Student Teaching Artist

Reel Works

Type of Position:   Part-Time

Salary:   $15 per hour

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   September 24, 2021

Application Deadline:   October 21, 2021

Job Position Summary

Reel Works seeks a Student Teaching Artist for our Reel Works In-Schools Program for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for artists who bring fresh ideas in media making and education into our program offerings.


October 2021 – June 2022 (Part-time)

Reel Works In-Schools serves middle and high school students throughout NYC. Students will learn from a combination of instruction, hands-on experiences, trips, and conversations throughout the school year.

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Student Teaching Artists support the lead Teaching Artists in the virtual classroom during their residency for a 10-20 week duration. During a residency, they will have an opportunity to lead several lessons and receive 15 hours of professional development training from Reel Works or outside training partners: Ramapo, PASE, DOE, etc. They will also attend development meetings at Reel Works.


  • Background in filmmaking and arts education.
  • Able to assist lead Teaching Artist in the facilitation of the class
  • Passion for working with school-age children (middle school to high school) in a public school setting
  • Some experience in community organizing is helpful, team building and group dynamics
  • Create a safe learning environment and open communication for all students from a variety of backgrounds
  • Interact in a professional manner with school faculty and administration, parents, and students as well as work with a diverse set of community-based organizations, residents in various communities, institutional and governmental organizations
  • Report weekly to supervisors about ongoings in the classroom
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Be a positive role model to students, school staff, and fellow Teaching Artists
  • Multiple languages is a plus

Salary: $15 per hour. 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.

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, 3 references, and work samples via Indeed (linked above).

No calls, please.