Recording Resilience, Film Mentor

nw doc squarishRecording Resilience, Film Mentor

Description: Entering its 7th year, Recording Resilience is a partnership between NW Documentary and the Dougy Center. This program serves teens who have tragically lost a loved one, by empowering them to create powerful video tributes about the person they lost. In the 5-day program, each student will write, narrate, and edit their own tribute documentary, using photos, music, and even original art.

This intensive program is filled with tears and laughter, bravery, sadness, healing. Each year, NW Documentary assembles a team of professional filmmakers, who have both the skills to help guide teens in the filmmaking process, as well as the empathy and courage to work one-on-one with inspiring teens.

Each Film Mentor will work as part of the team, assisting the students in the storytelling and editing of their personal pieces.


  • Demonstrated ability to work with, instruct, and inspire students ages 12-18. Outstanding communication skills, genuine empathy, and positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated mastery of documentary storytelling.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere Creative Cloud, as well as and digital cameras andscanners.
  • Background check for working with minors.Dates:Core program takes place one week in July (TBD) from 10am-4pm, not including some pre and post production.Compensation:Stipend, equivalent to approximately $12/hour for 30+ hours during the week of the program. Also required: pre-program meeting, Post-program final edit and file delivery.

To Apply:

Send letter of interest, resume, and work samples. Letters of recommendation encouraged. Email [email protected].

NW Documentary
6 NE Tillamook Street Portland, OR 97212

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