Filmmaker-in-Residence


Inspire the next generation of filmmakers! Combine your passion for film and interest in working with children at a day camp that encourages self-directed learning. We’ll give you top-notch filming equipment and you’ll team up with curious campers to create weekly episodes – dubbed ChickenVision.

Under your expert guidance, campers lead each stage of production, from generating ideas to crafting storyboards to shooting and editing. Together you’ll explore an array of film styles–Bollywood musical? Film noir? Documentary? Infomercial? — and get pumped to share the final products at our weekly Camper Showcase. Your best works may even take a national tour to our sites across the country. Just one caveat: remember Steve & Kate’s Camp when you win your first Oscar. While the campers will be integral to the experience, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the sound is clear, the filming is crisp, and the final products are coherent.

We’re looking for someone who has experience in filmmaking and is open to exploring new styles. We’ll have Final Cut Pro X available for you, but being an expert with this program is not a requirement to apply – just as long as you’re comfortable with editing programs beyond iMovie. And you can turn around videos quickly. You enjoy working with children, are energetic, and can’t wait to find out why we’ve chosen the name ChickenVision.

The details…


All staff contribute to the camp community by helping with all-camp events such as kickoff, lunch, huddles, set-up, tear-down, and more. Staff are also CPR and first aid certified by the first day of camp. This is a full-time, summer commitment (9-10 weeks, dates differ by location) plus pre-camp training (approximately 20-25 hours). We have locations spanning CA (Bay Area, LA, Orange County), in Portland, OR and WA State, Chicagoland, Boston area, NJ, and DC metro area.

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Interested in joining us for our 2015 summer? Click here to share your email and we’ll be sure to let you know when our 2015 application is ready. We look forward to hearing from you!