Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology is an international, creative production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility. We deliver bachelor and master's degree programs in music production, film, visual effects, and screen acting to students from more than 50 countries.
Our courses are based on the values and concepts of progressive education whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification. We encourage students to push their creative boundaries way beyond what they thought possible at the same time as engaging with their personal growth as a human being.
We aim to become the international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world. With students from over 80 different countries, our creative community is a working environment that is international and multicultural. In alignment with our values, we encourage applications from those who would historically be excluded from an educational institution. For Catalyst that means we envision a constellation of team members that is diverse in its gender, race, class, ability, age and sexual orientation backgrounds.
About the Role
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A (Hons) 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 - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.
Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position is part-time and can be structured around other professional work. The actual hours offered will depend on the subject areas that you can teach and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow!
Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.
A - Management
Setting out objectives, vision and strategy.
Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods.
Managing, and providing educational support and planning for tutors.
Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment.
Supporting the marketing team with your subject specialism.
Communicating with potential students about the course.
Advertising for, interviewing, hiring and onboarding new tutors.
Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors.
Running weekly team meetings.
B - Teaching
Creating and sustaining a positive and challenging learning environment.
Preparing and delivering workshops, including, but not limited to -
developing scheme of work and workshop overviews.
developing workshop content.
weekly delivery of workshop sessions.
managing and publishing workshop resources.
Providing and encouraging formative and summative feedback in a healthy environment.
Assessing/grading student submissions and resits in line with education policy.
You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-
Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant B.A/M.A.
Relevant industry experience with a strong creative portfolio.
Strong communicator, with high level of written and spoken English.
An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus).
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. We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process.
Instead of sending a traditional cover letter, please describe to us in 500 words your perspective on education and how you feel it could develop in the future. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF. Email this to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Visual Effects PL”.
We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you!