Artist in Residence, Animation

Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.

Interlochen Arts Academy is a premiere arts school located in Northwestern Lower Michigan. Students study one of seven arts majors: Film & New Media, Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Interdisciplinary Arts and complete a rigorous college preparatory academic curriculum. Interlochen graduates go on to the finest post-secondary educational institutions and programs across the country and throughout the world.  They receive numerous honors and scholarships for their academic and artistic achievements.  The Academy has had more Presidential Scholars in the Arts than any other school in the nation, and each year it has a significant number of National Merit finalists.

The Animation Artist-in-Residence is a two-semester contract teaching secondary students in the Film and New Media Division. Essential duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Teaching two sections of a cinematic arts course in Animation and one in a post-production themed class each semester, developed in conjunction with the director of Film and New Media. Responsible for weekly Advisor meetings with a share of FNM students, advising them in skills and story development and other topics in cinema, animation and portfolio as necessary. Required scheduled tutorials with students, department activities, regular faculty meetings, and daytime/evening rehearsals, casting and location productions.


BFA in animation required. MFA preferred (open to considering applicants without a degree who have significant animation experience and/or apprenticeships and after full review of applicant’s portfolio) Must have in depth understanding of story and visual storytelling from the point of view of an animator, with an animation portfolio in a variety of media and genres. Knowledge of cinema production, production management, and post production work flow required. Some teaching experience required. Previous experience working in a high school setting with secondary students is desirable. Expertise in sound mix/sound design a plus. Must have knowledge of and experience with ToonBoom, Dragonframe, and the Adobe Suite of software. Must have experience using a variety of camera equipment and camera formats and capture methods (down shooters, light tables, stylus/tablet, etc) Must have an understanding of post effects including green screen, color grading, motion graphics, etc. Digital asset management experience a plus

Required Application Materials:

Resume Cover Letter Link to portfolio



Health, dental and vision insurance Employer paid and voluntary life insurance Employer paid short and long-term disability Employee development & tuition reimbursement programs Sick time Employee discounts to Interlochen events and performances On campus housing and meals provided