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Logo_recyouthNYC youth (ages 6 -19) participating in the RECYouth (Reel Education & Communication for Youth) program learn the skills necessary to become digital storytellers, musicians and filmmakers. RECYouth offers city-wide, year-round programming in which students are trained in digital video and audio production through hands-on, pre-employment technology and arts instruction. The RECYouth curriculum is centered on cultivating a strong technical vocabulary and providing an outlet for creative expression. Students are encouraged to collaborate through team-building activities and the sharing of responsibilities, ensuring experience with all aspects of production. Upon completion, RECYouth-produced work is featured at public screening events, submitted to festivals and for television broadcast.

RECYouth Media Educators will be responsible for developing and facilitating multi-media programming for RECYouth After-School Youth and Teen programs city-wide.


·Media Instruction and Support: Provide hands-on, technical training in digital video and audio production while supporting production and satisfactory completion of youth documentary, narrative and other media projects.
·Curriculum & Programming Development: participate in bi-weekly RECYouth planning sessions and contribute to the development of media production and media literacy curriculum.
·Recruitment & Partnerships: Assist RECYouth program directors in recruiting youth for media programs, creating and maintaining partnerships with local organizations.
·Evaluation and Assessment: Evaluate and assess media programming and regularly report program activities and outcomes to the RECYouth Coordinator.
·Equipment and Project Maintenance: supervise maintenance of RECYouth media equipment, organize and maintain all project files for video and audio programming.
·Participate in RECYouth staff meetings, trainings and events as required.


·Expertise digital video camera, sound and lighting equipment.
·Expertise in Final Cut Pro, After-Effects and other media post-production applications.
·Expertise in AcidPro, Reason and/or other Audio production programs.
·Teaching, classroom management, conflict resolution and group facilitation skills.
·Superior communication, organization and problem-solving skills.
·Commitment to youth-centered community development, project-based learning.
·Willingness to implement RECYouth standards, curriculum and ideology.
·Creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor.
·Proficiency with both PC and Mac platforms.
·Comfortable working with a diverse, youth-oriented, collaborative staff.

The Job:

·Approx. 20 hours/week, $15-$25/hr, depending on experience
·Applicant must commit to 9 months of service, from October 2005 -June 2006, with the possibility of extension.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to
We may request a reel of youth-produced work, please do not send one at this time.


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