Moving Image Artist/Filmmaker in Cinematography, Digital Cinema Production and Lighting

Details

  • Position Category: Academic
  • Position Title: Moving Image Artist/Filmmaker in Cinematography, Digital Cinema Production and Lighting
  • School/Department: School of Film/Video
  • Reports To: Dean of the School of Film/Video
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

The Program in Film and Video awards both BFA and MFA degrees and supports an unparalleled breadth of work—from personal essays and political documentaries to experiments in narrative, from lyrical and abstract films to installation and expanded cinema.

We are a community of students, faculty and staff of varied interests that emphasizes close mentoring of individual students. All faculty work closely with students supervising independent study projects. CalArts and the School of Film/Video value the individuality of artists and welcome the addition of unique and inventive voices to our diverse, collaborative community.

The faculty in the Program in Film and Video maintains that, as filmmaker Fernando Solanas put it, “The possibility of making a new cinema completely outside the system depends on whether or not filmmakers can transform themselves from ‘directors’ into total filmmakers. And no one can become a total filmmaker without being a film technician, without being capable of handling the production.”
Film Quarterly, v. 24, n.1, Autumn, 1970.

CalArts seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Program in Film and Video seeks an emerging to mid-career moving image artist/filmmaker with an emphasis in cinematography, digital cinema production and lighting. Faculty in the Program in Film and Video are expected to be versatile, with an ability to encourage and inspire moving image work that is not restricted to conventional genres, including documentary, observational, narrative and experimental filmmaking. Cinematography and production faculty in our program must have a significant knowledge of analog and digital cinematographic practices and an enthusiastic, current engagement with aesthetics. The position will require teaching courses in cinematography and lighting at introductory through advanced levels as well as courses related to the artist’s field of interest. 

Requirements

Responsibilities include– 

  • Class preparation, classroom instruction and grading

  • Student mentoring, providing mentor reports at the end of each year

  • Participation in curriculum development with program faculty

  • Attending faculty meetings

  • Committee service

  • Maintaining a professional practice

  • Various other duties, as assigned by the Program Director and the Dean’s Office

Qualifications

  • Master’s or equivalent international degree

  • Evidence of exhibition record 

  • 1 year of teaching experience

How to Apply

apply.interfolio.com/70169

For full consideration please submit your application by December 15.


Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeAcademic
School/DepartmentSchool of Film/Video
Reports ToDean of the School of Film/Video
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements

Responsibilities include– 

  • Class preparation, classroom instruction and grading

  • Student mentoring, providing mentor reports at the end of each year

  • Participation in curriculum development with program faculty

  • Attending faculty meetings

  • Committee service

  • Maintaining a professional practice

  • Various other duties, as assigned by the Program Director and the Dean’s Office

Education and Experience
  • Master’s or equivalent international degree

  • Evidence of exhibition record 

  • 1 year of teaching experience

Instructions
apply.interfolio.com/70169

For full consideration please submit your application by December 15.


Equity and Diversity
California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.