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4 Aug 2020

Part-Time YCP Animation Mentor

Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project – Posted by bryandimas Watsonville, California, United States

Job Description

Latino Film Institute Youth Cinema Project is a project-based learning program that produces competent, resilient, and real-world problem-solvers and bridges the achievement and opportunity gaps by creating lifelong learners and the entertainment industry’s multicultural future.

POSITION: YCP Animation Mentor – Part Time (Maximum 10 hours)
RATE: $30 per hour, plus mileage
LOCATION: Must reside within 50 miles of Watsonville, CA

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION DETAILS:
The YCP Animation Mentor teaches animation filmmaking classes to students in the 6th grade, using a provided YCP curriculum that guides students through the entire animation filmmaking process, and concludes with the creation of their own animatic films. YCP Mentors teach our 90-minute classes along with a fellow animation filmmaking mentor. Classes meet twice a week (online and/or in person), during regular school hours, and run the length of a full school-year, typically sometime in the middle of August to the beginning of June.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of 3 years working in animation as a storyboard artist, visual development artist, animator, director, or related role.
• An expertise in at least one specific area of animation production/filmmaking
• Bachelor’s Degree, Film/Art School, a plus.
• Knowledge of applicable design and animation software (Photoshop, Procreate, Editing Software) and hardware (Tablet, iPad)
• Undergo background check, Tb test, Valid ID, Valid Auto Insurance, have reliable source of transportation (mileage reimbursement)
• Must be authorized to work in the US

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Timelines with attendance to class, meetings, and responses to emails
• Attend summer trainings and monthly trainings through the school year
• Be respectful to co-workers, school administrators and, most importantly, the students
• Tech-savvy, general knowledge of design software (Photoshop, Procreate), audio equipment, and editing (Sony Vegas Pro or equivalent a plus)
• Strong understanding of different departments in animation
• Commitment to the mission, the program, and open to learning new things

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send following materials to info@latinxinanimation.org with Subject “YCP Animation Mentor”:
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Portfolio or Sample of Animation Work

Mentors must have a working knowledge of all areas of animation filmmaking, from pre-production to animation production (script writing, character design, background design, storyboarding, editing, voice acting, etc.). The first semester is focused solely on pre-production: creating an original idea, writing their stories, pitching, character design, and background design. The second semester’s focus is on storyboarding, animatic production, and editing.

Job Categories: 2D Animation. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: 2D Animation, Education, storyboarding, teacher, and writing.

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