AVID Media Composer Editing Instructor (27373)

New York Film Academy
New York - New York City, NY, 10004

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Professional Fields, Communication & Journalism
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: New York - New York City, NY

Position Type: Part Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

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.

Faculty members provide instruction for students to develop practical skills & theoretical knowledge for their respective disciplines using AVID Media Composer software. Additionally, faculty members may be called upon to serve on departmental committees, thesis committees, and as other departmental support.

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 Registrar’s Office, and inform the appropriate administrative staff if students are not meeting academic standards and need academic support; if students are suspected of committing plagiarism; if incidents occur in class which cause an unsafe learning environment for students & 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 curricular meetings, if requested by Department Chair.
  • If requested, serve as advisors or on Thesis Committees and evaluate undergraduate or graduate student Thesis work.
  • Prep and organize gear for class; can include, but is not limited to film and digital cameras, lights and various stands (no gear out weights 35 lbs.)
  • Guide students through hands on classes, handling the equipment doing some minor lifting and shifting of gear that students will use for their intermediate and thesis films (again no gear out weights 35 lbs.)
  • Work closely with admissions and financial aid staff to advise new students (e.g., evaluates transcripts; develop plans of study, etc.).
  • Provide academic advising to returning students, individually or in groups, about College policies, programs of study and degree options. Provide students with information about alternatives and possible consequences of academic decisions.
  • Support career services by counseling students on career options and guiding their development of job search skills. Assist career services staff with special projects.
  • Interpret and administer NYFA policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with assigned Department Chair/Program Directors to understand and clarify departmental expectations. Maintain current knowledge of all the degree and certificate programs.
  • Work closely with the Academic Office and Student Services to connect students to academic support (e.g., tutoring).
  • Complete other advising duties as requested such as: track retention, authorize add/drops, and conduct degree audits. Keep advising statistics, work schedule and other reporting documents up-to-date.
  • Participate on committees as requested.
  • Participate in professional conferences and other self-directed professional development activities.


  • Broad & in-depth knowledge of the subject area or discipline where they teach.
  • Substantial professional experience in their respective department.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment.
  • Ethical/Honest - evidence of the practice of a high-level confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Collaborative – willing to work with fellow instructors on any required departmental work, such as curricular development and planning.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and substantial industry & teaching experience for instructors teaching undergraduate and certificate programs.
  • Must be fluent in AVID Media Composer software and able to teach editing concepts, narrative editing aesthetics and theory using the software. Must have professional working experience in narrative storytelling and editing,
  • Knowledge of other software such as DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro a plus. Will be asked to submit work samples and conduct a mock lesson.

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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