Department:
Film
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Status:
Contract
# of Positions:
1

Work at VFS

There is no such thing as an ordinary day when you work at Vancouver Film School. It’s a creative and fast-paced environment where you’re part of recruiting and educating the next generation of actors, filmmakers, video game developers and creative thinkers. Our unique culture is all about celebrating the pure passion and unwavering perseverance of our students as they go through their own amazing personal journeys towards a career in the entertainment arts. Constantly evolving and updating to meet industry demands, VFS believes results matter, and that extends from our classrooms and experienced faculty to our hard-working marketing, admissions, and support departments — and well beyond. If you’d like to join our team, simply browse the open positions below. If none of them seem to fit your particular skillsets, but you think you belong at VFS, apply here. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Job Scope

Vancouver Film School programs focus on industries that use moving images, graphics, sound and text as fundamental components for communication, information and story. VFS programs regularly and continually evolve in response to the current industry methodology, technology and need. VFS offers world recognized, full-time, one-year programs in Film Production, 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Animation Concept Art, Sound Design, Writing, Acting, Makeup Design, Digital Design, Game Design and Programming for Web, Games, and Mobile, and Foundation Visual Art and Design. These one-year programs are intensive, focused on the field of study and immerse students in industry-like settings and situations in order to best prepare them for work in their chosen field.

Reporting to the Head of Film Production, the Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide students with instruction based upon existing curriculum and discipline.
  • Class attendance and grading.
  • Individual guidance of students where appropriate.
  • Punctual and conscientious management of classes.
  • Collaboration with Head of Department and faculty on progression of courses.
  • Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
  • Attendance at staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Film Production.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree and 5 years of industry experience in the specific discipline or minimum 10 years of industry related experience in the specific discipline. Knowledge of conceptual and technical drawings, sketching, modelling and drafting with electronic tools for use as conceptual modelling and technical drawings for construction of sets and adaptation of locations for films.
  • Versed in using AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop and Power Point for industry application, and experience and understanding of the full range of drawings and presentations within the film industry.
  • Portfolio demonstrating a high caliber of professional work and corresponding film credits.
  • Ability to lead practical workshops, lectures, and seminars
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or M.A. degree in their area of specialization and individuals with previous college or private post-secondary instructional experience.