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Acting for Film Instructor/Academic Advisor (28170)

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

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Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: New York - New York City, NY

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Salary Range: $70,000.00 - $72,000.00 Salary/year

Job Shift: Any

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.

Under the general supervision from the Chair of the Department, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) the Instructor will provide instruction for students to develop practical skills & theoretical knowledge for their respective disciplines. As an Academic Advisor, the Instructor will consult with students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, and other academic activities to support the student in making satisfactory academic progress towards graduation.

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.

o Instructor class load minimum of 150-180 classroom hours for each semester (Summer, Fall, and Spring).
o Deliver instruction in accordance with the learning objectives set for the course, including practical skills, methods, theories and techniques.
o Provide one-on-one consultations with students, if and when necessary.
o Develop & manage course syllabus materials & lesson plans.
o Facilitate peer assessment and encourage discussion & constructive criticism in class.
o Assess student work, including but not limited to, assigning projects, papers and exercises.
o Guide students through hands on classes, handling the equipment doing some minor lifting
(no more than 35 lbs)

Production/Performance Coordination
o Prep and organize gear for class; can include, but is not limited to film and digital cameras, lights and various stands (no more than 35 lbs)
o Participate in day-long production workshops as a supervising instructor (no lifting)
o Organize and direct final projects, which have been worked on in class, including final films and performances

o In accordance with Academic and Attendance policies and guidelines, submit attendance & grades promptly to the Registrars Office.
o 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.

o May advise up to 200 students at a time.
o Serve as Academic Advisor to students, assisting in guiding students through Academic Policies and monitoring their progress
o Meeting with failing students to assess their needs and form academic success plans to increase their success in the program.
o Adhere to institution-wide policies & procedures and follow the correct protocol in dealing with academic and behavioral issues

Community Member
o Attend & participate in faculty meetings and/or departmental curricular meetings, if requested by the Department Chair.
o Serve on committees to assess and review curriculum, gathering data and offering suggestions for improvement of the overall program.
o Assist in writing reports for accrediting bodies.
o If requested, serve as advisors or on thesis committees and evaluate student thesis work.
o Attend performances, screenings, graduations and faculty senate meetings
o Collaborate with other instructors to increase integration of program learning goals
Other duties as assigned by Department Chair, Co-Chair/Creative Director or senior management.

Broad & in-depth knowledge of the subject area or discipline where they teach.
Substantial professional experience in their respective department.
Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the various constituencies of the Academy, alumni, media, and community at large.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative personnel, faculty, classified staff, students and the general public.
Ability to work both independently and to collaborate on projects of varied complexity, carrying out each to its conclusion with a very high level of effectiveness.
Must possess ability to exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Must possess ability and willingness to manage multiple priorities and projects.
Ability to foster an innovative environment that attracts high-quality faculty, students, and staff by stimulating creativity, research, teaching, and learning.
Ability to identify opportunities and to convert challenges into innovative solutions and programs that will advance the future of the institution.
Ability to work in a highly demanding, multiple task environment, with changing priorities is key.
Ethical/Honest - evidence of the practice of a high-level confidentiality.
Service and Action-oriented does what it takes to meet student expectations.
Collaborative- ability to foster relationships within a team and develop ways of increasing cohesiveness within the department

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film or a related field
o In the absence of an graduate degree, the instructors training exceptional body of work, relevant experience, teaching experience and training in their specified field will be evaluated & documented in a formal degree-level rubric.
3-5 Years experience teaching at a collegiate level
Experience with course management systems and effective teaching methodologies
Experience with innovative teaching approaches (i.e. collaborative learning, engagement, problem-based learning).
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Experience working in a fast pace multi-tasking results drive environment with attention to detail.

The following machines, tools, equipment and / or software are commonly, but not always, associatedwith the performance of this position. Actual machines, tools, equipment and/ or software used will vary.

Google Documents
Apple hardware products (i.e. Mac, etc.)
Office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, phone, fax machine, copier and

The following environmental / atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

Higher Education Setting
Outdoor/Indoor Film Set Environment
Reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard and
other office equipment.
Verbally and effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact and telephones.
Reasonable dexterity of hands and fingers to operate and/or manipulate computer keyboard and
office equipment.
Lift, carry, push and/or pull documents/boxes weighing up to 35 lbs.
Schedule to be determined. May require evening and/or weekend work.

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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