Open call: Film Director at Node Center


Position available: Film Director

Job type: Project-based

Fee: Negotiable

Location: Berlin

Application deadline: 30 January



Node Center is looking for a dynamic and experienced Film Director to develop a series of filmed tutorials related to art and curatorial practices. The tutorials are designed for our audience of international curators to learn essential practical, theoretical and professional skills.



Founded in 2009, Node Center is the first e-learning program for curators and art professionals. Through a series of live and interactive online courses as well as recorded tutorials, we provide practical knowledge that is often not available in the art academy or certain geographies. Our program is designed to equip curators with skills for use in real world and professional settings.



The Film Director will develop storyboards from pre-written scripts and direct the film shoots to create tutorials that are informative, engaging and inspiring for our audience of curators. The Director will complete one 45 minute tutorial each month, which we estimate should take 32 hours of work per month. The Film Director will:

  • Create storyboard for completed tutorial script
  • Rehearse with the tutorial presenter to ensure that the presenter is prepared and block out shots
  • Liaise with the film crew to prepare them for the film shoot
  • Prepare all necessary equipment, props, scenes for the film shoot
  • Direct film shoots including setting up shots to follow the storyboard, managing the film crew and presenter
  • Prepare finished film files and storyboard for the film editor and designer



  • Fluent English speaker
  • Experience preparing storyboards for films that are interesting and engaging
  • Experience directing short films (educational preferred)
  • Calm and motivated presence on shoot days
  • Experience in adult education (preferred)
  • Engaged with the contemporary art world, especially curating and up to date on current events and trends
  • Organised, punctual and reliable
  • Dynamic, creative, experimental and enthusiastic


Application procedure:

Send the following to

  • 2 page CV
  • 1 page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the position
  • Sample showreel or portfolio of your film work

Please note that we also have a position of Scriptwriter available. If you have skills for BOTH the position of Scriptwriter and Film Director we would especially love to hear from you! In that case please submit a single application specifying that you wish to apply for both positions.