Jobs & Opportunities

Communications and Outreach Coordinator (Staff Position)
 
 The Communication and Outreach Coordinator, a part time position, promote Scribe’s programs, including educational workshops, community productions, catalog of works and public screenings. The marketing of Scribe programs and productions is the core of the work. An excellent writer and communicator, the Coordinator is focused on increasing, broadening and deepening program participation, as well as making the general public aware of Scribe produced works and programs.  A substantial part of this communication and outreach work includes creating content and designing promotional materials for media and target audiences, as well as executing social media campaigns on a variety of web-based platforms. The Communications and Outreach Coordinator also helps develop collaborative relationships, often through in person outreach, with a wide variety of Philadelphia area neighborhood organizations and schools, as well as recruits program participants to take part in Scribe’s varied programs.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develops marketing strategies for the promotion of Scribe programs and completed video works, including identifying target audiences and the most effective methods for reaching them.
  2. Develops publicity materials and writes press releases and other promotional copy.
  3. Through in-person, face-to-face contact carries out direct outreach to neighborhood organizations, schools and arts organizations to enlarge and deepen our constituency and collaborations.
  4. Maintains and updates the Scribe website (Drupal); utilizes social media to reach target audiences, distributes direct mail and email promotions, and develops other web-based promotions.
  5. Develops and strengthens relationships with local and regional press contacts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A deep commitment to progressive social change
  • Excellent writer and editor
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability with all major social media platforms, social media marketing and promotional strategies
  • Knowledge about filmmaking and the local community of media makers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of layout and design for print and web-based promotional materials
  • Superior social media outreach strategies.
  • Ability to work under pressure, organize work assignments, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Some knowledge of both the production and post-production aspects of the moviemaking process
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML)

 

This position is posted as a part-time position (24 hours a week).  Benefits includes employer contribution towards health care insurance and employer contribution to 403b retirement savings plan.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter detailing how you would contribute to the programs at Scribe, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references to jobs(at)scribe(dot)org

Deadline: Until position is filled. Applications received before March 23, 2020 will receive first priority.  Position to begin April 2020.

 


 

Street Movies! Submissions Open Call

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 closely monitoring the Covid-19 virus pandemic and will make necessary changes as necessary.*

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 May 8th. Please submit your work in the form of a web link here.

Please Contact: Nehad Khader, Street Movies! Field Producer, nehad@scribe.org

For more information visit: http://scribe.org/streetmovies

Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies! is made possible by funding from PECO.

 

 
Scribe Seeks Humanities and Social Science Consultants for the 2020 Precious Places Community History Project
 
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/social sciences 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. 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 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 2020.  
 
Participating humanities and social science consultants receive an honorarium.   
 
Send a letter of interest, resume, and work sample with the subject heading “Precious Places Production Facilitator” by March 1, 2020 to: jobs@scribe.org, or mail to:
Precious Places
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Please feel free to call Louis Massiah at 215-222-4201 for more information.
 

Scribe Seeks Production Facilitators for the 2020 Precious Places Community History Project

Scribe Video Center, a 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 March 2020.  

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 March 1, 2020 to: jobs@scribe.org, or mail to:
Precious Places
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

 


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.

 


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.