1) The Film Studies Center (FSC) is seeking a projectionist for a permanent part-time10-month position (September 1 â“ June 30 of each academic year) projecting for curricular screenings and public events.
2) The projectionist works directly under the Film Studies Center Technical Manager and reports to the Film Studies Center Assistant Director.
3) This person should have expertise in the public presentation of film and video and have working knowledge projecting 35mm, 16mm, DCP, HD-Cam, DigiBeta and consumer formats; basic AV equipment and terminology; experience with AV support for live presentation (mics, audio, and PC/Mac platforms); must exhibit exceptional judgment, be well-organized, dedicated, efficient and communicative
4) Provides projection services for both academic and public events using a variety of formats including 35mm, 16mm, DCP, HD-Cam, DigiBeta and consumer formats. 5) Works with faculty in a classroom setting to provide lecture and presentation support. 6) Assists with film prep. 7) Assists with shipping and receiving. 8) Assists with film print inspection. 9) Assists with film vault maintenance. 10) Assists with the training and supervision of student staff projectionists. 11) Ability to work a flexible schedule of afternoon, evening and/or weekend shifts. Work schedule is 28 hours per week (divided into screening shifts based on programming schedule) with afternoon, evening and weekend hours.
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Ability to work under pressure; self-motivated; prompt and reliable. 2) Ability to work with limited supervision. 3) Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, which includes frequent, professional interaction with faculty and visiting filmmakers. 4) Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner while also managing details and meeting deadlines 5) Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually, or in concert with other offices and campus partners 6) Ability to work autonomously, taking initiative and without detailed instructions 7) Ability to maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times 8) Ability to handle stressful situations 9) Critical thinking skills 10) Problem solving skills 11) Decision making skills 12) Reasoning skills 13) Attention to detail
Working Conditions 1) Some evening and weekend work 2) Fast-paced environment 3) Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. 4) Ability to climb ladders 5) Ability to bend and stoop 6) Ability to stand for periods up to 2 hours 7) Periodic walking to other campus locations 8) Excellent vision
Experience 1) Minimum of two years of experience. 2) Experience working in a university environment or art house. 3) Experience working in repertory cinema highly desirable.
Technical Knowledge, Skills or Certifications 1) Expertise in the public presentation of film and video. 2) Familiarity with 35mm, 16mm, DCP, HD-Cam, DigiBeta and consumer formats (DVD, BluRay, VHS, etc.); basic AV equipment and terminology. 3) Proficiency on Kinoton FP38-E projectors is highly desirable.
Required Documents 1) Cover letter, which is to include your interest in this position 2) Resume 3) List of references
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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