VFS Careers

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 filmmakers, actors, animators, video game developers, designers, and creative thinkers.


Vancouver, Canada

Our unique culture emphasizes and celebrates the pure passion & unwavering perseverance of our students as they navigate their personal journeys towards a career in the entertainment arts. With a production-based curriculum that’s constantly evolving to meet industry demands, VFS believes that results matter. This extends from our experienced faculty to our hard-working marketing, admissions, & support departments and well beyond.

If you’d like to join our team, simply browse the open positions below. To learn more about what it's like to work at VFS & staff perks, click here.

If you have recently joined our VFS Alumni family and are looking for employment as a part-time or full-time Teaching Assistant, please apply below. You may also apply below if you have previously worked for VFS as an Instructor/Mentor or would like to share your industry experience by teaching a class.

*Vancouver Film School believes in diversity in all forms and we’re committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. As our team grows, we’re looking to work with a wide range of creatives and professionals from different backgrounds, including but not limited to Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, seniors, visible minorities and people from all genders, sexual orientation and religious backgrounds. We want to assure both our students and staff that this is of the utmost importance and strive to improve representation in all areas.

There are currently no employment opportunities at this VFS location.

Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Vancouver Film School opened in 2014 as a joint venture between the municipal government of Shanghai, Shanghai University, and Vancouver Film School that aims to make Shanghai the leading film and entertainment production centre in Asia. SH-VFS currently offers programs in Film Production, Sound Design for Visual Media, Animation & Visual Effects, and Makeup Design for Film & Television. If you’d like to join our team in Shanghai, simply browse the open positions below. If none of them seem to fit your particular skillsets, but you think you belong at SHVFS, apply here. We can’t wait to hear from you.

There are currently no employment opportunities at this VFS location.

Work at VFS

  1. As a VFS Instructor, you can:
    • Pursue a career that offers a work/life balance and competitive lifestyle benefits
    • Explore part-time, full-time or guest teaching opportunities
    • Join a community of creative pragmatists—artists and teachers—who believe that “results matter”
  2. Become a better teacher
    • If you don’t have previous teaching experience, we provide our instructors with the training, support, and mentoring to become extraordinary educators. Come with the willingness to learn.
    • We will help you develop a skillset that will transform the way you communicate and share your expertise from industry to the next generation of creators.
  3. Don’t see a position that matches your skills?
    • Even if you don’t see a posting that matches your skillsets, please send us your resume and brief description of your preferred (discipline or subject or area) of teaching. We look forward to you joining the VFS family one day!

Staff Perks

*Vancouver, BC, Canada


Extended Time Off

Extended Health

Work Flexibility

Salary positions:

  • Access to VFS Connect Courses
  • Tuition discounts for friends and family
  • Extended health and dental benefits
  • Health care spending account
  • Access to specialized production equipment and space
  • Time off during winter break
  • Professional development lunches

Hourly positions:

  • Access to VFS Connect Courses (if eligible)
  • Tuition discounts for friends and family (if eligible)
  • Access to specialized production equipment and space
  • Extended time off to work on artistic projects, audition, film shoots, gigs etc.
  • Professional development lunches


VFS Visiting Scholar Program

VFS has established a Visiting Scholars program, the goal of which is to facilitate the residency of a limited number of distinguished scholars from other academic institutions or accomplished professionals whose expertise coincides and is relevant to the program they wish to visit.

Visiting Scholar positions are non-compensated appointments established to accommodate the Scholar’s goals as well as enrich the VFS teaching and learning community. Length of the appointment will be determined by VFS.

Download the PDF application kit below, fill it in completely, and submit it with the required documents to hr@vfs.com, or mail it in a single, sealed envelope to the following address:

Director of Human Resources
Vancouver Film School
198 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H2

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