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PF SCHOOL Adjunct Faculty Ad April 2017

THE PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS SCHOOL at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) seeks ADJUNCT FACULTY FOR FALL 2017 and SPRING 2018.

Situated in one of the oldest media arts centers in the United States, The Pittsburgh Filmmakers School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate-level courses in filmmaking, photography, and related fields. Faculty will be teaching a diverse student body composed of students enrolled at leading Pittsburgh-area colleges and universities and independent students taking courses to acquire new skills. We’re seeking candidates who are passionate about exploring media as a tool for storytelling – and who are adept at sharing that passion with students.

Adjunct faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis as Independent Contractors, and will be paid a flat fee, which includes:

●  Syllabus development
●  Course preparation
●  Student mentoring
●  Grading
●  Classroom hours

General Requirements:
●  Creativity + imagination
●  Strong work ethic and collaborative spirit
●  Ability to serve as a role model for people who may be encountering

photography/filmmaking for the first time
●  Ability to adapt to various skill levels of non-traditional students
●  Organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines

●  MFA or equivalent terminal degree and previous college-level teaching experience are preferred.
●  Prior relevant industry experience
●  Passionate and knowledgeable about media arts

We’re looking for people who are interested in teaching existing analog/digital courses, and those who have specialized skills, and could offer new courses based on expertise.

Please email a cover letter stating interests and qualifications; curriculum vitae; artist statement; sample syllabus for a 6 or 14-week course that would reflect your interests and/or artistic practice; and a link to a portfolio of creative work/support materials as appropriate, to


The mission of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA) is to support artists and advance artistic excellence in the visual arts. We are a historic institution with a critical mission to support the arts in Pittsburgh. We offer year-round credit and non-credit courses, access to equipment and studio space to artists, a regional residency program for artists, a regular exhibition program, a robust screening program that includes an annual film festival, and sales of work by our artist members in our on-site shop. Annually we serve 100,000 individuals of all ages.

Equal employment opportunities and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at PF/PCA, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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