FILM TECHNICAL ASSISTANT MANAGER

(Note: All information subject to change.)

First Opening – Start Date: 6/14/2020  End Date: 8/8/2020
Second Opening – Start Date: 9/6/2020 End Date: 10/31/2020

Compensation: $12/hour plus meals when campus kitchen is serving (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast).

Number of openings: 02

Description

The responsibilities of this position are carried out under the guidance of the Film Program Manager. The Film Technical Manager oversees the daily workings of the Technical Department, including the equipment barn, the soundstage, the trailers, helping students and faculty with all their technical needs, and management of the Assistant Manager and intern. Duties include contacting instructors before the classes begin to assemble requested equipment lists, working with sponsors, coordinating rental and shipping of equipment, teaching safety and the proper use of all the equipment, and keeping track of department expenses. This person should be comfortable towing a production trailer and generators locally as well as for interstate travel – training may be provided as necessary. As the first point of contact for students, faculty and sponsors, this position requires a strong understanding of customer service and professionalism.

Basic Qualifications and Criteria
  • Pursuing a bachelors in filmmaking, media or a related field, or equivalent vocational training
  • Experience working on a film production, in a rental house or studio
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with various DSLR and cine camera systems
  • Knowledge of lighting and grip equipment
  • Reel or portfolio representing your work
  • Mac/PC knowledge
  • Comfortable using Single Phase cable and distribution
  • Competent in metering electricity as well as balancing amperage loads
  • Knowledge of upkeep and repair of damaged cable
  • Adobe Premiere/Final Cut software experience is desired
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Experience towing trailers (training may be provided)