Jobs & Opportunities

Oral History Interns

Scribe Video Center is looking for paid student-workers to assist with an oral history project. We are beginning preliminary research (both of content and of film/photo/audio archives) on a documentary project exploring community organizing and the development of Black political movements in Philadelphia in the period between 1945 and 2015. If you are a college or upper level high school student interested in learning how to conduct oral histories and can assist with our project, please apply below. If you have any questions please reach out to us at


  • Research individuals involved with and movements for Black empowerment in Philadelphia, including movements in electoral politics
  • Participate in oral history training sessions
  • Conduct 3 to 4 oral histories via Zoom
  • Communicate with interview subjects
  • Research institutional and private archives for photos, recorded audio , documents related to Black politics and community organizing
  • Carry out research and fact-checking around the interviews


  • Passionate about community organizing and/or politics
  • Familiarity with recording  software (Zoom, Audacity)
  • Possess strong research skills
  • Possess strong oral communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new softwares (Adobe Premiere, ProTools)

Term: November 2020 - March 2021 (approximately 10 meetings, including training, research and interview sessions.)

Stipend: $750

Link to Application

Please submit your application for an Oral History Intern position by November 9, 2020. Please contact for more information.


Teaching Artists Wanted

Some of Philadelphia’s most outstanding media makers have taught and presented works at Scribe. We create a venue for experienced media makers to share their skills with emerging artists at our workshops in West Philadelphia and in community media production projects throughout the Philadelphia region. We are looking for talented artists with solid skills in HD videography, sound recording, editing, animation and motion software, web design. Most of our instructor/facilitators have MFAs and/or have produced a solid body of creative work. Our hourly rate for teaching is comparable to area colleges. (But in all honesty, you're not going to get rich doing this, but you will make a huge difference.)

Please send a cover letter, resume and web-links of your work to with “Teaching Artist” in the subject line.


Freelance Photographers Wanted

Scribe Video Center seeks work-for-hire photographers to document community media projects. The photographer will attend production planning meetings and document community-based productions throughout the Philadelphia area. We are asking for behind the scenes production photos, as well as publicity stills suitable for newspaper, printed brochure, and web-based promotion. Scribe will pay $125 per shoot date for a minimum of ninety minutes per shoot and a minimum of 100 digital images.

If interested please send a resume and examples of your work to


Storyville Call for Works

Scribe's Storyville provides a forum for regional media artists to exhibit their works and engage audiences in discussion. 

For consideration, send a copy of your film (DVD preferred) and a cover letter with the title, total running time, director, distributor, and a brief description to:

Scribe Video Center
Attn: Storyville
3908 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information, call (215) 222-4201.


Volunteer At Scribe

We often need volunteers at screenings and events. If you would like to be added to our list of prospective volunteers please email us at