Positions at AFS

Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, AFS creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. AFS supports filmmakers towards career leaps, encouraging exceptional artistic projects with grants and support services. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, to attract and grow the creative media ecosystem. Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate, provides many points of access to filmmaking and film careers. The AFS Cinema is an ambitiously programmed repertory and first run arthouse with broad community engagement. By hosting premieres, 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.




AFS seeks a contractor to fully develop curriculum for a 4-hour camera rig class using the camera rig equipment located at Austin Public, and to train this class every other month at our Austin Public location (minimum of 2 students, maximum of 6 students per class). Click here to view the gear to be taught (scroll down to the “Stabilizers” section). We also have a Ronin handheld gimbal stabilizer and Movi M10 and controller.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Fully develop a curriculum for a 4-hour camera rig class based on the needs of AFS Community Media and Filmmaker Services department. Create any class paperwork or handouts necessary for curriculum delivery.
  • Train the Camera Rig class every other month. Engage with the students and encourage further creative development.

Required Knowledge/Education/Experience

  • Advanced knowledge of camera rigs and stabilizers.
  • Intermediate knowledge of working on a set (film or commercial).
  • Advanced communication and time management skills.
  • Previous experience as a trainer or teacher preferred.

Expected Hours & Compensation
This is a part-time, contract labor position paid an hourly rate of thirty per training hour (additional curriculum development hours available at fifteen per development hour). Contractor is expected to be available to train 6-8 times a year based on the needs of the Community Media Department. 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 “Camera Rig Instructor – Your Name” in the subject line (e.g., Camera Rig Instructor – James Dean).

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.

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