Lecturer in Animation and Illustration (m/f/d)- Freelancer

Location: BSBI Faculty of Creative Industries – Gasstrasse 6B, Kontor N, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany

Type of contract: Freelance

Ideal start date: October 2023

About us:

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is an international business school that provides academic excellence. We are a member of Global University Systems (GUS) and are dedicated to training students to effectively shape the future by overcoming these challenges and becoming tomorrow’s business leaders.

BSBI is also proud to offer programmes to students in Hamburg, Germany, as part of our Faculty of Creative Industries.

Alongside our core values of Enterprise, Leadership and Success, we aim to provide students with the skills to succeed in the creative industry when they graduate.


  • Teaching the assigned academic modules according to the curriculum.
  • support students in building a portfolio of competent and diverse drawing skills. This portfolio should demonstrate the students’ ability to create high-quality drawings suitable for animation and illustration projects.
  • Administering, proctoring and marking all students‘ assignments and exams papers of all assigned classes.
  • Amending or designing and developing a new curriculum for a Module if required.
  • Updating a Syllabus or Syllabi if required.
  • Supervising a number of Dissertations per academic year (if required).
  • Providing consultation and mentoring to students.
  • Creating assignment briefs and exams papers.
  • Providing feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence.
  • Teaching students study skills relevant to programmes and exam-taking strategies.
  • Providing, if needed, private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance and to prepare for exams.
  • Assessing students’ progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Scheduling tutoring appointments with students.
  • Monitoring student performance or assisting students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Organising the tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Participating in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Communicate effectively with students and convey passion for learning.
  • Maintaining records of students’ assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Preparing lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to the Programmes needs and goals.
  • Creatively design teaching materials that maximises student’s experience.
  • Developing content, both written and recorded, as directed by the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Researching or recommending textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Communicating students’ progress to students in written progress reports, in person, by phone, by e-mail and/or teleconferencing.
  • Identifying, developing, or implementing intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualised education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Performing day-to-day tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork related to teaching activities.
  • Provide feedback to students on their progress.
  • Playing a proactive role in promoting the School.
  • Providing all students with tutor support to develop their assignments
  • Participating in School‘s activities as required by the Chief Academic Officer.

As a lecturer in Animation and Illustration, you will:

  • Support students in building a portfolio of competent and diverse drawing skills. This portfolio should demonstrate the students’ ability to create high-quality drawings suitable for animation and illustration projects.
  • Guide students in exploring different approaches to drawing and its application in storytelling and visual narratives.
  • Conduct practical drawing exercises, and provide individualized guidance to students.
  • Teach students how to enhance their observational skills through formal life drawing sessions, keeping sketchbooks, drawing journals, and maintaining a daily drawing blog.
  • Help students develop a unique and innovative visual language.

About you

  • Relevant qualification in Animation, Visual Arts, Illustration, or a related field, or/and have relevant work experience demonstrating the ability to teach the subjects.
  • Substantial professional experience in the field of drawing for animation and illustration. You have a proven track record of creating high-quality drawings and artwork for animation projects, illustrations, or related visual media.
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in a wide range of drawing techniques, including life drawing, sequential drawing, and drawing for character expression and emotion.
  • Understanding of how drawing can be used as a means of communicating character, mood, and emotion.
  • Technological proficiency in relevant software and tools used in the field of visual communication, such as Adobe Creative Suite, digital imaging software, and multimedia tools, is essential for effective teaching and practical demonstrations.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of German is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Educational Platforms (i.e. Canvas, Blackboard etc.)

How to apply

Please send your CV and letter of application to: bsbi.recruitment@berlinsbi.com.

We look forward to receiving your application!