Animation Concept Art
Vancouver, Canada
Full Time
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Job Scope

Reporting directly to the Senior Instructor and working under the supervision of the Creative Director, the Instructor in Animation Concept Art program is responsible for ensuring the curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to current industry practices. They will also deliver curriculum effectively, teach with learning centered approaches, and provide meaningful feedback, guidance, and support to students on a regular basis. The core responsibilities of this role center on both curriculum design and delivery. The successful candidate will work closely with staff members to help create a culture of exploration, discovery, and critical thinking that supports the overall vision of the Animation Concept Art program.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Senior Instructor and Creative Director to ensure curriculum is accurate, up-to-date and communicated to students in a clear and concise manner.
  • Collaborate with Senior Instructor and faculty in the development, delivery, and ongoing maintenance of course content, assignment criteria, and learning outcomes.
  • Refine curriculum per the program mission while utilizing industry input, data, and trends.
  • Utilize course outlines to develop lesson plans and other course materials that detail what will be taught and how the course material will be delivered.
  • Deliver thorough and effective student assessment and grading systems consistent with VFS best practices.
  • Mentor students - provide creative and technical guidance/support on their projects.
  • Manage courses effectively - make certain that students are appraised of their academic standing in a regular and consistent manner including timely reporting of attendance and grades.
  • Collaboration with Pipeline Supervisor on software and equipment issues and developments.
  • Attend regular staff meetings.
  • Participate in program events and support admissions/marketing activities as directed by Senior Instructor and Creative Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by the HOD.

Job Qualifications

  • Relevant post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree and 4 plus years industry experience in a lead artist position; or, 10 plus years of industry experience.
  • Prior post-secondary teaching experience is preferred (or demonstrated ability to lead workshops, lectures, and seminars).
  • Portfolio demonstrating a high caliber of professional work.
  • A passion for storytelling and film.
  • Strong overall understanding of Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of Harmony, Sketchbook and ZBrush an asset.
  • Superior problem solving skills and an in depth knowledge of television and film pipelines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide concise, constructive and pragmatic feedback and direction in a professional creative setting.
  • Ultimate team player, with excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current industry trends and development.