08 November 2017, News

AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) is the leading film school in SA, and a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools. The AFDA values are passion, self discipline, integrity, reliability and humility.


Applications are invited for the position of:

Stage and Screen Acting Lecturer

As the Stage and Screen Acting Lecturer, AFDA is looking for a committed and dedicated industry professional to lecture and provide support to undergraduate students. The position requires someone with drive and initiative who is able to motivate students and guide them into the world of Performance for stage and screen. The candidate needs to demonstrate a willingness to embrace AFDA’s unique pedagogy which is the basis of the interdisciplinary teaching at AFDA. There is also a strong emphasis on cultural relevance within the teaching, and the need to help the students identify and develop a distinctive African voice to their productions. In this way, we contribute to nation building and lay the foundation for a sustainable, local entertainment industry.


Key Duties:

  • Lecturing undergraduate students
  • Capturing of student data
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Registering each term’s assessments
  • Working with counterparts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Administering attendance registers and managing class groups
  • Planning timetables and scheduling venues
  • Contributing to curriculum development


Requirements and Personal Attributes:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the entertainment industry
  • Relevant Masters Degree
  • Computer literacy
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Initiative
  • Maturity to handle a range of situations
  • A meticulous and thorough nature
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  • Integrity and a commitment to excellence
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity


To apply: 

Please send the following to deniser@afda.co.za

  • Covering letter
  • CV (no certificates at this stage)
  • Email and telephone contact details
  • 3 contactable references

Deadline for applications: 10 November, 2017

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Type:                           Full-time, fixed-term contract

Campus location:         28 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6070

Start date:                   January, 2018

Remuneration: Negotiable, dependent on experience and qualification


AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.

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