Department:
Acting
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Status:
Part Time
# 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

Reporting to the Head of Acting for Film and TV and Acting Essentials, the Accompanist/Coach is required to work with the Embodied Voice Instructors coaching young actors. This position is to work with students in the part of their Acting for Film and TV program.

Core Responsibilities

• Playing piano in the Embodied Voice classes as needed for the curriculum and Lesson Plans.
• Take a student, with or without music training, through a song, starting with notes, rhythms, phrasing and dynamics.
• Attention must be paid to understanding text and correspondingly breathing and pronunciation.
• Teaching of group songs.
• Lead exercises in an inspiring, encouraging, caring and playful environment.
• Partnering with students for coaching with reasonable expectations.
• Accompany at student presentations.
• Improvises ’energy’ pieces to allow students to play and shift focus, to open the room.
• Works with instructor to develop singing exercises; breathing with the class to stay ’in sync’.
• Facilitate any theory exercises in front of class.
• Support for instructor and student.
• Act as a possible substitute for the instructor if needed.
• Music Direct 14 to 28 students towards term presentation, with attention to listening, working through fear, and resistance.
• Lead audition prep guide through text and grounding story tellers.
• Other duties as assigned by the Head of Department.

Job Qualifications

• Good sight-reading skills.
• Good knowledge of music theatre repertoire, as well as standards from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.
• Familiar with the work of John Bucchino.
• Ability to teach group songs, part by part, paying attention to dictation, harmony, and dynamics.
• Ability to transpose music.
• Fast sight-reading and transposing.