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OrganizationLight House Studio
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineApril 15, 2016
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangePaid based on experience.
Phone(434) 293-6992


Light House Studio is looking for experienced filmmakers to lead and assist in mentoring summer camps for 8-18 year olds. Lead Mentors manage and lead filmmaking camps. Assistant Mentors work closely with the Lead Mentor to facilitate filmmaking lessons and exercises. Camps are usually one or two weeks long, running Monday-Friday and cover a wide range of topics including narrative, VFX, animation, documentaries, and music videos. Assistant Mentors will be in charge of overseeing a small group of 3-5 students in the storytelling, production, and post-production process. Emphasis is placed on encouraging collective decision-making among students and ensuring students rotate roles throughout production. Mentors are college students, recent graduates, or professionals with a passion for storytelling and an interest in sharing film knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers.

Skills Required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in video/film production including specialization in one or more of the following (documentary, animation and narrative filmmaking).
  • Holds a relevant bachelor of fine arts or master of fine arts degree (film/video or related field) or currently enrolled in a film/video undergraduate or graduate program
  • Teaching experience is preferred, but a desire to teach is a must
  • Experienced operator of consumer, prosumer and professional sound, video and lighting equipment
  • Proficient with industry standard software FCPX. iStopMotion, After Effects, Premiere and Illustrator preferred
  • Experience shooting, keying, and editing green screen footage
  • Strong storytelling abilities

Work Schedule

Hours: 20-30 hours per week. June-August 2016.

Additional Info

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and samples of creative work to No calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until all positions are filled.

All Mentors must complete a background check.