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The School of Interactive Arts and Technology, is an interdisciplinary research focused school where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study. The School of Communication emphasizes critical thinking, reading, analysis and production while studying media and technology from a critical perspective, focusing on big data and technology studies, media and culture. The meeting of creative practice with academic inquiry is core to the School for the Contemporary Arts, which works to foster artists and scholars who are equipped to engage with and contribute to important contemporary dialogues, issues, and challenges. As the only postgraduate Publishing Program in Canada, our program is the premier training ground for publishing professionals where students are equipped with the tools they need to excel in the publishing industry. The Master of Digital Media is Canada’s first professional graduate program in digital media.

Positions

Storytelling and Cinema Student Summer Course Project Coordinator 

In partnership with the Burnaby School District, FCAT is supporting a summer course for students in Grades 5-7 as they explore the topic of storytelling and cinema. During the Cinema and Storytelling summer course, Burnaby elementary students will learn how to craft a compelling story and represent it through video. Students will be introduced to filmmaking foundations, including story development, scriptwriting, lighting, visual effects, filming and editing. 

Principle Duties:

  •  Provide guidance to Grade 5-7 students on film and sound equipment use and care.
  •  Request and acquire equipment from SFU schools and libraries for course projects.
  •  Lead the work of students within the class, under guidance of secondary school teachers.
  • Assist elementary school teachers in supporting Burnaby secondary students with their projects.
  • Attend daily classes at SFU Burnaby or University Highlands Elementary School Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am-12:45 pm, from July 4-22, 2022.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Declared in an undergraduate or graduate program within SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  • High proficiency with filmmaking, sound, and lighting equipment.
  • High proficiency with all aspects of sound post-production, including editing, effects and sound design.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Ability to engage with students, answer questions and make decisions in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to guide tutorials on editing and audio software and equipment.
  • Ability to give creative feedback and engage with students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of members of the public. 
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Learn more and apply

Deadline to apply:  May 5, 2022.

Documentary Filmmaking Student Assistant and Youth Mentor

In partnership with the Burnaby School District, FCAT is supporting a summer course for students in Grades 10-11 as they explore the topic of documentary filmmaking. During the Documentary in Filmmaking summer course, Burnaby secondary students will apply the craft of documentary filmmaking to create short films featuring accomplished women participating in and leading dynamic projects within the field of computing science. They will learn all the filmmaking foundations needed to create their works including narrative storytelling, scriptwriting, sound, filming, and editing.

Principle Duties: 

  • Provide guidance to Grade 10-11 students on film and sound equipment use and care.
  • Request and acquire equipment from SFU schools and libraries for course projects.
  • Lead the work of students within the class, under guidance of secondary school teachers.
  • Assist secondary school teachers in supporting Burnaby secondary students with their projects.
  • Liaise with FAS to coordinate interviews between selected Computing Science students, faculty and alumni with secondary school students.
  • Attend daily classes at SFU Burnaby Mondays through Fridays from 12-4pm, from July 4-29th.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Declared in an undergraduate or graduate program within SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  • High proficiency with filmmaking, sound, and lighting equipment.
  • High proficiency with all aspects of sound post-production, including editing, effects and sound design.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Ability to engage with students, answer questions and make decisions in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to guide tutorials on editing and audio software and equipment.
  • Ability to give creative feedback and engage with students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a wide range of members of the public.
  • Reliable with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to work independently.

Learn more and apply

Deadline to apply: May 1, 2022.

 

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