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Screen Production Head of Department

Job details

SAE Institute
22 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Screen & Sound



About the role

Reporting to the Academic Manager, the Screen Production Head of Department is responsible for overseeing the delivery, assessment and moderation of courses within the Diploma in Screen Production and Bachelor of Screen Production programmes at SAE Auckland.

Relevant academic administrative, ongoing pastoral care of students, programme development and leadership of academic staff are also essential facets of the role.

SAE courses are collaborative across Music, Audio and Screen Production. Therefore, the role also includes facilitation of multidisciplinary creative projects.


The person we seek will ideally have the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Screen Production or associated discipline, ideally at Masters level or willingness to undertake Masters study
  • Have industry experience within the screen and associated industries and enjoy strong networks and a positive professional reputation.
  • Be a dynamic senior tertiary teacher, with an impressive teaching record
  • Programme management experience ideally within the New Zealand tertiary environment
  • Have an understanding of essential NZQA processes and requirements  
  • Be able to contribute to the latest developments and perspectives on creative media education and in particular have some experience of project-based learning
  • Have an understanding of how te Tiriti o Waitangi impacts tertiary teaching and learning
  • Be active in research by creative practice, and be able to provide mentorship to academic staff in this regard


What we can offer you:

  • Work in Parnell village, just a short walk from Auckland’s CBD and on the train line
  • Creative, modern, world-class facilities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A truly global organisation on the forefront of creative media education
  • Category 1 provider with the highest possible NZQA rating in our most recent EER
  • A fun, collegial and collaborative team


About Us

Established in 1976, SAE Creative Media Institute provides niche creative media programmes to about 10,000 students at more than 50 campuses around the world.

SAE is recognised for providing students with access to the best industry equipment and facilities, employing teaching staff with strong industry experience and delivering hands on teaching and learning in small class environments. SAE Institute engages with industry to develop curriculum that is relevant to local and global workforce needs. Work integrated learning is embedded in SAE qualification to ensure work ready graduates.

Globally, SAE offers an extensive suite of creative media qualifications, from short courses and professional training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees.  

The SAE Auckland campus offers Diplomas and Degrees in Audio Production, Music Production and Screen Production. SAE Auckland is accredited as an NZQA Degree-granting institution. In our most recent NZQA External Evaluation and Review (EER) SAE Auckland was awarded a Category 1 rating.


Diversity and Inclusion

SAE promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients. SAE is committed to creating and maintaining a culturally sensitive and supportive work environment in relation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


How to apply

Please apply via to lodge your application successfully. For enquiries about the role including a copy of the Position Description, please contact SAE Auckland Campus Director Dr Suzette Major. Contact details are available on our website.

Applications close on Friday 22 July at 11:59pm however, we reserve the right to progress or confirm applicants prior to close date. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.

To our agency partners - thank you for your interest however, we do not accept unsolicited applications and we do not require support for this role, at this stage.


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SAE Institute

16 Jun 2022

Established in 1976, SAE Creative Media Institute provides niche creative media programmes to about 10,000 students at more than 50 campuses around the world.