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Adjunct Lecturer in Dramatic Arts MFA Acting Program - THTR 520b (Advanced Acting Lab - Filmmaking for Actors)

MFA Acting Program Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Dramatic Arts invites applications for a part-time adjunct lecturer position in its MFA Acting Program to teach THTR 520b (Advanced Acting Lab - Filmmaking for Actors), starting January 1, 2018 and ending May 15, 2018.  The class will include basic skill in the DIY culture of creating film projects independently. Areas of practice to be covered will include basic lighting, editing, sound, writing and storytelling skills through the digital medium.

The ideal candidate has knowledge in and around the workings of a film set as a writer, director and actor.  Successful candidates will have 1-2 years academic teaching experience, and demonstrate skill in the basic use of camera, lighting, and film editing techniques.  The preferred candidate has 3-5 years teaching in an academic setting along with 10 years of professional experience as both a director and writer on film and television sets.  Preferred candidates will have a proven track record as a Camera Operator and/or as a Director of Photography.  Additionally, connections or relationships with professional Camera Operators and/or Directors of Photography is valued.  Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:        Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:      1-2 years teaching, 5 years working in theatre/film in and around the workings of a film set as a writer, director and/or actor

Skills:               Basic use of camera and lighting techniques; film editing; Computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, and Internet)

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

REQ20052774 Posted Date: 10/30/2017 - Thru date - 11/30/2017

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