Media Educator Position at Global Action Project

Global Action Project, Inc. (G.A.P.), an award-winning youth media arts organization based in New York City, seeks full-time media educator to join our staff. Committed to social justice, G.A.P. works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. G.A.P.’s programs combine a dynamic mix of media production, social justice, youth leadership and popular education.
Job Description: G.A.P. is looking for a dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic media educator to run our Urban Voices programs, which are after-school for youth ages 13-21. Program responsibilities include curriculum development, workshop planning and preparation, co-facilitation of programs using our Core Curriculum (including media literacy and political education), guiding youth through a rigorous media production cycle, and documentation/assessment. The full-time educator is also required to participate in organizational development and planning, and represent G.A.P. at conferences, screenings,
workshops and events.
Qualifications: Media educators must demonstrate a willingness and an
ability to engage with G.A.P.’s curriculum and pedagogical approach, which connects youth leadership to social justice and to media analysis and production. Strong facilitation and co-facilitation skills are essential as is a demonstrated commitment to the individual, social and intellectual development of youth. Media educators must have working experience with digital video production and editing and a commitment to the aesthetic quality of their work.
Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate will be passionate about the use
of media by youth for creative expression, education, activism and social change, knowledgeable about local/global social issues, experienced in alternative educational methods, and youth development best practices. Commitment to social justice, youth empowerment, intergenerational learning and cultural engagement through media is
essential. Should be comfortable in a collaborative, creative work environment with a diverse staff and youth community. Strong administrative/time management skills and a sense of humor greatly appreciated!
Compensation: Salary is $40,000/year and a benefits package (vacation,
sick days, health insurance.)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 1, 2008
G.A.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace; LGBTQ, women, people of color and other under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: Please email/fax resume, references and cover letter to:
ATTN: Meghan McDermott, Executive Director
Global Action Project
4 West 37th Street, 2nd floor NY NY 10018
Fax: 212.594.9574