Filmmaker Teaching Artists Wanted

Hook Arts Media is seeking experienced media (filmmaking/video) educators for its work at public high schools in New York City as well as its community-based programs in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

HAM’s In Transition Media program doesn’t just provide students camera and editing skills; it gives young people the tools to tell their stories and carves out a space for critical investigations of self and society.

HAM teaching artists instruct students on use of state of the art cameras, lighting and audio equipment. Students create a progressive series of film studies as they learn to use these tools: silent, narrative films, PSA’s, mini-documentaries with branded content and documentaries on issues impacting urban youth.

HAM teaching artists lead students through frank discussions of the issues that matter to them and support them as they do further research on their chosen topics Past films include:

  • Sexism- an introduction to attitudes and policies that discriminate against women
  • Film the Vote- a look at the role of youth voice in Presidential elections
  • Different Systems- on police violence against Black youth

See past student projects here.

Application Information

The ideal candidates will have significant experience (3+ years) facilitating media curricula in public school settings or community-based media programs. Strong classroom management skills and facility with audio and video equipment is mandatory. Experience in multi-disciplinary arts settings (including performing arts) and/or proficiency editing video in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere is preferred.

Pay is commensurate with experience and is generally above market standard.

Positions available starting in January 2019.

To be considered, please send a resume with at least 2 references and cover letter to

About Hook Arts Media

Originally known as Dance Theatre Etcetera, DTE achieved national acclaim for making the arts a critical component of urban renewal as well as its recovery efforts in Red Hook, Brooklyn. As the organization evolved, DTE rebranded as Hook Arts Media. This new identity reflects its focus on creative learning for community change, incorporating 21st-century technology into its arts education programs.

Hook Arts Media’s in-school multidisciplinary media and arts programs primarily serve NYC transfer high schools. Its community programs focus on digital media and computer literacy, preparing young people with college and/or career-readiness skills.

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