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Summer Media Assistant

Job Description

Media assistants are tasked with supporting the creation, planning, coordination, and monitoring implementation of technical and artistic aspects of media and video production including educational and career support activities. Media assistants work alongside the Lead Media Instructor to support the healthy development of American Indian youth and ensure the accomplishment of the goals, objectives, and outcomes as required. Media assistants supporting the Lead Media Instructor in ensuring youth are completing individual and group projects. This position reports directly to Lead Media Instructor, under the supervision of the Deputy Director and MIGIZI President.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist with maintaining timely and accurate program records in the organizational database

  • Assist in and contribute to preparation for youth media project projects including pre-production, story gathering and editing

  • Tailor training to meet the developmental needs of participants

  • Assist with the management and coordination of youth media project activities, including field trips and special training opportunities

  • Collaborate with project/program teams daily

  • Communicate as required with families of youth served

  • Collaborate with other organizational and project staff to plan and implement activities and ensure the maximum benefits for youth

  • Schedule and facilitate weekly meetings of the media team.

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor - added


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Contribute to a cooperative, collaborative, and flexible work team environment

  • Model positive behaviors to youth and staff

  • Proven ability to actively engage youth and their families/guardians in the creation and pursuit of education and career goals

  • Minimum three years of experience planning, coordination, and successful implementation of educational and internship support activities with American Indian youth

  • Knowledge of American Indian values and cultural practices

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Minneapolis / St. Paul Indian communities

  • Background and ability to work with youth in a variety of settings and on a variety of projects

  • Knowledge of basic video project equipment and hardware (Camera, Tripod, External Microphone, Lightening Kit, Gimbal)

  • Knowledge of video production software (Adobe Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro) 

  • Computer skills (Google Suite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Maintain confidentiality of required information

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • Good driving record and ability to transport youth with an organizational vehicle.

  • Submit to a criminal background check as a prerequisite

  • Creative thinker 


Work Environment

Media team lead works primarily in MIGIZI office settings or in a field environment with youth programming. A great deal of time may be spent standing and walking, and these individuals can frequently be exposed to the elements as well. These are normally non-salaried positions that require the ability to lift 50 lbs. The average work week is Monday – Friday, average 28-hour work week, which can include evenings and weekends.

Please send a resume and a cover letter to

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