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Fulltime Editing Teacher

European Film College

Location: Ebeltoft - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th June 2019
Closes: 24th June 2019

European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark, is seeking a fulltime editing teacher. 

European Film College offers an internationally acclaimed 8,5 months film foundation course, combining classroom instruction in the different areas of filmmaking with extended production periods, engaging the entire student body. The students are not specialized, but try out the different fields of filmmaking in three rounds of basic courses. In the spring the students specialize and participate in shorter, more advanced courses. 

The student body consists of 120 students from more than 20 countries, living on campus. The working environment is vibrant and creative with an emphasis on diversity and high quality. The working language is English. 

The school has 30 employees: an international faculty and a committed practical and administrative staff. In addition, an extensive network of Danish and international filmmakers visits the school as guest teachers.  

The job requires

  • Knowledge and qualifications to teach foundation level film editing (AVID) through courses, exercises and coaching of projects
  • Knowledge of cinematic storytelling through editing, introduction to workflow, and digital file management
  • Tutoring and evaluating students’ projects from development to completion
  • Ability to mentor and nurture students to develop their skills
  • Basic maintenance of editing suites
  • Collaborate with other teachers on projects
  • Lecturing and screenings
  • Contribution to students’ welfare and personal development
  • Administration and maintenance of the AVID Nexis system
  • Prepare and test AVID Mediacomposer / Adobe Premier Pro workstations for deployment 1-2 times a year
  • Responsibility for all contact to AVID support
  • Responsibility for preparing and copying films in different formats after each project
  • Contribution to practical responsibilities:
    • Teacher of the Day: practical responsibility for the school, outside usual working hours
    • Coordination of student activities and social events
    • Involvement in evening and weekend arrangements with students
    • Participation in faculty meetings 

There is a concentrated workload during the course period (1650 hours from mid-August to mid-May), an extended summer break is provided as compensation, with full pay throughout the 12 months. In addition, there is a two-week vacation at Christmas.

Selection Criteria 

  • Experience as a professional editor
  • Ability to tutor and evaluate the individual student with curiosity and a critical eye
  • Knowledge of narrative approaches
  • The ability to oversee and tutor a high number of productions
  • The ability to be structured, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills and ability to speak in public
  • Good social skills, including ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Sense of initiative and good judgement 

We offer 

  • An intense and challenging working atmosphere with motivated students and ambitious and committed colleagues
  • Creative freedom with the possibility of shaping the course and choose extracurricular activities of your own interest
  • A chance to teach in the tradition of the Scandinavian folk high school
  • Support in finding a suitable flat near the school in beautiful Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Three daily meals, provided at a small cost
  • Salary according to rules of the Danish Ministry of Culture, i.e. The Ministry of Culture executive order re. employment no. 140 of February 10, 2016. 

The Application

For further information:

Ellen Riis, principal, ellen.riis@europeanfilmcollege.com  

Please send an application addressing the selection criteria, CV and references to:
Ellen Riis, ellen.riis@europeanfilmcollege.com 

Application deadline: June 24th

Commencement date: August 2019

   
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