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Film Directing Lecturer

Remuneration:negotiable Basic salary 
Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park
Company:AFDA Johannesburg

AFDA Johannesburg  

AFDA (The South African School of Creative Economy) is the leading film school in SA, and a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. The AFDA values are passion, self-discipline, integrity, reliability and humility.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Junior film directing lecturer

As the Discipline Lecturer for first-year film directing, AFDA is looking for a committed and dedicated industry professional to lecture and provide support to undergraduate students. The position requires someone with drive and initiative who is able to motivate and teach students both the practical skills required of a film director, but also guide them into the world of Directing for the screen. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace AFDA’s unique pedagogy which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching and socialised learning at AFDA. There is also a strong emphasis on cultural relevance within the teaching, and the need to help the students identify and develop a distinctive African voice to their productions. In this way, we hope to be able to contribute to nation building and build the foundations for a sustainable local film industry.

Key duties:
  • Lecturing and facilitating workshops for first-year film directors and assisting with second-year directors within the school of film, in accordance with AFDA’s pedagogy.
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term and assessment registration for the term’s assessments.
  • Evaluate directing students’ written and practical work.
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings.
  • Deliver the required administrative work for the Directing Department including attendance registers, class management administration and timetable planning.
  • Attend meetings with counter-parts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Curriculum development
Requirements and personal attributes:
  1. At least three years’ experience in the film and entertainment industry, or practical experience of directing for film.
  2. Relevant Honours degree in film, television, live performance and/or media studies.
  3. Computer literate and admin skills
  4. Highly developed organisational skills
  5. Initiative
  6. Maturity to handle a range of situations
  7. A meticulous and thorough nature
  8. An ability to work to tight deadlines
  9. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  10. Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  11. Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence.
  12. Culturally aware and sensitive.
  13. Flexible
  14. Sound work ethics
  15. Proactive
  16. Focus, passion, self-discipline.
Please send the following to
  • A CV (no certificates)
  • Email and telephone contact details
  • ID/Passport copy
  • SARS TAX Reference number
  • Three contactable references
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Type:                      Full-time fixed-term contract

Campus location:     Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Start date:              June 2018

Salary:                    Negotiable on experience and appropriate qualification.

Posted on 08 May 11:39

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Leandri van Hoogdalem

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