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Youth Beat - Teaching Artist
The Oakland Public Education Fund

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Youth Beat - Teaching Artist

The Oakland Public Education Fund

Job Summary

$25-35 per hour
Job Type
Part-time, Temporary
Job Last Posted
Job posted 26 days ago
Job Role
Teacher, Artist Instructor
Employer's Industry
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description



JOB TITLE: Teaching Artist

REPORTS TO: Youth Beat Executive Director 


  • Applications accepted starting May 17, 2021
  • Hiring immediately, position open until filled. 


  • Part Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Teaching Artist - Future Filmmakers Virtual Summer Camp Program:
  • Mon-Thurs 11:30-5:00 (20-24 hours per week)
  • 6 week program: June 14th - July 22nd


  • Starting wage commensurate with experience, Salary Range: $25/hr - $35/hr 


Please read the following in order to avoid application delays:

Please do not send your application directly through email.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews.

Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.


The Oakland Public Education Fund is the fiscal sponsor for Youth Beat. The Oakland Public Education Fund leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Teaching Artists will be employees of the Oakland Public Education Fund working at Youth Beat. .


Youth Beat is a non-profit program (fiscally sponsored by the Oakland Public Education Fund) that offers free media production programs to Oakland youth. We provide hands-on training and job experience in video production, journalism, narrative filmmaking, photography, design and animation. We teach media to middle school and high school students with the goal of keeping them engaged in school and developing job readiness skills to pursue a career in the media industry. Our team of teaching artists, educators and producers facilitate after school programs based at KDOL - TV, work in schools across the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and lead freelance media projects for our youth media production company. We are currently looking for energetic, creative individuals to join our team who are passionate about media, sharing their craft, and working with socio-economically and ethnically diverse groups of youth.This is an ideal opportunity for local freelancers looking to secure some reliable part-time work, or those looking to get their foot in the door in the world of media education at a rapidly growing non-profit program. Staff members may also have the opportunity to take on additional hours and lead freelance media projects through our social enterprise production company, Youth Beat PRO. We are currently hiring for a virtual summer program instructor-- but would hope that whoever we hire would want to continue with us in-person next school year as we transition back to our dynamic in-person programming. There will be a number of Teaching Artist opportunities available in the fall with varying schedules-- so we would like to hire someone this summer who is local in the Bay Area and also interested in working with us in-person next school year.


Our Future Filmmakers program is our flagship class that teaches students all the basics of video production. Last year we had a very successful virtual summer program (student highlights here) and are looking to recreate the magic on Zoom this year with a new group of 25-30 Oakland public high school students. The position would be part of a team of Teaching Artists and alumni Teaching Assistants that would teach the program, and would also be in charge of supporting a small family group of 6-8 students, hosting group discussions, providing personal support and helping them with their media projects throughout the summerWe are looking for a talented expert in the field of multimedia and video production who is excited about sharing their craft with Oakland teens. The position would start June 7th with 8-10 hours of meetings and prep in the first week, ramping up to 20-22 hours per week for the 6-week summer program. As mentioned above, if things go well we would then look to place this Teaching Artist at one or more of our school-site programs in the fall, depending on schedules, strengths and availability. The Teaching Artist will report to Youth Beat’s program manager-- they will plan and implement curriculum, help manage student projects as students create, and help to build and grow our media arts career pathway. Applicants should demonstrate a mastery of technical skills of video production as well as passion and an ability to connect with inner-city teens. Other multimedia skills (photography/Photoshop, animation, design, etc.) are a big plus as well. Youth Beat is a quickly growing organization with a ton of potential for additional future hours and work. We foresee growing in a big way over the next few years, and whomever we hire for this job would have an inside track at additional responsibilities and work in the coming years at Youth Beat. 


  • Work with diverse, inner-city youth from Oakland schools as they learn the basics of filmmaking. 
  • Plan, deliver, and refine curriculum as part of the summer teaching team
  • Lead a family group and provide small group and individual support to students
  • Participate in Professional Development and Staff Trainings
  • Follow data and attendance tracking procedures and complete monthly progress reports for Youth Beat
  • Lead and complete media projects along with students for paying clients as part of our youth production company, YB Pro. (These opportunities offer additional freelance opportunities and income for our employees and students, as well as access to our professional production gear at KDOL-TV.) 


  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s preferred, from an accredited college or university in a related field: Media Studies that includes media and/or video production
  • Ability and passion for working with diverse, inner-city teenagers.  
  • Experience and expertise with Adobe Premiere and other media software  


  • Ability to move and set up professional production equipment.


The Oakland Public Education Fund is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also know that great candidates can bring skills to The Ed Fund that we haven't thought of just yet, and who won't fit everything we've described above. If this is you, don't hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We are dedicated to improving our organization and know that part of it means to better reflect the people we serve. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Business Overview

Our Story


The Oakland Public Education Fund leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive.


The Ed Fund is the only organization raising money for all Oakland public schools. In the last five years, we have raised over $60 million for programs that help students thrive. We put the right tools in students’ hands to give all kids the excellent education they deserve.

We support all Oakland public schools—both District-run and charter—with a focus on those furthest from opportunity, because kids who come to school with less need more.

Why Work With Us?

Comprehensive Benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time accrual. Other potential benefits include parking, mentorship, and access to technology (i.e. laptop computer), etc.

Team Size

101+ team members


Culture & Perks

Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Parking Provided
Work From Home
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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