Johns Hopkins University Program Director, MA in Film & Media Program in Baltimore, Maryland

The Johns Hopkins MA in Film and Media Program in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Program Director. We are seeking a candidate with a proven track record of experience in the film and media industry. The Program Director is a thought-leader and visionary, setting the overarching goals and strategies for the program. S/he ensures the program’s creative culture, uncompromising support of students, and inclusivity and relevance to the communities it serves.

The Master of Arts in Film and Media provides an in-depth curriculum designed to develop skill sets required to succeed in the film, television, and media industries. Students are exposed to the latest technology, taught the most current financial and distribution strategies, and trained in advanced narrative techniques. This innovative program brings the industry to Baltimore, as our students grow their professional network while creating a two-way bridge between the local burgeoning film scene and the industry hubs in Los Angeles, New York and abroad. The program is housed in the JHU/MICA Film Centre which is home to the game company Sparkypants Studios, The Impact Hub, The Center for Neighborhoods, and The Baltimore Jewelry Center. The Centre is located in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Internally at the Film Center, the director works collaboratively with the director of the Undergraduate Program in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the director of the MICA Filmmaking MFA program. The director also works in cooperation with the director of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund to establish strategies for program support. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Advanced Academic Program in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, with assistance in curricular oversight from a program chair.


The director will have the following program teaching and administrative responsibilities:

  • Teach 3 courses per year on site at the Film Center in Baltimore;

  • Recruit, train, and evaluate adjunct instructors;

  • Review applications and make admission decisions;

  • Schedule courses and workshops throughout a full calendar year;

  • Provide academic advising and career coaching to students;

  • Collaborate on program marketing and outreach activities (e.g., open houses, recruitment fairs, materials development, orientation);

  • Service to the School/University (e.g. committees, open houses, commencement, etc.).

  • Supervise an Assistant Program Director;

  • Manage operational budget

  • Visionary and creative thinker with the capacity to imagine, develop, and execute innovative programming;

  • Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years professional experience in film and media industry or related industries with additional experience managing programs that prioritize artists, diversity, and inclusivity;

  • S/he will hold a graduate degree in film and media, art history, studio art, curatorial studies, or other related academic study;

  • Experience and respected profile in the national and international film and media community with a network of artists and colleagues;

  • Excellent working relationships with artists, professional counterparts, collectors, and donors;

  • Demonstrated ability to work and effectively interface with staff, instructors, colleagues, and the public;

  • A collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as public speaking acumen

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio by clicking the "Apply Now" button. The position will remain open until filled, but for best consideration, apply by April 15, 2018. Submit the following: (a) curriculum vitae; (b) list of 3 references with names, titles, companies, email addresses, and telephone numbers

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.