Instructor, Improvisation and Comedy - Position Information
- Vancouver, Canada
- Part Time
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VFS is currently accepting applications for a term, part-time position of Acting Instructor with an Improvisation and Comedy focus in the Acting for Film & Television department. Reporting to the Head of Acting for Film & TV and Acting Essentials, the Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students.
We are looking for an experienced Improv/Acting Instructor with a wide range of knowledge in various Improvisation techniques and TV comedy/sitcom. Professional, industry experience as well as teaching/ directing experience required. Through our Improv and Comedy stream, we are aiming to support students’ discovery of both the technical and core creative elements, and preparation necessary to create strong and memorable performances on and off screen. The instructor should be familiar with directing comedy for TV and have some experience with a 3 Camera set up for Sitcom shoots.
Part-Time Instructor. Various weeks. Approximately 6-15 hours a week.
Classes are usually Monday to Friday between 9:00AM and 5:00PM but some evening and weekend classes and shoots do occur.
- Provide students with respectful and fair treatment through instruction based upon existing curriculum learning outcomes adhering to the course outline.
- Class attendance and managing assignments and projects. Grading with Rubrics. Adherence to PTIB requirements.
- Individual guidance of students where appropriate.
- Punctual and conscientious management of classes.
- Collaboration with Head of Department, Senior Instructors and faculty on progression of courses.
- Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
- Attendance at staff meetings (as required).
- Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (or equivalent) plus 3 years industry experience or 10 years of industry/professional experience.
- Resume demonstrating a high caliber of professional work in specific field.
- Minimum 3 years teaching experience with post-secondary students.
- Demonstrates and understanding of the learning profile of young adults entering the film and acting craft & industry.
- Ability to lead workshops, lectures, seminars, and develop curriculum.
- Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.