Screenwriting Jobs | Screenwriting Adjunct Faculty at Olympic College, Bremerton, WA

Olympic College’s Filmmaking department features a media production studio, dedicated editing suites, a sound stage, all new film production equipment, a screening theatre, and Mac computers with industry software. The program grants Bachelor and Associate degrees in Filmmaking, and is taught by current and former industry professionals. The department currently enrolls over 250 students a quarter and is rapidly growing. Olympic College is seeking adjunct faculty who can help maintain cutting edge instruction, bring an entrepreneurial spirit necessary to collaboratively assist in growing and guiding a department dedicated to serving the authentic needs of the digital filmmaker in the 21st century, and help take the department to the next level of national prominence. Candidates capable of assisting the program in these areas will be given priority.

Required to teach multiple level courses in script writing, and serve as a mentor for the screenwriting students. Emphasis is on the practical and artistic elements of narrative storytelling.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible to teach college-level course(s) in script writing in accordance with college catalog, schedule of classes, course outlines, course syllabi, and any departmental guidelines;
  • Provide quality teaching including related preparation and timely grading;
  • Provide class syllabi to students enrolled in classes and to the division office by the tenth day of the quarter;
  • Maintain accurate records of students and complete forms as required;
  • Mentor and advise student filmmakers in the submission of their projects to festivals and other competitions
  • May include evening instruction;
  • Punctual communication with students, faculty, and staff;
  • Online teaching experience or experience in web-enhanced instruction.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required;


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s (MA) degree in Screenwriting or closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Two (2) years full-time equivalent (FTE) college teaching experience in screenwriting or film-related courses
  • Intermediate level proficiency utilizing standard screenwriting software
  • Experience developing curriculum and designing screenwriting courses

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) in Screenwriting from an accredited college or university
  • Experience as a professional screenwriter in feature films and/or episodic content or web series
  • Three (3) years full-time equivalent (FTE) college teaching experience in screenwriting or film-related courses
  • Affiliation with The Producers guild of America (PGA), Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), or Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS)

Successful applicants will be able to:

  • Effectively teach and impart excitement and enthusiasm in teaching courses;
  • Conduct instruction for clustered classes of different levels of learning;
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively teach lesson components in genre-specific story structure, script formatting, dialogue techniques and character development strategies;
  • Provide best-practices examples for students through recent experience in either a major, mini-major or independent film production company;
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach production courses at college level.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teach students with little or no background in film, as well as the experienced student desiring to further their career;
  • Utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success;
  • Support diversity in higher education through application of multiple teaching pedagogies and the use of diverse resources/voices, as well as by contributing through actions;
  • Function as a team player and artistic collaborator;
  • Foster a climate of multi-cultural understanding and appreciation;
  • Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the classroom and with other professionals;
  • Appropriately incorporate the use of computer information technology in the delivery of services;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all OC employees and students;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment, to the Olympic College mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate;
  • Effectively teach and manage classes with a broad spectrum of abilities and experience (example: students in high school through retired professionals).
  • Uphold Olympic College’s values and ethics necessary to maintain a positive climate;

Conditions of Employment:

  • The employee may be required to lift and carry supplies and equipment of up to 30 pounds unassisted.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.

Additional Information

Terms of Employment:
This is an adjunct faculty position scheduled to teach on a part-time basis during fall quarter 2018. This position may be required to teach evening classes and requires flexible availability.

Per Olympic College Board of Trustees approved salary schedule based on education and qualified experience.

Application process:
To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:

  • Olympic College Online Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter – In your cover letter describe how your background and experience sets you apart as a candidate for this position.
  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official college transcripts will be required of the successful candidate

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