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Screen Acting Lecturer

Remuneration:Negotiable depending on experience 
Location:Port Elizabeth, 28 Bird Street, Old Museum Building

Afda, The School for the Creative Economy, is a leading private higher education institution offering fully accredited and registered undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as higher certificates which are outcomes-based. The programmes are focused on the creative, entertainment, business, and related industries, and are offered across four campuses in South Africa. Afda is a full member of CILECT, an international association of the world's major film and television schools and is proudly part of Stadio Multiversity.

Afda is registered as The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

The Afda values are passion, self-discipline, integrity, reliability, and humility. 

Applications are invited for the position of screen acting lecturer in the discipline of acting in the school of live performance. For the discipline of acting the school of live performance focuses on actor training for the mediums of film, stage, and television.


The following duties are expected to be fulfilled:
  • Lecturing first, second, and/or third-year degree screen acting students
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Preparing assessment registration for the term’s assessments
  • Creating parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Administering attendance registers and other class management duties
  • Assist in planning timetables
  • Assist in developing curriculum
  • Interacting with the film school
Evidence of the following will be an advantage
  • Teaching acting in all three mediums: stage, film, and television
  • Facilitating and/or directing student productions
  • Related theatre skills: design, lighting, stage management, sound design
  • Experience of management of courses and projects
  • Experience in the industry, i.e. casting agents and producers
Requirements and desired personal attributes
  • A completed honours or master’s degree in drama or equivalent qualification
  • Experience in the theatre, film, and entertainment industry
  • Experience in a tertiary education environment
  • Experience of teaching film, TV, and stage acting
  • Experience of directing for film, TV, and stage
  • Computer literacy
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Initiative
  • The maturity to handle a range of situations
  • A meticulous and thorough work ethic
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  •  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Loyalty and confidentiality
  • Honesty and trustworthiness – commitment to integrity and excellence
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
Please send the following to
  • a CV (no certificates)
  • email and telephone contact details
  • three references
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Start date: January 2019.

Posted on 06 Dec 10:56

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