Scribe Seeks Production Facilitators for the 2018 Precious Places Community History Project

Scribe Video Center, non-profit media arts education organization, is seeking videomaking facilitators 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.

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:, 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