European Film College is seeking a full-time editing teacher

Location: Ebeltoft, Denmark

Commencement date: August 2019

Application deadline: June 24th 2019

European Film College (EFC) is seeking a full-time editing teacher for the 8½ month foundation course.

European Film College offers an internationally acclaimed 8,5 months film foundation course. The curriculum combines classroom instruction in the different areas of film making with extended production periods, engaging the entire student body. The students are not specialized, but try out the different fields of filmmaking in three rounds of basic courses. In the spring the students specialize and participate in shorter, more advanced courses.

The student body consists of 120 young students from more than 20 countries. The school is a boarding school where the students live on campus. The working environment is vibrant, creative and international with an emphasis on openness, diversity and high quality. The working language is English.

The school has 30 permanent employees, including an international faculty, and a committed practical and administrative staff. In addition, an extensive network of Danish and international filmmakers visits the school as guest teachers. The school also operates the local cinema.

The position requires

  • Knowledge and qualifications to teach foundation level students film editing through courses, exercises and coaching of projects through out the intensive 8 1/2 months film foundation course
  • Knowledge and qualifications to teach three-week courses in basic editing (AVID) and other courses according to demands and curriculum. Knowledge of cinematic storytelling through editing, introduction to workflow and digital file management
  • Tutoring and evaluating students’ projects and exercises from development to completion
  • Ability to mentor and nurture students to develop their skills and personal voice
  • Basic maintenance of editing suites
  • Collaborate with other teachers and fields on exercises and projects
  • Lecturing and introductions to screenings
  • Contribution to the students’ welfare and personal development within established structures
  • Administration and maintenance of the AVID Nexis system
  • Prepare and test AVID Mediacomposer / Adobe Premier Pro workstations for deployment 1-2 times a year
  • Responsibility for all in house contact to AVID support
  • Responsibility for preparing and copying films in different formats after each project

Contribute to practical responsibilities including:

  • Teacher of the Day: practical responsibility for the school and students, outside usual working hours on a rotating roster
  • Coordination of student activities and social events
  • Involvement in evening and weekend arrangements with students as required
  • Active participation in faculty meetings

There is a concentrated workload during the course period (1650 hours during 8 ½ months, from mid August to mid May) but an extended summer break is provided as compensation, with full pay throughout the 12 months. In addition, there is a two weeks fixed vacation over the Christmas period.

Selection Criteria
  • Experience as a film editor on a professional level
  • Ability to tutor and evaluate the individual student with curiosity, openness and a critical eye
  • Knowledge of narrative approaches and tools
  • The ability to oversee and tutor a high number of productions
  • The ability to be structured, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills in English and ability to speak in public
  • Highly developed social skills including the ability to relate to people from diverse background and cultures.
  • Sense of initiative, maturity and good judgement
  • Teaching and mentoring experience an advantage

We offer

  • An intense and challenging working atmosphere with highly motivated students and ambitious and committed colleagues.
  • Creative freedom with the possibility of shaping the course and choose extra curriculum activities in your fields of interest
  • A chance to teach in the democratic and humanistic tradition of the Scandinavian folk high school system
  • Support in finding a suitable flat near the school in one of the most beautiful areas of Denmark
  • The college chefs prepare three meals a day, provided at a small cost.
  • Salary is according to the rules of the Danish Ministry of Culture, i.e. The Ministry of Culture executive order re. employment no. 140 of February 10, 2016.

The Application

For further information contact:
Ellen Riis, principal,
Please send an application addressing the selection criteria as well as CV and references to: Ellen Riis,

European Film College - air photo of the main building
European Film College - air photo of the main building
All 120 film students at European Film College gathered in the school's big cinema
Film students on set - European Film College, Ebeltoft, Denmark