This position will manage the shooting studio, edit lab and equipment room of the production component of FIT’s new Film and Media Program, which has been in operation since the Fall of 2014. The Equipment/Studio Manager will start immediately to manage and maintain the Equipment Cage and Checkout System for the program.
This manager will oversee the Equipment Cage, the Production Shooting Studio, and the Edit Lab, as well as be available to troubleshoot student’s technical issues on a daily basis. FIT’s Film and Media Program uses DSLR, Canon, Sony technology and MAC computers. Responsibilities include: manage assistants and student workers; equipment purchase and repair budget; assure that all computers and software are operating properly; minor equipment repair; collaborate with faculty and department chairs to develop, implement and support new digital filmmaking technologies; provide technical instruction to both faculty and students on current film and audio software.
We are looking for a manager to take a leadership role in keeping the program current with the latest moving image concepts and technologies.
This is a general description and not to be construed as all-inclusive.
Maintain and operate the Computerized Equipment Checkout System.
Maintain Equipment Cage (unpacking, testing, organizing, labeling all the new gear).
Research, Budget & order yearly equipment for Labs and student use.
Provide Technical support for Students & Faculty
Facilitate and Instruct Equip and Software demos
Check out Equipment to students
Inspection of equipment for damaged and proper function.
Minor equipment repair.
Give in-class demos on new equipment, both audio and video.
Oversee Part-time and Full-time Techs, and Student Workers.
Regularly meet with Film and Media faculty to discuss Equipment needs.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience required
Knowledge of current trends in digital filmmaking and audio recording technology.
Extensive experience imaging and troubleshooting MACs.
Excellent time-management skills.
Ability and willingness to interface daily with students, faculty and staff.
Highly organized, able to smoothly handle Equipment Cage needs and Classroom needs simultaneously
Strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience working with and training others in the following:
Managing an Equipment Checkout system for either educational or industry institutions
Current image display systems, 2D projectors and monitors and the ability to connect them to various data playback systems.
Sound support systems, including mixers, microphones, monitors, surround sound systems and portable PAs.
Various digital media compressions and codecs.
Various digital media playback systems and the ability to master digital media for those ?systems, including Mac Mini, media players, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Various digital editing software, including Final-cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, After Effects, Photoshop, and Pro Tools Audio Editing software.
Extensive knowledge of Mac computers, devices and familiarity with Windows and Android devices.
Familiarity with smart-classroom and smart-theater operation.