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Job Title:          Head of Production Design

Contract:          Permanent, full time

Salary:             £44,000 per annum, plus 30 days holiday and a contributory pension  

Job summary

London Film School (LFS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced film practitioner/educator to join the academic team.

As Head of Production Design, you will lead the department, ensuring levels of excellence, innovation, and resource management in department activities - from teaching on our MA Filmmaking to workshops, masterclasses and partnerships.  As a member of the academic staff, you will share your specialist expertise and have responsibility for teaching, assessing, providing student learning support, and incorporating emerging practice in curriculum development.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with both industry and academic experience, to play a key role in preparing filmmaking students for the fast-changing screen industries landscape.

Your profile

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to, and experience of, filmmaking and the development of a practice-based curricula. It is essential that the candidate be an experienced production design practitioner and a passionate teacher. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of production design and art direction across the range of genres in film, TV and new platforms. You will ideally have held senior post-graduate teaching positions including responsibility for staff supervision, resource management and student assessment.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills to support students and collaborate with staff, industry and stakeholders. You will also have an understanding of the broader context of Higher Education, regulations, quality assurance and enhancement of learning opportunities.

How to apply

For further details about the role please download the full job description and person specification.PDF icon Head of Production Design JD July 2019.pdf

Please email your CV and covering letter, setting out your interest in the role and explaining how you meet the requirements in the job description and person specification, to The vacancy will close by 9am Monday 2 September 2019. Interviews are likely to be held on 11 September 2019 and candidates are asked to be available that day as we may be unable to offer an alternative.



London Film School (LFS) is internationally celebrated for its commitment to film, craft excellence, innovation and creative freedom. The School is consistently rated as one of the top international film schools, most recently named in Variety's TOP FILM SCHOOLS 2019.

We are recognised by Screenskills (formerly Creative Skillset) as a Centre of Excellence Film Academy. 

Currently located in Covent Garden LFS is the first film school in the UK.  Deeply connected to local and international screen industries, we have alumni spanning the globe, and working in every part of the film industry.  Our students and alumni have won every major award in the screen industries, and we continue to foster and nurture the next generation of filmmakers. During the past year, the School screened over 200 films globally. The nominations and awards list spans Cannes, Venice, Tribeca, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh, Encounters, Oscars, and Sundance.

With around 220 full-time students, from over 30 countries, we are a dynamic hub for high-quality filmmaking activity, preparing creative storytellers for the world’s screen industries. We offer three full-time MA programmes, a PhD Film by Practice, and a full calendar of short courses.

The School is committed to collaborative practice-based learning and produces over 180 films every year. The result is a dynamic and intensive film environment which creates global networks for life. Every role within LFS plays a key part in shaping future creative professionals, impacting on the future of the global creative industries.

As the School recently turned 60, and with a planned move to a new home, LFS is on the verge of a new chapter in its history. It’s an exciting time to join us.

London Film School is a non-profit educational charity with Greg Dyke as its Chairman of the Board and Gisli Snaer as its Director.

LFS is an equal opportunity employer. Please click here for our equal opportunities policy. 

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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