GVN Lead Media Instructor

Women’s Voices Now; (WVN) uses film to drive positive social change that advances girls’ and women’s rights globally. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

Girls Voices Now empowers youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking.


Position Description: The roles and responsibilities of the Lead Media Instructor (MI) position are as follows:

    • Facilitate Girls’ Voices Now curriculum. Lead delivery of curriculum, staying on track with topics, schedule, and deliverables, and introducing guest speakers as needed. The LMI will facilitate engaging and participatory lectures and discussions daily, and lead all technical filmmaking and media based training throughout the program. They will assign coursework to participants, hold participants accountable, and provide ongoing support by reviewing and discussing assignments. The LMI will provide active support in producing all final films and provide mentorship on academic, technical, and individual levels. The LMI will be assisted by the Program Coordinator, and will effectively utilize the teaching curriculum (provided by Women’s Voices Now) to enhance the delivery of the program. 

    • Provide technical filmmaking training. The LMI must come to the program with a breadth of knowledge on emerging and past trends in social impact films, all stages of the filmmaking cycle, and research on potential timely subjects for student documentaries. 

    • Ensure an inclusive, positive, and supportive learning environment. The LMI will serve as a mentor, facilitator, and guide throughout the program. They will follow WVN policies on creating a supportive and welcoming environment for all, and will seek to provide a safe space for creativity and development to each of the program participants. The LMI will provide feedback, support, and encouragement, as appropriate and diplomatically de-escalate conflicts as they arise, elevating any issues to the Programs Director.

  • Model professionalism. The LMI will serve as a role model for program participants and demonstrate professionalism throughout all aspects of the program. This includes, but is not limited to: communicating professionally; providing excellent customer service; demonstrating punctuality and timeliness; and showing respect and empathy to all individuals. Additionally, the LMI helps to set professional boundaries with participants, in accordance with the policies outlined by the Programs Director.

  • Manage, delegate, and collaborate. The LMI will work closely and collaboratively with volunteers, the Program Coordinator, and the Programs Intern, delegating tasks, offering support, and providing feedback as needed, to ensure the success of the program. The LMI will report directly to the Programs Director, keeping them informed of program updates, daily progress, and any issues of concern. Daily check-ins will support coordination and ensure all program aspects are running successfully. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Must have a knowledge of social impact media, feminism, women in media, filmmaking, editing, and education. 
  • Must be fluent in all aspects of filmmaking, and able to communicate technical ideas and concepts to first-time filmmakers with little to no experience. 
  • Must have experience in education and working with youth. 
  • Must be fluent in GVN camera package (ILCE-7M3K – Alpha 7 III), Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro,  sound and audio recording equipment, lighting equipment. 
  • Comfort with digital training and communications platforms required. 
  • Lead Media Instructor must have access to a laptop and be able and willing to download necessary communications platforms (any expenses will be covered by WVN) for purposes of teaching online courses.
  • Candidates will be subject to background check after an offer is made.

Compensation: Lunch and snacks will be provided daily on campus. 

Availability required:

  • Preparation: Meetings/calls in advance of program start date, in accordance with candidate’s availability. 1-on-1 conversations with all program participants in advance of the Program.
  • Dates of Program: July 5 – August 4. Program schedule will run from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday, with one weekend for shooting of films. Lead Media Instructor will provide support outside of program hours in the form of session planning, preparation, and debriefing; communications with applicable WVN stakeholders and staff; and fulfillment of minor administrative tasks.
  • Wrap-up: Lead Media Instructor must be available for general wrap-up/debriefing in the week following the program.
  • Premiere public screening: Fall 2023 (Date TBD) (6 to 10 hours for preparation and wrapping up the event)

Compensation $11,400.00 Stipend

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 30th. 

Please apply through this form, and reach out to [email protected] for questions.

2024 Girls Voices Now Summer Media Training Program applications are now open