Film Academy Summer Course Project Coordinator

Posted on April 17, 2024

Position overview

Position role: Film Academy Summer Course Project Coordinator

Employment type: 8:00am-3:30pm from Monday-Friday for the period of July 2-17, 2024.

Application Deadline: 10am, April 29, 2024

Departmental contact

For questions or concerns about this position, please contact:

Kim Hockey

Position description

SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) invites applications for the following position: Film Academy Summer Course Project Coordinator.

Description: In partnership with the Surrey School District, SIAT is supporting a summer Film Academy program for students in Grades 9-11. Students will make short films and complete all film-making steps, including storyboarding, filming and post-production.

The program will meet daily from 8:00am-3:30pm at SFU Surrey campus.

The successful Project Coordinator (PC) will guide students in the use of approved media resources available through SIAT and SFU.

Curriculum will be created and taught by Surrey School District teachers in consultation with the Program Coordinator and SIAT faculty. The selected PC will help guide students through the summer program, helping with projects. The PC will be supervised by a Surrey School District teacher and Kim Hockey (FCAT). Administrative support will be provided by SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) and SIAT.

SIAT is seeking one Project Coordinator to help mentor secondary school students in their exploration of film-making at SFU Surrey.

Contract Details:

Location: SFU Surrey (13450 102 Ave Unit 110, Surrey, BC V3T 0A3)

Duration: 8:00am-3:30pm from Monday – Friday for the period of July 2 – 17, 2024.

Rate of Pay:

Project Coordinator Rate Benefits @4% Total
Undergrad $23 $0.92 $23.92
Master's $28 $1.12 $29.12
PhD $33 $1.32 $34.32

Principle Duties:

Report to Surrey School District teachers and Kim Hockey at Simon Fraser University.

  1. Provide instruction to Grade 9-11 students on acting to film.
  2. Lead the work of students within the class, under guidance of secondary school teachers.
  3. Assist secondary school teachers in supporting Surrey secondary students with their projects.
  4. Attend daily classes, which will take place at Kwantlen Park Secondary and SFU Surrey Mondays
  5. through Fridays from 8:00am-3:30pm, from July 2-17th.
  6. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Declared in or successfully completed a film undergraduate or graduate program within SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT).
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Ability to engage with students, answer questions and make decisions in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to tutorials on acting to film and directing actors.
  • Ability to give creative feedback and engage with students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 a SIAT undergraduate or graduate program.

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 correspondence 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.

Closing Date: 10am, April 29, 2024.