Seeking a part-time Youth Media and Public Access Trainer

MetroEast Community Media is seeking a part-time Youth Media and Public Access Trainer to provide digital video production instruction to youths and adults at our Gresham, Oregon facility.

This is a part-time position, estimated at 20 hours per week.   Work hours may be required during days, evening and weekends to meet program demands. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter & desired hourly rate to hr@metroeast.org.   Please list “Youth Media and Public Access Trainer” in the subject line of your email. 


Overview: The Youth Media and Public Access Trainer works with youths and adults as an instructor in after school programs, camps, orientations, workshops and studio settings.  Presents, instructs and assists on video production techniques, operating video and computer equipment, communication skills, media literacy, social media and program distribution.  

Reports To:  Director of Volunteer Services & Education

Classification:  Non-Exempt 

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Instruct youth and adults according to set curriculum on video production techniques, operating video and computer equipment, communication, communications skills, media literacy, social media and program distribution.
  • Act as a trainer/mentor to youth and adults enrolled in the programs
  • Analyze course effectiveness and strategize improvements, in conjunction with the Director of Volunteer Services & Education.
  • Develop curricula to meet the needs of course work and attendees
  • Provide input on calendar of training activities.  Communicate scheduling details to appropriate business partners.
  • Develop, in collaboration with other organizations, projects that facilitate community dialogue and promote civic involvement using community media.  
  • Educates and advises volunteers on proper equipment usage and safety issues.
  • Develop alternative workshops and courses to meet community needs.
  • Administrative data entry of course details and attendance
  • Participates in the promotion of MetroEast activities


Other Responsibilities:  

  • Actively participate in team meetings and discussions
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor



Supervisory Responsibilities:  

  • None


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude in fast paced, changing environment
  • Knowledge of standard training and teaching methods
  • Ability to develop curricula and instructional materials in video production, media literacy and computer skills to meet the needs of the community
  • Demonstrated proficiency with digital video production including video and dslr cameras, i-pads and nonlinear editing and a clear understanding of basic television production 
  • Ability to learn new production techniques and equipment, and stay current on video production trends
  • Excellent presentation skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a large cross section of the community, including youth
  • Ability to be punctual and organized for all work activities
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems.  
  • The ability to Interact with team members, customers and business partners in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Able to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite applications
  • Display a passion and dedication to the MetroEast mission
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred


Please note: Successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment for this position.

Education & Work Experience:    2‐year degree and 3‐5 years’ experience in digital video production or equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Experience training youth and adults in a classroom setting preferred. 

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:       Work is usually performed in an indoor office environment with long periods standing or at a desk. Work may be conducted outdoors and employee may be exposed to inclement weather.  Environment is oriented to public service and subject to constant work interruptions. Employees may work under the stress of continual public and/or inter‐departmental contact and pressure to meet deadlines. The employee must be able to move about the facility to communicate with staff members.  Must frequently lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds.  Current driver’s license required.  Requires flexible work schedule and may be required to work evenings and weekends.   There is exposure to electricity/equipment.