Job opening: Visual Effect Tutor

POSITION: Visual Effects Tutor
JOB TYPE: Part-time
LOCATION: Oberschöneweide

What are we looking for?

We’re currently looking for tutors to join our team here at dBs Berlin as freelancers. We are interested in applicants with industry expertise and academic experience in the following areas:

  • Visual Effects Professional. You have a broad and powerful overview of tools and software. You can have multiple approaches to visual effects, including practical. You feel comfortable with VFX supervising, digital compositing and new technologies.

  • 2D / 3D generalists and image post production swiss army knife. You are not limited to a 3d specialisation but rather can grasp the panorama of roles and tools involved in CGI.

  • Creative coding/programming for image and visual installations and/or effects artist.

  • People with the interest and ability to deliver different visual effects and technological arts related narratives with a personal and fresh point of view as well as a keen interest in helping others understand what is image magic and how it functions.

What can you expect from us

  • Opportunity to learn and exchange experiences with a vibrant creative community

  • Dynamic and fast changing work environment

  • Encouragement to express yourself and take initiative in shaping your role

  • Freedom to express yourself within your specific academic focus

  • Possibilities to develop yourself as tutor as well as a VFX professional

  • Encouragement to continue pursuing and developing your careers aside from teaching

Key accountabilities

  • Writing and developing module handbooks and schemes of work

  • Writing and developing module content

  • Preparing exciting content for lessons (Including lesson handouts)

  • Delivering classes, workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials

  • Monitoring student progress

  • Assessing and grading student submissions

  • Providing feedback to programme lead

  • Carrying out second marking

  • Completing module reports

  • Attending programme meetings

  • Providing academic support for students.

    About you

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written (other languages are a bonus)

  • An open mind and supportive approach to teaching
    Strong motivational skills to draw students into study
    Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry and teaching experience

  • Interested in helping to build a growing creative community

  • Ability to deliver different narratives with a personal, interesting perspective

  • Prior experience in teaching is beneficial

  • Available to teach weekly between mid-September and mid-May

To apply
Instead of sending a traditional cover letter, describe to us in 500 words your perspective on education and how you feel it could develop in the future. Please also include your most recent CV and email both as PDF attachments to, please put ‘VFX=meFX’ as a subject line.

Learn more about us at and we look forward to hearing from you!

Deadline for application : 31st of October 2019
Interviews will be scheduled during the 2 first two weeks of November 2019.

Working at dBs Berlin
dBs Berlin is an international creative production learning community. We are fuelled by a deeply held belief that greatness is grown not born. Our courses span music production, film, visual effects and acting. We provide students with a safe space to dream big, grow their own greatness and build a life they love.

At its heart dBs Berlin is about people. We are dedicated to building a diverse team to teach in our multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from minority groups and women.

We have three music and film production training centres in the UK and one in Berlin with over 1400 full time students attending our courses. Our first international centre in Berlin opened in October 2013 and we now have over 300 students. We have a unique approach to teaching and learning backed up by a strong human-centred company ethos. We’re a friendly, hard-working office & offer an encouraging and supportive work environment. We like to make sure our time is spent enjoying what we do and the people around us!