Instructor, Production Design - Position Information
- Shanghai, China
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Reporting to the Head of Film Production (FPHOD), the Instructor is responsible for delivering North American production design curriculum, mentoring and feedback to students and staff, for the production of short film and other required various formats and genres, that could demonstrate a successful release in China and Rest of World markets. The Instructor has excellent communication and organizational skills, follows film chain of command protocols, and has solid interpersonal skills. He or she is able to effectively deliver the curriculum and project mentorships in a professional and engaging manner. He or she is proactive, applies critical thinking skills and has a problem solving approach to every aspect of the job. He or she is a team player and possesses a strong sense of commitment and responsibility to the organization as a whole.
- Ensure that curriculum and project management protocols and workflows are delivered in an efficient and effective manner on time and on budget in a multi-language environment to support team staff environments.
- Provide students with instruction including assignments and project mentoring for film shoots within restricted timelines, budgets and multi-languages, based upon North American Screen and Media Industry production design, art direction, set dressing requirements for short film and various formats.
- Maintain a professional relationship with currently enrolled students.
- Monitor students' performance and provide assistance and mentoring when required through all phases of development, prep, production, post as applicable; including problem solving, and conflict resolution.
- Ensure that production design based activities are relevant to the curriculum, projects and the North American Screen and Media industry.
- Delivery and creation of lectures and project based workshops as approved by FPHOD and Program Manager is based on regularly updated documented and archived curriculum and project workflows.
- Conduct regular course and program evaluations and updates through staff discussions, student feedback and industry information.
- Participate in all aspects of the student evaluation process including grading, tracking, attendance and professionalism.
- Punctual and conscientious management of classes and student satisfaction within the SHVFS brand.
- Take Directives/Collaborate with FPHOD and faculty on course structure and project management.
- Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
- Able to create curriculum and project documentation of materials for inter-departmental usages and archiving.
- Attendance at staff meetings and other functions as required by FPHOD.
- Be aware of China cultural initiatives for content creation and support as notified by SHVFS directives.
Maintain familiarity with:
- Current North American developments in technology relating to their specific discipline.
- Current North American industry practices, trends and production processes relating to their specific discipline.
- Industry at large including film related organizations, unions, guilds and key industry people.
- Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (or equivalent) and/or various credits Production Design, Set Dressing, Art Direction industry experience or software certification where applicable is preferred.
- Proven experience with feature and/or long form television credits as a Production Designer and/or Art Director.
- Skilled in areas such as painting, drafting, rendering, graphics, material and resources.
- Knowledge of history, story interpretation and budgeting.
- Familiarity with Auto Cad and Sketchup.
- Ability to discuss importance of costuming in the look of the Film.
- Ability to successfully deliver curriculum in all aspects of production design, art direction and set dressing for film, including traditional practices and digital programs.
- The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to lead workshops, lectures, and seminars.
- Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Follows the chain of command prevalent in Film Structures and Educational Org Charts as provided by FPHOD.