Acting for Camera Faculty
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is a post-secondary performing arts school with campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. Over the past 50 years, AMDA has continued to lead the education community with creative and innovative programs for emerging performing artists. AMDA's Degree Programs and AOS or Certificate Programs support, teach and guide artists focused in all areas of the performing arts including actors, singers, dancers, content creators, writers and producers. Today, AMDA remains at the cutting edge of performing arts higher education and is one of the premier performing arts institutions in the world.
AMDA is currently accepting resumes for part-time teaching positions for its Acting for Camera Program at the New York City campus. We are specifically seeking instructors with diverse experience teaching courses in On Camera Technique, On Camera Scene Study and On Camera Audition Technique.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintaining current knowledge in subject matter areas as it relates to Acting on Camera.
- Provide a learning vehicle for diversity and inclusion content
- Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules.
- Creating and maintaining a student centered environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking.
- Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grading student work.
- Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics both online and in-person.
- Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
- Maintaining accurate academic records.
- Utilizing online classrooms and sustaining student engagement.
- Consistent communication and accurate reporting.
- Contribution to school community, including:
- Committee Participation
- Active Engagement in required trainings and initiatives
- Viewing student performances
- Upholding AMDA’s core values of equity and commitment to an environment of student safety and support.
- Master's degree (preferred) or Bachelor's degree (required) in a related field; commensurate performance/professional experience may be considered
- Candidates should have relevant teaching experience in a higher education setting
- Experience with Canvas LMS preferred
- An appreciation for the traditions of a performing arts academic setting
- Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches with the effective use of technology
- Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning both in-person and online
- Ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
- Have a commitment and sensitivity to, as well as safety and support
- AMDA differentiates itself from other performing arts colleges by having students learn from "working faculty." Applicants must have performance experience within the industry; preference will be given to instructors with recent/current performance credits
- Experience with a variety of styles and periods is a plus
- Successful candidates will have a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, including disabilities that may affect students' learning styles.
- AMDA is fully committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the teaching and learning process. We encourage applications from individuals who have extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
- Instructors who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.