Visual Literacy - Photography and Video Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/15/2020 11:59 AM)
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Institute for Social and Economic Development


The Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions) (, founded in 1983, delivers training and technical assistance services (T&TA) to refugee-serving agencies nationwide that work with refugee small farmers - providing outreach, agricultural training resources, and technical information. ISED hosts a national refugee farming listserv, sponsors national conferences, and provides a variety of T&TA services to partner organizations.


ISED Solutions is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE ( 


The Visual Literacy specialist will train and otherwise assist ISED and project partner staff, most with limited visual literacy backgrounds and photographic and video skills, to produce high quality visual content for informational and instructional directed towards refugee and other beginning farmers across the country.  


The specialist will interact regularly with TSNE staff working on these project, including weekly check-in calls and work updates. The candidate will also communicate regularly with partners and project interns. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide online training and technical assistance to help our team improve photo and video skills. Includes group webinars (or equivalent) and one-to-one partner consulting;
  • Coordinate with ISED staff and interns in overall content development;
  • Produce written and visual guidance to be used by partners to develop visual content, and review resources produced by others on the team. Creative approaches strongly encouraged;
  • Review and provide feedback to content developers on drafts of new resources they create;
  • Review and help improve photo series and video products being designed and developed by team members;
  • Design and produce project-related photo, video, and other graphic-based resources;
  • Identify useful third-party references for our content developer resources to consult;
  • Undertake other relevant tasks that are consistent with the position, as assigned by the ISED Director and/or Coordinator;
  • This is a part-time position, 4-8 hours a week, with a flexible schedule.

A more detailed description of the project and work involved is available here:


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below:

  • Photo and video expertise as a serious amateur or at a professional level;
  • Photo and video editing expertise;
  • Some expertise with principles and applications of visual literacy;
  • Familiarity and preferably some experience with small-scale farming;
  • Experience conducting instruction / training / education in photography and videography;
  • Available to run or participate in online instructional events and consultations with project participants during weekday hours;
  • Experience with design and delivery of presentations or equivalent instruction;
  • Able to work independently and complete agreed-to deliverables on schedule;
  • Strong verbal and written communications:clearly and effectively communicate with others on the phone, in person, video meetings, and in writing via email, chat, and other online platforms;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills/enthusiasm for working in a highly collaborative environment:work effectively and respectfully with a variety of individuals and organizations, seek out and provide space for diverse perspectives, and build relationships;
  • Experience with group facilitation, both online/virtual and in person;
  • Experience with working remotely;
  • Understanding of needs and opportunities associated with adult education and new English learners;
  • Access to appropriate computer equipment suited to performing this work;
  • Superior computer skills, particularly with Adobe or similar software needed for design and editing.

TSNE/The Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions) envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/The Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions) will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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