Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, AB

Film Production Instructor - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:
  • Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
  • Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
  • Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.
Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.
The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.
Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.
Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.
Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.
Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.
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Position Responsibilities
Red Deer Polytechnic’s (RDP) School of Arts and Education invites applications from versatile, experienced filmmakers/cinematographers for a probationary continuous position (full-time) in Film Production beginning August 7, 2024.

Our ideal applicant holds an MFA in Film/Media Production (or closely related discipline), has substantial relevant university or college teaching experience, and is active in creative or technical research practice with a focus in filmmaking.

The successful candidate will teach introductory to advanced courses in core aspects of film production. They will also help faculty and school leadership shape the future of RDP’s Film Production program.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Teaching a dynamic range of production courses: Production, Cinematography, and others according to expertise and interest (Screenwriting, Directing, etc.).
  • Contributing to program and curriculum development in alignment with industry trends and needs, RDP’s mandate, and the Dean’s vision and direction.
  • Mentoring students, fostering a collaborative learning environment, and assisting with recruitment initiatives.
  • Serving on program, school, and institutional committees, helping shape and advance both the program and RDP’s arts profile.
  • Maintaining active involvement in the film industry through professional, creative, or research practice, and engaging with the vibrant arts scene in Red Deer.
Required Qualifications
Applicants must have:


  • graduate degree in Film/Media Production or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • substantial film industry experience demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the production pipeline.
  • a proven ability to teach at a post-secondary level.
  • a commitment to active involvement in regional/provincial scene.
All program teaching and activities are based on campus, and the successful candidate will be committed to an active presence for teaching, consultation, and service contributions.
Preferred Qualifications
Our ideal applicant has:


  • an MFA in Film Production or closely related discipline or similar terminal degree.
  • curriculum and program development experience.
  • high-level interpersonal and communications skills; intellectual and professional humility; and a collegial, collaborative approach to teaching, service, and administration.
  • an aptitude for leadership and a service orientation.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+ and who otherwise meet the required qualifications of this position.
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.

Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits dependent upon the FARDP Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.
Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic Plan
Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.
Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.
Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.
Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.


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Additional Details

Category: Film / Video
Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Red Deer, AB, CA
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Posted: Apr 29, 2024
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience
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