Teaching Assistant

The Teaching Assistant (TA) is a crucial element in the successful dynamic of the workshops. It is an exciting, demanding, completely hands-on job, providing invaluable insights and rich experience to young and enthusiastic professionals.  TA’s work with faculty in the Photography, Digital, Film, Multimedia, Youth Program and Design/Book Arts workshops.  They are responsible for the learning environment in the classes, to keep the class on schedule, conduct demonstrations, help individual students with equipment and procedures, and assist the faculty.  TA’s are also the liaison between the faculty, the students, and the Programs Office who must keep lines of communication open at all times, as well as understands the limitations and potential of each workshop. Constant contact with students and instructors requires good people skills.  All TA’s will also take care of the classroom and its security. Be comfortable working with all ages, including teenagers.  Applicants should possess teaching experience, be patient, understanding and have a generous and helpful attitude.  Media teachers, graduate and recent graduate students make ideal TA’s. 

  • Photography and Digital teaching assistants must have knowledge of the Macintosh operating system, Photoshop, Lightroom, Powerpoint, Keynote, and Final Cut Pro X. Troubleshooting skills of Macintosh computers, printers, color calibration and Projectors is also required.
  • Film and Multimedia teaching assistants must be knowledgeable with the use of all film and video equipment from the camera to lighting, to electrical, to software issues. They help with preproduction, paperwork, casting, and locations. They oversee field production, and are in charge of, and responsible for all safety and set etiquette in production. Experience with MAC OSX, Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Adobe Premiere software is required. Troubleshooting skills of Macintosh computers and network helpful.
  • Book Arts teaching assistants must be knowledgeable in their craft both in the Letterpress studio as well as digitally. Teaching Assistants must have knowledge of MACOSX, Photoshop and Lightroom. Troubleshooting skills of Macintosh computers and network helpful.
  • Youth teaching assistants work with the Young Artist participants in the High School Photographer, Filmmakers, Multimedia, Book Arts, Digital Artists and Actors summer programs. Students range in age from 14 to 18 years. The Young Artist Program classes are held in two week intervals. Experience working with teens in an educational environment is a plus. Teaching Assistants in the Young Artists program must have the requisite skills outlined for the Photography / Filmmaking / Multimedia and Book Arts positions.

Most Teaching Assistants will be hired for at least a 6 to 8 week period.  Teaching assistants will be assigned the class they will work with the week prior to the class commencing. (Employment dates posted are when Teaching Assistants may be needed.  Actual dates of hire will vary per individual hired.)

June 8 – November 1 (These dates are when Teaching Assistants may be needed. Actual dates of hire will vary.)
$300 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Photo Lab Manager

This individual oversees the management and day-to-day operations of the student B&W labs. Duties include supervising the lab staff, teaching basic lab and safety procedures, ordering and maintaining chemistry, keeping an inventory of lab equipment, maintaining lab facilities and equipment, tracking an operational budget and maintaining the DEP files, hazardous waste disposal and silver recovery. This individual also coordinates with the lab sponsors to obtain equipment and supplies. The Lab Manager attends the weekly production meeting to coordinate lab schedules and instructor’s needs for demonstrations and supplies. The Lab Manager must have experience and working knowledge of all photographic processes (analog and digital), equipment and procedures, along with mechanical and electrical aptitude and the ability to organize and work collaboratively with people. The Photo Lab Manager is assisted by the Photo Lab Tech and Interns.

June 1 - August 30
$400 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Photo Lab Technician

The Photo Lab Technicians work with the Lab Manager in the daily operation of the B&W Photo Lab, mixing chemistry, processing/contacting/printing student work, scanning contact sheets, and maintaining lab equipment. This position requires experience in a commercial lab, and involves a flexible work schedule with nighttime and weekend hours. Note:  Employment dates subject to change.

June 1 – August 30
$325 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Photo Lab Intern

Interns assist the Lab Manager in the operation of the student darkrooms, mixing chemistry, cleaning, organizing and preparing student demos for workshop classes. Interns also assist in the B&W Photo Lab. You will gain experience processing, contacting and printing student work. Intern schedules may include some night and weekend work. Previous darkroom experience is not mandatory but encouraged.

June 1 – August 23
Accommodations (shared room/bath) plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Studio Manager

The Studio Manager oversees the operation, equipment, safety and security of our photo studio.  Applicants must have at least two years experience working in a commercial studio or equivalent, knowledge of studio operations, familiarity with all types of studio lighting, cameras and grip equipment.  Responsibilities include scheduling studio use, inventory, location scouting, model time cards, equipment checkout / return, maintenance, sponsor gear and end of season sales.  Instruction and demonstration of lighting and related equipment is necessary.  Management and good communication skills are necessary for working with and training the studio intern. The studio manager is also the teaching assistant for all studio classes. Good communication, people skills and a friendly hard working attitude is necessary. Involves weekend and evening hours.  Note: Employment dates are subject to change depending on enrollment of workshops.

