Project Coordinator – Scribe Video Center – Philadelphia, PA

SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, a non-profit, media arts education organization located in Philadelphia, seeks a Project Coordinator for the Great Migration community history project. Scribe Video Center provides instruction in digital media production – including video, audio and interactive web-based projects. Founded in 1982, Scribe works with first time makers, working artists and community organizations who wish to make use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. We encourage new approaches to visual form and language in an effort to further the aesthetics of digital video movie making.

The Great Migration Project is a community history project that Scribe has launched in collaboration with five Philadelphia area community groups to mark the centenary of the start of the mass migration of African-Americans to Philadelphia at the start of the First World War. Churches, fraternal organizations, and businesses that date back to 1916 will collaborate with a roster of national and internationally known media artists to create media works exploring the impact of the Great Migration on Philadelphia. The finished works will be presented in a variety of venues throughout Philadelphia in the spring of 2016.

Description of Position

The position of Project Coordinator for the Great Migration Project includes outreach, coordination, administration, production, exhibition and installation work. The Project Coordinator insures that the multiple projects proceed according to schedule and serves as the liaison between the producing community groups and collaborating media artists contracted by Scribe. These community history projects will make use of varied media (video, audio, web based) and will involve both linear works for screening, audio pieces for radio and site-specific installation pieces. The Project Coordinator should have broad familiarity with the range of technologies (hardware and software) and techniques used for digital media production.

The day-today work will be assessing progress of individual projects and insuring that community groups and the artists working with them have the needed production resources to stay on schedule.

The Project Coordinator is an articulate and compelling spokesperson for the project. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in media production, which could include documentary filmmaking, audio production or website construction, and should be able to advise community groups about the production process. The Production Manager works closely with the Artistic Director and Project Director of the Great Migration Project and supervises instructors/facilitators working with each community group.


Three to five years’ experience in digital media production (documentary filmmaking, website, audio) and project management
Extensive experience in event planning (at least 3 major public events)
Solid experience with community engagement and working in diverse communities
Strong research skills, including ethnographic, archival, and internet research
Administrative and office management experience
Excellent public speaking and writing skills
Knowledge of marketing and promotion, including social media strategies.
A strong demonstrated interest in African-American history

This is a one year, part time position. 20 to 24 hours a week.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, a resume and contact information for three references to Please write “Project Coordinator – Great Migration” in subject line.