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Part-time Media Educator

Monday/Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-10:30am, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

Role in organization:

The Media Educator at OTL collaborates with the leadership team to support OTL’s mission, and contributes to a sustainable, effective and robust organization. The Media Educator is proactive, flexible and forward looking; developing and delivering innovative digital media curricula to youth and adults in alignment with OTL’s mission, vision, goals and objectives.

Position Description:

  • Develops and delivers OTL media curricula to K-12 students and adults at OTL, school and organizational sites in San Diego and elsewhere. Develops and delivers teacher media training programs in workshops and through the OTL online portal.
  • Coordinates and produces final exhibition and other student presentations such as portfolios.
  • Works closely with teachers, students, administrators and parents to communicate OTL mission and vision and facilitate program delivery.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned by OTL leadership team.

General Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for programs taught.
  • Creates lesson plans, aligned with current state and national standards.
  • Provides complete record of all curricula and educational materials developed and used at OTL assignments in electronic and written form.
  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management techniques.
  • Utilizes and implements OTL assessments for planning and instruction.
  • Provides consistent, immediate feedback to students and asks analytical questions that elicit student responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience and interests that are directly related to the content objective.
  • Monitors and maintains a positive classroom environment to provide and support student engagement, mutual respect and cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members at contract sites by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  • Appropriately communicates and interacts with OTL staff.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and other organizational related events and activities.
  • 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 required, MA , MFA or equivalent professional media experience 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, Pixlr. Knowledge of web based content management systems, video optimization and archival techniques preferred.

Experience: Two to three years 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.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to, with "Part Time Media Educator" in the subject line.


Job Title: AmeriCorps Community Assessment Coordinator Fellow with Outside the Lens

Schedule: Part time – contract position (10 months)

Hours per Week: 450 hours total

Term of Service: October 2016 – July 2017


Outside the Lens is empowers youth to use digital media to create change within themselves, their community and their world. Our innovative programs engage disconnected youth, encourage them to tell their stories and show them that participation in their community’s future makes a difference. We use cameras and digital media along with a proven educational strategy that allows youth to think creatively, engage in issues that are important to them. We envision a future where all youth will have the access and education necessary to understand, evaluate and, most importantly, create media. Through photography, videography and digital media, youth become engaged learners and active participants in the classroom, their communities and ultimately the world.


The Americorps member will help grow the capacity of Outside the Lens by:

  • Coordinating the Community Needs Assessment in collaboration with community members, grassroots leaders, and partner organization
  • Serving as primary point of contact and liaison for all stakeholders involved in Community Needs Assessment
  • Researching community history, assets, issues, barriers, resources, goals, etc
  • Writing and significantly contributed to the Community Needs Assessment documentation
  • Reviewing, revising, and implementing Service Enterprise Initiative action plan based off of our Community Needs Assessment
  • Formalizing community partnership to further volunteer recruitment by developing relationships with local community organizations and businesses
  • Supporting the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator with volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition, including data management and online volunteer management system
  • Manage and collect data and key demographic information for relevant grants, program reports, and the volunteer program
  • Researching appropriate funding sources, grants, and other opportunities relevant to Community Needs Assessment findings


Members perform day to day service at Outside the Lens and are expected to attend and participate in all AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2017;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week)

This is an AmeriCorps position.


  • Motivated and mission-driven individual
  • Strong desire to learn about nonprofit management, community building, and/or community-based research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Basic computer skills required; previous experience with database systems preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)


To be eligible to participate as an AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
  • Be eligible to perform a term of national service
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Have proof of status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
  • Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service


Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $1,527.45 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position is voluntary and can be used towards college credits. If a stipend is needed to take on position, please notify the director upon application.


Send a resumé and cover letter to Lucy Eagleson at

We promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.