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Equipment Technical Assistant – The New York Film Academy – Burbank, CA

Company: The New York Film Academy

Location: Burbank, CA

The New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, California

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center in New York City, and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; Sydney, and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students’ creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy’s goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFA’s expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual.


The New York Film Academy is seeking Technical Advisors (TAs) for several part-time positions. As a Technical Assistant for New York Film Academy your responsibilities would cover a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:

  • Assist instructors and students in classes and class shoots (either offsite or on campus) with film gear that could include: cameras (digital/film) sound, and grip
  • Provide tech support and industry knowledge to students and staff
  • To be able to drive up to 16 foot vehicles and properly pack and secure equipment
  • Oversee students and ensure their safety as well as the equipment
  • Crew on in class student shoots
  • Responsible for collecting media and drop off to appropriate departments
  • Be able to set up and breakdown during events, as well as filming
  • To be able to transport students and staff in passenger vans.
  • Support Facilities as well as other departments if needed

Experience, Education and Skills:

  • Certification and/or related degree in filmmaking
  • Great customer service
  • Positive CAN DO attitude
  • Ability to stay current in the film industry
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to use and maintain equipment including, but not limited to:
  • Grip and Electric equipment
  • Sound equipment for on set and field mixing
  • Digital Cameras Cinema and DSLRS, Film – 16mm and 35mm cameras
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs., reach overhead and climb ladders

This job REQUIRES some proficiency of camera (DSLR, RED, Film, OR Sound)

Note to Applicant : Only applicants with completed online application along with attached resume will be considered.

New York Film Academy (“NYFA”) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.50 /hour


  • camera (DSLR, RED, Film, OR Sound): 1 year (Preferred)