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School of Motion Picture Arts Technician – Capilano University

Company: Capilano University

Location: North Vancouver, BC

  • Full Time

Capilano University

North Vancouver, BC


$23.08 – $25.95 an hour

Competition Number

Position Title
School of Motion Picture Arts Technician

Position Number

Employee Group

Position Status
Temporary Full-Time

Nat & Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation

Additional Notes

August 28, 2019 – Feb. 5, 2020.

North Vancouver

Job Summary

This position works in support of instruction in the equipment storage area with students, faculty, staff, and external clients in the School of Motion Picture Arts. An incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for front-line customer service related to motion picture equipment rental orders, and ensuring that the broad range of film and TV production equipment is well maintained, inventoried, and available for use through a departmental reservation system. This position reports to the Director of the Film Centre and takes direction from the Film Centre Technical Supervisor or designate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Models safe and effective packaging, transportation, setup, and operation of a wide variety of motion picture equipment for students and instructors based on motion picture standards. – Assists students by showing them the safe and correct application of materials, tools, techniques, and processes and oversees the borrowing and return of facilities and equipment – Ensures equipment requests are built and circulation appointments are fulfilled in a timely fashion and are completed accurately, and with a high standard of orderliness and cleanliness – Assesses errors, availability conflicts, or omissions in film equipment request submissions and directly contacts clients to resolve. – Provides in house theatre management for Bosa Building including lighting and sound switching/mixing, and digital cinema projection services for live exhibition events. Provides technical advice to theatre clients to maximize the quality of their multimedia exhibition. – Assembles and operates a wide variety of motion picture equipment setups for use in live demonstrations, public and private events, and commercial productions, including 2D, 3D, motion capture, and green screen work. – May be required to receive training and operate the departmental genie lift.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of general media, film and AV production equipment, supplies and procedures. – Considerable knowledge of and ability to use the tools of contemporary film and digital film making, photography, and audio recording. – Considerable knowledge of film workflow from pre-production through post-production and a films delivery. – Considerable knowledge of the specific rules and regulations which govern the use of the area’s equipment and supplies. – Working knowledge of business English and spelling. – Working knowledge of word-processing, spread sheets and database programs, email, and the ability to upgrade as required. – Ability to enforce policies while maintaining a high customer service and customer satisfaction mandate. – Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students and the general public. – Ability to interpret and follow regulations and procedures of inventory and loan systems, and requisitioning and receiving systems and to make simple arithmetic calculations. – Ability to maintain, control and organize materials and equipment and keep accurate inventory and loan records.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Two year diploma in a related field of study – One year of related work experience working with film production equipment including cameras, lighting and grip/electrical equipment and maintaining inventory control.

Job Competencies


Posting Detail Information

Internal or External Position

Interview Date (Week Commencing)

Appointment Date

Appointment End Date (if temporary)

Days and Hours of Work

Our standard work week is Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm. This position may include week ends and after 4:00 PM hours.

Bridge Period (if applicable)

Pay Group


$23.08 – 25.95 per hour


Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

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