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Proctors Collaborative Media Works Instructor in Schenectady, New York

JOB SUMMARY

Proctors Collaborative is the Capital District’s leading regional arts organization with performing arts venues in Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga, and education, civic engagement, and economic development initiatives throughout the region. The Collaborative School of the Arts is the education wing of the organization, offering a robust series of training programs, classes, and engagement programs in each venue, in schools and throughout the community.

Proctors Collaborative seeks a media artist/filmmaker to join its Collaborative School of the Arts team as a part-time MediaWorks Instructor. MediaWorks is an arts education program designed to integrate media arts with curriculum to create new pathways for student success. The program pairs a professional media artist with a high school English teacher to co-develop new routes to curriculum instruction, using arts strategies to deliver project-based learning and help students develop skills that will last beyond graduation. The media projects act as a conduit for English curriculum to ignite and excite students and encourage class involvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as co-teacher in classroom throughout entire year including creating lesson plans, providing support and leadership in the classroom

  • Instruct students in the use of media technology while using DSLR cameras, camera accessories, computers, and editing software.

  • Work as co-teacher with English teacher to integrate all film and media projects into curriculum appropriate for students.

  • Contribute to planning sessions, curriculum development, student assessments and grading. Facilitate program documentation including student work onto vimeo, lesson plans, student evaluations, and quarterly tracking of grades and attendance.

  • Promote the creative process and advocate for student voice.

  • Offer advice, ideas, technical knowledge and experience in developing media-based projects. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in related field, or minimum 3 years experience.

  • Proficiencies working with Mac platforms. Software knowledge required: IMovie, Final Cut Pro 7 and 10, Adobe After Effects, and Photoshop.

  • Teaching experience preferable, with strong interest in or knowledge of media with TV and film production, and working with youth.

  • Web-based content management.

  • Must be dependable, self-motivated and proactive in problem solving.

  • Have professional demeanor and appearance.

  • Have the ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

  • Be a team player that is able to work well with others.

  • Possess strong verbal and written skills.

  • Background check is required.

CONTACT PERIOD: Part-time, morning classes only from 8am-11:30 a.m. September 2022 – June 2023. Possible growth to additional classes (concurrent with school calendar).

Start Date: August 30, 2022 ideal. Fall start is also possible

Application Deadline: August 1

Proctors Collaborative is committed to building a workplace that is both creative and progressive. To that end, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, people of color, all cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We celebrate individual differences and we strive to treat everyone with fairness and respect.

Proctors Collaborative does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans’ status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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