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Teach at Media Arts Center San Diego’s DIGITAL GYM!

We are always seeking teaching artists to assist with our Teen Producers ProjectYouth Media & Tech Camps, and Offsite Youth Media Residencies and Workshops.

Submit your resume to: ethan@mediaartscenter.org or cameron@mediaartscenter.org

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Position: Youth Media Educator


MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO (MACSD) is seeking a Media Educator to assist in the delivery of programming for our popular Teen Media and Tech programs.
The ideal candidate is outgoing and enjoys community-based work with multicultural youth, has previous teaching experience, understands the elements of quality media production along with the working knowledge in bringing those elements to life through film and various forms of new media. Equally important is this person’s ability and commitment to keep learning, experimenting and documenting how new media, creativity, and education can come together for the long-term social benefit of young people.


In collaboration with other MACSD staff, you will be teaching innovative new media to youth ages 6-19.

The emphasis will be on you creating lifelong learners and empowering young people to create quality media arts projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrate all elements of filmmaking including pre-production, production and post-production
  • Implement lesson plans and develop curriculum
  • Lead and mentor small groups in collaborative multi-media classroom activities
  • Technical assistance as needed (file organization and transferring, iMovie, etc.)


  • 2 to 3 years experience teaching media to youth or adults
  • Experience working with 6-19 year olds
  • Ability to multi-task in high stress classroom environment
  • Experience working with DSLRS, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere
  • Experience in video production, including lighting, camera, storyboards, & sound
  • Experience teaching in traditional or nontraditional settings
  • Skills in video editing, desktop publishing, and/or web page authoring
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently and to meet deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree in filmmaking or relevant degree


  • Bio
  • Most recent Reel // Portfolio
  • Background check
  • Clear a TB test


Part-time, temporary. Depending on in-school or after-school site partners. Be available 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday, and Saturday 10-2. Hours vary per site.

Media Arts Center San Diego promotes access to film and video as tools for community self-expression and social change and supports the professional development of media artists.

Media Arts Center San Diego endorses the inclusion of underrepresented communities in the media arts field and the portrayal of accurate images of these communities by mainstream media and promotes community access to and use of media technology.

For More Information please contact

Ethan van Thillo, Executive Director/Founder, ethan@mediaartscenter.org, 619-230-1938 ext. 101 or
Cameron Quevedo
, Director of Education, cameron@mediaartscenter.org, (619) 230-1938