Position Summary: The Film and Video teacher at Forman is an important member of the Arts Department, developing in students the ability to express their ideas through a visual medium. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for filmmaking, have solid technical skills, and a desire to help students develop their own creative vision. A strong filmmaking background is critical with the ability to work in narrative, documentary, and experimental genres. S/he should be forward-thinking in their pedagogical outlook and interested in the entire educational process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help students find their unique artistic voice and express this through the medium of film/video
Develop in students an understanding of the aspects of “story” and promote a rich storytelling environment
Train students in the technical aspects of film/video, helping them gain proficiency in areas such as editing, sound, special effects, animation, and lighting
Assist students in creating a portfolio of work and entry to festivals and competitions
Develop in students an analytical and critical knowledge of the history of film/video.
Promote both narrative and non-narrative forms of video production
Ability to teach the screenwriting process
Aid students in understanding various visual communication strategies and the utilization of these strategies in their own work.
Ability to collaborate with teachers across disciplines to develop interdisciplinary curriculum and projects
Fosters an environment in which students learn to think critically and independently
Communicates effectively with a variety of different constituencies in writing and verbally
Demonstrates patience and empathy with adolescents and focuses on fully developing well-rounded individuals
Implements best practices to support the needs of diverse learners
Serves the needs of the students through residential, extracurricular, and co-curricular programs. Individual duties may vary but will likely include the following:
Primary or relief dorm parent
Coach two athletic or extracurricular activities if not a primary dorm parent
Chaperone weekend activities as part of a rotating duty schedule
Assist in clubs and/or various school activities/programs
Other Expectations: This position is a member of a boarding school faculty. Candidates should be interested in contributing outside of the classroom and becoming fully involved in the student life program. Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of School life.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Experience teaching film/video at the high school or college level
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in related field; MFA degree preferred
Student-centered educator, skilled in facilitating student discussion and collaboration
Experience in curriculum design and innovative teaching practices
Ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of formats
Strong verbal skills
Experience with working with students with different learning styles
Ability to engage parents and create healthy relationships with students
About The Forman School
Forman School is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.