Jobs & Opportunities


Street Movies! is back for its 22 nd summer this August, offering free outdoor film screenings throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods. Street Movies!, in partnership with community organizations, will highlight local, national, and global cinematic voices as well as local performers.

We are currently seeking submissions for this summer's Street Movies! Street Movies! is a family-friendly event, and we expect anywhere from 40-100 people to be in attendance. We are seeking works that will appeal to our audiences of diverse ethnicities, races, and ages across the city produced by Philadelphia-based filmmakers. There will be nine screening locations in August and each screening will feature four to five films per event.

We are looking for animation, fiction, documentary and experimental work. Work should be no longer than 20 minutes. All topics are welcome, but themes and topics will be firmed as the programming develops.

Rental fees of $50 for up to three screenings during the month of August are available for filmmakers. The deadline for submissions is April 30 th, 2019. Please submit your work in the form of a web link. 

For more information visit:
Scribe Video Center 3908 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone 215-222-4201
Scribe Video Center’s Street Movies! is made possible by funding from PECO



Scribe Video Center, a non-profit media arts education organization, is seeking faculty members in the humanities and social sciences, as well as advanced graduate students in the humanities to work with community groups participating in the Precious Places Community History Project.

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of Philadelphia's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Unlike oral history projects in other cities, Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods. Research and production will be carried out by neighborhood residents in each group with the help of a humanities/social science scholar and an experienced filmmaker.

We are presently seeking the assistance of humanities scholars and social scientists from the fields of history, urban studies, anthropology, folklore and sociology to work as facilitators on Precious Places.  We hope that you will consider collaborating with us on this exciting and groundbreaking project.  As a humanities consultant, you will help guide the research process, discuss the process of creating oral histories, and help identify sources of archival images and other corroborating materials. 

Participating humanities and social science consultants will meet about three times a month for three months with the groups, guide the group through one day of primary shooting, and also consult on occasion during the editing. Generally, we estimate up to 75 hours in total over a six month period beginning in April 2019. 

Participating humanities and social science consultants receive a small honorarium.  

Send a letter of interest along with a resume or CV with the subject heading “Precious Places Humanities Consultant” to:, or mail to:

Precious Places                                
Scribe Video Center
3908 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you have any questions, please call 215-222-4201 or email



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

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