Website Act One School of Drama
Part-time Instructor for On-Camera Film/TV Acting for Students ages 11-18
§ Organization: Act One School of Drama (est’b 1994)
§ Area of Focus: Theatre, Film and Dramatic Arts Education
§ Contact: Mark Nathanielsz (Owner)
§ Phone #: (905) 420-8129
§ Address: 1755 Plummer Street, Unit 1 & 2, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3S1 (Eastern GTA)
§ Nearest major Intersection: Brock Road & Hwy 401
Application Submission: by e-mail please.
§ Resume/Educational Records
§ Performance/Production Resume
§ Cover Letter
§ 1-2 References
Position Title: Instructor
§ 3.5hrs per week (Tuesdays 6:30-10:00pm)
§ Travel allowance available depending on distance from school.
§ 1 x On-Camera/Film Instructor
§ Start: September 29/20
§ End: week of June 22/21
§ Duration: 36 weeks
§ Special Notes: Opportunity exists to return for multiple years
Act One is an established drama school that has provided training for over 23 years for ages 5 to adult in acting for Stage and Film, Improvisation and Musical Theatre. The school provides a large studio space with fully functional stage, lighting and sound equipment for its training facility.
Due to an unexpected situation, the school is seeking one (1) new instructor to teach On Camera/Film Acting Techniques to students aged 11-18. Program is primarily introductory/intermediate in nature. The classes run on Tuesday evenings. From 6:30- 8:00pm Acting On Camera for Ages 11-13 and from 8:00-10pm Acting On Camera for Ages 14-18.
Candidates should be prepared to provide instruction for classes of 6-8 students in general acting and specific on camera concepts and techniques.
The first half of the year (Sept to Jan) has an instructional/educational format that allows the instructor to use theatre games, exercises and scene work, etc to convey the material and develop a comfort level with performance in front of the camera. In the second half of the year, instructors will work with their students to select, adapt or write a suitable performance piece (ie a 15-20 min short film) and use this as the teaching foundation for the balance of the year. The classes will be expected to film their movies, under the instructor’s direction, and they would be “premiered” at the school at the end of the year in June
Prospective candidates can find more information on the school and previous year programs at the school website.
1. Candidates for the Film Instructor position must have film production knowledge and experience as the on-camera courses require the instructor to guide the class through the production of 2 short film as well as providing instruction in on- camera acting techniques.
2. For their own convenience, the film instructor should ideally have access to their own film camera equipment. The school does have its own that is available to the instructor but logistically it may not be as flexible in terms of functionality and availability.
3. Additionally, comfort in and experience with film editing software is an asset. It is not required that the instructor edit film footage, but past experience has found that instructors who can, provide themselves and their classes with greater creative options. This is not an absolute requirement however, as the school can provide the video editing component if required.
§ Completion of a relevant post-secondary Film program or equivalent work experience (Please do not apply unless this applies to you)
§ Previous experience working with children and young adults is a definite asset.
§ Possession of their own film and editing equipment is an asset
§ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
§ Good rapport with kids
§ Understanding of and comfort with the demands and obligations of a role model position.
Application Deadline: ASAP
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