Ciné Institute seeks Full Time Film Faculty

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Ciné Institute, Haiti’s only professional film school, provides Haitian youth with college level film education, technical training and production opportunities. The Institute trains aspiring local filmmakers ages 18-35. Our objective is to provide Haiti’s talented youth with the knowledge and tools necessary to grow and modernize a local audiovisual industry.

We seek four full-time Instructors to join our faculty for the full school year September 2014 — July 2015. The positions are based in Jacmel on Haiti’s southern coast at the institute’s beautiful five acre campus on the sea.


Responsible for teaching film production, budgeting, accounting, AV genres, project development, business skills.


Responsible for teaching all theoretical and creative aspects of film studies. This includes: dramaturgy, film theory and history, screenwriting and directing with non professional actors.


Responsible for teaching all visual and technical aspects of film production. This includes: photography, cinematography, audiovisual language, production design and aesthetics of image.


Responsible for teaching all aspects of post‐production. This includes: editing and sound theory and postproduction tools: Final Cut Pro, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor and Pro Tools.


Fluency in French, MFA, M.Ed. or other earned degree in Film or Cinema Studies, minimum two years of university‐level teaching experience or demonstrated experience in film production. Availability for a one‐year residency in Jacmel, Haiti.

**NOTE**: Videographers need not apply. Two years teaching experience or minimum of five years narrative and commercial professional filmmaking experience required.


Competitive salary. Local faculty housing and roundtrip international airfare provided.


Ciné Institute’s curriculum is designed to quickly generate employable film creatives and technicians for the local market through theoretical teaching, technical training, and practical experience. The first year of study requires immersion into all aspects of filmmaking within the genres of narrative, advertising, music videos and documentary. The second year of study requires a choice of a technical specialty: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, sound, editing or production design.

The school year is divided into three trimesters of theory and practice based instruction.

1st trimester: mid-September through December
2nd trimester: January through March
3rd trimester: April through early July


Qualified applicants please email résumé or CV with Cover Letter and Pedagogical Philosophy Statement to Please specify which of the positions you’re applying for in the subject line as well if you are applying for the full year or on a trimester basis. Full year applicants are preferred.

Deadline for presentation is 15 June 2014 but candidates will be considered and interviewed on a rolling basis.

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