Community Education Instructor
Youth Radio has provided an array of media training programs at Camp Wilmont Sweeney (Alameda County’s 24-hour residential program for 15-18 year old males) for over 10 years. We are currently in our second year focused on the use of writing and media literacy education in conjunction with media production skills to address behavioral health issues related to masculinity, violence, and sex. The Community Education Instructor will be working with incarcerated youth on site at Camp Wilmont Sweeney as well as at Youth Radio headquarters to train them in these areas.
• Facilitate weekly media literacy, writing, and media production workshops at Camp Sweeney
• Recruit 10-12 students per session (11 meetings over the course of 10 weeks) and clear participant eligibility with Probation Department Staff
• Create media literacy, production, and writing curriculum with appropriate exercises and activities in conjunction with staff Media Education Manager
• Lead a minimum of four (4) site visits to Youth Radio each session for training in technical media skills and recording and webcasting media content written during the course (*site visits are already established and built into session calendar)
• Meet weekly with Media Education Manager to review lesson plans and provide updates on class progress
Work Experience Requirements:
• Youth Development Practitioner with a minimum of 2 years experience in the field
• Experience using and teaching Adobe Photoshop and Reason music production software
• Experience in curriculum development for at least two previous programs
• Demonstrated classroom management skills
• Experience in a broadcast studio preferred
• Familiarity with youth in the juvenile justice system preferred
BA/BS or teaching credential preferred but not required
Must have private means of transportation (public transportation will not work at this site)
• The Community Education Instructor reports to the Director of Media Education
• This is a contract position; 5-6 hours per week at a rate of $25/hour
At a minimum, all applications should include:
• Cover Letter
Final Submission Date:
Open until filled
Oakland, CA 94612
No calls, please.
Youth Radio's mission is to promote young people's intellectual, creative and professional growth through training and access to media and to produce the highest quality original media for local and national outlets.
Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting at our centrally located downtown Oakland location. In the process, they're exposed to a broad spectrum of media-related careers.
Youth Radio students also strengthen their foundation in basic "life-skills": verbal expression, writing, computer technology, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and more.
Youth Radio is committed to maintaining a diverse, multi-cultural working environment, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.