New York - New York, NY
4 Year Degree
New York Film Academy, New York City, New York
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; Sydney, 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. NYFA's expectations center on the growth of each student as
a creative individual.
The New York Film Academy is committed to diversity within its community of
students, faculty, and support staff. NYFA encourages applicants who
themselves may have a diverse background and who will be dedicated to
contributing further to the diversification of the NYFA community.
In recruiting new members to the NYFA community, NYFA seeks individuals who
are purpose-driven, committed to belonging and have a bias for action. NYFA is
on the move and it wants entrepreneurial thinkers, ready to create and lead
higher education with it. NYFA is becoming a learning organization where
innovative ideas and approaches are promoted.
Under the general supervision fro the Lead Animation Instructor, the New York
Film Academy (NYFA) – New York Campus Sculpture Instructor will provide
instruction for students to develop practical skills & theoretical knowledge
for their respective discipline in the area of sculpture in the Animation
Department. Additionally, faculty members may be called upon to serve on
departmental committees, thesis committees, final projects, and as other
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 in
sculpture to promote and advance the art of visual storytelling.
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.
In accordance with Academic and Attendance policies and guidelines, submit
attendance & grades promptly to the Registrar's Office.
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
Participate in day long production workshops as a supervising instructor
Organize and direct final projects, which have been worked on in class,
including final films and performances
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.).
Other duties as assigned by Department Chair, Campus Dean or senior
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES:
Broad & in-depth knowledge of the subject area or discipline where they
teach – Sculpture for animated characters.
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
Ability to work independently and simultaneously on projects of varied
complexity, carrying out each to its conclusion with a very high level of
Must possess ability to exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize
collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem
Must possess ability and willingness to manage multiple priorities and
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
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
Collaborative – enlists information from all sources to ensure the best
solution to an issue.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and CERTIFICATION:
Bachelor's Degree in related field; and substantial industry & teaching
experience for instructors teaching undergraduate and certificate
programs. Experience may substitute for required education up to 4 years.
Minimum of a Master's degree and substantial industry & teaching
experience for instructors teaching graduate programs or courses in the
Liberal Arts & Sciences.
In the absence of an undergraduate or graduate degree, the instructor's
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.
Experience in character sculpture.
Experience teaching sculpture in film or related field curriculum.
Experience with course management systems and effective teaching
Experience with innovative teaching approaches (i.e. collaborative
learning, engagement, problem-based learning).
Experience working in an academic environment.
Experience working in a fast pace multi-tasking results drive environment
with attention to detail.
Intermediate proficient in Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
and with Google documents.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: Only applicants with a completed online application
along with attached resume, will be considered.
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