Vacancy: Director of Film (M/F)

Paris College of Art (PCA), France
Open till filled

Paris College of Art seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader for its new BFA program in Film, offered jointly with Emerson College in Boston.

Founded in 1981, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private university in Paris, France. The university is a US degree granting institution of higher learning and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). PCA’s mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by our French and European environment. Our international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for students coming from 50 different countries, and awards Bachelor’s (BA and BFA), and Master’s (MA and MFA) degrees as well as study abroad, certificate, and summer programs. Additional information is available at www.paris.edu.

Paris College of Art seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader for its new BFA program in Film, offered jointly with Emerson College in Boston. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop a contemporary film program in a European center for art and culture.

The Director of Film, reporting directly to the Dean, will work collaboratively with faculty and administration from Emerson College in the United States (http://www.emerson.edu) and ESEC film school in Paris (http://esec.edu/enter.php) to develop programs of study for students wishing to learn the conceptual, technical, aesthetic and procedural skills necessary for success as independent film artists.

Duties include but are not limited to:
– coordinate and help develop curriculum;
– assist in the hire and review of faculty;
– recommend equipment and facilities necessary to support the new curriculum;
– develop and manage the program budget;
– supervise technical staff;
– develop placement sites for art and media internships;
– advise and mentor students;
– participate in recruitment and admissions;
– and promote the program internationally.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in film, media art, or a related field but candidates with significant art or industry experience will be considered. Teaching experience at the college level is required. Evidence of program administration, curriculum development, and budget management is preferred. The successful candidate will be an active film or media artist. Must be fluent in English and proficiency in French is a plus.

Application procedure
Please submit a resume and a cover letter, as well as the name and contact information of two (2) professional references to jobs@paris.edu with the subject line “FilmD17.” The successful candidate must be able to legally work in France (E.U Nationality; VISA or Work Authorization)
Salary: Contingent upon experience.

Benefits: French Social Security including basic health and retirement plans, “Mutuelle” (additional health coverage), lunch vouchers (“Tickets Restaurant”) and partially subsidized public transportation.

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