Teaching Assistant - Acting - Position Information
- Vancouver, Canada
- Full Time
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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.
Reporting to the Program Manager and the Production Manager, the Teaching Assistant will provide professional, organized and courteous front-line educational support to all VFS students and staff. The Teaching Assistant will have a basic understanding of an Acting/Film/TV discipline and be highly organized, resourceful, and energetic. This role will provide support across our program administration, classroom, film production and on set delivery for the Essentials and One Year educational Acting Programs at VFS. The Teaching Assistant will be a positive self-starter, with excellent communication skills, who thrives in an evolving and fast-paced, inclusive and respectful environment.
- Assist and support the staff and faculty for the delivery of the Acting program curriculum classes.
- Provide necessary office and administration support including general clerical duties, office support, and performing departmental related tasks.
- Assist on Film Shoots and on-set production projects with a focus on various tasks: offload footage, take attendance, offer crew support, unit managing, communication with production team, gear wrangling if needed.
- Assist at department events and presentations with respect to the program departments technical needs and the appropriate policies and procedures.
- Provide general class preparation assistance to the Acting department in accordance to the specific Course Instructor(s) including photocopying of course materials and assist with development of course materials when appropriate.
- Troubleshoot any technical problems students or staff are encountering and act as a liaison to find the necessary support.
- To work flexible work weeks around production and event times and schedules
- Perform other duties as required by the department.
- A degree, diploma, certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution or a graduate of VFS in one of the current disciplines.
- Stage or event management, crew, gear and film/tv technical/post knowledge is an asset
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail and accuracy.
- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstrated good judgment and initiative with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Highly organized team player with a flexible approach and works well under pressure.
- Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, Moodle, Zoom as well as the structure at VFS is an asset
- Ability to present a professional and positive image and maintain discretion and confidentiality.