Venice Arts,

Film Teaching Artist

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles


  • Work with the FDM staff team to select the participants for each training cohort. This will require reviewing applications, résumés, and creative work.


  • Work with the Lead Teaching Artist to deliver a 160-hour curriculum to 15 students in two separate sessions (Spring, Summer 2022), and to deliver a 480-hour curriculum to 12 students in a Video Editing Pre-Apprenticeship Program (starts Fall 2022).
  • Teach the foundations of storytelling and build youths’ knowledge and skills in pre-production, production, and post-production, with an emphasis on youth developing at least proficient skills using Adobe PremierePro.
  • Provide creative career mentoring and support to program participants.

The ideal candidate is personable, an excellent communicator, and able to work collaboratively. At least 2 years experience teaching film to young adults required, with demonstrated experience building a syllabus or lesson plan. An understanding of the educational equity needs of low-income and other highly marginalized young people, a plus. Must possess a high level of technical expertise with cameras, sound, and related equipment; Apple computers; and the Adobe Suite, with advanced skill using PremierePro. Experience with the creative sector landscape, and employment opportunities across the sector, strongly preferred.

This is a non-exempt (hourly) position requiring 24-30 hours per week, on average, when teaching, plus additional hours for curriculum development and planning. Position starts no later than April 1. The spring/summer teaching schedule is: April 11-15, M-F, 10am-6:30pm; April 18-May 27, T/W/Th, 10am-5pm; July 5-July 8, 10am-6:30pm; July 11-August 5, M-Th, 10am-6:30pm. The Pre-Apprenticeship schedule has not yet been confirmed, but will likely begin in October and run, part-time for 6 months. Please consider your ability to commit to a variable schedule before applying. The position pays $30-$40 an hour, commensurate with experience.

To apply

Send résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience to Please indicate “Film Teaching Artist, FDM” in the subject line. Please: No phone enquiries or walk-ins. Portfolio, curricular, or other materials may be requested if an interview is scheduled.