Concord Academy, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school renowned for its world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world, has an opening for a Wilcox Fellowship in film production through its Visual Arts Department beginning in the fall of 2020.
Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through academics, the arts, athletics, and cultural opportunities. Self-expression, storytelling, and careful listening are hallmarks of the Concord Academy experience.
Concord Academy Mission Statement
We are a community animated by love of learning,
diverse and striving for equity,
with common trust as our foundation.
Honoring each individual, we challenge and expand
our understanding of ourselves and the world
through purposeful collaboration and creative engagement.
We cultivate empathy, integrity, and responsibility
to build a more just and sustainable future.
Concord Academy’s Visual Arts Department offers an ambitious film program deeply rooted in the idea that the cinematic art is ultimately an exploration of the human condition via a broad range of storytelling traditions. Students study narrative, documentary, and experimental techniques in both live production and animation courses. The highly active production program is supported by a series of rigorous courses in Screenwriting, Film History, and selected topics in Film Theory. A capstone experience is the Feature Film Project, a year-long major that tasks the students with the production of an original feature-length film. Past productions have gone on to screen in festivals across the globe and have received attention from Sight and Sound magazine. Wilcox Fellowship applicants in film should be trained in general film production techniques and have a strong background in either cinematography, film sound, and/or directing with an interest in applying those skills to the 2020-21 feature film production. Experience working with young artists of varying technical abilities and backgrounds is a plus, but not required.
The Wilcox Fellows program seeks to identify and nourish teaching talent among groups underrepresented on independent school faculties. Fellows workshop pedagogy with experienced faculty and meet regularly with other teachers new to the school to talk about teaching and learning. They are mentored by a colleague and supervised by the Dean of Faculty and Department Chair. Fellows carry half-time teaching or subject loads and are able to put their full energy into developing expertise and skill in their chosen area of school life, while nurturing a commitment to working with adolescents in a stimulating and supportive academic setting. Many fellows choose to work with student affinity groups or the school’s Office of Community & Equity. The duration of the Fellowship is one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. For fellows who continue at CA in a second year, the school provides support toward graduate work and mentorship in the job search and/or graduate school application process. Housing on campus may be available, as well as coaching opportunities, but they are not required. Coaching carries additional compensation.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, transcript, a statement about the ways they will reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community, link to a demo reel or sample film, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dean of Faculty
To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org.