Jobs & Opportunities

Scribe Seeks Production Facilitators

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of Philadelphia's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Unlike oral history projects in other cities, Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

Responsibilities include:
1. Providing instruction to members of the community organization in the skills necessary to produce a short videotape, including production management and editing.
2. In consultation with the community group, seeing that the project proceeds in accordance with Scribe’s overall production and completion schedule.
3. Guiding the group in logging and transcription procedure, as well as in the completion of an editing script (paper edit) prior to editing.
4. In consultation with the community group, supervising and executing the edit of the video using Adobe Premiere software.

Participating videomaking facilitators will spend an estimated 75 to 100 hours on the project (generally 2-4 hours a week) over a six-month period beginning in early January 2018. 

Facilitators will receive an honorarium for their work.

Send a letter of interest, resume, and work sample with the subject heading “Precious Places Production Facilitator” by December 1, 2017 to: jobs@scribe.org, or mail to:

Precious Places
Scribe Video Center
4035 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you have any questions, please call 215-222-4201 or email jobs@scribe.org

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Scribe Seeks Humanities and Social Science Consultants

Scribe Video Center, non-profit media arts education organization, is seeking faculty members in the humanities and social sciences, as well as advanced graduate students in the humanities to work with community groups participating in the Precious Places Community History Project.

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of Philadelphia's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Unlike oral history projects in other cities, Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods. Although all histories are of interest, in 2017/2018 we have solicited projects that explore stories that in some way address the issue of transit in and around Philadelphia. Research and production will be carried out by neighborhood residents in each group with the help of a humanities/social science scholar and an experienced filmmaker.

We are presently seeking the assistance of humanities scholars and social scientists from the fields of history, urban studies, anthropology, folklore and sociology to work as facilitators on Precious Places.  We hope that you will consider collaborating with us on this exciting and groundbreaking project.  As a humanities consultant, you will help guide the research process, discuss the process of creating oral histories, and help identify sources of archival images and other corroborating materials. 

Participating humanities and social science consultants will spend an estimated 75 hours on the project (generally 2 to 4 hours a week) over a six-month period beginning in early January 2018. 

Participating humanities and social science consultants receive a small honorarium.  

Send a letter of interest along with a resume or CV with the subject heading “Precious Places Humanities Consultant” by December 1, 2017 to: jobs@scribe.org, or mail to:

Precious Places
Scribe Video Center
4035 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please feel free to call Louis Massiah at 215-222-4201 for more information.

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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@scribe.org with “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.
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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@scribe.org.
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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@scribe.org.