Jobs & Opportunities

Street Movies! Call for Works

Street Movies! is back for its 23rd summer this August, offering free outdoor film screenings throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods. Street Movies!, in partnership with community organizations, will highlight local, national, and global cinematic voices as well as local performers. 

We are currently seeking submissions for this summer's Street Movies! Street Movies! is a family-friendly event, and we expect anywhere from 40-100 people to be in attendance. We are seeking works that will appeal to our audiences of diverse ethnicities, races, and ages across the city. There will be nine screening locations in August and each screening will feature four to five films per event. 
 
We are looking for animation, fiction, documentary and experimental work. Work should be no longer than 20 minutes. All topics are welcome, but themes and topics will be firmed as the programming develops.

Rental fees of $50 for up to three screenings during the month of August are available for filmmakers. The deadline for submissions is June 1st. Please submit your work in the form of a web link.

Please Contact: Kiera Abdur-Rahman, Street Movies! Field Producer, Kiera@scribe.org

 

Humanities and Social Science Consultants Wanted

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 2021 Precious Places Community History Projects. 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 meet about three times a month for three months with the groups, guide the group through one day of primary shooting, and also consult on occasion during the editing. Generally, we estimate up to 75 hours in total over a six month period beginning in April 2021. Participating humanities and social science consultants receive a small honorarium.   

Please send a letter of interest along with a resume or CV with the subject heading “Precious Places Humanities Consultant” to: jobs@scribe.org 

 

Production Facilitators Wanted

Scribe Video Center, non-profit media arts education organization, is seeking videomaking facilitators to work with community groups participating in the 2021 Precious Places Community History Project. 

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 April 2021. Facilitators will receive an honorarium for their work.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and work sample with the subject heading “Precious Places Production Facilitator” to: jobs@scribe.org.

 

 

 

 

The Documentary History Project for Youth

The Documentary History Project for Youth is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. In past years students have focused on policing, African American history, and leadership. Apply here.

 

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 software, 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.

 

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.

 

Storyville Call for Works

Scribe's Storyville provides a forum for regional media artists to exhibit their works and engage audiences in discussion. 

For consideration, send a copy of your film (DVD preferred) and a cover letter with the title, total running time, director, distributor, and a brief description to:

Scribe Video Center
Attn: Storyville
3908 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information, call (215) 222-4201.

 

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.