Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is shaping a new vision for its future — a vision that builds on its unique history and values and propels its mission into the 21st century. By realizing our mission, MoAD invites everyone to engage in the cultural expression of the African Diaspora through contemporary art. Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD is based in San Francisco and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures across the globe.
About Diaspora Stories Project
MoAD’s Summer Teen Program—Diaspora Stories Project invites 20 Bay Area students from grades 10, 11, and 12 who are committed to documenting diaspora stories in the Bay Area. During their participation, the youth will work collaboratively with Black art professionals on learning, investigating, and exploring their connection to their individual stories through the lens of digital photography and podcasting.
This is a part-time, temporary, 14hrs/week, 9-week position (June 1—July 22, 2022).
Reporting directly to the Education Program Coordinator, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) highly experienced, and self-motivated Digital Media Instructor to plan and lead digital photography and podcasting workshops for 20 high school-age youth this summer.
The Digital Media Instructor creates a safe, relevant learning environment for the youth to share stories and develop digital media skills using professional-grade technology. The DigitalMedia Instructor develops the project curriculum and works with Teaching Artists to deliver high levels of creative engagement for youth.
The DigitalMedia Instructor candidates must be experienced working with high school-age youth, hands-on art-making, group management, and teamwork. To effectively engage students, candidates must enjoy working with diverse audiences and understand best practices in youth development. The ideal candidate has a passion for the art and cultures of the African Diaspora. To provide enriching activities that engage students, the applicant should have a solid understanding of age-appropriate activities and art techniques that engage youth with diverse learning needs and backgrounds.
Compensation: $45 per hour (includes pre-program planning)
Duties and Responsibilities
· Teach the basics of digital photography and podcasting to youth.
· Develop a curriculum and a syllabus that teaches young people how to use podcasting and digital photography as mediums of storytelling.
· Support students in learning, participation, and tracking progress and completion of projects.
· In collaboration with the Education Program Coordinator, and Digital Content Manager plan the project’s culmination event.
· Supports program assessment through duties such as evaluations, reports, and tracking.
· Highly dependable and punctual.
· BA or BFA in Digital Media or related fields. 3 years of relevant experience may be substituted for the required education.
· Minimum of 2-years of professional experience producing audio content for broadcast, web, or radio.
· Two or more years in a high school education environment or other experience working with teens. Public school classroom experience preferred.
· A proven track record of success working with teen/high school-aged students.
· Outgoing, friendly, and able to promote the MoAD’s mission.
· Familiarity with issues relevant to the African Diaspora and communities of color.
· Experience with culturally relevant education, curriculum development, and classroom management.
· Program/Curriculum development experience.
· Ability to manage multiple tasks and project timelines.
· Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
· Ability to attend all hours during the program.
· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
· Able to meet deadlines and ensure the completion of projects on schedule.
· Daily access to the internet and communication via email and cell phone is required.
BACKGROUND CHECK, TB Test, AND COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
Must pass fingerprinting and TB test prior to hire.
All MoAD employees providing in-person services at MoAD and partner sites are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or if they cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to disability or a sincerely held religious belief will instead show proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 72 hours of the first entrance and every day of teaching thereafter.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Digital Media Instructor Position. All inquiries will be considered and kept confidential. Please, no phone calls about this position.
Diversity makes us stronger. MoAD is committed to diversity in its programming and creating an inclusive work culture and environment that is reflective of the San Francisco Bay Area. We are an Equal Opportunity Institution, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for work without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.