Full Time Editing Teacher - European Film College, Denmark

Location: Ebeltoft, Denmark

Commencement date: August 2019

Application deadline: June 24th 2019

European Film College (EFC) is seeking a full-time editing teacher for the 8½ month foundation course.

European Film College offers an internationally acclaimed 8,5 months film foundation course. The curriculum combines classroom instruction in the different areas of film making with extended production periods, engaging the entire student body. The students are not specialized, but try out the different fields of filmmaking in three rounds of basic courses. In the spring the students specialize and participate in shorter, more advanced courses.

The student body consists of 120 young students from more than 20 countries. The school is a boarding school where the students live on campus. The working environment is vibrant, creative and international with an emphasis on openness, diversity and high quality. The working language is English. 

The school has 30 permanent employees, including an international faculty, and a committed practical and administrative staff. In addition, an extensive network of Danish and international filmmakers visits the school as guest teachers. The school also operates the local cinema.

The position requires

Knowledge and qualifications to teach foundation level students film editing through courses, exercises and coaching of projects through out the intensive 8 1/2 months film foundation course
Knowledge and qualifications to teach three-week courses in basic editing (AVID) and other courses according to demands and curriculum. Knowledge of cinematic storytelling through editing, introduction to workflow and digital file management
Tutoring and evaluating students’ projects and exercises from development to completion
Ability to mentor and nurture students to develop their skills and personal voice
Basic maintenance of editing suites
Collaborate with other teachers and fields on exercises and projects
Lecturing and introductions to screenings
Contribution to the students’ welfare and personal development within established structures
Administration and maintenance of the AVID Nexis system
Prepare and test AVID Mediacomposer / Adobe Premier Pro workstations for deployment 1-2 times a year
Responsibility for all in house contact to AVID support
Responsibility for preparing and copying films in different formats after each project

Contribute to practical responsibilities including: 

Teacher of the Day: practical responsibility for the school and students, outside usual working hours on a rotating roster
Coordination of student activities and social events
Involvement in evening and weekend arrangements with students as required
Active participation in faculty meetings

There is a concentrated workload during the course period (1650 hours during 8 ½ months, from mid August to mid May) but an extended summer break is provided as compensation, with full pay throughout the 12 months. In addition, there is a two weeks fixed vacation over the Christmas period.

Selection Criteria 

Experience as a film editor on a professional level
Ability to tutor and evaluate the individual student with curiosity, openness and a critical eye
Knowledge of narrative approaches and tools
The ability to oversee and tutor a high number of productions
The ability to be structured, flexible and able to work under pressure
Good communication skills in English and ability to speak in public
Highly developed social skills including the ability to relate to people from diverse background and cultures.
Sense of initiative, maturity and good judgement
Teaching and mentoring experience an advantage

We offer 

An intense and challenging working atmosphere with highly motivated students and ambitious and committed colleagues.
Creative freedom with the possibility of shaping the course and choose extra curriculum activities in your fields of interest
A chance to teach in the democratic and humanistic tradition of the Scandinavian folk high school system
Support in finding a suitable flat near the school in one of the most beautiful areas of Denmark
The college chefs prepare three meals a day, provided at a small cost.
Salary is according to the rules of the Danish Ministry of Culture, i.e. The Ministry of Culture executive order re. employment no. 140 of February 10, 2016.

The Application

For further information contact:
Ellen Riis, principal,

Please send an application addressing the selection criteria as well as CV and references to: Ellen Riis,

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