Intro to Film and Video Editing Teacher

Title: Intro to Film and Video Editing Teacher                
Date: June 21, 2022            
FLSA Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt, Hourly
Reports To: Head of the Film Department and Director of Studies            

Solebury School seeks a qualified, part-time Film teacher for the 2022-23 school year to teach two, full year courses: Introduction to Film and Video Editing. This position will start on or around August 25, 2022. Qualified candidates will be able to communicate ideas and expectations clearly while inspiring students to set and rise to rigorous expectations. Class times are 11:25 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. M/T/Th/F.

Essential Functions

  • Teach students how to turn a creative idea into a plan for the realization of a finished film

  • Assist with implementation of equipment maintenance upgrades and purchases

  • Train students in all areas of film production, including appropriate use of equipment

  • Teach three trimesters of Introduction to Film and three trimesters of Video Editing (using Premiere Pro) 

  • Create a positive working environment, be a positive role model/mentor for students, and represent the Film Department professionally on campus and and to the wider community

  • Communicate and work with the IT department

  • Foster a strong working relationship with students and families

  • Communicate ideas and expectations clearly while inspiring students to set and rise to rigorous expectations

  • Collaborate within and beyond the department

Additional responsibilities:

Responsible for teaching students:

  • To create a plan that satisfies both ethical and logistical considerations 

  • To use Celtx, a free, professional script writing software

  • Storyboarding

  • The mechanics of digital video cameras

  • The mechanics of audio recording

  • How to use basic video editing software

  • To manage production of a project, shot list creation, casting, shooting, post production

  • How to block scenes and create basic set ups

  • Techniques for editing

  • Organizational techniques for workflow

Qualifications

  • BFA in Film Production or a minimum of three years of professional work experience in the Film industry

  • Knowledge of current Film production techniques, equipment, and software

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated organizational ability

  • Professional demeanor, flexibility, and the ability to respond to multiple simultaneous demands

  • Auditory, visual, and physical skills to be able to perform the tasks outlined in this job description.

  • Flexibility regarding work schedule -this position includes some evenings and weekends, depending on film shooting schedules

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, reach for or otherwise move objects, including textbooks and other teaching materials. Sedentary work involves sitting, standing and walking around the classroom.
  • Communication: Activities include both hearing and talking to express or exchange ideas and information.
  • Environmental conditions: Activities occur mostly inside and occasionally outside. 
  • Valid driver’s license required as well as ability to pass a variety of background checks

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state, and local background checks before starting. Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish identity for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications. All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school.

Solebury School seeks teachers who enjoy being a part of a culture of learning, where they are always striving to improve their teaching through feedback and self-evaluation. We value intellectual challenge and academic achievement alongside mutual respect between students and teachers.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. Submit via email to sfreer@solebury.org

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12. 
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.