Gifted young artists from all over the world come to Interlochen Arts Academy to turn their passion and potential into a purposeful future. As their trusted faculty, we work side by side with our students to help them refine their talents and develop the skills they need to become creators of successful, fulfilling lives. Because this is where raw aptitude is refined, elevated, and maximized. And we are the bridge between proficiency and mastery.
Position Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Interlochen Arts Academy seeks a dynamic film educator for the Film and New Media division who is eager to contribute to a vibrant program dedicated to the overall development of young visual storytellers. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of visual storytelling and its diverse history, drawn from professional experience as a filmmaker/writer/director and the pursuit of higher education. This is a full time faculty position.
The Film and New Media Division at Interlochen Arts Academy consists of two tracks - Live Action Film, and Animation. This position will work primarily with the live action Film track. The teaching responsibilities for this position include 1:1 advisorship to film students, a course related to cinematography and shot design based story analysis; participate as a consulting teaching member of the Production Workshop, a class in which the entire community of film students enroll, in all stages of development of screenplays/productions/thesis/portfolio.
The Filmmaker-in-Residence Cinematographer is a two year appointment. This resident artist position has the unique opportunity to serve as resident artist/instructor and cinematographer on a multi-year documentary project in coordination with the Greenacres Foundation; shooting a feature documentary that will show how the results of scientific research and close observations of nature make new efforts in sustainability, regenerative agriculture and preservation, a clear and emotionally accessible story. Some of this work may occur during the summer months.
This person will provide creative, visual insights, design shots, and capture the compelling footage necessary to fully tell the story, liaising between Faculty Creative Director, Production Manager and subjects; collaborate with key crewmembers in aspects of planning/pre-production, production and post to ensure assets are delivered on time, and ensure workflow meets required deadlines of the project.
Teaching responsibilities include one section of a Cinematography course developed in conjunction with the director of Film and New Media. Other responsibilities include scheduled tutorials with students, department activities, regular meetings, and daytime/evening. As a contracted faculty member, the FIR is also responsible for Advisor meetings with a share of Film Students.
Professional behavior and appropriate use of facilities/equipment required.
The Academy enrolls over 500 students, of which approximately 20% are international, and nearly 25% are ethnic minorities. Interlochen is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities and other individuals from underrepresented groups. Interested faculty members may also have the opportunity for an additional contract to teach at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer.
Teach/mentor cinematography and camera skills based in clear understanding of story
Cinematographer for Greenacres documentary project
Provide group and individualized feedback for students
Attend departmental meetings
Attend weekly Community meetings
Create appropriate curriculum and lesson plans
Collaborate and innovate with other divisions at Academy
Participate in other faculty requirements (e.g. committee work as appropriate, recruitment, screenings/guest series, film festival, Cinema Collective: Greenacres Documentary)
Responsible for organizing day-to-day interactions with their respective students in the Film and New Media division, advising aspects of cinematography, camera technology and aspects of lighting.
Help students become independent and capable community minded problem solvers within complex circumstances of filmmaking from script to screen.
Education: MA or MFA preferred, BA or BFA required
Experience: Professional experience leading a camera team, filming narrative and documentary content, and communicating with diverse group of subjects, actors in a variety of settings
Cinema cameras/lenses and support, video formats, storage and workflow, lighting packages, sound recorders & microphones for acquisition, organization, rental
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
Work is performed primarily in a standard studio, office, and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact. Varies according to specific position within the Film and New Media Division; host classroom conversations/presentations and also oversee camera in location productions in a variety of settings in all weather, familiar with safety and appropriate use of standard camera, lighting and sound technology
For a complete job description and to apply, go to www.interlochen.org
Portfolio or link of work
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.