2021–22 Video Fellowship
Creative Time, New York City’s vanguard and veteran public arts presenter, seeks a creative and proactive new filmmaker to help tell the Creative Time story.
The Video Fellow is central to Creative Time’s communication and programming efforts—helping us document our over forty-year history, attracting greater buzz for our projects, growing our audience, and building excitement for our artists’ ideas and the work that we do. The fellowship is a 12-month part-time position. Creative Time is currently operating with a staggered schedule of in-person and work from home hours. Applicants should be based in New York City as the fellow is expected to work one full day per week in the Creative Time office, and to cover programs and events as scheduled.
Reporting to the Communications Manager and the Head of External Affairs, the Video Fellow will also work closely with the Deputy Director, Programming Team, Graphic Designer, and Project Artist(s). The Fellow will visually document various aspects of our projects and produce innovative content, including short-form promotional and documentary videos. Gain behind-the-scenes access to an arts organization, collaborate with our curators and artists, experience the installation process, attend opening events, interview audience members, and capture it all! The Fellow will be part of the creative process, working with project curators and the marketing team to determine the best opportunities for audio and video content for each project.
The ideal candidate has creative vision, a knack for narrative, knowledge of and interest in the art world, prior experience in film production and post-production, a technical background, and wants experience working with artists and teams in a creative, innovative environment. Competitive selection will be made based on a strong voice in videography, skill in editing, a clear perspective on the arts, motivation for working at Creative Time, and the ability to contribute to the organization.
—Storyboard unique concepts for teaser trailers and project documentation, as aligned with project goals and archiving best practices.
—Lead the pre-production, production, and post production process with detail, organization, and strong communication skills.
—Capture and edit all video footage, adding captioning and other accessibility measures as recommended from our advisors.
—Create teaser videos and process-based mini docs for projects.
—Adapt content for various distribution channels, including web and social media platforms.
—Develop packaging & distribution strategies for video works.
Fellows receive a monthly stipend. The following package is available for fellow’s primary use, should they lack their own digital SLR or ancillary equipment:
—Sony Handycam HDR-AX2000
—Saramonic uwMic9 Lavalier Microphone System
—Bachelor’s in film and video, or related field.
—Must be resourceful and diplomatic, with experience balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
—Must demonstrate prior experience in documentation, filmmaking, and the process of creating, editing, and posting video for the web.
—Comprehensive knowledge of digital video, Premiere, Final Cut Pro (or comparable software), and Photoshop required. Knowledge of After Effects and Illustrator helpful.
—A thorough understanding of storyboarding.
—Must have access to editing equipment & software.
—At least one day a week working out of Creative Time’s office in the East Village required, with the flexibility to additionally accommodate potential evening and weekend shoots/edits throughout the year, on a reasonable project-to-project basis—as permitted in consultation with CDC and New York State public safety guidelines.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter detailing their relevant background and coursework, equipment list, and two references, and URL with examples of prior work.
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Subject line: 2021–22 Video Fellowship.
No calls please. Creative Time is an equal-opportunity employer.