Squeaky Wheel is seeking a dedicated media arts teacher for Buffalo Youth Media Institute, an out-of-school program designed for high school students living in Buffalo. Candidates should have professional media arts experience in camera operations and audio recording; video editing and audio mixing; graphic design and animation; as well as teaching experience.

Required skill sets:

  • Video Production & Post-Production (e.g. proficiency in Final Cut Pro etc.)
  • Audio Production & Post-Production (e.g. proficiency in Pro Tools, Audacity, etc.)
  • Experience teaching high school age youth and/or young adults
  • Cultural competency or experience working with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in a trauma-informed environments
  • Experienced in trauma-informed care/instructional practices
  • New media production skills i.e. ability to use many digital practices required for creative media-based production.
  • NYS Teaching Certification

Days/Period of work: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-6pm from September 11, 2018 – June 6, 2019

Pay: $30.00/hr

Preference will be given to those who demonstrate cultural competence and a strong desire to explore various social & economic issues.

Squeaky Wheel established the Buffalo Youth Media Institute in 2005 and has been working in partnership with the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology as a host venue for the program since 2013. Through videos, lectures, critiques, and hands-on demonstrations, students explore the life, culture, and people of Greater Buffalo behind the lens of a camera.

Participants in the program have a lot of freedom to explore their own topics and visions. Examples of topics from past documentary projects include:

  • Buffalo’s hip-hop scene
  • Colored Musicians Club
  • Civic engagement
  • Racial profiling
  • Violence in schools
  • Future-thinking


To apply, please send a letter of intent (max. 1 page) and CV/resumé to by 5:00 pm, Monday, July 30th, 2018. Any offer will be contingent on successful completion of a background check. Position open until filled. Squeaky Wheel is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage indigenous, people of color, women, queer, trans,  and gender non-conforming people to apply.

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center is always on the lookout for qualified media arts instructors for our seasonal educational programs. We are seeking media artists and teachers for various age groups in a variety of specialties including, but not limited to:


  • Video Production
  • Audio Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Imaging
  • Motion Graphics/Animation
  • Web Design
  • Game Development
  • Virtual Reality


For an opportunity to become a Squeaky instructor, please email your resume or CV to Kevin Kline, our Director of Education, at

In the meantime, please take a moment to fill out this brief form below so that we know that you are out there.

Thank you!