In partnership with Mercy Housing, The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), one of the nation’s leading nonprofit media arts centers, seeks a dynamic and experienced video maker to lead a community video production on the history of the Sunnydale community. Video Instructor will work in partnership with a coordinator from Mercy Housing to provide after-school video workshops for youth twice a week for 16 weeks, starting March 2010 and to engage community participants in an oral history project.

About the Sunnydale community:
In the Visitacion Valley neighborhood, at the foot of the City’s second largest park, McLaren sits San Francisco’s largest public housing site, Sunnydale-Velasco. The 50 acre, 785 unit site is home to more than 1700 residents. Sunnydale’s 50 acres is surrounded by an ethnically diverse, family-oriented community residing largely in single family homes.

About BAVC’s Next Gen programs:
Since 1999 BAVC’s Next Generation programs have offered a flexible pathway for youth who may lack parental support, school support, and the extra-curricular and leadership opportunities that can help to teach and reaffirm learning and communication skills. Our programs help young people develop their artistic talent and provide them with advanced, industry-standard training in new media while helping them develop life skills to successfully collaborate on and produce a high-quality creative product.
About Mercy Housing: Mercy Housing is one of the top not-for-profit developers of program-enriched affordable housing in the country, and has developed four family and senior properties and three community-serving facilities in Sunnydale’s vicinity. The Related Companies of California has successfully developed master planned, mixed income communities throughout California utilizing the HOPE VI program.
§ Partner with Mercy Housing staff in participant outreach, recruitment and retention.
§ Work collaboratively with BAVC staff and Mercy Housing staff in the development and delivery of the video project.
§ Provide direct instruction to youth in video production and digital storytelling, two afternoons a week and occasional weekends.
§ Provide quality instruction and safe space to youth in the program.
§ Outreach to community members to participate in workshops and interviews.
§ Assure quality of final product, including design and production of final DVD.
§ In partnership with Mercy Housing and BAVC staff, produce and end-of-program community screening and distribution plan.
Must be versed in filmmaking, storytelling and youth cultures. An individual with an understanding of the power of stories told by youth and the use of media they’ve produced for social change and education; able to appreciate their everyday experiences and use them to create inspired work.
Desired Qualifications
· Filmmaking and producing experience.
· Experience in youth programs.
· Experience working with diverse communities.
· Excellent leadership, group facilitation, written & oral communication, and organizational skills.
· Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, and DVD Studio Pro expertise a must. After Effects and Pro Tools experience is a plus.
· Spanish-speaking or second-language fluency a plus.
· Familiarity Visitacion Valley/ Sunnydale community a plus.
· Weekend and evening flexibility is a must.
Schedule and pay:
Program duration March 1 – July 1, 2010. Video Instructor will be contracted for up to 180 hours, including prep time and meetings.
Hourly rate $25- $35/ hour DOE.
Please submit a resume and reel/ link, with cover letter to:
Moriah Ulinskas
Director of Next Generation Programs
Bay Area Video Coalition- BAVC
2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor SF, CA 94110