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Position summary: Oversees the JHU/MICA Film Centre equipment check-out, and assists the Manager of Production and Post-Production in facilitating objectives for the shared Film Centre production and post-production facilities.
General purpose: The Film Centre Equipment Cage Manager works strategically within the equipment cage to implement the academic planning goals of the JHU and MICA film programs.Â The position oversees the day-to-day operations of the equipment cage and works closely with the Film Centreâs Production and Post Production Manager.Â The Assistant Manager oversees a part-time staff, student employees and work-study.Â They assign tasks both within the cage and through-out the Centre as requested by the Production and Postproduction Manager. The position reports to TSS, works closely with the JHU and MICA Film Centre Co-Directors and also works extensively with various other departments and offices at MICA and JHU.
Major role functions:
Oversee the day to day operation of the equipment cage.
Create a positive and supportive environment.
Work with the JHU and MICA Film Centre Co-Directors and Production and Post Production Manager to implement and manage programmatic goals and objectives at the Film Centre with an emphasis on programmatic collaboration.
Work closely with the Production and Post Production Manager to develop policy for cage equipment access.
Coordinate student integration and assess levels for the on-line reservation system.
Serve as a subject matter expert as well as research and consultative support on film equipment and processes for students, faculty and staff.
Coordinate, supervise and train employees and student workers.
Develop and deliver instructional workshops on equipment as needed.
Develop, maintain and support a process for technological planning and management within the Cage that supports the academic program missions, fosters academic partnerships and maximizes available resources.
In collaboration with the Production and Post Production Manager, develop and communicate policy and procedures that support academic program goals and that align with the Centre operational goals.
Develop and implement staff training on film skills, best practices, safety and support to maximize level of service to faculty and students in the academic programs.
Maintain inventories and track repairs of cage equipment; advise Production and Post Production Manager, Centre leadership and program directors about, equipment status and access issues.Â
Ensure that all members of the Film Centre community (students, faculty, staff, and guests) utilizing cage equipment are trained on safety and other policies and procedures specific to the equipment.
Work with the Production and Post Production Manager and the JHU and MICA Film Centre Co-Directors to develop and manage long term capital project plans.
Develop and maintain online documentation for equipment. In collaboration with the Production and Post Production Manager, maintain Film Centre website regarding access, policy and procedures.
Supervise support staff for both cage checkout and tier one support of production and post-production facilities.
Required essential skills and experience:
Bachelorâs degree in a related field.
Strong supervisory, management and administrative skills
Direct experience in advanced video, film and sound production.
Proficiency in audio field recording
Experience with Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, AVID Media Composer, AVID ProTools,
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point
Self-directed, well organized, with excellent communication and social skills. Ability to set priorities, delegate, motivate and communicate objectives
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff; ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies in and out of the Film Centre
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment
Preferred skills and experience:
Experience managing online reservation system
Experience with 16mm film
Experience in post-production, sound mixing and color grading
Reporting to this position: Two part-time technicians, and 10 student employees.
Conditions of Employment:
Satisfactory background check results
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually (minimal, moderate, or high).
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (Additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule.)
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Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.