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VISITING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
Visiting Documentary Filmmaker
The Media Arts Department,
in conjunction with the Center for Documentary Production and Study at Robert
Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, is currently seeking candidates for a
15-week residency in documentary filmmaking for the spring semester 2016. The
successful candidate will be responsible for teaching one documentary
production class and be an active member of the university community, including
participating in activities such as screenings, lectures, jurying student
competition work, and engaging with students and faculty.
While in residence, the
visiting documentary filmmaker is expected to set appropriate goals in the
development of her/his own documentary project(s) with support from the Media
Arts Department and Academic Media Center. Support includes access to
production and post-production equipment, administrative staff, student
assistance, screening facilities, and access to our fully equipped production
The successful candidate
will be housed on campus in the Snee-Reinhardt House for the Media Arts. This
three-story facility includes a spacious private studio apartment with kitchen
on the upper level, a multipurpose work area on the main floor, and a
high-definition 20-seat screening facility on the lower level. Meals and
transportation during the residency are the responsibility of the candidate. A
valid driver’s license is strongly recommended. There are Zipcar rentals
available on campus. The University is located in a scenic western suburban
neighborhood and a 25-minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh.
Documentary film production experience required.
Terminal degree preferred.
Teaching experience preferred.
Inspiring, energetic, and experienced documentarian who
understands the challenges of production within an educational
is passionate about engaging students in documentary production
and sharing her/his documentary expertise with students; and
possesses the drive and vision to see her/his own work through
while working in a collaborative environment.
The successful candidate will receive a stipend payment for
his/her services. This is a part-time non-benefitted position. Interviews with
finalists will be conducted in September 2015.
To apply, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names and contact information of three references
- Filmography and links to online samples of work (no physical
media will be reviewed)
Internal Application Deadline: N/A
External Application Deadline: August 1, 2015. No late applications will be accepted.
Starting Date: January 8 ,2015 (Spring Semester)