F/T (1.0) Director of Digital Arts

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San Domenico School

F/T (1.0) Director of Digital Arts

Year-Round Staff Position

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Every day we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Director of Digital Arts is to grow a robust Film Program and Digital Media Department with a focus on grades 6-12, including teaching film and photography courses and summer camps, supervising other digital arts teachers, and creating co-curricular opportunities such as internships and a student film festival to serve the needs of students who are passionate about film and digital arts.

Position Summary

The Director of Digital Arts will teach the digital photography and film courses in the Upper School, including foundational and advanced courses in film production, film and media history and reports to the Director of Upper School. The Director of Digital Arts will be responsible for creating a vibrant program, encompassing course work, internship opportunities, and school-wide events. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in film or a related field, with experience teaching film, developing curriculum and engaging lesson plans. This person will have experience in leading-edge production equipment and software and be computer proficient. Program development experience is required. The Director of Digital Arts will maintain professional contacts in the film and digital media arts fields while remaining attuned to changing technologies and methodologies. Demonstrated commitment to grow both as an artist and educator and continuation of professional development is expected. This person will work closely with the Assistant Head of School for Academics and with school-level directors to ensure and foster a vibrant curriculum, healthy professional dialogue, and distinguished teaching. Lastly, the Director of Digital Arts must demonstrate collegiality and ability to work across the school community.

Responsibilities of Director of Digital Arts

Teaching foundational and advanced courses in film production, film and media history
Teaching digital photography courses
Managing all program planning and all curricular development
Supervising digital film teachers
Seeking out and assisting students in film festival entries, competitions, and college application portfolios
Maintaining all aspects of a media lab, including equipment, materials, and budget
Managing and configuring software, classroom AV equipment, and other peripherals
Documenting and archiving student work
Assessing, recording, and maintaining student progress via the school’s learning management system
Accounting for student attendance and punctuality
Preparing adequately for responsibilities to be assumed when absent
Participating in all school meetings, training and professional development
Collaborating with Visual and Performing Arts and PR departments
Cultivating excellent communication with students, department members, and administration
Maintaining professional contacts in the film, video, and digital media arts fields while remaining attuned to changing technologies and methodologies
Continuation of professional development work as a filmmaker, and a commitment to grow both as an artist and educator
Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor
Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in film or related field preferred
Experience in teaching film and program development
Experience developing curriculum and engaging, challenging lesson plans
Background in all aspects of the film; preference for experience in narrative film, film direction, and sound design
Experience with a variety of leading-edge, industry-standard production equipment and software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro
Experienced in innovative teaching practices and differentiated instruction
Excellent verbal and communication skills, ability to create successful relationships with high school students
Strong organizational skills, leadership skills, and flexibility

Strongly preferred:

Experience teaching digital photography
Experience with digital photography equipment and editing software such as Photoshop
Professional film production experience
Supervisory experience

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements to: hr@sandomenico.org or mail to:

San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Attn: Director of Digital Arts position

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

No phone calls, please.

 

Tagged as: High School, Middle School

To apply for this job email your details to nmeyer@sandomenico.org


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