The Filmmaker-in-Residence is a one-semester position teaching secondary students in the Motion Picture Arts Division. Teaching responsibilities include one section of Production Workshop and one section of a cinematic arts course developed in conjunction with the director of Motion Picture Arts. As a part of Production Workshop, the FIR is also responsible for weekly Thesis Advisor meetings with a share of Thesis Students student productions development/guidance from script to screen. Other responsibilities include scheduled tutorials with students, department activities, regular meetings, and daytime/evening rehearsals, casting and location productions. Professional behavior and appropriate use of facilities/equipment required.
Applicants must have an in depth understanding of visual storytelling and cinema production, the Final Cut Studio suite of software and a working knowledge of production management and postproduction workflow. Experience with location production, equipment and safety is required. Teaching experience is required. Previous experience working in a high school setting with secondary education students is desired. In addition, expertise in Animation and Compositing is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits:
Filmmakers-in-Residence are provided with a classroom office, computer, e-mail/network account, lunch, one-bedroom apartment,stipend of $7500.00 optional insurance, a formal screening of work. They also enjoy the camaraderie of other filmmakers and the pleasure/challenge of teaching young filmmakers.
Interested candidates need to complete the online application by clicking the "I am interested" green button. Once the online application has been completed, candidatesshould send: cover letter, resume/vita (teaching experience required), list of production/post/animation credits, DVD or link to current reel, a brief overview of the professional work desired to complete while in residence and a list of at least three references, or three letters of recommendation that may be sent under separate cover. Materials should be sent directly to:
Michael Mittelstaedt, Director
Motion Picture Arts Division
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen, MI 49643
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interlochen Center for the Arts was founded in 1928 and is located in northwest lower Michigan. In 2006, Interlochen was awarded the...