Job Title: Instructor, Design Formation

Full Time/Part Time: Part-Time, Fraction (1/4) of Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Temporary

Posting Type: Concurrent

Department/Program: Design Formation

Subject Area: 3D Exhibit Design: Exhibit and Events II (DSGN 2252)

Description of Position:

Second year course – 1 section (1/4 time), temporal position available for Spring semester 2020, January 1 to April 30 2020.

Design Formation is looking for a student-focused, high-energy candidate with relevant industry and academic experience to instruct and guide second-year design students through the conceptualization, development, and execution of a major exhibit and event design.

The candidate will be instrumental in developing, managing, organizing, and implementing a course outline, project brief, lectures, resource materials, etc to deliver applicable design skills as it relates to exhibits/events and 3D/2D storytelling.  These techniques and skills will lead students through a hands-on experience in designing and producing a major exhibit and event (2020 DF Grad Show).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The instructor will lead the design process through research, conceptualization, design development, and execution that will allow the students to produce the 2020 Grad Show and opening night event.
  • The instructor is expected to provide students a combination of lectures, hands on demonstrations, industry examples, resource materials (books, magazines, digital material, internet resources, and museum or gallery exhibits field trips), briefs, critiques (group and individual), milestones, and oversight throughout the entire term. 
  • The instructor will evaluate and grade student development, participation, and deliverables; providing feedback on a regular basis spaced evenly throughout the term.
  • The instructor is expected to demonstrate and provide critical thinking and analysis of student work.
  • The instructor will have knowledge regarding best practices with construction, lighting and model making.
  • The instructor is expected to be actively involved in departmental activities, collaborative work, and maintaining resources with other DF faculty members and Program courses to benefit the DF where applicable. This includes being available for DF faculty and Department meetings. 
  • The instructor is responsible for maintenance of the teaching space, ordering materials and supplies for projects as required.

Learning Outcomes for Students:

  • Understand the importance and relevance of the Project Brief and specific design parameters.
  • Becoming practiced in using concept as a critical tool for iteration, analysis and presentation throughout the design process.
  • Utilizing the methods and tools involved in exhibit design and event presentations.
  • Further develop their creative problem solving abilities, and strategic planning of time and budget.
  • Continue to develop well- rounded portfolio pieces that represent the students’ individual design strengths and versatility.
  • Deepen the students’ construction and material analysis and skills in the workshop for production of an exhibit and organization of an event.
  • Learn to work with students and faculty from other courses in the Program to facilitate a collegial team environment with competing resources and space.

Required Qualifications:     

  • Master’s Degree in a directly related design discipline is preferred or;
  • A bachelor’s degree in Design, plus five years of full-time employment in an industry directly related to exhibit design or;
  • A credential from a recognized institution in an appropriate discipline, and eight years full-time employment related to exhibit design or;
  • Minimum 10 years’ employment in the exhibit design or museum industry.
  • Previous teaching experience at a college level in design related program is preferred.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of contemporary trends and best practices as it relates to exhibit design.
  • Experience in creating design curriculum, and design research necessary for an evolving program, is an asset.
  • Managerial, supervisory and time management experience, in a multi-disciplinary professional and/ or teaching environment is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects on budget and on time.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others through construction details, material choices and hands-on workshop skills is an asset.
  • Positive, team driven attitude with good interpersonal communication skills is essential.
  • Involvement in relevant professional design associations is an asset.

Length of appointment: Spring term January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020

Start Date: January 2, 2020

Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Employee Group: LFA

Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.

Competition No.: F072-19

Deadline: October 23, 2019

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

Posted on October 9, 2019

Distribution: Human Resources, L.F.A., Deans’ Office

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