The School of Film/Video at CalArts seeks to appoint a full-time Film and Digital Media Artist


California Institute of the Arts

Location: Valencia, Ca


Position Category: Academic 
Position Title: Faculty – Film and Digital Media Artist 
School/Department: School of Film/Video 
Reports To: Dean 
Time: Full Time 
Term of Employment: 
Appointment: Regular 
Position Starts: 09/01/2016 
Search Closes: 

Information & Responsibilities

The School of Film/Video at CalArts seeks to appoint a full-time Film and Digital Media Artist faculty member to join the Program in Film and Video. Applicants should be artists who can demonstrate a deep knowledge of the historical, theoretical and technical aspects of the moving image. In an age of rapidly changing image-making technologies, CalArts embraces the importance of giving students a fundamental understanding of cinematic components, not only through readings, screenings and discussions, but also through hands-on experience as makers.  CalArts and the School of Film/Video value the voice of the individual artist within the context of a diverse and collaborative community.  

In a continuing effort to build a diverse community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, The School of Film/Video actively encourages applications from people of diverse class and cultural backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.


The ideal candidate is an established filmmaker with a significant exhibition record and experience with traditional and expanded forms of film/video exhibition.  The candidate will teach in both 16mm analogue and digital environments that may include optical printing, hand-processing/photochemical manipulation techniques, analogue-to-digital workflows, moving-image installation and historical foundations in moving image technologies.  Our program emphasizes close mentoring of individual students. In addition to teaching, the candidate will supervise independent study projects.


An MFA or equivalent required; a minimum of three years teaching experience on the college level is expected.

How to Apply

Review of applications begins November 23 and continues until position is filled. 
Interested applicants should submit the following:

•    1 to 2 page application letter
•    A current curriculum vitae (with links to digital copies of any publications)
•    250-500 word statement of teaching philosophy
•    250-500 word artist statement which includes projections about current or upcoming work
•    examples of artwork
•    contact information for three references who will not be contacted until the second phase of the search process

Interested candidates should submit the above to the SlideRoom application at

For specific questions, please contact [email protected]

All submissions will be treated confidentially.

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey:

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.