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Summer Job Opportunities
We are looking for an individual to lead a dynamic new initiative in media literacy for urban teens this summer. CF Digital, a community media center located in the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls, provides digital literacy and experiential learning to people of all ages. The URI Harrington School is partnering on this project in advancing our mission to use the power of communication and information to make a difference in the world.
As the lead instructor, you will be developing, implementing and assessing a 6-week remedial media literacy program where teens explore print, visual, sound and digital media while developing reading, writing and math skills.
Planning and program development begins on the URI Kingston campus the week of June 16 from 12 – 5 p.m. The program launches at the Central Falls Library for 6 weeks, beginning July 7 – August 15, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A stipend of $2,300 is available for the lead instructor.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in a collaborative, problem-solving team and have formal or informal teaching experience. Preferred skills include digital competencies including the use of video, audio, web and social media creation. A background in media literacy, urban education, and/or media studies is a plus.
This summer, develop your leadership and teamwork skills, earn income, and make a difference in the world with CF Digital and the URI Harrington School of Communication and Media.
To apply for the position, send a resume and email describing your qualifications and indicating your interest in the position to Jonathan Friesem, Assistant Director of the Media Education Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews will be conducted May 20 – June 1.
- Building a community of learners around digital and media literacy via F2F and online events
- Data analysis of the impact of a national news literacy program
- Documenting media literacy as a literacy practice in grades K - 4
- Designing and implementing a youth media program in Central Falls RI
- Researching the impact of professional development programs on K-12 teachers attitudes, knowledge and behavior