Jobs & Opportunities

Program Director

Scribe Video Center is searching for a Program Director, a senior position responsible for managing the major program activities at Scribe, including the educational workshops, screening and lecture series, community based productions, and the youth workshop production program. The Program Director must have a philosophical commitment to the mission of Scribe Video Center, a solid background and training in independent film/video production, experience in media education, and excellent written and verbal skills. The Program Director is a working media artist.  Responsibilities include recruiting and supervising instructors and guest artists, supervising e program staff, coordinating the publication of the program brochure.The Program Director takes an active role in the management of programs, including developing and overseeing budgets and assuring that projects stay on schedule and achieve contractual goals. For a detailed job description, click here:  /sites/default/files/uploads/Program%20Director%202017.pdf 

Please send letter of interest, resume/CV and the contact information for three references to: opportunities(at)scribe(dot)org. Applications received before May 26, 2017 will receive full consideration.


Project Coordinator/Film Researcher

Scribe Video Center is organizing a national touring exhibition of video works produced by media arts centers and independent community producers. This touring exhibition will present a retrospective look at video documentaries produced in various regions across the country over the last 50 years. Selected works will screen at arts centers, museums and other venues across the US.  For the planning phase, we are seeking a Project Coordinator/Film Researcher to coordinate this exhibition, including assisting in the research, review and selection of work, writing summaries and synopses, creating marketing materials and coordinating screenings at venues.

The Project Coordinator/Film Researcher will work closely with the Project Director and the Curator to research the history of participatory community media, identify trends in the field and assist in the selection of works. As an excellent organizer and communicator, the Project Coordinator/Film Researcher is responsible for managing communications among the project team, advisors, and national project partners (producers and screening venues). Other major tasks include creating a database of collected materials and making materials accessible to the project team.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: 20 to 24 hours a week, $17.50 an hour,  

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs(at)scribe(dot)org  Applications received by May 30, 2017 will receive full consideration     


Teaching Artists Wanted

Some of Philadelphia’s most outstanding media makers have taught and presented works at Scribe. We create a venue for experienced media makers to share their skills with emerging artists at our workshops in West Philadelphia and in community media production projects throughout the Philadelphia region. We are looking for talented artists with solid skills in HD videography, sound recording, editing, animation and motion softwares, web design. Most of our instructor/facilitators have MFAs and/or have produced a solid body of creative work. Our hourly rate for teaching is comparable to area colleges. (But in all honesty, you're not going to get rich doing this, but you will make a huge difference.)

Please send a cover letter, resume and web-links of your work to jobs(at)scribe(dot)org with “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.

Freelance Photographers Wanted

Scribe Video Center seeks work-for-hire photographers to document community media projects. The photographer will attend production planning meetings and document community based productions throughout the Philadelphia area. We are asking for behind the scenes production photos, as well as publicity stills suitable for newspaper, printed brochure, and web-based promotion. Scribe will pay $125 per shoot date for a minimum of ninety minutes per shoot and a minimum of 100 digital images.

If interested please send a resume and examples of your work to jobs (at) scribe (dot) org.

Volunteer At Scribe

We often need volunteers at screenings and events. If you would like to be added to our list of prospective volunteers please email us at inquiry (at) scribe (dot) org.