Educational Administration
Vancouver, Canada
Part Time
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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 VFS’ Curriculum and Instructional Support Specialist, and working in collaboration with VFS’ program departments, the Industry Workshop Developer/Instructor is responsible for creating and delivering innovative and industry-focused 2 Day workshop(s) for mature students who are seeking a career change and/or entry-level job skills. The aim of the industry workshops is for participants to take steps toward advanced study and/or entry-level employment in BC’s booming creative economy.

We are seeking a dynamic/progressively-minded industry professional who will lead the development of workshops and who will deliver a learning-centered, interactive, and outcome-focused short programs. The development phase of this project will commence in December of 2017 and workshop delivery will begin in January of 2018 and workshops will run through February, March, and April of the New Year.

Workshop Focus:

Workshops will cultivate practical skill/technique-development that participants can use to apply for work or further study. We are seeking workshops that correspond with all VFS one-year production programs. Commencing in 2018, particular emphasis will be on development/delivery in the following areas:

- Film Production
- Animation and Visual Effects
- Acting
- Game Design and Programming

Core Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Curriculum and Instructional Support Specialist (CISS) and in consultation with key stakeholders from corresponding program departments the Industry Workshop Developer/Instructor will:

  • Develop compelling, interactive, and industry-focused curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Develop innovative mechanisms to share exciting/engaging information about the industry including case studies/project samples, for example.
  • Use innovative technology to deliver course content including industry specific software and/or Moodle where applicable.
  • Develop project-based learning frameworks and guide students on the various technical problems encountered during creation and implementation of industry solutions.
  • Work closely with the CISS and corresponding program departments to ensure class lessons/materials are accurate, up-to-date and communicated to students in a clear and concise manner.
  • Teach techniques that are important to industry roles and advanced study.
  • Respond effectively to students questions and provide ongoing assessment during class.
  • Convey and promote the collaborative nature of the industry.
  • Take attendance and report grades according to VFS guidelines.
  • Develop curriculum in accordance with VFS guidelines and standards.
  • Be punctual and conscientiously in course management.
  • Collaboration with industry and program stakeholders on course progression.
  • Host all course materials in Moodle and meet course development deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (or equivalent) and 3 years industry experience (minimum), or more than 10 years of industry experience.
  • Expert in at least one of the following fields of practice (e.g., film production, animation, game design/development, communication design, UX/UI, Sound Design, acting, writing for film/TV/Games, etc).
  • Experience presenting, teaching and/or working with mature students is advantageous.
  • Ability to lead workshops.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.