Website Wide Angle Youth Media

Helping young people use media to communicate, create, and lead.


REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS: Full Time Exempt

START DATE: June 15  – July 15, 2023

Application Deadline: May 10, 2023



Wide Angle is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Program Director to collaborate with internal teams to produce high quality media programs and external partners to facilitate growth.  The successful candidate has a wide range of skills, operates as a key leader in the organization and works closely with the Executive Director. This position will be driven by goals in the organization’s strategic plan that began on July 1, 2017 ( Wide Angle is a high-energy workplace that thrives with students, staff and non-profit partners. Each day is dynamic, comprising a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as outlined below. This position will work with program managers to develop and oversee program pathways,  and manage a team of program managers and their teams of instructors.



  • Oversee and project manage  Wide Angle’s core media programs, special projects, and distribution efforts such as exhibits, town halls, or screenings.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, set department strategy, adjust as needed to implement long-range plans, goals, objectives and schedules for each core program that align with agency mission and vision.
  • Oversee, support, and maintain the collection of all program and student evaluation, growth cards, and attendance records.
  • Collaborate with Education Managers to provide curriculum development support to ensure Wide Angle’s programs align with national standards for media arts education and STEM to ensure high quality creative experiences for our participants and provide observational feedback to teacher teams.
  • With oversight from the Executive Director, coordinate and collaborate with the Education Manager to oversee and administer community partnerships, including (but not limited to): scheduling, creating and carrying out agreements and collaborations, recruiting, developing curriculum, and reviewing equipment and/or supply needs.
  • Responsible for researching, applying, and overseeing seasonal program partnerships and opportunities, such as YouthWorks, the Baltimore County Workforce Program, the MICA Community Art Collaborative, and the JHU Community Impact Internship Program.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Development Director to develop case statements for core programs, complete program reports, and cultivate new opportunities.
  • Create a framework for program recruitment and oversee the program team in implementing a successful recruitment strategy.
  • Manage department and program budgets; provide input on annual department budgets, support program purchases.
  • Participate in the research and planning of a pre-apprenticeship training program with other Wide Angle managers and leaders.
  • Represent Wide Angle at community events, partnership meetings, conferences, and recruitment opportunities.



  • Update and manage job descriptions for recurring and new program positions.
  • Develop, motivate, and lead a program team; set team goals and evaluate performance of team members.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and Education Managers, hire, and onboard necessary program staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • In collaboration with the HR Specialist, ensure all program staff and volunteers receive orientation and training,  and that required paperwork is completed.
  • Work with the Executive Director and HR Specialist to address and mediate HR concerns between program staff as needed.
  • Manage any instructor or student issues that arise, respond appropriately, and resolve all conflicts – including those with parents – in a timely manner with professionalism and tact.
  • Review and submit incident report forms to the Executive Director.
  • Manage and support student and alumni submissions to the Emergency Fund.


  • Monitor and review timesheets of all program staff and enter staff hours into payroll bi-weekly.
  • Facilitate weekly mentor/instructor meetings with direct reports.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to facilitate weekly program meetings.
  • Meet with programming partners site mentors/program managers to address issues for interns/staff affiliated with a special program (CIIP, CAC, Baltimore Corps, Sondheim, etc.).


  • Assist the Executive Director in program management functions, and may act in the Director’s absence.
  • Manage all program documents on the organization’s server and archive all critical materials including: liability and registration forms, demographic info, curriculum, photographs, evaluation, and final media products.
  • Process stipend requests for non-salaried program participants.
  • Work with Wide Angle staff to identify Professional Development needs (classroom management, crisis resolution, anti-racism/anti-oppression trainings, organization strategies, etc.) and implement appropriate training in camera, lighting, audio, or editing.


  • Submit timely and accurate program and evaluation reports to the Development and Communications Director for grant reporting purposes.
  • Submit bi-monthly program updates with photographs on each program to the ED for the Board Report. Updates should be short and include areas we need volunteers, relevant dates, and 25-50 word updates on each program.
  • Work with the Development and Communications Director to implement the communications and public relations strategy, and develop methods by which to best communicate the organization’s mission, programs, and achievements to diverse audiences.
  • Attend program classes quarterly to build relationships with staff, students and partner sites.


This full-time exempt salaried position offers a starting annual salary of $58,965 – $75,000 annually, depending on education, artist/teaching portfolio, and years of professional experience. In addition to a positive organizational culture, our comprehensive benefits package for this position includes the following:

  • Benefit Package
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • After your first calendar year, eligibility for a retirement plan. Wide Angle contributes up to a 3% match.
  • Stipend for professional development
  • Receive training around:Nonprofit Management
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s)
  • Shared curriculum planning and feedback sessions
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… And many more!
  • Mileage/Parking Reimbursement
  • Access to Emergency Fund

Wide Angle Youth Media is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or handicap, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information, union affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.



Do you…

  • Have stellar interpersonal skills and enjoy being around young people?
  • Enjoy collaboratively managing a team of educators and creatives?
  • Demonstrate initiative and community stewardship?
  • Have a passion for media making?

Are you…

  • Good at problem solving?
  • Able to prioritize and multitask fluidly between tasks?
  • Team oriented, yet self-directed and proactive?
  • Aware of systemic inequities that affect many youth in Baltimore?
  • Able to communicate effectively to diverse groups of audiences?
  • Committed to improving the lives of young people and Wide Angle’s mission?


  • 4+ years of progressive experience in creative youth development, program administration, and experience with nonprofit management.
  • Value and advocate for the process of Media Making, creatives highly preferred.
  • Proven effectiveness in managing a team and educational programs
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience maintaining student management software.
  • Thrives leading collaboratively and executing a shared team vision.
  • Impact minded, with focus on development of creative solutions.
  • Proven success in project coordination.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (proficiency in Google Workspace with an emphasis in, Drive, Docs, and Sheets), outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and proofing skills.
  • Ability to implement efficiencies to improve work processes.