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National Film and Television School

New Head of Department Wanted – Science and Natural History at the National Film & Television School
By NFTS
30th March 2022


Full Time Head of Science and Natural History position available at NFTS.

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For half a century, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent.  It is widely acknowledged to be the top school of its kind in the UK and one of the best internationally.

We are now recruiting for a Head of Science & Natural History.  This is a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to, and inspiring the next generation of Science & Natural History film and television-makers.

Our two-year MA course, Directing and Producing Science & Natural History, is the only course of its kind in the UK and aims to give students the skills they need to direct science and wildlife productions.

Working closely with the Director, Director of Curriculum and Registrar, the Head of Science & Natural History is responsible for devising and revising the curriculum, including projects, exercises and workshops, in conjunction with fellow tutors.  The ideal applicant will be an experienced Director or Producer with solid knowledge and practical experience of industry customs and practices, strong editorial skills and, importantly, understand the enormous value and contribution made by other departments (Editing, Sound and Music etc) to Science & Natural History projects.

Applicants need to be excellent communicators possessing strong interpersonal skills and a passion for student learning.  Some previous experience of teaching and learning is preferred.

Variety’s Top UK Film School 2020 and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema BAFTA, the NFTS is one of the world's leading film, games and television schools and celebrated its landmark 50th anniversary in 2021. NFTS alumni have gone on to win 13 Oscars and 152 BAFTAs with graduates including; double Oscar winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917) creator of global Netflix hit Sex Education Laurie Nunn and BAFTA winning director, Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here). The NFTS is a registered charity (313429).

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For further information about this role and details of how to apply, please visit  www.nfts.co.uk/jobs

Closing date for applications: 2nd May 2022

Download the Job Description here.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor candidates for these roles, so we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK.  If you do not have the right to work in the UK, we will not be able to progress your application.

At the NFTS, people are at the heart of what we do. We’re an inclusive employer and are committed to equality of opportunity, and building a culturally diverse workforce. We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and to increasing our representation of staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Discover more about the Masters Course here: nfts.co.uk/directing-and-producing-science-and-natural-history

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