Multi-camera Drama Directors Training Course in association with RTÉ

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

RTÉ with the support of Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland are looking to run a training course for 4 multi-camera Drama Directors who will go through a structured training programme to prepare them to direct episodes on RTÉs, ongoing drama, Fair City. This initiative is part funded by the TV Drama Stimulus Fund.

Directors work to the Executive Producer and the Series Producer and will be a key part of the team leading cast and crews through the production process.  Because of the nature of ongoing drama there is a rigorous approach to story, script, scheduling and a formulated method of production.  Directors are asked to bring original thinking to the production and be part of the ever evolving nature of serial television drama production.

Successful candidates must have previous professional experience directing performance in theatre, video, TV or film.  The emphasis of the course is to train directors with drama, comedy and performance experience to direct in a multi-camera studio environment.  We will look for candidates who have a creative imagination and a rigorous work ethic.

A professional working knowledge of directing actors for performance and a high appreciation and knowledge of soaps and serial drama will be expected as well as a proven ability to interpret a script and lead a crew.

Successful candidates will undergo a 12 day classroom, studio, location and editing training programme followed by a 5 week shadow directing period and, if successful, a 5 week mentored directing period in preparation to become a regular director on RTÉ’s 200 episode a year soap.

The training course will commence in mid June 2021 and run for 12 days.  Successful applicants must be available to attend the complete course.  They must also be available to attend the shadowing and mentored cycles, which may take place up to the end of 2021 preparing the candidate to take up the role of director.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please apply in strictest confidence by submitting a cover letter, your Curriculum Vitae outlining your suitability for the role and a vimeo link to your showreel. The showreel should include examples of previous drama directing work. 

(Please attach all as one document when submitting your online application.) 

Applications to be submitted through the RTE website here: https://about.rte.ie/working-with-rte/vacancies/ 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 16th April at 5pm. 

RTÉ is committed to diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine go bhfuil dearcadh dearfach acu i leith na Gaeilge. Applications are welcome from people who have a positive outlook to Irish.

RTÉ is committed to diversity in its workplace. RTÉ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social experience, race and ethnicity, disability, civil and family status, religious belief and membership of the Traveller Community.