Vancouver, Canada
Full Time
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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 Head of Preparatory Studies the Foundation Visual Art & Design Instructor is the educational leader in the classroom and will ensure that the school’s curricula is implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences. The Instructor plans, organizes, and implements an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Working collaboratively with a team of educational professionals, the Instructor will demonstrate a strong commitment to planning for improvement in support of student achievement. The courses taught will focus on understanding art movements and periods, making informed stylistic choices and developing a personal creative process.

Core Responsibilities

Teacher-Specific Competencies:

  • Deliver results-focused instruction to based upon existing curriculum.
  • Takes attendance. Assigns, monitors and grades activities, homework, and exams.
  • Punctual and conscientious management of classes.
  • Maintains classroom order and supports students; providing individual guidance and referring students to Program Administration when appropriate. 
  • Collaboration with Head of Preparatory Studies on planning and updating curriculum and progression of course when necessary.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and makes relevant changes to instructional plans and activities.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge and experience in fine art, art history, and creative process.
  • Experience as a professional artist responsible for project management, production, creation and/or curation (examples include creative director, art director, production designer, and independent artist).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven mentorship/leadership track record.
  • Portfolio demonstrating a high caliber of professional work and corresponding creative experience.
  • Ability to lead workshops, lectures, and seminars.
  • Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Moodle.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with an M.F.A. or M.A. degree and individuals with previous college or private post-secondary instructional experience.