12 January 2018, News


AFDA Cape Town    

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:

Costume Make-up & Styling Lecturer.

As the Discipline Lecturer for Costume Make-up & Styling AFDA is looking for a committed and dedicated academic/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 Costume, Make-up and Styling for the screen/stage. 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 hope to be able to contribute to nation building and build the foundations for a sustainable local film industry.

Key Duties:


  • Lecturing 1st, 2nd and 3rd year degree film students
  • A high degree of professional competency in Costume, Make-up & Styling
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing and developing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Assessment registration for the term’s assessments
  • Working with counter-parts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Attendance registers and class management administration
  • Timetable planning
  • Curriculum development

Requirements and Personal Attributes:

  1. At least 5 years’ experience in the film and entertainment industry
  2. Relevant Masters degree
  3. Computer literacy
  4. Highly developed organisational skills
  5. Initiative
  6. Maturity to handle a range of situations
  7. A meticulous and thorough nature
  8. An ability to work to tight deadlines
  9. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  10. Loyalty and a high level of confidentiality
  11. Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence.
  12. Culturally aware and sensitive.

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


  • a CV (no certificates)
  • email and telephone contact details
  • 3 references

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Type:                          Full-time fixed-term contract

Campus location:     Observatory, Cape Town

Start date:                  February 2018

Salary:                        Negotiable on experience and appropriate 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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