AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY

Work @ AFS

Positions Available: 

Adobe After Effects Instructor

Adobe Photoshop Instructor

Teaching Assistant

Spring 2017 Internship

ABOUT AFS

Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, the Austin Film Society’s mission is to empower our community to make, watch, and love creative media. At the AFS Cinema, AFS curates and screens hundreds of repertory, international and arthouse films annually; delivers financial support to Texas filmmakers through the AFS Grant; operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, and Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate. Through its award-winning after school classes, intern training, and the Ed Lowry Student Film program, AFS encourages media literacy and provides a place for youth of all backgrounds to learn the craft of filmmaking and gain access to tools for media production. By hosting premieres, special events, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



ADOBE PHOTOSHOP INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe Photoshop class based on the needs of AFS Community Media separtment. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe Photoshop class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum. 

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe Photoshop.

  • Intermediate knowledge of digital photography and the workflow from capture to file delivery.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled. 


AFTER EFFECTS INSTRUCTOR

AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class and to train the class (maximum 6 number of students) at our Austin Public location. 

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for an introductory, 6-hour Adobe After Effects class based on the needs of AFS Community Media department. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.

  • Develop a test with hands-on and written portions for Austin Public Producers to gain access to editing resources.

  • Train the Adobe Photoshop class every other month (6 times a year). Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Key Measures For Success

  • A comprehensive curriculum is developed that aligns with Austin Film Society education priorities.

  • Students report a positive experience in the Adobe After Effects class, and students demonstrate skills mastery because of the instruction and curriculum.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe After Effects software.

  • Advanced training and communication skills.

  • Advanced time management skills.

  • Prior experience training Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of film production and how it pertains to using Adobe After Effects.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Apple computers.

Expected Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid a flat fee of $200 per class (includes classroom instruction and curriculum development). Contractor is expected to be available for one 6-hour class every other month. Class times and frequency are subject to change.

Complexities and Conditions of Employment

The Contractor will be expected to supply their own computer/laptop for prep and curriculum development. The Contractor will be expected to acquire and create any training materials to be used and/or passed out during the class. Contractor will have access to the copy machine at Austin Public, as needed.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to Doug Gray, Station Manager at jobs@austinfilm.org with “After Effects Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., After Effects Instructor – Doug Gray). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.


TEACHING ASSISTANT

AFS Film Club works with under-resourced schools, focusing on artistic and personal development in students. These workshops provide a safe and nurturing project-based environment for creative expression.  

AFS seeks a contractor to assist in teaching unique digital filmmaking workshops for 3 rd -12 th grade students involved with the AFS after school film program.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

    •    Supervising / assisting students during after-school hours which may include scheduled snack, recess, and homework times.

    •    Assisting Filmmaking Mentor in teaching AFS Master curriculum to film club students.

    •    Classroom management and supervision.

KEY MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

    •    Assisting in the completion of 2-3 film projects to be shown at end of semester screening.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:


    •    Background in film studies or filmmaking.

    •    Teaching and/or training experience involving kids.

    •    Familiarity with Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro.

    •    Experience working with at-risk students.

    •    Spanish speaker preferred.

EXPECTED HOURS & COMPENSATION:

This is a part-time, contract labor position paid at $15/hr.  

COMPLEXITIES & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Contractor will be required to have a background check and fingerprinting done.  

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume and cover letter as one PDF to jobs@austinfilm.org with “Teaching Assistant – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Teaching Assistant – Name). All applications will be acknowledged by email. All inquiries are confidential. The Austin Film Society supports workplace diversity and equal opportunity for all individuals. Open until filled.


SPRING 2017 Internship & Film Referral Program now accepting applications.

The AFS Internship and Film Referral Program is comprised of two phases. Our goals are to educate participants about the film and arts industries and facilitate job placement in the field. The first phase is an Office Internship, followed by a Senior Internship and the Film Referral Program. The Internships each last a semester and takes place at the AFS Offices at Austin Studios. The Film Referral phase is ongoing. More information & application >

 

 

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