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Interlochen, MI

Film (Feature-length)

Starts Aug 26

For 12 Month(s)

  • Title: Greenacres Project
  • Pay Rate: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 / Annually
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic film editor for the Film and New Media division who is eager to contribute to a vibrant program dedicated to the overall development of young visual storytellers as editor and educator. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of visual storytelling and its diverse history, drawn from professional experience as an editor/filmmaker and the pursuit of higher education and professional experience. The Film and New Media Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts consists of two tracks - Live Action Film, and Animation. This position will work primarily with the Live Action Film track, with some courses for film majors, and available to animators and non-majors as electives.This is a one (calendar) year, full time appointment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Serve as an/instructor and editor of a feature documentary project (in coordination with Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Greenacres Foundation) to create a documentary that will show how the results of scientific research and close observations of nature make new efforts in sustainability, regenerative agriculture and preservation, a clear and emotionally accessible story.

Oversee the post-production details of the documentary, and coordinate necessary organizational aspects of planning the workflow of assets and the timely completion of cuts.

Review and organize raw footage, implementing creative and narrative-driven editing techniques and integrating audio elements to enhance the story telling.

Gather regular feedback to ensure all stages/deadlines of post-production are met.

Teach a Post-Production/Editing course developed in conjunction with the Director of Film and New Media.

Participate in 1:1 advisorship meetings with film students.

Teach additional courses related to film/visual storytelling, film editing, post-production workflow, directing actors, critical studies & script analysis

Participate as one of the faculty members of the Production Workshop, a class in which the entire community of film students enroll, in all stages of development of screenplays/productions/thesis/portfolio.

Teach key aspects of editing technology from asset import to exports of final projects

Provide group and individualized feedback for students

Attend departmental meetings

Attend weekly Community meetings as available

Create appropriate curriculum

Collaborate and innovate with other divisions at Academy

Participate in other faculty requirements (e.g. advisory, committee work as appropriate, recruitment, screenings/guest series, film festival, Cinema Collective etc)

Responsible for organizing day-to-day interactions with their respective students in the Film and New Media division, advising post-production.

Help students become independent and capable community minded problem solvers within complex circumstances of filmmaking from script to screen.


BA or BFA required, MA or MFA preferred

Expertise in film editing with professional experience in a comprehensive variety of the following aspects of filmmaking: all stages of post, editing feature film, and non-fiction storytelling; communicating and collaborating with directors and key members of production; choosing selects meeting deadlines

Experience and expertise with editing software, computer and storage technology, professional video formats (RED, Blackmagic, ARRI etc) and their interface with edit systems and their migration between field technology and edit suite

Experience with sound mixers and mixing software, experience in motion graphics and color grading a plus

Postproduction software certifications or professional experience equivalents; creative team scheduling and team management software

Application Materials Required:

Cover Letter
Portfolio or Reels

Job Benefits
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Vacation, Sick, Holiday and generous winter holiday time off
Life insurance
Voluntary life insurance
Short and long-term disability
Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs
Free or discounted employee tickets to Interlochen performances and events *some exceptions apply
Early event ticket purchase before general public sales begin
Free Stone Cafeteria meal on shift
Dennison Recreation Center accessibility (includes spouses)
Priority access to Interlochen employees at Pitter Patter Day Care Center (less than one mile from campus)
Employee Referral Program (cash payments)
Tuition discounts for employee’s children at Academy, Camp and Interlochen Online

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