Instructor, Programming - Position Information
- Vancouver, Canada
- Part Time
- # of Positions:
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.
VFS is looking for Programming Instructors with 3 plus years of experience that can teach once a week in the day or evening to small classes of motivated students. We are looking for instructors for the following:
C++ Data Structures and Algorithms
Mobile Development (Android)
Visualization and Analytics
This position reports directly to the Head of School of Creative Technologies and will be responsible for developing and delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students.
Classes where instruction could occur:
- Technical Design Docs
- Artificial Intelligence
- Network Programming
- Rendering Engines/Shaders
- Unity Project Development
- Working from a course syllabus, adapt lesson plans detailing what will be taught and how the course material will be delivered.
- In consultation with other staff, develop innovative techniques to teach students the many facets of Programming.
- Work closely with the Head of School of Creative Technologies to ensure class curriculum is accurate, up-to-date and communicated to students in a clear and concise manner.
- Instruct students on Development techniques that are important to programmers.
- Provide students with guidance on issues relating to programming for Games, Web or Mobile.
- Instruct students on the various problems encountered with Programming.
- Mentor students through the various snags encountered during Project Development.
- Provide students with regular feedback.
- Other duties assigned by the Head of School of Creative Technologies.
- Fluent in C# or C++ or Java.
- Experience developing in Unity or Unreal an asset.
- Relevant degree/diploma or equivalent work experience in an appropriate Programming driven discipline plus 3 years of relevant industry experience or 10 plus years of relevant industry experience.
- Demonstrable familiarity and experience with Project and/or App development.
- A minimum of one accredited published game title and/or 3 years of industry experience in an appropriate area of development or minimum 10 plus years of industry experience.
- Ability to lead workshops, lectures and seminars.
- Experience working with and teaching students is advantageous.
- Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.