Opportunities at JBFC

Posted June 29, 2015

Education Faculty (Full Time)

Education Faculty (Full Time) 

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) seeks a full-time faculty member to teach a variety of courses, with a particular focus on all aspects of  documentary filmmaking (pre and post-production, directing) for teens and adults at our Media Arts Lab. Successful applicants will bring professional filmmaking as well as teaching experience, demonstrate social responsibility in their creative work, and can guide a wide range of students through the process of producing nonfiction films, with consideration for a balance of craft, structure, and storytelling. 

The faculty member will join a vibrant and collaborative department of makers and teachers, and lead courses including 

  • Crafting the Documentary
  • Intro to Premiere Pro (adults)
  • Creators’ Co-op Non-fiction workshops (high school) 

and actively participate as a teacher during our summer camp for grades 9-10 (six weeks in duration). 

In addition to curriculum development and instruction, the faculty member will be an active contributor to enhancing the opportunities and experiences for post high-school learners across the JBFC campus, including adult learners, industry professionals, fellows, and more. The position provides a balance of support and structure of existing syllabus, as well as opportunities for creative and original contributions course design.



Graduate degree in filmmaking (or comparable post bachelor’s degree and/or professional training), considerable experience with the documentary form, directing experience and a minimum of three years of successful teaching at the high school or college/university level.


Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Creative, innovative, and passionate approaches to teaching and learning
  • Technical proficiency with a range of production equipment and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software programs
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
  • Professional body of work from personal production projects


Start date: mid-August 2015

Compensation: $45,000/annually.  Benefits as outlined in JBFC employee handbook 

Please send resume, link to a reel of previous work, cover letter, and three references via email only to with “Education Faculty 15” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

Posted June 29, 2015

Teaching Assistant - Fall 2015 Semester

Teaching Assistants - Fall 2015 Semester

The Jacob Burns Film Center seeks Teaching Assistants to be part of the team of educators at its Media Arts Lab. Teaching Assistants will work closely with instructors and participants for the duration of a course. Students enrolled in classes are all ages- pre-K through adult. All positions are part-time and are available for a variety of hours, including daytime, after school, evenings and weekends. The fall semester runs from September 9 – December 17, 2015.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical assistance
  • Coordinating class equipment, space, and material needs
  • Working hands-on with students
  • Setting-up and cleaning-up classroom studios
  • Administering attendance 


Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in media production and/or film studies
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a creative team
  • Interest in film and /or arts education
  • Ability to multitask


Salaries are hourly and begin at $9.25/hour. 

Applications for the fall 2015 semester are due by Friday, July 24. Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation by Thursday, August 13.

Every Teaching Assistant is required to participate in a professional development and training session at the Media Arts Lab on Tuesday, September 8, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Staff will be compensated for this time. For an application, click here

High School Sophomores and Juniors are encouraged to participate in our Counselor in Training (CIT) program offered during the summer.