Documentary Producer

Deadline March 01, 2020

Oregon Humanities is looking for an experienced video producer to help us prepare a grant application for $250,000 in funding to create a series of six to eight short documentaries on the theme of water in Oregon history. These videos will explore how conflict over water and waterways shaped the settlement of Oregon and the course of the state’s development, and how they relate to present-day issues.

The producer will work with Oregon Humanities staff and subject matter experts to prepare detailed treatments for two of the short documentaries. The producer will help us be ready to submit the proposal. Being ready looks like:

Complete research on the subject, including archival work and preliminary interviews

Scholars have been involved with creating and interpreting content

Complete scripts/treatments

Complete plans for distribution and outreach.

The deadline for a draft proposal is June 15, 2020.

The producer will be expected to begin work on the project in March, with deliverables due in mid-June. Should Oregon Humanities receive the grant, the producer will likely be involved in producing the films starting in mid-2021. The projected budget for this research and planning work is $3,000 to $5,000.

Oregon Humanities believes equity, justice, empathy, and respect are essential for vital, flourishing communities. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

If you are interested in this position, please send a letter outlining how you would approach the project, any relevant experience, and an estimate of project cost to Ben Waterhouse, Communications Manager, at by March 1, 2020.

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