3D Animation + Visual Effects
Vancouver, Canada
Part 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 Senior Instructor and Head of Animation & Visual Effects, the Part Time Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students.

Core Responsibilities

  • Working from a course outline, develop lesson plans detailing what will be taught and how the course material will be delivered.
  • Work closely with the Senior Instructor to ensure class curriculum is accurate and up to date and is communicated to students in a clear and concise manner.
  • Class attendance and grading.
  • Individual guidance of students where appropriate.
  • Punctual and conscientious management of classes.
  • Collaboration with Senior Instructor and faculty on progression of courses.
  • Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
  • Attendance at staff meetings (as necessary).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Animation & Visual Effects.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree (or equivalent) and minimum 3 years of industry experience or minimum 10 years of industry experience.
  • Experience in 3D animation, predominantly Character Animation, using Maya. A Fluent understanding of the software is necessary.
  • Prior experience in a Lead or Supervisor role in Industry, with a keen trained eye.
  • Ability to communicate visually using body and facial motions in a classroom setting.
  • Experience with Adobe Premiere and Flash an asset.
  • A good understanding of the Classical Animation principles.
  • Experience in 2D animation for planning an asset.
  • Portfolio demonstrating a high caliber of professional work.
  • Ability to lead workshops, lectures and seminars.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills.