Department:
Film
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 Senior Instructor for Production Design and the Head of Department, the Instructor will provide professional, expert and experience-based education to VFS students within the Film program. The Instructor must be able to work within the existing curriculum of the program to integrate with the projects-based education VFS is rooted in. The Instructor will also provide regular and transparent feedback to students on every project and assignment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Working from a course syllabus and participating in developing lesson plans detailing what will be taught and how the course material will be delivered.
  • In consultation with other staff, develop innovative mechanisms to teach often-difficult techniques.
  • Work closely with the Department Head and Senior Production Design instructor to ensure class curriculum is accurate, up-to-date and communicated to students in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Provide students with guidance in issues relating to Film Production. 
  • Instruct students on the various technical processes employed during preproduction, production, and post production as it relates to production design and the art department in general.
  • Provide students with regular feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant degree/diploma or equivalent work experience.  A technical background is preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with and teaching students is advantageous.
  • Ability to function in workshops, lectures and seminars.
  • Knowledge of industry standard software, such as: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, and Twin Motion.
  • Variety of professional industry experience in all aspects of the Art Department.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • A good sense of humor.