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Filmmaking Instructor for Youth

New York Film Academy
Burbank, California

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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New York Film Academy, New York, NY

New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where peoples thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.

NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


New York Film Academy is looking for qualified, energetic instructors to teach in our Kids and High School Summer programs. We are looking for teachers skilled in filmmaking techniques with various backgrounds. Dates of the summer programs are June 27th, 2022 - August 19th, 2022. Schedules will be discussed in more detail during the interview process. 


The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Deliver instruction in accordance with the learning objectives set for the course, including practical skills, methods, theories and techniques.
  • Provide one-on-one consultations with students, if and when necessary.
  • Develop & manage course syllabus materials & lesson plans.
  • Facilitate peer assessment and encourage discussion & constructive criticism in class.
  • Assess student work, including but not limited to, assigning projects, papers and exercises.
  • Submit attendance & grades promptly to the Director of Youth Programs.
  • Inform the Director of Youth Programs if incidents occur in class which cause an unsafe learning environment for students or faculty. 
  • Adhere to institution-wide policies & procedures and follow the correct protocol with respect to disciplining students. 
  • Attend & participate in faculty meetings and/or departmental curricula meetings, if requested by the Department Chair. 
  • Prep and organize gear for class; can include, but is not limited to, film and digital cameras, lights and various stands.
  • Participate in day-long production workshops on the backlot as a supervising instructor. 
  • Guide students through hands-on classes, handling the equipment doing minor lifting and shifting of gear. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Professional experience in their respective department with a passion for storytelling and problem solving
  • Fun and energetic attitude that translates well to middle and high school students
  • Ability to adjust teaching methods and styles to fit the needs of each student and class as a whole
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple class tracks per day
  • Broad & in-depth knowledge of the subject area or discipline being taught
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multitask and think on their feet
  • Computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment, google docs, gmail and google calendar
  • Ethical/Honest - evidence of the practice of a high level confidentiality
  • Ability to receive and give feedback with coworkers while prioritizing students well being
  • Collaborative willing to work with fellow instructors on any required departmental work, such as curriculum development and planning
  • In the absence of an undergraduate or graduate degree, the instructors body of work, relevant experience, teaching experience and training in their specified field will be evaluated & documented in a formal degree-level rubric

    The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

    The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy's goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFAs expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

    New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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