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Film and Photography Arts Specialist, Countee Cullen Community Center

Harlem Children's Zone New York, NY
  • Expired: 25 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Countee Cullen Community Center has served as an inspiration and model for programs across the nation. Countee Cullen works with children from kindergarten through high school, supporting them academically and offering them exposure to the arts, music video production, computer-based music, photography, and dance.

We are seeking a Part-time Film and Photography Arts Specialist with expertise and an understanding of how to adapt a Film and Photography curriculum to an after-school setting. The ideal candidate will be able to teach students to present. They will be able to expose students to available technologies and programming through a designed curriculum and through a series of projects designed by students. The Film and Photography Arts Specialist must be able to motivate and maintain the interest of students while setting a positive example. Additionally, the Film and Photography Arts Specialist must take a sincere, active, and appropriate interest in the well-being and success of all students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage a group of 15-20 students in a curriculum exploring Film and Photography as a tool for project-based learning
  • Design a curriculum to introduce students to the world of Film and Photography and a variety of programs such as Final Cut and Adobe After Effects
  • Coordinate Film and Photography based trips, special events, student showcases, and other activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Expertise in Film and Photography
  • Bachelor's degree preferred with at least 2 years of experience working in a fast-paced, high-demand learning environment
  • Create basic lesson plans
  • Familiarity with electronic attendance tracking
  • Ability to document and maintain student progress notes
  • Ability to effectively engage students
  • Patient, motivated, well organized, with exceptional communication skills
  • Dedicated to providing positive outcomes for children and families residing in Harlem
  • Ability to work Monday through Friday, 4pm – 7pm.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.

Harlem Children's Zone

Why Work Here?

The Harlem Children’s Zone is driven by the belief that the success of our children and the strength of the community go hand and hand.

At Harlem Children's Zone we believe in doing 'whatever it takes' to ensure that our children graduate from college so they can be prepared for the high-skills job market. Under the leadership of our CEO Anne Williams-Isom, we offer programs to address the needs of children at each stage of their development, as we work to strengthen the families and community around them. The pipeline starts with The Baby College, which teaches best-practice parenting to parents of children from 0-3 years old. HCZ runs Birth to Pre-Kindergarten programs to get children on track early. Children then attend one of two HCZ Promise Academy K-12 charter schools or are supported by HCZ staff in the seven public schools in the Zone. HCZ also runs innovative middle and high-school afterschool programs for local public school students. HCZ's College Success Office supports HCZ's students - many of whom are the first in their families to attend college - so that they can successfully navigate the new challenges and responsibilities they face. We seek talented and passionate professionals who are committed to improving the lives of our children and families. If you share our passion for and commitment to children and believe you have skills to support their development, we want you to join us on this groundbreaking journey.


New York, NY