Damien Baumgart – Productions Coordinator/Mentor
Damien is a photographer, media producer, illustrator, designer, and teacher with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, a Diploma of Secondary Education, and a Certificate IV in Design.
Damien began teaching in 2005 and worked across schools in the Tamworth and Newcastle areas as a relief teacher. In 2007 he moved to the United Kingdom and worked with at-risk youth across a variety of traditional and non-traditional education settings. He started with Youthworx Media in 2009 as a sessional teacher and then moved into the Core Teacher role not long after. In 2012 he moved to Canada for a year, then returned, and after a year of sessional work at NMIT, he took on a Visual Arts/Photography/Design teaching role at Whittlesea Secondary College where he stayed for 3 years. At the beginning of 2017 he moved back into the Youthworx fold.
Damien brings a wide variety of creative and educational skills and experience to his role as Media Trainer and Producer with Youthworx. He believes that everybody deserves the chance to learn and have the opportunities to achieve their goals.