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A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.
Position Summary: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Interlochen Arts Academy seeks a dynamic filmmaker/film educator for the Film and New Media division who is eager to contribute to a vibrant program dedicated to the overall development of young visual storytellers. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of visual storytelling and its diverse history, drawn from professional experience as a filmmaker/writer/director or animator and the pursuit of higher education.
The Film and New Media Division at Interlochen Arts Academy consists of two tracks - Live Action Film, and Animation. The Filmmaker-in-Residence is a two semester position teaching secondary students in the Film and New Media Division. Teaching responsibilities include one section of Production Workshop and two sections of cinematic arts courses, developed by the Filmmaker in Residence under the advice of the director of Film and New Media. The candidate must have a strong understanding of story and ability to provide generative feedback on elements of story and structure with regard to screenwriting and filmmaking. As a seasonal faculty member of Production Workshop, the FIR is also responsible for weekly Thesis Advisor meetings with a share of Thesis Students’ student productions, and the development/guidance of productions from script to screen. Other responsibilities include scheduled tutorials with students, department activities, regular meetings, and daytime/evening rehearsals, casting and location productions.
Professional behavior and appropriate use of facilities/equipment required.
The Academy enrolls over 500 students, of which approximately 20% are international, and nearly 25% are ethnic minorities. Interlochen is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minorities and other individuals from underrepresented groups. Interested faculty members may also have the opportunity for an additional contract to teach at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer.
This position includes a complete benefit package as follows:
Health, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid and voluntary life insurance
Employer paid short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Ten company paid holidays
Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances
Childcare: Interlochen is proud to provide priority placement at Pitter Patter Preschool & Childcare located in the Interlochen Community Center, near our campus, for employees' dependents. In addition, Interlochen employees may be eligible for the MI Tri-Share Program. This program shares the cost of childcare between the state of Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the employee (The employee will only pay 1/3 of the total cost, if eligible). Income guidelines and more information about MI Tri-Share can be found at https://www.michigan.gov/mwc/initiatives/mi-tri-share-child-care.
Education: BA or BFA required, MA or MFA preferred
Experience: Professional experience leading a camera team, filming narrative and documentary content, and communicating with diverse group of subjects, actors in a variety of settings
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training: Cinema cameras/lenses and support, video formats, storage and workflow, lighting packages, sound recorders & microphones for location sound acquisition.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard studio, office, and classroom environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact. Varies according to specific position within the Film and New Media Division; host classroom conversations/presentations and also oversee camera in location productions in a variety of settings in all weather, familiar with safety and appropriate use of standard camera, lighting and sound technology
For a complete job description and to apply go to www.interlochen.org/careers.
Application Materials Required:
Links to film reels, portfolio or website of work
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
Additional Salary Information: Salary includes housing.
Internal Number: 85509-354476
About Interlochen Center for the Arts
Gifted young artists from all over the world come to Interlochen Arts Academy to turn their passion and potential into a purposeful future. As their trusted faculty, we work side by side with our students to help them refine their talents and develop the skills they need to become creators of successful, fulfilling lives. Because this is where raw aptitude is refined, elevated, and maximized. And we are the bridge between proficiency and mastery.Since 1928, Interlochen has offered an immersive arts experience that fosters a sense of closeness discovered only through a deep, shared appreciation. Generations of artists and arts enthusiasts have experienced the special and intangible magic that transpires on Interlochen's beautiful campus, nestled between two pristine lakes and surrounded by quiet pines in northwest Michigan. A true artist's retreat, Interlochen invites students grades 3-12, as well as adults of all ages, for once in a lifetime arts education programs designed to hone their skills and nurture their humanity. The depth and breadth of our offerings is unmatched. Our community transcends backgrounds and beliefs, borders and barriers: here, we are united through the unive...rsal language of the arts.Our umbrella organization, Interlochen Center for the Arts, encompasses six distinct program areas, each founded to propel arts education and engagement: Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Online, Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen Presents, and Interlochen College of Creative Arts. For more information go to www.Interlochen.org/careers.