Jobs & Opportunities
Philadelphia Independent Media Fund - New Grant Application Round Open
The Philadelphia Independent Media Fund awards grants to Philadelphia area independent media makers with digital video and audio projects in three areas:
Planning - for projects in the planning/pre-production stage - awards of up to $2,000
Next Level - for projects that require a professional consultant to bring to the next level of production - awards of up to $500
Finishing - for projects in the postproduction stage with an anticipated completion date of twelve months from the grant award date - awards of up to $3,500
Learn more and apply here.
The Documentary History Project for Youth
The Documentary History Project for Youth is an annual after-school, weekend and summertime digital media production workshop for middle and high school students. Each year, youth participants create short documentary films as a way to explore some aspect of the social, political and cultural history of Philadelphia. In past years students have focused on policing, African American history, and leadership. Apply here.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.