrators and parents to communicate OTL mission and vision and facilitate programs and program delivery.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned by OTL leadership team.

General Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for programs taught.
  • Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state and national standards.
  • Provides complete record of all curricula and educational materials developed and used at OTL assignments in electronic and written form.
  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  • Utilizes and implements OTL assessments for planning and instruction
  • Provides consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students’ responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience and interests that are directly related to the content objective.
  • Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment to provide and support student engagement, mutual respect and cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members at contract sites by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with OTL staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other organizational related events and activities.
  • Travels throughout San Diego County to and from school sites, community organizations, and OTL offices as needed,
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with OTL leadership team to formulate and complete professional development plans.
  • Maintains a professional appearance, and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio- economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.

Education: BA in photography, video or film production, media or communication studies required, MA , MFA or equivalent professional media experience preferred.

Skills: Photography, film and video production, editing, graphic design and visual communication strategies. Proficient with both MAC and PC platforms.

Software knowledge required: Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud,
Pixlar. Knowledge of web based content management systems, video optimization and archival techniques preferred.

Preferred Experience: Two to three years experience teaching media to youth, adults, or educators.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass an initial fingerprint and background clearance check and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card at all times.
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 to $25.00 /hour

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Hours per week:

  • 10-19
  • 20-29

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative