The Los Angeles Film School
  • - Education
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401-K, FSA, Life, EAP, PTO


  • Ensure curriculum has well-defined and measurable student learning outcomes.
  • Ensure curriculum helps achieve the overall learning objectives for their respective degree programs.
  • Ensure curriculum complies with accreditation and other requirements.
  • Establish regular system with faculty to review and update curriculum, assignments, and media assets to maintain accuracy and relevancy.
  • Create and maintain a Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Hold biannual meetings as per the ACCSC guidelines for compliance.



  • Oversee hiring instructors based on enrollment needs.
  • Provide training and mentorship to instructors.
  • Determine monthly staffing needs and instructor teaching assignments based on student monthly census.
  • Monitor instructional practices and provide coaching.
  • Monitor student course evaluations.
  • Conduct faculty performance reviews.


Administrative Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Education on budget.
  • Hold weekly staff meetings for faculty and support staff.
  • Collaborate with the IT department regarding equipment needs and student TechKits.
  • Create and maintain a Program Advisory Committee (PAC). Hold biannual meetings as per the ACCSC guidelines for compliance.
  • Lead the development of other managers within the department, i.e., Program Manager or Lead Faculty.
  • Collaborate with enrollments and marketing and support the recruitment of students and growth of the program.



  • Provide guidance and mentorship for students throughout degree lifecycle.
  • Provide milestone communications to students (welcome orientation, semester and academic year achievements, academic achievements, graduation support).
  • Serve as liaison between student advising, registrar, and other student support service teams to help resolve student issues or concerns.
  • Review and resolve student issues escalating beyond instructor level.
  • Monitor student persistence and graduation rates and support continuous improvement.
  • Work with Career Development Department to ensure graduate employment benchmarks are met. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the field or related field.
  • Four years industry experience in the field or related field of animation/VFX.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred but not required.
  • Management/supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with current industry software, tools, and technologies such as Maya, Unreal, Nuke, knowledge of Houdini, strong skill set in modeling and texturing for game and film.


Assessment Metrics:

Program Directors will be evaluated on some or all of these criteria:

  • Achievement of student learning outcomes
  • Student retention.
  • Student surveys.
  • Compliance with all academic, operational, and financial policies of the school.
  • Adherence to supervisory and managerial guidelines, including conducting regular performance reviews and documenting disciplinary matters in a timely manner.
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