Teaching Artist: Camera Work

Venice Arts

Venice, CA

Venice Arts Seeks Teaching Artist for Camera Work (ages 14-18)

Venice Arts seeks a photographer to lead Camera Work, our beginning photography workshop for ages 14-18. Venice Arts photography classes integrate documentary based storytelling into the curriculum along with a foundation in the fundamentals of photography. The Teaching Artist must commit to our entire academic year, September 18, 2019–April 29, 2020 (no classes during the month of January).

Must be a photographer, preferably with experience in documentary work or digital storytelling, multimedia a plus. Prior experience teaching young people photography is required.
The Lead Artist for Camera Work is responsible for:
o Building lesson plans that support the learning goals identified by Venice Arts
o Nurturing volunteer artists, who work as educators and mentors in the classroom
o Managing the class, including identifying the need for equipment and supplies
and communicating about behavioral, attendance, or other problems
o Assuring a quality presentation of youth work for the spring culminating event and for features on the web.
o Must be available for 3-hours on Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

The compensation for the full academic year ( fall and spring ) is $2960 for workshops taught over a 24–week period.

How to Apply 
To be considered as a Teaching Artist for Camera Work, please submit your résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience via email to [email protected] with the position title (Camera Work) in the subject line. The fall session begins September 14, 2019. Please, no phone enquiries or walk–ins. We are sorry, but because we receive significant interest in these opportunities, we are not able to respond to every artist’s submission.

MISSION Venice Arts mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

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