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 invites applications from emerging to mid-career moving image artist/filmmakers with an emphasis in editing and contemporary practices of post-production. We expect faculty that teach post-production in the Program in Film and Video to have expertise in post-production workflows for single and multi-channel moving image works; be able to support and encourage the use of diverse formats; have a critical engagement with aesthetic and technological concepts of editing, color correction, mastering and changing practices in post-production. This position will require teaching in the area of editing and post-production, as well as courses related to the artist’s field of interest.
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
Maintaining a professional practice
Various other duties, as assigned by the Program Director and the Dean’s Office
Master’s or equivalent international degree
Evidence of exhibition record
1 year of teaching experience
How to Apply
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.
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.