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Dean of the School of Filmmaking

Organization: The University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Date Posted: 2/17/2020
City: Winston-Salem
Location: North Carolina
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

Candidates should possess robust professional networks to advance the training and careers of students after graduation and be able to demonstrate familiarity with emerging technologies that are currently innovating visual storytelling. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the ability to quickly onboard into a complex, academic organization. The capability to work within a higher education administration in a publicly-funded state university system will be crucial to the chosen applicant’s success.

A track record of being able to pull together multiple constituencies, and of being a leader who is equally responsive to staff, students, and faculty alike, is imperative. The ideal candidate will also be able to lead on issues of work-life balance and wellness and recognize the particular importance of these areas to all the constituencies in the School of Filmmaking.

The School of Filmmaking educates undergraduate (BFA) students in the areas of animation, cinematography, directing, picture editing and sound design, producing, production design, visual effects and screenwriting. It also trains MFA students in three disciplines: creative producing, film music composition, and screenwriting. The School prepares students for careers in film, television and new media. The Dean will lead a team of award-winning faculty who are committed educators and working professionals currently active in the entertainment industry.  The School also houses the Media and Emerging Technology Lab (METL), dedicated to the advancement of storytelling and content creation through emerging technologies including virtual and augmented reality, game engines, and motion capture. The Dean of the School of Filmmaking is the public face of the institution, with responsibility for fundraising, interacting with alumni and donors, interfacing with the other four conservatories on the UNCSA campus (Music, Drama, Design and Production, and Dance,), soliciting and maintaining relationships with multiple industry partners, and collaborating with UNCSA administration. 



How to Apply / Contact

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) invites applications for the position of Dean of the School of Filmmaking, one of the top-ranked film schools in the country.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience both in higher education and in the entertainment industry.

UNCSA seeks a dynamic and transformative candidate who can lead the School of Filmmaking into this new decade and beyond. The ideal candidate must have experience managing large groups with disparate interests and agendas and be an experienced consensus builder with excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

UNCSA seeks an individual who will foster a collaborative and healthy work environment for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Filmmaking. Candidates should have a demonstrated history of successful efforts to create work environments that have been defined by an exceptional level of diversity, inclusivity, and team-building, as this is currently a top priority for the university as a whole

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