AmeriCorps Media Educator


Cause Areas


Mon Feb 27, 2017 09:00 AM - Thu Nov 30, 2017 05:00 PM


2750 Historic Decatur RdSan Diego, CA 92106


Position: AmeriCorps Media Educator

Full-time, 10-month Contract

Term of Service: February - November

Role in organization:

The Media Educator at OTL collaborates with the leadership team to support OTL's mission to empower youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world and contributes to a sustainable, effective and robust organization. The Media Educator is proactive, flexible and forward looking, working collaboratively toward programmatic goals, supporting other Media Educators, assisting them with classroom needs, including lesson planning, camera and technology maintenance, digital organization, classroom assistance, and exhibition preparation.

Position Description:

  • Assists other Media Educators in developing and delivering OTL media curricula to K-12 students, school and organizational sites in San Diego and elsewhere.
  • Support coordination for final exhibitions and other student presentations such as portfolios, school assemblies, and in-class presentations
  • Works in collaboration with other Media Educators to communicate the OTL mission and vision and facilitate programs and program delivery
  • Supports with backend of digital registration platforms, data management, and volunteer coordination
  • Assist with equipment management and maintenance
  • Performs other job duties as assigned by OTL leadership team.

General Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates mastery of media-related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for programs taught.
  • Support in creation lesson plans, aligned with current state and national standards.
  • Maintain cameras, iPad, and computers, assist with technology check-out and check-in
  • Assist Media Educators with digital file organization
  • Support in coordination of student final exhibitions
  • Provides complete record of all curricula and educational materials developed and used at OTL assignments in electronic and written form.
  • Support in maintaining safe, organized classrooms, which supports students' independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with OTL staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other organizational related events and activities.
  • Occasional support with weekend workshop classes
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional growth and works with OTL leadership team to formulate and complete professional development plans.
  • Maintains a professional appearance, and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and responsible.
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio- economic status, disability, religion, or political beliefs.

Education: BA in photography, video or film production, media or communication studies preferred.

Skills: Photography, film and video production, editing, graphic design and visual communication strategies. Proficient with both MAC and PC platforms. Software knowledge required: Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Pixlar. Knowledge of web based content management systems, video optimization and archival techniques preferred.

Experience: One year marketing, administrative, and media-related creative experience. Ideally experience teaching media to youth, adults or educators.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass an initial fingerprint and background clearance check and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card at all times.
  • May be required to demonstrate fluency in foreign language(s) as well as English (written& oral).
  • May be required to lift and carry heavy, bulky supplies and materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours. May be required to travel to perform work functions.


  • Photography
  • Advertising
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Youth Services
  • Arts Administration

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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