At ADMI, we are passionately dedicated to ensuring young people have the skills and networks to access opportunity. Our mission is to support creatives in nurturing their passion and finding their way. We measure our success by how many people we put to work. Every phone call you make, budget you review, photo you take, and class you facilitate adds up to one fantastic result – making the world a better place!
You make a difference
ADMI will triple in size in the next 3 years. This growth opens up new departments, projects and resources to stretch you. You also benefit from a fast-paced, challenging environment with passionate, highly-qualified and diverse colleagues. At ADMI, we have a positive, progressive and high-performance culture and we believe every encounter with us should be transformational.
You have fun!
As an ADMI staff member, you will work alongside passionate, positive colleagues in an upbeat, united corporate culture. We have a monthly staff huddle and career coaching program where we celebrate personal wins. We also gather for learning and fun at our termly off-site All Hands retreat. And we offer a variety of ways to give back, including our termly #ADMICares community service day.
You are covered
For both faculty and staff, ADMI offers competitive compensation and benefits. Staff members value our family=friendly and blended talent policies, new mother facilities, professional development programs, performance support tools and frequent team-building events. You will also enjoy in=patient and outpatient medical cover including psycho-social support.
You get a say
ADMI listens. We involve every team member in the annual goal setting process and review progress together all year long. You will also have as much responsibility as possible early on so you make your own day-to-day decisions towards company goals. And you get several different channels to give management ongoing, real-time feedback. This way, team members play a key role in creating the positive and progressive culture that makes our organization a great place to work!
We recognize that talent has no borders. Neither does excellence. We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic team members committed to creating a better world. At ADMI, you too can turn your passion into a profession!
“Welcome to our innovative and passionate teaching community! By joining ADMI as a teacher, you can expect to grow professionally and personally!”
Peter Wairagu, Principal
ADMI offers an educational and work experience that is global, practical, digital, value-based and transformational. We are a member of the Rubika global network, ranked first globally for Animation and Game Development, with peer campuses in France, Canada and India. You will be challenged by your experienced and enthusiastic colleagues. Our faculty have academic and professional credentials from East Africa and beyond, including global institutions like SAE Institute – South Africa, Berklee College of Music, Deutsche Welle Akademie – Netherlands; and the Multimedia University – Malaysia. Our Senior Faculty Advisors have included David Hunter from the United States and David Ward from the United Kingdom.
Among our distinguished past and present teachers are the:
- First certified Adobe-certified instructor in East Africa
- Sound Designer for 18 Hours
- Music Composer for Kati Kati
- Cinematographer for Clench, Winner at Zanzibar Festival
- Producer of Killer Necklace, Best Short Film & Director Awards (Kalasha 2009)
- ‘Headlines in History’, Best Feature Documentary (Kalasha 2010)
- Executive Producer of Zamaradi Productions – know for “Kona” a 260-episode Telenova aired on Africa Magic Entertainment
- Head Writer, XYZ Show, Buni Media
- Winner of 1st Place prize, Sony World Photography Award
We also look out for you! Our Committee on Faculty Affairs is focused on your recruitment, welfare and professional development. Together with the Faculty Council – led by your Course Leaders – you will be directly involved in forging the future of the leading international-standard creative and technology school in Africa.
At ADMI, you too can turn your passion into your profession!
About Our Fellowship Programme
FELLOWSHIP IN DIGITAL ART, EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Around the world, there are artists, activists, administrators, entrepreneurs, managers and professionals using digital art, education and entrepreneurship to drive personal, physical, economic and social transformation. ADMI provides a platform for these critical change-makers to support hundreds of thousands of African digital professionals and creative entrepreneurs as they create and market high-quality digital content globally for profit and impact.
The Digital Africa Fellowship is an important part of ADMI’s mission to deliver transformative academic practice and school-to-work programs that promote Africa’s digital and creative economies. It allows early- or mid-career professionals from across the globe to apply their expertise to a series of artistic, research, financing or teaching projects that benefit the Institute and the Foundation.
