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Programme Lead - Film M.A


Programme Lead - Film M.A
Employment type
Closing date: 27/01/20
Interviews starting: 03/02/20

About Us

dBs Berlin is a unique, international, creative production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility, where we offer degree programmes up to master's level in music production, film, visual effects, and screen acting. We are a team of dedicated professionals aiming to create an active learning environment that encourages students to push their creative boundaries and excel beyond what they thought possible. We aim to become THE international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world.

WARNING! We operate within a self-management structure called Holacracy. One implication of this is that we do not use traditional job descriptions but rather a collection of smaller roles. Most people hold more than one role and these roles are constantly changing and adjusting to operational needs. Working in a Holacratic system means that leadership is spread throughout the organisation. Each role has a set of accountabilities and the person holding that role is fully responsible to the team for carrying out those accountabilities.

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to design and run a new masters programme as part of our film school. As the programme lead you will be tasked with conceiving and developing a cutting edge masters programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before. We've done a little bit of work to get things started but your hands will be free to create the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Have a look at the course introduction video here for a taster of where we think it could go.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


Designing and upholding a vision and direction for a new programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.


-Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
-Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment
-Developing marketing copy
-Interviewing prospective students via Skype
-Communicating with potential students about the course
-Advertising for, interviewing and hiring new tutors
-Providing educational support and planning for tutors
-Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
-Attending weekly team meetings

About You

You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

-Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant M.A or PhD to back it up
-Strong communicator speaking and writing English at a high level
-An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
-Highly developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
-Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes
-Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
-Experience in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies
-Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
-Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment (U.K HE sector a bonus).

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.

Next Steps

Please describe to us (in 500 words) why you’re the perfect fit for the job. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF. Email this to with the subject “Programme Lead - M.A Film”.

We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you!
Published till
Jan 27, 2020

Contact Data

Nalepastraße 18
12459 Berlin
Contact Person
Jamie Thomas


Job field
Education & Opened Sector
TV & Movie
Higher Education, Universität der Künste, university
Visual Arts
Film & Broadcast
Games & Interactive