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Junior Colour Grading/Data Management Lecturer

Remuneration:negotiable Negotiable depending on experience 
Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park

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 colour grading and data management lecturer for the film school.

We have one vacancy for a colour grading and data management lecturer with academic skills to deliver the Afda Johannesburg film school programme. As the colour grading and data management lecturer, 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 students and guide them into the world of film and TV post-production. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace Afda’s unique pedagogy which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching 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.

Key duties
  • Lecturing first-year degree students depending on qualification
  • Assessment of written and practical work across the undergraduate school
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Assessment registration for a term’s assessments
  • Working with counter-parts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Attendance registers and class management administration
  • Mark treatments and other assignments submitted once a term
  • Take part in final pre-prod., final review and VALA panels
  • Keeping of academic records and statutory requirements
  • Help at-risk students with academic development
Requirements and personal attributes
  • Relevant honour’s degree in film, television, live performance, and/or media studies
  • If the applicant only has a BA in film, television, live performance and/or media studies s/he can apply if s/he is willing to do an Afda honours degree while teaching
  • At least three years’ colour grading experience in the industry
  • Competency in Davinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Premiere. Competency in Base light would be advantageous
  • Experience in digital workflows, colour theory, data wrangling, and archiving solutions
  • Experience in colour grading feature films, commercials, and broadcast work
  • Computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Highly developed organisational and people management skills
  • Initiative
  • Maturity to handle a range of situations
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to implement the Afda curriculum processes 
  • Adherence and positive contribution to company culture
  • Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence
  • Culturally aware and sensitive
  • Flexible
  • Sound work ethics
  • Proactive
  • Focus, passion, self-discipline
Please send the following to
  • a CV (no certificates)
  • email and telephone contact details
  • three references
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Type:Full-time fixed-term contract

Start date:   January 2019

Posted on 03 Dec 10:29

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