Film Production Assistant and Youth Mentor, Student Assistant

Posted on April 27, 2021

Position overview

Position role: Contract

Employment Type: 8:30am-1:00pm from Monday-Friday for the period of July 1-30, 2021.

Application Details

Applicants should submit their application package to Kim Hockey at:

Deadline to apply: May 10, 2021

Description: In partnership with the Surrey School District, FCAT is supporting a summer course for students in Grades 9-11 as they explore the topic of film and editing.  The course will meet daily from 8:30am – 1pm at Kwantlen Park Secondary. The successful Student Assistant (SA) will guide students through the use of approved media resources available through FCAT and SFU.  Curriculum will be created and taught by Surrey School District teachers.  The selected SA will help guide students through the summer course, helping with projects and providing direction on how to use the film and media equipment.  The SA will be supervised by Adam Drake (Surrey School District teacher) and Kim Hockey (FCAT). Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT).

FCAT is seeking one Student Assistant to help mentor secondary school students in their exploration of film and editing, and guide them on the use of film equipment at Kwantlen Park Secondary.

We especially welcome candidates who self-identify as Indigenous/racialized or those who have lived experience in Black or other racialized (persons of colour) communities.

Note: This program will be monitored while we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are planning for the program to be in-person, we will adapt as necessary to ensure compliance with the Provincial Health Officer’s safety recommendations.

Location: Kwantlen Park Secondary, 10441-132 Street Surrey, B.C.
Duration: 8:30am-1pm from Monday-Friday for the period of July 1-30, 2021  

Rate of Pay:

Student Assistants


Benefits @ 4%














Principle Duties:

Report to Adam Drake at Kwantlen Park Secondary School and Kim Hockey at Simon Fraser University

  1. Provide instruction to Grade 9-11 students on film equipment use and care, including but not limited to cameras, lighting, boom and lapel microphones, etc.
  2. Request and acquire equipment from SFU schools and libraries for course projects.
  3. Lead the work of students within the class, under guidance of secondary school teachers.
  4. Assist secondary school teachers in supporting Surrey secondary students with their projects.
  5. Attend daily classes at Kwantlen Park Secondary Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am-1pm, from July 1-30th.
  6. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Declared in an undergraduate or graduate program within SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology.
  • High proficiency with teaching software:   Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Adobe Soundbooth, Audacity.
  • High proficiency with all aspects of video production, including digital DSLR cameras for video, location sound recording, sound editing and lighting.
  • High proficiency with all aspects of video post-production, including editing, effects and soundtrack design.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Ability to engage with students, answer questions and make decisions in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to teach tutorials on video software, lighting equipment and sound recording.
  • 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.


  • Complete a CRRA criminal record check.

Preference will be given to

  • Students currently enrolled in, or who have successfully completed a film or media credential.

Application process:

Send by email to Kim Hockey, Associate Director, Communication, Art and Technology (

  1. Cover letter indicating why you are interested in participating in this project.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Unofficial transcript.
  4. Name and contact information of 2 references. Please indicate relationship to references.

Offer letters, contracts and all correspondences will be sent via email.

For information, please contact Kim Hockey at Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.