Department:
Foundation
Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Status:
Part Time
# of Positions:
1
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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.

Job Scope

Reporting to the Head of Preparatory Studies the Coding Instructor is responsible for delivering curriculum effectively, mentoring students on projects and providing feedback to students in the Foundation Visual Art & Design Program. The instructor will introduce students to the Unity by teaching the Unity Editor through progressive lessons leading to the completion of a project. Topics include simple physics, creating objects dynamically, designing interfaces, adding a health system, setting up sound effects, and debugging.

Core Responsibilities

  • Deliver results-focused instruction to students.
  • 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

  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, degree plus minimum 3 years of industry experience or minimum 10 years of industry experience.
  • Expert knowledge in scripting and game development and design using Unity. 
  • Portfolio demonstrating a high caliber of professional work.
  • 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, problem solving skills and resourcefulness.

Vancouver Film School believes in diversity in all forms and we're committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. As our team grows, we're looking to work with a wide range of creatives and professionals from different backgrounds, including but not limited to Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, seniors, visible minorities and people from all genders, sexual orientation and religious backgrounds.  We want to assure both our students and staff that this is of the utmost importance and strive to improve representation in all areas.

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