Now Hiring: Documentary Filmmaking Teaching Artist

HAM’s In Transition: Media program provides students with video production skills to give young people the tools to tell their stories as they engage in critical investigations of self and society. Participating students will range from ages 14-25 and will vary in levels of expertise and interest in filmmaking. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or interest in building community and motivation amongst students.

In spring 2021, HAM will be offering a four-week session focusing on the creation of youth-centered mini-documentaries focused on social justice issues. Depending on evolving COVID-19 safety guidelines, workshops will be taught using a blend of in-person and online instruction. HAM has extensive film and audio production equipment and computers available for student use. The program will run from May 18th through June 12th on Tuesdays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm and Saturdays 1:00 pm-2:30 pm.

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


The ideal candidate will have significant experience (3+ years) facilitating video production curricula to teens in public school settings or community-based media programs. Strong classroom management skills, a good sense of humor and facility with film equipment and film editing programs 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 $65/hour.

Positions available starting in February 2021 for preprogram training and curriculum planning. This position is only open to candidates based in the NYC Metro area.

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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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