Educational Administration
Vancouver, Canada
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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

The ESL Instructor (Media Arts Focus) for the English for Creative Arts program is the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the school’s program and curricula are implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences. The ESL Instructor plans, organizes and implements an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Consistent with the guidelines of the English for Creative Arts program, the ESL Instructor will work within an established framework for the delivery of educational services which support the program. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the ESL Instructor will demonstrate a strong commitment to planning for improvement in support of student achievement. The ESL Instructor will report to the Program Manager and Senior Educational Administrative team at Vancouver Film School.

Core Responsibilities

  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Customer focus.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Quality and excellence orientation.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Energy and result focus.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Teamwork.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Flexibility.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Planning and organizing.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Creative and innovative thinking.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Commitment to professional development and continual learning.
  • Teacher-Specific Competencies: Ethics and integrity.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Interest and demonstrated passion for Media Arts.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Apply aesthetic principles to photography, film, advertising, and/or game design projects.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Understand and apply fundamental skills of visual design.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Explore composition and image-making techniques in still photography and motion picture.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Apply critical thinking in concept development of photography, advertising, film and/or game design projects/assignments.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Understand narrative principles of concept development in photography, advertising, film and game design.
  • Media-Specific Competencies: Demonstrate understanding of visual storytelling through the creation of storyboards.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Instructs students using various ESL teaching methods.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares course objectives and outlines for the course of study following curriculum. guidelines or the requirements of the school.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Assigns lessons and corrects homework.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Administers tests to evaluate students' progress, records results.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Keeps and maintains attendance records.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains discipline in the classroom; applies disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Participates in professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • ESL Job Duties and Responsibilities: Keeps up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and makes relevant changes to instructional plans and activities.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • University degree and qualifying TESOL certificate or diploma are must-haves.
  • Teaching experience in a post-secondary setting or to young adults is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service orientation.
  • Cultural sensitivity and patience.
  • Genuinely committed to helping students learn.
  • Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners.
  • A broad knowledge of teaching methods and tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop), Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point; and Moodle.
  • Rudimentary knowledge of photography, lighting, DSLR cameras and mobile phone cameras.
  • Working Conditions: Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Working Conditions: Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required.
  • Working Conditions: Walking around the vicinity of the school to check in with students while they are working on projects.