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.