Photography & Videography Fellowship Youth Village

Photography & Videography Fellowship Youth Village

Event Description:
The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda
Photography & Videography Fellow
Location: Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda
Duration: 12 months: Mid-December 2018 – Early-December 2019

Organization Overview:
The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) is a residential community for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in Rwanda and is home to more than 520 youth and 150 staff.

The Village is designed to care for, protect, and nurture Rwanda’s most vulnerable teens. In addition to an exemplary secondary education, Agahozo-Shalom offers enrichment programs in sports, arts, and culture, and provides a healthy environment that helps the teenagers grow both emotionally and intellectually. In their four years at ASYV, students gain the tools necessary to live, learn, be healthy and build self-reliant lives so that they can contribute to a better world. Visit www.asyv.org for more information.

Village Fellows Program Overview:

The Village Fellows program of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village places 8 international volunteers (“Fellows”) at our site in Rwanda. Fellows spend 12 months living and working in the Village; they are placed into professional roles and work together with Rwandan staff to support existing programs and help develop new systems and programs. They become an integral part of the staff team that enables the Village to fulfill its goal of providing a nurturing home and exemplary formal and informal education to our kids.

In addition to their professional role, most Fellows join a family and serve as a mentor to 16-24 teenage students who are in their first year of living in the Village. Fellows (in this role called “Cousins”) work hand-in-hand with Family Mothers and counselors to create a loving and supportive family and home environment for our teens.

Additionally, Fellows lead and support many of the Enrichment Programs and special events offered in the Village after school and during the evenings.

Photography & Videography Fellow:
Part of the Life Enrichment Applied Programs (LEAP) department, our photo and video programs enable students to learn new skills and provide an outlet for expression and creativity. The Photography & Videography Fellow will work directly with students and lead classes on photography and videography and should have advanced skills in each of these areas, as well as knowledge of software and editing so that s/he can teach these skills to our students. S/he will work closely with the management team in the Village, as well as in New York to assist with marketing and storytelling endeavors. S/he will also work closely with the New York office to produce mass media (video and photo) marketing materials about the Village and to support social media efforts.

Before applying, please review the following requirements:
Each candidate should possess an undergraduate and/or advanced degree, have experience with youth development and multicultural/international programs, and must be willing to devote 12-months to living and working in the Village, understanding that work days include evenings and weekends.

An ideal candidate would have the following qualities:
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Fluency and proficiency in spoken English
Ability to balance various jobs and tasks
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
Interest in working for a development project and collaborating with local and international staff
Ability to adapt to different cultures and work styles
Strong sense of responsibility and integrity
Flexibility, patience, resilience, determination, strong leadership
Ideological affinity with the mission, goals and philosophy of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village
* Note: Please include additional qualities that would make you an ideal candidate in your cover letter.

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village provides all Village Fellows with room and board, a monthly stipend, comprehensive medical and evacuation insurance, Rwandan visa, and round-trip airfare to Rwanda. Fellows are responsible for all other costs not listed above (i.e. passport, immunizations, etc.).

How to Apply:
To initiate the process, please send a resume and a 1-page cover letter to jill@asyv.org by April 20, 2018. Eligible candidates will go through an interview process. As a second step in the process, applicants will be invited to complete an application online. Due to a high volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.



Event Expiration Date: 10/31/2018

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