05.24.2022
Media

Amaze File Vault Intern/ Consultant

Organizational Description:  Advocates for Youth (Advocates) partners with young people and their adult allies to champion youth rights to bodily autonomy and build power to transform policies, programs and systems to secure sexual health and equity for all youth

Project Description: AMAZE is a project of Advocates for Youth and Youth Tech Health.  The initiative is comprised of a series of more than 160 animated puberty and sex education videos and resources that have been viewed more than 55 million times in the U.S. alone.  The  video series targets young people ages 10 to 14, their parents, educators, and clinicians with honest and inclusive sex education—regardless of where they  live or what school they attend.  Videos are made available via the AMAZEorg YouTube channel and at www.amaze.org.  In addition, Amaze partners with organizations and agencies in more than 50 other countries and provides partners with these video assets to adapt, dub and/or subtitle for use in their countries and regions.  

Supervisor:  AMAZE Technology Manager

Intern Responsibilities: The Amaze File Vault Intern/ Consultant will assist in an ongoing project to gather and organize the file assets (including raw animation files, music and sound effect files, among others) for each video we have created, migrate these files into an organized archive on Google Drive. This person will also assist international partner organizations to access file assets to distribute, modify and adapt videos to use in their regions, and archive international versions of AMAZE videos.  

File assets were produced over time by a variety of animators using a variety of software and techniques.  What was delivered for each video was inconsistent in terms of the types of assets available and how they are named and organized.  The intern/consultant will identify what was delivered and cross reference it against the types of information needed for each video, and then rename and organize the files and folders properly,  upload them into AMAZE’s shared storage area and set the permissions to match the different levels of protection that different types of assets require.

In addition, the intern will work with the AMAZE International Team to field requests for file assets, providing AMAZE’s international partners with the assets they need to adapt, dub or subtitle the videos they request and then to collect and file their subsequent new assets appropriately. 

Timing:  Intern must be available for approximately eight hours per week.

Skills needed:

  • Comfortable dealing with large numbers of files (computer & cloud) in animation domain.
  • Ability to quickly learn how to identify, rename, organize, and upload the various types of assets.
  • Ability to reorganize and rename files locally using pattern-based tools such as ABFR (https://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename), as well as manual corrections using your computer’s operating system.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive permission structures and understanding of different types of permissions and sharing that is available through Google Drive.
  • Use of spreadsheets (Google Sheets) to track and document progress. 
  • General familiarity and recognition of a variety of file types relating to graphic design, audio, video, and common animation tools. Candidate DOES NOT need to be skilled in using all of these tools for creation or editing.

Qualities:

  • Candidate must be meticulous and careful about file integrity, security, and thoroughness.
  • Candidate must be willing to ask questions when unsure, and have the initiative to propose solutions in ambiguous cases.
  • Candidate must have high-internet speed (or be willing to upgrade) and preferably a Macintosh.   

Wage:  $20 per hour up to 8 hours per week.

Location: This position is remote.

To Apply:  

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to afyhr@advocatesforyouth.org with the subject line AMAZE Vault Intern and last name.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  No telephone calls or email inquiries, please

 

Advocates for Youth is an Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.