Venice Arts,

Photography Teaching Artist

Posted
12 days ago
Employment type
Part-Time
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Venice Arts is a 29-year-old, award-winning media arts organization with a mission to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use its participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities locally and around the world.

Venice Arts’ core programs, offered free of charge to low-income youth include Media Arts Education and Mentoring, the Center for Creative Workforce Equity, and a Gallery that hosts exhibitions, film screenings, and public programs. Please see www.venicearts.org for more information.

About this job

Venice Arts seeks a talented photographer and creative educator to teach one or two in-person photography classes for youth. Both are delivered through an experiential, project-based curriculum, start mid-September and run 24-weeks through early May. They culminate with an exhibition. They are:

• Snap The Frame. A beginning class for ages 10-13 meets Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Designed to build foundational knowledge and skill in photography while introducing youth to visual storytelling.

• Photo Stories. A beg-intermediate class for ages 10-13 meets Thursdays, 4pm-6pm. Designed to help young people develop their personal visual style and deepen their photo-based storytelling knowledge and skills.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt (hourly) position. The hourly rate ranges from $30-$40 for teaching time, depending on demonstrated, prior teaching experience. Administrative time is compensated at $25 per hour.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is both an artist and an educator with a background in documentary, photojournalism and/or street photography. Prior experience working with young people is required; at least one year of teaching experience is preferred. Familiarity with a project-based, interactive approach to education is a strong plus. A breadth of knowledge of historic and contemporary photographers and photographic practices is preferred.

Venice Arts provides a syllabus template that outlines sequenced lessons and our pedagogical approach. We look for educators who can comfortably work from such a provided syllabus while making thoughtful modifications to make the class their own.

To apply

Please email your résumé and a brief, 1-page cover letter ('Photo Faculty' in the subject line), to jobs@venicearts.org. Please, no phone inquiries or walk–ins. We are sorry, but because we receive significant interest in these opportunities, we are not able to respond to every submission.

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