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Junior Film Sound Design Lecturer


Afda (The School of the Creative Economy) is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in motion picture medium, live performance, business innovation and technology. 

AFDA is a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. 

Applications are invited for the position of:

Junior film sound design lecturer

As the discipline lecturer for first to third-year film sound design, Afda is looking for a committed and dedicated industry professionals 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 sound designer, but also guide them into the world of sound design 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. 

The following duties will be expected to be fulfilled:

  • Prepare and facilitate sound design workshops
  • and core course lectures
  • Attend meetings
  • Deliver the required administrative work for the sound design department
  • Perform administrative tasks for learning department
  • Facilitate and perform audiovisual reproduction
  • Manage sound server and sound effects library
  • Access to and use of sound editing facilities
  • Assess editing students’ written and practical work
  • Participate in the Afda curriculum development process for sound design
  • A relevant postgraduate degree or equivalent or recognised prior learning in the field
  • Relevant practical sound design experience in post-production and on set recording
  • Communication skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Willingness to adapt to Afda's outcome-based pedagogy
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other teaching staff
  • Excellent time and deadline management skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Commitment to the Afda values: Passion, integrity, self-discipline, humility and reliability
  • BEE candidates are welcome to apply
Salary: negotiable, depending on level of experience

Please send the following by 14 December 2018 to: 
  • A CV (no certificates)
  • Motivational letter
  • Email and telephone contact details
  • Two references 

This lecturing position becomes available from 7 January 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Campus location: 2a Highdale Road, Glen Anil. Durban

Work hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm

Posted on 07 Dec 10:49

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