Somerville Public Schools
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Somerville High
Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3149837 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 2, 2019 Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

TV Media Production Teacher

Job Goal:
The Somerville Public Schools is seeking applicants for the position of TV and Media Production / Film Studies Teacher at Somerville High School and the Next Wave/Full Circle Schools. This hands-on course allows students to develop basic television and video production skills in a state of the art media lab and television studio. Students will write, produce and direct their own programs, short movies, PSA’s and content for “The Piper”, the on-line student newspaper at Somerville High School.

• Massachusetts teacher certification in related field (Instructional Technology – All levels)
• Experience in TV and Media Production
• Experience in industry standard hardware and software tools such as Apple Macintosh computers, digital camcorders, audio equipment, Apple’s Final Cut Pro
• Knowledge of Film History


For Audio/Video Technical Production:

• Develop students’ technical skills necessary for using a variety of video and audio equipment.
• Industry standard hardware and software tools such as Apple Macintosh computers, digital camcorders, audio equipment, Apple’s Final Cut Pro will be used.
• Develop students’ skills to explore the various components of production that include concept development, story boarding, script writing, taping, and editing

• Develop the following skills for students in TV Production 2 as follows:
• Technical skills through advanced study of cinematography, lighting and sound.
• Skills necessary to allow students to also work together in a production crew as a director, producer, cameraperson, sound technician, lighting director, grip or production assistant.
• Practical media job skills such as interviewing, client professionalism and communication.
• Capstone projects in this course will be a short film and research-based community documentary.
• Students will work in the classroom, studio and on-location settings.

• Prepare students to plan, produce and execute live and recorded stage and studio productions. Any production, assembly or presentation originating on the Somerville High School Centennial Auditorium stage will be staffed, planned and run by students of the Audio/Visual Technical Production Course, who will learn proper sound mixing and design, microphone placement and utilization, stage lighting techniques and programming, and professional stage management and production.
• Teach students proper safety and rigging techniques for lighting, electrical components, sets, stage decorations and more.
• Teach students to produce complex multimedia presentations including musical, artistic, dramatic performance and professional lecture presentations and celebrations of different forms of media.
• Teach students to safely run the lighting and sound control boards, spotlights, projectors, rigs and more. Students will be expected to become actively involved in all aspects of a production to insure its success.
• Out-of-class time commitments will be required

Film Studies:

• Lead discussions on films starting from the silent film era to today. Films will be discussed and viewed based on their technical innovation and political and social implications for each era.
• Teach students about the structure of a film, distribution, public perception, etc. At the end of each film screened, students will be required to write a response. Some responses will be in the format of a film review. Students may post these reviews in movie review publications.

Position Reports to: School Principal and the K12 Supervisor of Library/Media Services

Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.

Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.
Date posted: August 2, 2019

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville High!

The primary goal of Somerville High School is to prepare students to lead satisfying and successful lives by helping them to become:

?Effective readers
?Effective writers
?Effective users of technology
?Effective critical and creative thinkers.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Charles LaFauci, Department Chair - Library Media
    81 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: (617) 625-6600