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 Film Production and Senior Instructor for Cinematography, the PT Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively and providing feedback to students.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide students with instruction based upon existing curriculum.
  • Collaboration with Head of Department, the Senior Cinematography Instructor, and faculty on progression of courses.
  • Collaboration with administration staff on resources and equipment issues.
  • Run lectures and workshops in timely fashion.
  • Coordinate lectures and workshops with Equipment Room and Cinematography Teaching Assistants.
  • Complete class attendance and grading.
  • Provide individual guidance of students where appropriate.
  • Mentor students on projects and shoots.
  • Provide punctual and conscientious management of classes.
  • Design and update class and workshop material as signed off by the Head of Department and the Senior Cinematography Instructor.
  • Review, grade, and provide feedback on students works and exams in an efficient manner.
  • Manage and update material such as deadlines and quizzes in Moodle.
  • Stay current with industry practices, techniques, and new gear.
  • Other duties as assigned by the HOD/Senior Instructor.

Job Qualifications

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree and minimum three years of industry experience as a Director of Photography/Cinematographer or minimum ten years of industry experience as Director of Photography/Cinematographer.
  • 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.