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Blogger Spring 2021

 

The HWF blogger is an experienced writer responsible for developing and maintaining Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking’s blog presence.

 

Example of duties

 

  • Attend and write entries about our events and programs in a conversational style, which engages readers. 

  • Perform continuous enhancements and modifications to blogs.

  • Respond promptly to blog comments

  • Research, write/edit and create layout for new articles and features.

  • Act as liaison between blog readers and HWF
     

Qualifications

 

  • Proofreading and editing skills.

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

  • Ability to write simply with a conversational style

  • Solid understanding of all sections related to the anatomy of a blog

  • Ability to evaluate new and evolving blog technologies.

  • Ability to utilize reporting tools for analysis of traffic, referral links and reader demographics.

  • Knowledge and understanding of current editing, authoring tools, and related blog technologies.

  • Solid foundation in search engine optimization (SEO) and implementing RSS technology

  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

This is a one-time position for the duration of the Making Media That Matters program. This is a paid position $25 an hour, and weekly hours vary from 2 up to 8 during program delivery.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Selected candidates' Interviews will be conducted the week of Jan 11 - 25, 2021.

Position starts on January 18.

Filmmaker Mentor Spring 2021

 

Dedicated to promoting social justice through the power of film, the filmmaker mentor facilitates MMTM participants' learning experience. The filmmaker mentor is responsible for following the work of the assigned learners, providing one on one support, facilitating the learning process, and tracking the progress of each participant's project.

MMTM runs from January 27 to April 28, 2021. Online and weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to noon. 

Examples of Duties

 

  • Deliver, assist and support in filmmaking teaching activities 

  • Train and assist participants in camera work, editing, music recording and narration in the context of a concrete short film project 

  • Supervise shootings (when possible)

  • Carry out any other duties related to the filmmaking instructional activities related to the program 

  • Meet weekly with program staff

  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Very good technical knowledge in camera work, sound recording, editing and screenwriting 

  • Teaching ability and experience

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with a wide range of contributors with varying skill sets

  • Flexible, dependable, and able​ to work under pressure and able to accepting new assignments, helping team members, learning new skills, and striving to improve team and organization results.

  • Ability to mentor remotely

  • Leadership and enthusiasm 

  • Commitment to feminism and social justice

  • Experience working with youth considered a plus

  • Working knowledge of cultures, history and languages of Hawaiʻi's academically underserved populations a plus

This is a one-time position for the duration of the Making Media That Matters program. This is a paid position $25 an hour, and weekly hours vary from 2 up to 8 during program delivery.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Selected candidates' Interviews will be conducted the week of Jan 11 - 25, 2021.

Position starts on January 18.

Internship - Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi

 

This is a unique opportunity to learn about documentary production. You will work closely with the Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi creative team and be an essential part of the team.

 

Responsibilities span from research, production assistance to director in day to day operations, post-production workflow (transcoding and organizing media from shoots), searching for archival footage, to general office-related needs. Interns will also have the opportunity to manage our outreach campaigns via social media networks.

 

Requirements: This internship is one year long.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Familiarity with production flow

  • Experience with capturing and editing video footage

  • Familiarity with the Google Drive Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Photoshop)

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Organizational and research skills

  • Knowledge of various social media platforms

 

This is a paid internship $15 an hour and we are seeking interns to start in February/March.

 

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom or Google Meet.

 

Deadline January 15, 2021

Dedicated to promoting social justice and intersectional gender equity through the power of film, the social worker will work in collaboration with the MMTM team to create a safe and brave space for everyone involved in the program and overall organization.

Example of duties

  • Organize and deliver mental wellness activities during the program

  • Identify participants and staff in need

  • Help participants cope with and solve everyday problems

  • Advocate for and develop plans to improve participants and team members' well-being

  • Research and refer participants and staff to community resources

 

Qualifications
  • Social work licensure 

  • Demonstrate ability to work with young people aged 13-19, encouraging them, providing them with support and helping them to achieve their potential.

  • Good working knowledge of available social service resources in Hawaiʻi or skills to acquire knowledge and information expeditiously.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention

  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care

  • Commitment to social justice and gender equity

  • Community organizing and advocacy experience

  • Working knowledge of cultures, history, and languages of Hawaiʻi's and underserved populations a plus

  • Demonstrated interest in feminism and film

This is a one-time position for the duration of the Making Media That Matters program. This is a paid position $25 an hour, and weekly hours vary from 2 up to 8 during program delivery.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Selected candidates' Interviews will be conducted the week of Jan 11 - 25, 2021.

Position starts on January 18.

Social Worker Spring 2021

 

YPAR Specialist Spring 2021

 

The specialist engages Making Media That Matters participants in Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) projects. As a YPAR specialist on our Making Media That Matters team, you will be responsible for collaborating closely with the team and the youth participants, including instruction on YPAR techniques, engagement, and consultation on participants’ projects.

Example of duties

  • Assist in planning and implementing activities

  • Network, partner and build relationships with schools and community organizations.

  • Assist team members and program participants to identify needs for public information and develop work plans.

  • Performs other duties as assigned
     

Qualifications

 

  • The ideal candidate will have experience utilizing a wide range of existing research methods, but especially YPAR

  • Great oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to successfully work in an agile environment

  • Experience with group facilitation.

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

  • Experience working in youth development and with adolescents in group and/or school settings preferred.

This is a one-time position for the duration of the Making Media That Matters program. This is a paid position $25 an hour, and weekly hours vary from 2 up to 8 during program delivery.

Deadline to apply: January 8, 2021. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Selected candidates' Interviews will be conducted the week of Jan 11 - 25, 2021.

Position starts on January 18.

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