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Tutor - Accessible Film Studies Program - Sydney

Bus Stop Films
  • Bus Stop Films – Accessible Film Studies Program Tutor 2022
  • All Sydney Locations (Moore Park, Parramatta, Wollongong)

Bus Stop Films (BSF) Accessible Film Studies Program employs casual tutors to deliver our program to classes of up to 15 students (Aged 17 and over) living with mild-moderate intellectual disabilities. The 40-week program runs from February to December and includes weekly classes exploring film theory, practical exercises, excursions and the production of a short film project. Classes are supported by a Disability Support Worker. We are recruiting to deliver classes in our Sydney (Moore Park), Parramatta and Wollongong locations.

What are we looking for in our tutors?

We’re looking for individual filmmakers who are passionate about the film industry and making a difference in the lives of others through film. We’re seeking dynamic creatives excited to share their skills and knowledge and lead their class through the development and production of a short film project.

You’ll need to meet the following essential criteria:

  • Completion of an undergraduate course in filmmaking or media.
  • Completion of at least 1-2 short films in a director, producer, cinematographer or production designer.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Current Working with Children number.
  • Current Police Check.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Teaching experience is not essential for this role, however experience in teaching or workshop facilitation is highly regarded.
  • A basic understanding of the needs of people living with intellectual disabilities.

What can you expect from the role?

Bus Stop Films is committed to growing and developing emerging filmmakers. We offer a supportive work environment that is designed to allow you to use your creativity and build a future industry where inclusion is the norm. We provide all tutors with access to our Accessible Film Studies Curriculum, tutor handbook and classroom resources.

Our one-year program has 4 terms with 10 classes per term. Each class is 3 hours in length.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) you’ll be expected to:

  • Plan and implement weekly 3-hour filmmaking lessons based on the Bus Stop Films Accessible Film Studies Curriculum.
  • Identify resources and requirements for classes.

  • Identify opportunities for class excursions with the Support and Engagement Manager and Program and Student Experience Coordinator
  • Engage and encourage students to participate in sessions.

  • Engage support staff in sessions and direct according to the needs of the group.
  • Set up room and equipment for classes, as required.

  • Manage guest tutors, as required.
  • Work with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to plan the production of the class short film project.
  • Develop and complete an inclusive filmmaking project with your program and within the approved budget.
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks as they arise.
  • Follow the Covid19 and work health and safety directives of Bus Stop Films and our host organisations.


Our Sydney classes are delivered at the Australian Film Television Radio School in Moore Park, our Parramatta class at Western Sydney University and our Wollongong class at Wollongong University.

Hours of Engagement:

Casual tutors are usually engaged for 5 hours per week to prepare and deliver classes, comprising 3 hours of class time and 2 hours of preparation and administration. Additional hours may be engaged around the film project production. Please note that Bus Stop Films is a not-for-profit organisation and some pro bono hours may be required.

Role Requirement – First Aid Certificate & WWCC:

You are required to have a current First Aid Certificate and Working with Children check. BSF can meet the costs of a First Aid Certificate if you do not have one.

Bus Stop Films Values

BSF is a not-for-profit company dedicated to building opportunities, developing skills and fostering confidence in our community, through using film and the film industry to raise the profile of people with disability on both sides of the camera. To meet our company mission, goals and objectives we have a set of core values which we require all individuals acting on behalf of BSF to adhere to.

Students come first

  • In all of our actions, process, classes and film projects the students are front of mind and are involved at each step of the way.
  • We ensure that our film projects from the start of the process to the end are made fully inclusive with students.
  • Students are required to be on set 90% of the time to gain the full mentorship opportunity.

Transparency and open communication

  • We value feedback and honesty throughout our programs and film projects. We understand that as part of the process things may not always run smoothly, however, transparency in our actions and open communication allow for us to make the changes needed and work in a positive environment.

Patience, creativity and understanding

  • Our classrooms are places where students can feel empowered and our tutors bring their passion to the lessons to create engaging, interactive and inclusive activities.
  • Patience is a large part to ensuring our classes meet our high standards. Tutors are to exercise patience and work with students to keep them on task and meeting the transformational outcomes outlined in our curriculum.

Commitment and dedication

  • We are strong believers in giving 100% to everything we do.
  • Both tutors and students are accountable to our programs guidelines, which enforce commitment to the Program, learning outcomes and high expectations. There is no such thing as “I can’t” at Bus Stop Films.


  • Our classrooms foster a community of respect and unity with no exceptions. Both tutors and students are required to be respectful to each other at all times. Differences may arise but they must be discussed, managed and explored with respect.

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