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Head of Department (Film) - SAE Cape Town

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:13

We are seeking an HOD to be based in Cape Town. The successful candidate will be the public face of our Film Department in South Africa and is someone who has significant teaching and field experience, and has an extensive network within the South African film industry. A Masters or PhD qualification is a distinct advantage.


Minimum - Honors

• Design, prepare and develop teaching materials, resources and exercises.
• Deliver teaching materials through lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and other creative methods.
• Design and develop assessments (assignment briefs, tests and examination papers).
• Assess students learning styles through direct intervention in assignments, practicals and examinations.
• Provide guidance and assistance to fellow staff members within the Film Production Department.

Academic advice:
• Provide academic advice and guidance to staff and students when required.
• Comprehend the academic structure and accreditation requirements pertinent to South Africa, specific to a Private Higher Education Provider inclusive of assessment regulation and procedures. Intricate understanding of the Department of Education (DoE) and the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• Give feedback regularly to management on units, programme outline, facilities and departmental staff.


• Coordination, collation and management of every aspect of the Film Production Department's daily operations, including timetabling, equipment scheduling and allocation, collation and recording of all assessment results for all units of study.
• Develop and maintain a coherent course schedule /plan.
• Submit results and attendance data timeously. Attend all scheduled meetings and discussions.
• Administer the electronic archive containing schedules, resources and results for each course, located on the campus Intranet.
• Develop and maintain relationships with industry professionals to determine their needs on an ongoing basis.
• Develop and maintain strategic relationships with leading film industry professionals and organisations.
• Recruit and select staff and lecturers for the Film Production Department.
• Schedule guest lecturers and master classes as required.

• Liaise with school principals, career guidance counsellors, creative department heads/teachers and film industry representatives and practitioners with regard to promotion of client’s Institute's Film Production curricula and facilities.

Additional responsibilities:
• Conduct interviews and campus tours for all Film Production Department enquirers/candidate students and assist with student recruitment for the Film Production Department.
• Expand own knowledge to have the capability to teach more of the program and to keep up to date with new products, techniques and trends.

Assessor and Moderator Certificates
Confident use of Apple Computers
Competent use of Final Cut Pro and After Effects
Competent use of DSLR and professional HD cameras
Competent use of lights and green screen environments

Contact: Dr Adam de Beer -