Sep 27, 2023

Venice Arts

Venice, CA

Venice Arts is seeking a creative educator in filmmaking to teach an in-person class centered around personal and community storytelling, using Venice Arts’ experiential and project-based approach to education. Along with teaching, this position would be instrumental in building a creative community environment and mentoring for young filmmakers ages 14-18.

Venice Arts provides a syllabus template and examples that outline our pedagogical approach and aims to support teaching experience through bi-annual training, classroom observations, and feedback. We look for educators who can comfortably work within our teaching model while making thoughtful modifications to make the class their own.

The theme for the 2024-2025 academic year is Upcycle and the Advanced Film class for Spring 2024 will create a documentary on local artists who use repurposed materials in their artwork.


The ideal candidate is both a filmmaker with a strong practice and commitment to documentary work, and an educator with a background teaching filmmaking. Prior experience working with young people and at least two years of teaching experience is required. Curriculum development experience is strongly preferred, as well as familiarity with project-based learning and interactive teaching. We seek educators with a breadth of knowledge of relevant historic and contemporary filmmaking practices.
Must have experience in all phases of documentary production and equally be able to inspire creative approaches to storytelling, while building technical knowledge and skills in production and post-production. Familiarity with personal storytelling and documentary narratives required
Must have experience with digital cameras and set equipment (Lighting, Sound, etc.) Experience with editing using Adobe Premiere


This is a non-exempt (hourly) position. Entry level teaching artists begin with a teaching rate of $30 per hour. Syllabus writing (up to 8 hours), preparation hours, and mandatory training are paid at an administrative rate of $25/hour. For every 2 hours of classroom teaching you are paid for 3 hours of teaching and 1 hour of prep for a total of 4 hours per class at a starting rate of $115 per class session.

How to Apply

Please fill out an application here and attach a resume and a 1-page cover letter highlighting relevant skill and experience, in a single pdf by October 27, 2023.

Please: No phone inquiries, emails or walk-ins. Other materials may be requested if an interview is scheduled.