Tutor – Position Description
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Identified Position
Bus Stop Films is a non-Indigenous, not for profit organisation. Established in 2009, we use film, film making and the film industry to raise the profile of people with disability, and other marginalised groups through education, creativity and employment. We welcome classroom tutors from diverse backgrounds to ensure a mix of creative experience is shared with our students and in the film projects we create through our Accessible Film Studies Program. The Bus Stop Films (BSF) Accessible Film Studies Program employs casual tutors to deliver our classes of up to 15 students (Aged 17 and over) living with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities. The 40-week program runs from February to December and includes weekly classes exploring film theory, practical exercises, excursions and the production of a short film project. Classes are supported by a Disability Support Worker and volunteer staff.
What are we looking for in tutors?
We’re looking for individual filmmakers from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, who are passionate about the film industry and making a difference in the lives of others through film. You’ll need to meet the following essential criteria:
- Completion of an undergraduate course in film making or media.
- Completion of at least 1-2 short films in a director, producer, cinematographer, production designer or composer role.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Current Working with Children number
- Current Police Check.
- Teaching experience is not essential for this role, however experience in teaching or workshop facilitation is highly regarded.
- A basic understanding of the needs of people living with intellectual disabilities.
What can you expect from the role?
Bus Stop Films is committed to growing and developing emerging filmmakers. We offer a supportive work environment that is designed to allow you to use your creativity and build a future industry where inclusion is the norm. We provide all tutors with access to our Accessible Film Studies Curriculum, tutor handbook and classroom resources. Our one year program has 4 terms with 10 classes per term. Each class is 3 hours.
Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) you’ll be expected to:
- Plan and implement weekly x 3-hour film making lessons based on the Bus Stop Films
- Accessible Film Studies Curriculum.
- Identify resources and requirements for classes.
- Identify opportunities for class excursions with the COO and Support and Engagement Manager.
- Engage and encourage students to participate in sessions.
- Engage support staff in sessions and direct according to the needs of the group.
- Set up room and equipment for classes, as required.
- Manage guest tutors, as required.
- Work with Chief Operating Officer (COO) to plan the production of the class short film project.
- Complete an inclusive film making project with your program and within the approved budget.
- Ad hoc administrative tasks as they arise.
Please note that BSF is a not for profit organisation and some pro bono hours may be required.
In 2020, classes will be delivered at
Sydney – Australian Film TV and Radio School
Parramatta – Information and Cultural Exchange
Wollongong – University of Wollongong
Canberra – Screen Canberra
Role Requirement – First Aid Certificate/WWC
You are required to have a current First Aid Certificate and Working with Children check. BSF can meet the costs for you to attain these clearances.
To apply applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Monday 25th November