While accountable for quality of deliverables, and often focused on solving existing challenges the ADMI community is facing, Fellows are encouraged to exploit their time at ADMI as an opportunity for self-discovery, shaping their own learning and service experience.
Sample projects include:
- Completing a faculty manual and professional development plan
- Designing and facilitating a new course or workshop
- Overhauling a website or marketing collateral
- Coaching students on developing world-class artistic portfolios
- Advising on the re-design of the college campus
- Compiling all documentation related to acceptance as a B Corp
- Introducing a new framework track and assess social impact
- Coordinating a fund-raising initiative from crowd-sourcing to donor outreach
- Developing a puppet musical with students to perform in slum primary schools
- Forging new academic or artistic collaborative agreements
- Bachelors’ degree required; Masters preferred
- Specialist tasks in core field of expertise or closely related field
- At least 3 years’ work experience required; may exceed 20 years
- Accountable to specific colleague for prompt, high-quality deliverables
I worked with ADMI to develop processes for monitoring and evaluation and grant writing. Monitoring and evaluation allows ADMI to best meet the needs both of their students and the rapidly changing digital landscape in Kenya. It also provides data that enables ADMI to tell their story about the impact they are having on the lives of young creatives and the creative economy. Grant writing is an opportunity to generate additional funding to grow their amazing programs. It is both exciting and rewarding to be involved with such a dynamic group of people bringing innovative, jobs-focused education to the creative community.
I joined ADMI in late 2015 to help set up the Foundation and work on the first Digital and Creative Media Accelerator boot camp, which was targeted at startups that were about to scale up. One of the most critical lessons from this experience was not only understanding how individuals, from students to entrepreneurs, can be assisted in their own personal journeys towards success; but how that individual success goes on to do the incredible work of building Kenya’s creative economy. ADMI does invaluable work in carving out space for creatives to develop their skills, and helping them situate their vision within a greater framework. ADMI dares to dream big, and teaches all in its community to do the same.
I left London in October 2016 ready for a new challenge, in a new country. I came across ADMI soon after I got to Nairobi, and was inspired by its vision and ethos. After nearly four years in corporate London, it was a real breath of fresh air. My background was in communications, so we’ve focused on helping refine the school’s messaging to drive new recruits and to promote ADMI globally. In three months, I’ve seen so much progress across the board- ADMI is growing rapidly, to even bigger and better things. It’s been fantastic to be a part of this movement and inspiring group of people, while also getting a taste of working life in Nairobi. The passion here is contagious, and the results are plain to see with more and more students getting placements in digital and creative industries. ADMI is transforming opportunities for Africa’s digital generation!
As I was planning my relocation to Nairobi in early 2017, I joined ADMI as a Partnerships Fellow. In this short-term role, I crafted ADMI’s global outreach strategy, setting up the Foundation and Advisory Council. I also helped ADMI secure investment and accreditation partners worldwide. My assignment gave me a fresh appreciation of the African creative media industry and the benefits of providing youth with the skills they need to become self-supporting entrepreneurs or professionals. I also enjoyed the chance to work with the young, dynamic, and motivated ADMI team. I recommend this experience for anyone looking to understand Nairobi’s exciting entrepreneurship space. Come ready to be inspired!
I took a career break to join my partner in Nairobi for 3 months and was fortunate enough to be connected with the Africa Digital Media Group. I was exposed to all three entities through project management of process mapping for Africa Digital Media Institute and visioning sessions for Africa Digital Media Studios and Africa Digital Media Foundation. I took away a huge amount of knowledge about the creative industry and the challenges and opportunities of operating a start up in Kenya. I loved the energy of the founders and the team and continue to follow their success in building a sustainable creative ecosystem across Africa!
Student Success Advisors (SSAs) support the success of all of our students by ensuring they know whom to go to when they need guidance, assistance, or just someone to talk to. SSAs work proactively to develop connections with their students, especially during their first semester of enrollment. Thereafter, SSAs work with assigned students to promote the development of skills needed to succeed in college, linking them to available resources and providing personal support as needed. They also offer supplemental academic advising to students in their area of expertise.