Position Summary: The Early Math Collaborative at the Erikson Institute is looking for Classroom Videographers to record instructional interactions between teachers and students at preschool centers across Chicago and the greater Chicago area including, but not limited to: Naperville/Aurora, Evanston/Rogers Park, Oak Park/Austin/River Forest, and Chicago’s South Side/Orland Park. This work is part of a research initiative to examine teacher-child interactions around math in preschool classrooms.
Classroom Videographers will work under the direction of the Research Coordinator and Media Coordinator to video-record instructional interactions using cameras and audio equipment. The Collaborative will provide all video & audio equipment. This includes the following activities:
Complete paid videographer training at Erikson Institute in downtown Chicago, online research certification, and a background check prior to field work
Participate in an online group video meeting or personal performance review/check-in phone call during the second week of video collection
Be available at least 3 weekday mornings each week
Travel to one or more preschool centers each week (scheduled on a weekly basis)
Record video and audio footage of teacher and student instructional interactions in preschool classrooms
Communicate via email and phone with Collaborative staff, teachers, and school contacts as needed
Follow all research protocols
Classroom Videographers will attend training at the Erikson Institute in mid-September, complete videographer and researcher certification mid-September, and then begin fieldwork in late-September. During the fieldwork period, Classroom Videographers will work approximately 6 to 15 hours per week during school hours. The fieldwork period will last approximately from late-September through late-November.
Available at least three mornings each week from late-September through late-November
Access to a car or vehicle
Punctuality, initiative, and dependability
Comfort using digital technology - previous experience preferred but not necessary
Good written and verbal communication skills
High school diploma or equivalent
About Erikson Institute
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In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
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