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Costume Make-Up/Styling Lecturer

Location:Johannesburg, Auckland Park

AFDA (The School of the Creative Economy) is the leading school of its kind in South Africa, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Motion Picture Medium, Live Performance, Business Innovation and Technology. 

AFDA is a full member of CILECT, the association of the world's major film and television schools.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Costume make-up and styling lecturer. 

As the discipline lecturer for costume make-up and 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
  • Conducting student consultations and reflective meetings
  • Preparing and developing content and lesson plans for each term
  • Drafting assessment registration forms for the term’s assessments
  • Working with counter-parts to ensure parity across all campuses on term outcomes
  • Attendance registers and class management administration
  • Administrating student assignment hand-ins
  • Marking all assignments
  • Timetable planning
  • Curriculum development
  • Examining verbal assessments
  • Managing make-up inventory
  • Scheduling makeup and wardrobe bookings
Requirements and personal attributes:
  • At least five years’ experience in the film and 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
  • Honest and trustworthy – committed to high integrity of excellence.
  • Culturally aware and sensitive.
  • A high degree of professional competency in costume design for fictional characters
  • An intermediate degree of professional competency in pattern drafting
  • An intermediate degree of professional competency in costume manufacturing
  • A high degree of understanding of make-up for screen (focusing on period make up from the years 1900 to current)
  • A high degree of understanding of hair styling (inclusive of wigs) for screen (focusing on period make up from the years 1900 to current)
  • A high degree of professional competency in beauty make-up
  • An intermediate understanding of professional competency in special effects make-up
  • A high degree of professional competency in previsualization
Please send the following to
  • A CV (no certificates)
  • Email and telephone contact details
  • Thre references
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Type:                       Full-time fixed-term contract

Campus location:     Auckland Park, Johannesburg

Start date:               1 April 2019

Salary:                     Negotiable on experience and appropriate qualification.

Posted on 04 Mar 16:09

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