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Curriculum Manager and Lead Instructor

Scribe Video Center
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video
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Employment Type
Part Time
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The Lead Instructor/Curriculum Manager, a new position at Scribe Video Center, teaches workshops in multiple programs at Scribe, guiding emerging and mid-level artists in a range of skills and technologies that are essential to the craft of digital media productions. This is a 3/5 time position with full-health care, vacation, holiday and retirement savings benefits. The Lead Instructor/Curriculum Manager joins a cohort of 20 contract/non-staff instructors, who conduct workshops at Scribe. Instructional programs at Scribe include the Documentary History Project for Youth, an after-school and summer program for middle and high school students; the Precious Places Community History project, a 10 month training and production program; and the Film Scholars programs, a progressive sequence of production workshops for emerging digital media artists. Advising and developing the curricula for these and other programs, in collaboration with program staff and a consulting curriculum advisor, is an essential part of the work.

 The tasks of the Lead Instructor/Curriculum Manager includes:

  • –  Review, revise and expand curricula for existing Scribe educational programs (including community production projects, programs for individual artists, and youth media programs);
  • –  Supervise a faculty of contract instructors and facilitators who teach in Scribe educational programs
  • –  Conduct workshops in various aspects of digital media production (e.g. production planning, audio, video, new media platforms, podcasts, AR, VR, and post-production softwares)
  • –  Provide tutorials in technologies and software used for production and post- production
  • –  Evaluate lesson plans of peer instructors
  • –  Assist in identifying and recruiting contract instructors to work at Scribe
  • –  Evaluate works produced in Scribe programs as research in shaping. curricula

The mission of Scribe Video Center defines our purpose as creating a resource and workspace for the use of time-based media as a tool for progressive social change. We help program participants develop a creative practice of using media as a tool to strengthen and empower individuals and communities that have historically been politically and economically disadvantaged. In the Philadelphia area this includes the African-American, Latinx, Asian-American, and Indigenous communities; youth and seniors; women and non-binary individuals and communities; the LGBTQ community; the differently abled; poor and working class communities;

 We are looking for a talented artist with a deep and demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Scribe. The Lead Instructor/Curriculum Manager will ideally have a strong background in teaching as well as in many aspects of media production:

  • –  Five years experience teaching media production at a community media arts center, college or university, with a specific focus on the skills of documentary;
  • –  Demonstrated excellence as can be seen in the work of prior students
  • –  Solid experience in multiple roles of documentary production
  • –  Production experience with a variety of traditional and new platforms for digital media (e.g. audio, video, VR, AR, site specific installation)
  • –  Knowledge of the independent media community in Philadelphia region
  • –  Fluent in English. Highly desirable if fluent in Spanish or other languages of communities in the Philadelphia region
  • –  MFA or equivalent experience.


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