June 8 – September 6
$325 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Studio Intern

This individual works with the Studio Manager organizing equipment, inventory, equipment check in/out, studio scheduling, student paperwork, model releases and keeping the studio organized.  Good communication and people skills as well as a friendly hard working attitude are necessary.

June 1 – August 23
Accommodations (shared room/bath) plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Film Technical Manager

Oversees the daily workings of the Technical Department, including the equipment barn, the soundstage, the trailers, and helping students and faculty with all their technical needs. Duties include contacting instructors before the classes begin to assemble requested equipment lists, working with sponsors, coordinating rental and shipping of equipment, and teaching safety and the proper use of all the equipment. Duties also include keeping video and film cameras, sound, grip, and electric equipment in proper working order, check in and check outs of all production equipment, keeping track of department expenses, and managing the audio/video presentation for the Friday night screenings. Applicants must have experience working at a camera, grip and electric rental house.

May 11 – November 8
$425 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).
 

Film Technical Assistant Manager

The Assistant Manager takes care of the film and video cameras, batteries, sound gear, lights, the sound stage and other production facilities. Knowledge of basic video is essential. Experience in rental houses, TV stations or production facilities is desirable. The assistant manager will check out and check in equipment packages, setup locations, handle the dolly, make repairs and maintain all the equipment and help students, faculty and classes with their technical needs.

June 8 – October 25
$325 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).
 

Film Technical Intern

The Film Technical Intern helps the staff in the Film Tech Barn take care of the film and video cameras, batteries, sound gear, lights, the sound stage and other production facilities. Knowledge of basic video is essential. Experience in rental houses, TV stations or production facilities is desirable. The Intern will assist with the check out and check in equipment packages, setup locations, handle the dolly, make repairs and help maintain all the equipment and assist students, faculty and classes with their technical needs. This is an excellent opportunity for recent film school graduates to “get to know” the film industries latest equipment. Weekend hours are required for return and maintenance of equipment.

June 1 – August 23
Accommodations (shared room/bath) plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).
 

Post Production Manager

The Post Production Manager is responsible for the Post Production facility and for the smooth operation of the programs using these facilities.  This position oversees the daily workings of the Post Production Department with responsibilities including: coordinating editing schedules; ensuring classes have sufficient support and equipment; producing the weekly Friday night presentation of student work and weekly DVDs of the end-of week screenings; processing dub requests and transfers; ensuring that Post Production equipment is properly maintained and accurately inventoried; ensuring that the Post Production Department is in licensing compliance for all software and that updates are current; working with the IT Manager to insure proper implementation of digital resources.  Applicants for this position must have in-depth knowledge of OS X, Final Cut Pro 7 & Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer, and Premiere, DVD authoring software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and familiarity with FileMaker Pro.  Sample reel is required.  Please include URL on application.

May 25 – November 8
$425 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).
 

Post Production Assistant Manager

The Assistant Manager is responsible for coordinating post equipment and editing schedules, editing with students, preparing projects for screenings, and working with the Post Production Manager to address general day-to-day activities. Additional duties include troubleshooting and technical support, maintaining the archive of student work, managing dub requests and overseeing DVD production. Advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7 & Final Cut Pro X is a must; knowledge in other applications including Adobe After Effects and DVD Studio Pro is desired.  Knowledge of OS X, Avid Media Composer, and Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and familiarity with FileMaker Pro is also desirable.  Sample reel is required.  Please include URL on application.

June 1 – October 4
$375 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).
 

Staff Editor

The Staff Editor works with students to edit class projects which may include dramatic shorts and scenes, TV commercials, music videos, interviews, and documentary shorts. There is a strong educational component to this position, and the staff editor teach students about the editing process as they work together to complete projects. The Staff Editor also assist classes and are available for software and hardware technical support. The Staff Editor gains valuable experience in editing a wide range of projects while networking with industry professionals and successful filmmakers. A strong understanding of Final Cut Pro X is essential and knowledge of Adobe After Effects and DVD Studio Pro is preferred. Sample reel is required.  Please include URL on application.  Note:  Date range of employment may differ than published dates.

June 8 – October 18
$325 per week plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).
 

Post Production Intern

The Film Technical Intern helps the staff in the Film Tech Barn take care of the film and video cameras, batteries, sound gear, lights, the sound stage and other production facilities. Knowledge of basic video is essential. Experience in rental houses, TV stations or production facilities is desirable. The Intern will assist with the check out and check in equipment packages, setup locations, handle the dolly, make repairs and help maintain all the equipment and assist students, faculty and classes with their technical needs. This is an excellent opportunity for recent film school graduates to “get to know” the film industries latest equipment. Weekend hours are required for return and maintenance of equipment.

June 1 – August 23
Accommodations (shared room/bath) plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch).