Now Hiring: Documentary Filmmaking Teaching Artists

Hook Arts Media is seeking part-time experienced media educators for its programs.

HAM offers in-school and after-school filmmaking programs at NYC high schools in addition to summer and after-school filmmaking programs at our office in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Our Red Hook-based community programs are multi-week introductions to documentary filmmaking that run 5 (Spring and Fall) to 20 (Summer) hours per week. In-school programs run 2 or 3 days per week according to the needs of our partner schools and are subject to change each trimester.

All sessions will be taught in person. HAM and our school partners will provide production equipment and computers available for student use.

HAM seeks instructors with experience in teaching documentary video production to teens and young adults.


The ideal candidate will have significant experience (3+ years) facilitating film production curricula to teens in public school and/or community-based settings. Strong classroom management skills, a good sense of humor, and facility with film equipment and Adobe Premiere is mandatory. Experience in multi-disciplinary arts settings including performing arts is preferred. Candidate should have previous experience in teaching video production to teens.

Pay is commensurate with experience and starts at $60/hour.

Positions starting immediately. This position is only open to candidates based in the NYC Metro area.

To be considered, please apply your resume, cover letter, and at least 2 references via the form below.

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All staff members are required to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks while in the office. We have temperature checks, air filtration, sanitation stations, and other precautions in place.

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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