Ghetto Film School provides an opportunity for employees to develop their passion for storytelling while contributing their skills and talents to fulfill our mission to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. We embrace creativity and collaboration.
GFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates who are committed to our mission to apply. Our staff’s wide range of experiences strengthens our capacity as the most elite and inclusive film academy in the world.
A competitive salary
403(b) retirement plan with Employer Matching
100% employer paid health insurance package
Our current job openings are located below.
GFS seeks a dynamic Teaching Artist to support the GFS LA Fellows Program’s GFS 101 summer course. The Teaching Artist reports to the GFS LA Executive Director.
• Provide technical, production and post-production support for GFS LA Fellows’ GFS 101 summer course
• Lead the curriculum design, technical and production training for the GFS 101 summer course of the GFS LA Fellows, including the planning, preparation and teaching of related exercises and classroom activities.
• Create relevant screenwriting lessons including but not limited to script structure, treatments, outlining and revision.
• Provide critique notes on student scripts.
• Guide Fellows in the technical aspects of their final projects, including storyboards, shot lists, and related materials.
• Assist GFS LA staff and Fellows in pre-production activities – help improve individual student planning and preparation to technically execute the story they have written.
• Assist with production shoots, as may be necessary (all GFS LA staff help with supervision on student productions).
• Oversee all post-production work, including supervising editing on relevant software.
• Support regular trips with students to film screenings, lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, conferences, college tours, and other events showcasing student work.
• Assist with the critical studies component of the program, leading post-screening discussions with students on story, plot and character. Prepare guiding questions and lesson plans for such sessions.
• Assist in the securing of relevant guest speakers for the class. Including but not limited to: writers, producers, studios executives etc.
• MFA candidate or recent graduate preferred, able to commit to the Fellows Program’s schedule.
• At least 3-5 years experience working in the production of films in a leadership/above-the-line role.
• Proficiency in digital camera (DSLR) technology, lighting, and production equipment.
• Proficiency in Adobe Premiere, Avid, Final Draft, and Adobe Photoshop as well as general computer applications.
• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be an excellent writer.
• Ability to effectively communicate GFS’ mission, vision and purpose to participant Fellows and outside interests as necessary.
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment, supporting the Program Director and Program Coordinator in all in-class and out-of-class assignments and activities.
• Proven leadership skills and demonstrated innovation in executing team assignments.
Specifications Compensation for this project employee position is $35/hour, plus overtime if applicable. This position runs from May 1st – September 25, 2020. Classes take place M-Th, 10am - 5pm, from June 17th to August 16th .
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. E-mail cover letter, resume and references to:
Ghetto Film School Attn: Montea Robinson, GFS LA Execitive Director E-mail:
GFS is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.