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Posted January 20, 2015

Summer @ the Lab Staff 2015

The Jacob Burns Film Center seeks Teaching Assistants and Camp Counselors to work at the Media Arts Lab. Summer @ the Lab features three-week full-day camp programs for students entering grades  3-10 and a three week program for students entering grades 9-12. Summer @ the Lab runs from June 29-August 14. For more information on our summer programs, click here

 Responsibilities may include:

  • Setting-up and cleaning-up classroom studios
  • Coordinating class equipment, space, and material needs
  • Administering attendance     
  • Working hands-on with students
  • Providing general support as needed for the lead instructor

 

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Interest in film and/or arts education
  • Ability to multitask
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Experience in media production and/or media studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a creative team

 

Salaries are hourly and begin at $8.75/hour

Please fill out an application electronically and send it with resume, cover letter, and references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “Summer @ the Lab 15” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.


Important Note: If you are a Mac user, please be sure to first download the free Adobe Reader software. Once this is downloaded please open the application with Adobe Reader, fill it out, and save as a PDF. Otherwise your form will be unreadable by the Media Arts Lab staff.

Applications for the summer 2015 semester are due by Friday, February 13th. Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation by Friday, March 6th

Every Teaching Assistant and Camp Counselor will be required to participate in a mandatory full-day orientation and training session at the Media Arts Lab. Date TBA. Staff will be compensated for this time.

Posted January 20, 2015

CIT Summer @ the Lab 2015

The Jacob Burns Film Center seeks full time Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at the Media Arts Lab. Summer @ the Lab features three-week full-day camp programs for students entering grades 3-10 and a three week program for students entering grades 9-12. The CIT Program is open primarily to current high school sophomores and juniors seeking to gain practical experience in the areas of media production and camp counseling. Summer @ the Lab runs from June 29-August 14. For more information on our summer programs, click here

 Responsibilities may include:

  • Setting-up and cleaning-up classroom studios
  • Working hands-on with students
  • Providing general support as needed for the lead instructor

 

 Applicants should demonstrate the following:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Interest in film and/or arts education
  • Ability to multitask
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Experience in media production and/or media studies
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a creative team

 

This position is nonpaying. However we encourage our staff to take advantage of the many events and classes that take place on our campus. To help make this possible, all CITs are entitled to the following benefits: 

• Free Films: CITs gain free admittance to regular screenings and special events where seats are available (tickets cannot be secured in advance).

• Course Discount: CITs who take courses at the Media Arts Lab during the summer, or the semester directly following, qualify for a 20% reduction of the course fee.

• During the camp day: CITs will participate in workshops and create their own projects to build and advance their media making and storytelling skills.

Please fill out an application electronically and send it with resume, cover letter, and references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with “CIT Summer 2015” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.


Important Note: If you are a Mac user, please be sure to first download the free Adobe Reader software. Once this is downloaded please open the application with Adobe Reader, fill it out, and save as a PDF. Otherwise your form will be unreadable by the Media Arts Lab staff.

Applications for the summer 2015 semester are due by Friday, February 13th. Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation by March 6th.

Every CIT will be required to participate in a mandatory full-day orientation and training session at the Media Arts Lab. Date TBA.

 

 

Posted January 15, 2015

Film & Media Materials Coordinator/Booth Manager

We seek a Film & Media Materials Coordinator/Booth Manager who will work as part of a team at the Jacob Burns Film Center’s theater consisting of the Managers of Theater Operations, Technical Director, Projectionists, and Programming Department.  The position will provide support in the following ways:

As Film & Media Materials Coordinator:

Work with the Programmer/Film & Media Materials Booker to coordinate and ensure that all films and related materials arrive, are inspected and approved for presentation, and promptly sent to their next  destination.  Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Monitor incoming and outgoing Technicolor & Deluxe film materials (35mm & digital).
  • Coordinating inbound and outbound shipment of non-Technicolor films (repertory, smaller films) via Fed Ex or independent  courier services.
  • Obtaining and programming all marketing materials (posters, trailers, lobby material) and coordinating use of materials with  projectionists and house managers via weekly trailer sheets and poster rotation instructions.
  • Using a database to log the film as it arrives, and later as it leaves the building.
  • Making sure inspections, digital ingests, and keys are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Making sure tech screenings are done thoroughly and in a timely fashion.
  • Compiling digital pre-show materials into appropriate formats for in-theater presentation.


Work with the Managers of Theater Operations to ensure efficient operations of the theater.  Specific tasks include:

  • Reviewing each weekly film schedule in collaboration with the Managers of Theater Operations and Programmer to ensure  efficient theater operations.
  • Entering all calendar and showtimes information into the ticketing system accurately and promptly

 

As Booth Manager:

Work with the theater’s Technical Director and Projection staff to ensure best practices in presentation are employed for all events at the Film Center.  Specific tasks include:

  • Consultation and collaboration with the Technical Director to develop and codify best practices for presentation
  • Ensure that Projectionists are experts in these best practices, and offer professional development and support when needed
  • Ensure that the working environment of the Projection booths is maintained at high standards of cleanliness, organization, and  efficiency.
  • Be available to make suggestions for improved work flow and practices, based on input and feedback from Projectionists
  • Take on Projection shifts as assigned by the Technical Director.

 

Start Date: ASAP

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/week).

Salary is: $36-40,000 commensurate with experience. 

Please send resume, cover letter, and references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with“Film & Media Materials Coordinator/Booth Manager 15” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.

Posted January 6, 2015

Part Time Equipment Staff

We seek a part time Equipment Staffer to work under the supervision of our Equipment Manager and Film Center Technical Director in support of the activities of the organization and its educational programs. An ideal candidate would have a solid grounding in digital media equipment and a strong desire to expand that knowledge and grow their skills in a collaborative environment.

The Film Center and Media Arts Lab utilize a wide range of digital production equipment such as video and still cameras, microphones, portable audio recording devices, Macintosh and Windows computers, lighting equipment and various other production equipment.

The successful candidate must have:

  • the capacity to understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies quickly
  • outstanding attention to detail
  • strong knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and programs
  • a desire to work with students and media
  • the ability to work both collaboratively and independently


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Student check-in and -out of equipment
  • Setting up classrooms for faculty
  • Setting up and running digital films for screenings
  • Video projection in classrooms
  • Equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Real time troubleshooting of computer and equipment (cameras, etc) issues
  • Care and maintenance of equipment room and technical facilities
  • Occasional facility operation for events
  • Other appropriate tasks assigned by the Equipment Manager

 

Start Date: ASAP

This is a part time position, 3-4 days (18-25 hours) per week.  Shifts include morning, night and weekend hours. Flexibility is a must!

Part-time Hourly Salary: $15
Please send resume, cover letter, and references via email only to jobs@burnsfilmcenter.org with
PT Equipment Staff 15” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages people of any race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.