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Film Education Specialist 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Manager of Film Education, the Specialist will help pilot, produce, and teach our inaugural film education workshops for a group of Los Angeles County youth and transitional adults (ages 16+). The workshops will introduce the multiple facets of filmmaking crafts, lead youth through making their own films, and provide pathways for both skill-building and healing. The Museum is seeking a compassionate, energetic, and responsible individual with intermediate knowledge of audiovisual equipment and software, experience in arts administration and/or as a teaching artist, and has a deep interest in working with youth from underserved communities.

This is a temporary, 1-year position.

You Will:

  • Provide logistical, administrative, technical, and production support to pilot our youth workshops.
  • Support authoring and implementing curriculum that teaches young people how to use film as a medium of expression and/or storytelling.
  • Promote positive self-esteem and healing to young individuals facing challenges in the Los Angeles Community.
  • Facilitate programs with support from Associate Museum Educators, contractors, and other guest artists.
  • Work closely with the Coordinator of the Shirley Temple Education Studio to familiarize yourself with and maintain audio/visual equipment.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in workshop or classroom teaching in (in)formal settings, preferably in areas of filmmaking, social work, non-profit, or other related settings.
  • Demonstrable past work experience with youth and transitional adults, from older teens up with a preference towards Los Angeles County communities.
  • Strong capacity to make technical concepts and activities accessible, including post-production software and audio-visual equipment.
  • Capacity to teach film-related arts; willingness to expand capacity beyond current expertise.
  • Intermediate literacy in both industry standard and beginner-friendly software programs in film/video production, editing, sound editing, music composition, illustration, animation, or motion graphics.
  • Attentiveness towards safety practices in handling AV equipment, gear, and tools in studios, classrooms, and live production environments.
  • Classroom and digital asset management skills.
  • Project management skills, along with exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Creative thinking skills with outstanding active listening skills.
  • Working familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud, plus other specialty apps.
  • Ability to multi-task and move work forward in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate evening and weekend programs.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Film Education Specialist  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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