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What are their ages?
How much time do you have for a workshop?
What time of year would you like us to come?
What is your approximate budget for this program?
Is there anything else we should know about your students or program?

Please keep in mind that we try to plan our workshops at least 2 months in advance. We hope to work with you soon!

For Current Community Partners

Below are some helpful on-line submittable forms and downloadable files for current TILT Community Partners.

On-line Forms:
Site Evaluation

Student Evaluation



Ninth Street Independent Film Center’s youth program TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools) offers the YouthCore Mentorship Program for college students and past TILT participants interested in mentoring middle and high school students. Grounded in the foundations of media literacy, this program works to equip youth with the tools to critically understand media messages and create their own alternative media, empowering themselves and their community.  

We are looking for Mentors with the technical expertise in video production and the enthusiasm to inspire youth to assist TILT's Instructional Team in Fall 2012.


Mentors will receive:
Valuable teaching experience in core media production and media literacy skills.  Training in Youth Development, Classroom Management and in the TILT Video Production Curriculum.  Experience working with an amazing group of high school students!  College Credit, if needed.


Expectations for YouthCore Mentors:
Ability to attend Youth Core workshop session, including pre-session prep and post-session breakdown & de-briefing.
Attendance of Mandatory TILT YouthCore Mentor Trainings.
Assist TILT Media Arts Educators in TILT workshops
Engagement with youth participants of the YouthCore Program.
Open communication with fellow Mentors and Youth Program Coordinator. 



Experience and/or strong desire to work with young people from diverse backgrounds.
Strong background in video production and editing using Final Cut Pro
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills


To apply or for further information, send resume and cover letter to:
Robyn Bykofsky
TILT Youth Media Manager
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th St. #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
[email protected]

** Extra administrative hours available if needed for internship credit**


TILT is always looking to add more instructors to our list of media professionals.  Please see below for more information on joining our team!

Position Summary

The Media Literacy and Video Production Instructor will provide instruction for TILT workshops, support students and TILT curriculum through filmmaking and editing expertise, and provide a safe and holistic learning environment for workshop participants.  They will complete necessary administrative tasks as related to their workshop such as dispersing and collecting student talent releases and evaluations, generating class lists, photocopying and preparing handouts and visual aids, completing instructor debriefs and evaluations as well as outreaching to students and the community about TILT events and opportunities.  TILT Instructors are responsible for meetings with site coordinators and the TILT Youth Media Manager to develop curriculum and lesson plans prior to the beginning of their workshop, testing and troubleshooting equipment, and returning equipment in a timely manner. Instructors are also responsible for submitting a master DVD and QuickTime files (for dvd and web) for each movie created during their workshop, and DVD duplicates to the TILT Youth Media Manager.   The TILT Instructor will increase the capacity of young people in the Bay Area to become independent filmmakers and critical viewers of media. This position requires flexibility, strong communication and interpersonal skills to interact with students, workshop sites and TILT Youth Coordinator, and most importantly a strong commitment to youth empowerment.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years of teaching video production to ages 12-19
  • Background in youth development & cultural competency
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in video production and editing
  • Interest in youth media
  • Knowledge of and experience with Bay Area public schools and youth serving agencies.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Adept at multi-tasking
  • Ability to work under pressure with flexibility, humor and compassion
  • Strong experience with Macintosh computers, Final Cut Pro & DVD Studio Pro
  • Fluency in at least one language other than English is strongly preferred
  • Basic understanding of Media Literacy principles is desired

Hours:  Variable.  PLEASE NOTE:  Instructor hours are allotted on a contract basis and dependent on the length of each workshop. 

Salary: $20-35/hr

To Apply:
Send cover letter & resume detailing your video production & teaching experience along with names of three references to:
Robyn Bykofsky
TILT Youth Media Manager
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 9th St. #101
San Francisco, CA 94103
[email protected]
415.552.0882 (fax)

People of color & members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.


TILT is now accepting application for Fall 2013 Interns -- this is a great way to get more involved with the Bay Area independent film community and learn first-hand about youth media production.


These are unpaid internships (course credit is available) that are ideal for college students who have introductory knowledge and experience in at least 2 of the following: photography, video production and editing, web content management, graphic design, curriculum design.

To Apply:

Email a current résumé with a cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject write the name of the internship that you are applying for.



Curriculum Design Intern


The Curriculum Design intern will assist the Media Education Director in aligning the TILT Mobile Media and Digital Citizenship Curriculum with the Common Core Standards.


  • Bachelors and/or working towards teaching credentials
  • Familiar with the Common Core Standards
  • Familiar with media arts
  • Familiar with the youth media landscape
  • Basic understanding of media and digital litericies
  • Self-starter
  • Able to work independently
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive

Ideal candidate is a graduate student who is working towards a Masters in Education, Media Arts, and/or Cinema and has an interest in youth media and arts/community-based organizations.

Minimum of 10 hours a week

Communications Intern


The Communication Intern will assist the Media Education Director in updating website content; posting updates, links, photos and videos on TILT and Ninth Street Independent Film Center’s social media sites; and creating monthly e-newsletters. The intern will document (video, photography, testimonies) the free youth screening events co-presented by TILT and Ninth Street Independent Film Center.


  • Must be enrolled in a credential college program
  • Knowledge of using Social Media (Facebook, Twitter,  Eventbrite, etc.) to promote programming and events
  • Proficient in Photoshop and/or common image editing software
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Google Docs, and YouTube
  • Ability to ask questions when uncertain or new to a project
  • Interest in marketing using social media
  • Ability to work independently
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to define and work towards deadlines

Number of Hours weekly: 8-12 hours (some nights and weekends are required)


Film Festival Outreach Intern


The Film Festival Outreach intern will research local, national, and international film festivals; update and maintain the Film Festival database; work with the TILT Director in choosing film festivals to submit; prepare and submit  TILT videos and materials for festival entry submission.


  • Ability to effectively use Excel, Word, Google Docs, YouTube
  • Ability to log & capture, edit, and export in Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Docs, and YouTube
  • Familiar with IMDB and Without a Box
  • Strong verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with online research
  • Ability to ask questions when uncertain or new to a project
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in the film festival circuit

Number of Hours weekly: 6-12 hours


Graphic Design Intern


The Graphic Design Intern will design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web.  This will include material for the TILT website, social media graphics, e-newsletter graphics, brochures, flyers and other promotional/marketing material.  The intern will work  closely with the Media Education Director and the Web Content and Social Media Intern to ensure continuity in message and branding.




  • Be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and/or common design and layout applications.
    Access to a computer with graphic design software is preferred, but not required
    Extremely organized and detailed oriented
    Excellent time management skills
    Ability to define and work towards deadlines
    Ability to work independently
    Ability to ask questions when uncertain or new to a project

Number of Hours weekly:
4-10 hours


All internships are unpaid, and require a MINIMUM four-month commitment.  Interns will have access to free tickets for sneak-preview screenings and local film festivals. College credit is available.