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Lead Photographer
Venice Arts

Venice, CA

Venice Arts seeks a photographer to work on a part-time basis as a teaching artist (Lead Photographer). Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the Lead Photographer has the following, primary responsibilities:

  • Teach 4 photography workshops each academic cycle and one in summer
  • Develop age-appropriate, standards-based syllabi for each class that supports Venice Arts’ curricular goals
  • Interview, place, support, and retain volunteer artist-mentors placed in workshops (generally three per class)
  • Assure the weekly, effective management of all art and media produced by students, using Venice Arts existing protocols
  • Work with the Director of Education to select work for the archive, special exhibits, and web features
  • Assure workshop evaluation
  • Work with youth to prepare projects for exhibition and install youths’ work
  • Identify youth whose work is ready for submission to competitions, and work with them (individually and/or in small groups) to prepare their submissions
  • Work cooperatively with the Director of Education, and other members of the Art Mentoring Program (AMP) team, to assure efficient program operations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • The ideal candidate is a working photographer with a minimum of two years experience teaching photography to youth; a background in documentary photography, street photography, or photojournalism; and a demonstrated understanding of a broad range of contemporary and history photographers and practices. Advanced degree preferred, but not required.
  • Those without prior photography teaching experience will not be considered.
  • The ideal candidate demonstrates an ability to develop age-appropriate, standards-based syllabi, and understands pedagogical approaches that are project-based, highly interactive, and student centered. Must demonstrate an understanding of how documentary and digital storytelling concepts can be integrated into workshops for youth. Experience with multimedia storytelling (image ​and​ audio) and working with video a plus. A high level of computer proficiency required, including being expert with current innovations in digital arts software. Experience working with volunteers and/or training other artists a strong plus.
  • The ideal candidate is well-organized, detailed-oriented, and able to multi-task. She or he works well as a team member, as well as independently. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in Venice Arts’ mission.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with a Tuesday-Friday (afternoon) and Saturday (morning), work schedule. The salary starts at $20,800 with sick ​time and vacation benefits commensurate with the percentage worked, the latter accruing after the initial 90-days and the ability to participate in employee-funded 401(k) retirement plan. Health coverage is not provided part-time employees.

How to Apply:

Email your résumé, along with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, to jobs@venice-arts.org ("Lead Photographer" in the subject line). Please, no phone enquiries or walk​-​ins. Work samples, syllabi samples and additional information may be requested if an interview is schedule​d​. ​Because of the large volume of applications, we will not able to respond to every applicant's submission.

Mission:

Venice Arts mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media-​based arts education programs. Venice Arts also serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low-​income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi-media.

 



Contact:Issa Sharp
Email:info@venice-arts.org
Phone:
Addressee:
Address: 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Website: venicearts.org

Deadline: 04-07-2016


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