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DIRECTOR OF MEDIA LAB
LONGHOUSE FOOD SCHOLARS PROGRAM
RENSSELAERVILLE, NY
The LongHouse Food Scholars Program is a four-week, residential intensive dedicated to studying each aspect
of food media. There will be two residential sessions in 2014; these sessions will take place during the months of
July and August, each hosting a group of ten selected scholars. During this time, scholars will become conversant
in writing, photography, videography, and audio recording and editing. Each week, student instruction is led by
four residential staff members, along with visiting “professors-of-the-practice” (working professionals).
Staff and scholars will collect raw research material that will be presented in the form of six five-minute video
documentaries, as sound pieces, and in slide shows– some of which will premier at the LongHouse Food Revival—
a yearly gathering of 150-200 food media professionals. This event will take place in a converted dairy barn
during the weekend of September 12-14, 2014.

We are currently seeking a Media Lab Director for the summer of 2014. This 3-4 day-a-week position
commences June 26th and runs through September 14. Candidates should be fluent in Adobe Premiere, Audition,
Photoshop (e.g., the current iterations in Creative Suite), be well-versed in WordPress, and be capable of
shooting and recording. Candidates must have proven teaching experience, a passion for food, and a track
record of innovative, video editing.
Duties include collaborating with staff and scholars to create and edit media resentations, offering instruction to
scholars as they learn these media systems, and troubleshooting in the media lab.
Further responsibilities of the Media Lab Director include curriculum development and student application
analysis. These duties will begin at commencement of hire. Note: preparation will not exceed 35 hrs and will be
a time commitment of approximately two hours per week.
Note to freelancers: mid-July and mid-August allows for some flexibility in hours, but September 1-10 is an
intense, final editing period that requires full-time highly collaborative work on program material that will
premier at the LongHouse Food Revival.
For non-local applicants, faculty housing can be provided within Rensselaerville—a remote, bucolic small town
in upstate New York. All daytime meals are included, as well as five weekly dinners.
The salary for this work for hire position is modeled on adjunct professor rates and is commensurate
with experience.
The LongHouse Food Scholars Program is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will be reviewed on a
rolling basis beginning February 1. Please send resume, links to completed work, and a cover letter stating any
additional relevant experience to: scholars@cooknscribble.com

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