jobby: DEPARTMENT HEAD, VISUAL FX PROGRAM, Vanarts, Vancouver, BC

GENERAL

Manage the Visual FX department with respect to budgets, human resources, curriculum planning and assist with its promotion to potential students. Instruct as required to meet current budget goals.

REPORTS TO:  General Manager/President, VP Faculty

CONTACT: hr@vanarts.com

DUTIES

Provide input where necessary to maintain high industry standards for curriculum.
Manage department within set budgets.
Report instructor hours to accounting for payroll biweekly.
Recommend books and DVD’s for library.
Instruct as required within department.
Organize guest speakers and graduation ceremonies.
Attend meeting for the purpose of on-going planning and curriculum development.
Participate in promotional and industry networking activities as required.
Assist with new student auditions.

KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS

Minimum of 5 years industry and/or teaching experience.
Working knowledge in visual effects software such as Maya, Shake or Nuke as well as Word and Excel
Ability to work effectively with others (people oriented).
Strong communication skills.
Highly organized and team player.
Energetic.
Previous management experience, project or personnel, a plus

VISION, PURPOSE, MISSION, GOALS

The Vision of the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts is to be one of the world’s best media, visual and performance arts institutions in the world that is respected for its uniqueness, sense of purpose, program quality and commitment to protection, enhancement and evolution of specific art forms.

The purpose of VanArts is to: contribute to the development of the individual student’s artistic and career potential; nurture and protect artistic traditions; and ensure the positive future development of the art forms its programs encompass and the industries it serves.

Our Mission is to bring together world-class instructors that are devoted to teaching, inspiring, motivating and relating their knowledge to students pursuing their passion and fulfilling their dreams in the media, visual and performance arts.

VanArts is committed to:

Continuing the development of current program materials.
Providing additional professional development opportunities for instructors.
Expanding student services.
Further expanding contacts and communications with the industries we serve.
Introducing new and complementary programs.
Building partnerships with other educational institutions, including arrangements and agreements that will allow our students to transfer credits earned at VanArts to other institutions and programs