The Maysles Documentary Center is dedicated to the production and exhibition of documentary films that inspire dialogue and action. Founded by renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, our education programs are designed with the belief that storytelling is key to people understanding their own lives, being able to connect to others, and engaging their individual and collective power to write urgent and untold stories.

We seek a dynamic and experienced Media Educator for our Community Producers Program.


A four-month documentary production program for youth, ages 18 - 24, who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Participants will learn the power of telling their own stories, discover new ways to engage with their peers and community, explore career opportunities in the field of media and public service, and receive training to prepare them for continued education and employment. This program centers the power of storytelling for personal and community transformation.

The Community Producers Program runs May 2017– August 2017, meeting twice a week for 3 hours each session. Planning and orientation would begin in April, with additional hours allocated for meetings, trainings, and administrative time. This is a part-time position, 15-20 hours/per week.

Job Description:

-       Work collaboratively to design and facilitate a sixteen-week curriculum for young adults that covers concepts and approaches to documentary filmmaking; innovative storytelling; self and community; gender and identity; and camera and editing techniques
-       Create meaningful learning opportunities in an interactive environment and proactively support empowerment of participants in their growth as individuals, community members, and changemakers
-       Connect participants to a broader network of film, juvenile justice, and community building initiatives through field trips, guest speakers and exchanges
-       Participate in supervisory and staff meetings as needed including restorative justice training days and program assessments


-       Must have experience teaching documentary film/video in community setting
-       Demonstrated commitment to holistic youth development and supporting the voices of impacted youth
-       Technical proficiency with HD cameras and Final Cut Pro and/or Adobe Premiere editing software
-       Solid interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
-       Strong belief in the arts as an empowering educational tool
-       Experience with Restorative Justice, Social Work, or Spanish language skills, a plus

Media Educators are compensated at competitive rates. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Christine Peng, Education Director,

The Maysles Documentary Center welcomes and encourages applications from a diverse range of individuals.  We employ without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other attribute not related to superior performance.