Education Associate

Reel Works

Type of Position:   Part-Time

Salary:   $15-$20 per hour

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   September 24, 2021

Application Deadline:   October 21, 2021

Job Position Summary

Reel Works seeks an exceptional part-time Education Associate for our in-school education workshops, which at this time are entirely remote. Reel Works mentors, inspires and empowers underserved NYC youth to share their stories through filmmaking, creating a springboard to successful careers in media and beyond.

This is a part-time position supporting the program directors and instructors through coordination of program communications, as well as classroom observation, and education interns. The
Education Associate will work under the supervision of the Director of Education and will support in-school programming which includes Cultural After School Adventures (CASA), Burberry Inspire
Arts and Paramount Youth Take Action workshops.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Organize professional development workshops for educators
  • Communicate with the Director of Education on regular basis to ensure alignment with the vision and mission of the program
  • Support Teaching Artist & Student Teaching Artist programs and communication
  • Manage workshop technology needs
  • Organize events such as the Cultural Runway and In-Schools Film Festival

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in program management
  • At least 3 years of experience working with a diverse student population and a passion for youth development
  • Knowledge of political, cultural, technical, and educational practices with a focus on youth development and student-centered inquiry-based learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical pedagogy, equity, and social justice
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Understanding of and proven track record employing principles of positive youth development
  • Ability to multi-task and attend to details while keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Experience with and respect for protocols
  • Familiarity with youth media
  • Detail-oriented individual and a strong team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Multiple languages is a plus

Culture and Values

  • Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and a full range of student learning and growth
  • Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
  • Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill-building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
  • Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices

Compensation: This is a part-time position that does not include health benefits. Hourly wage commensurate with experience in filmmaking, technical skills, teaching, and youth development up to $15 – $20 an hour. The time commitment is 20 hrs a week, remote and in-office.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter via Indeed (linked above).

As an organization, Reel Works is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reel Works encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, or any other legally protected basis.