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Visiting Documentary Filmmaker

Apply now Job no: 495494
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: Arts and Humanities
Position School: School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Overview:
The Arts and Humanities Department, in conjunction with the Center for Documentary Production and Study, at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking candidates for the University’s Visiting Documentary Filmmaker for an 8-week residency in documentary filmmaking for the Fall semester 2021 from 10/25/21 to 12/17/21 or the Spring 2022 semester around 03/08/22 - 04/30/22.
Responsibilities:
• teach one documentary production class; • screen and discuss the filmmaker’s production work on campus and/or in the community; the filmmaker must have the right to screen her/his work while in residence; • be an active member of the university community, which includes participating in diverse activities, such as but not limited to, class visits, screenings, lectures, jurying student competition work, and engaging with students and faculty; • participate as a keynote filmmaker or as a presenter in MoonDocs® (a university documentary film event) or other RMU-produced screening, and • make proven progress on the filmmaker’s own documentary work during the residency; the planned work outline to be submitted with the application. The visiting filmmaker is responsible for the production and any related costs of her/his film. During the residency, the University offers to the Visiting Documentary Filmmaker • a monthly stipend payment during the residency totaling $6,250 over 8 weeks; • on-campus housing in the three-story Snee-Reinhardt House for Media Arts which includes a spacious furnished 1-bedroom apartment with a kitchen on the upper level, a multipurpose studio work area on the main floor, and a high-definition 20-seat screening facility on the lower level; • round trip airfare in coach to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; • access to production and post-production facilities, equipment and studios in the University’s Academic Media Center.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Documentary film production experience, including completed film(s) screened to the public at juried film or other juried media festivals and/or on television; • Terminal degree preferred; • Teaching experience preferred; • Proficiency in English.
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): Yes
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email humanresources@rmu.edu or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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