Re: [Frameworks] Immediate Job Opening: Film Studio Manager at CCA

From: anja ross (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2010 - 10:23:29 PDT

*Here I am interested but unfortunately I do not have three professional
references, so what?*
*Regards from Berlin,*

2010/7/6 Brook Hinton <email suppressed>

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> Brook Hinton
> Moving Image and Sound Maker
> Associate Professor / Assistant Chair
> Film Program at CCA
> California College of the Arts
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> Film Studio Manager
> San Francisco Campus
> Full-Time, (37.5 Hours/Week, 10 Mos), Exempt
> Job #2007
> July 2010
> About California College of the Arts
> Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the
> interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in
> 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts,
> architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of
> architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of
> architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of
> business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and
> Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,800 full-time students. Noted alumni
> include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the
> ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the
> filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis
> Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl.
> For more information about CCA, visit
> Summary
> The Film Studio Manager oversees the technical production and
> post-production studios on the SF campus, including equipment
> circulation for the Film Program. These studios include a production
> stage, instructional lab, teaching studio, audio recording suite,
> video editing suites and an equipment circulation room. He/she will
> facilitate and provide instructional assistance and technical support
> to students and faculty from all departments who use technology in
> these learning environments. He/she will also manage a team of student
> workers to assist in studio support and equipment circulation. The
> Film Studio Manager will create a safe and hospitable learning
> atmosphere for students and faculty, develop and manage administrative
> procedures, advise on studio access and safety policies, and
> administer procedures to maintain these policies. He/she will be
> expected to maintain a constant presence in the programs. The Film
> Studio Manager works closely with the Film Program Chairs, SF Studio
> Staff, Academic Affairs, and Educational Technology Services (ETS)
> staff in addressing all studio and classroom needs.
> Report to: San Francisco Studios Supervisor
> Department: Academic Affairs
> Responsibilities
> • Reinforces classroom instruction on the SF campus by serving as an
> instructional resource. Provides assistance and advises students on
> solving technical problems, including the safe and healthy use of
> equipment and facilities used to carry out the production and
> post-production process.
> • In consultation with the Film Chairs, SF Studios Supervisor, and the
> Fine Arts Office, researches and prepares the annual Film Program
> operating budget. Manages, processes, monitors, and tracks
> expenditures. Administers procedures to collect and report payments
> for Program equipment and services to the Business office. In
> addition, works with the Film Program budget on honorarium and supply
> purchases.
> • In consultation with the Film Chairs, Director of Academic
> Technology, SF Studio Staff, the Academic Affairs office, and/or the
> SF Facilities office, advises on the development of policies and
> administers policies and procedures to manage studio access, equipment
> circulation and use of equipment by students and faculty.
> • Recruits, hires, train, and supervise all Film studio and
> circulation desk student workers.
> • Coordinates with SF Media Services staff as needed to maintain
> consistent AV support in Film classrooms and at the equipment
> circulation counters in the SF Media Center.
> • Supports the faculty delivery of curriculum by facilitating and
> providing individual and/or group instruction on specialized, digital
> production and post-production techniques, equipment and workflow.
> • In collaboration with Academic Computing staff, ensures the proper
> installation, configuration, deployment, security, and maintenance of
> hardware devices, such as workstations, decks, mics, and other related
> equipment as required for optimal production and post-production
> instruction in the film studios.
> • In consultation with the SF Facilities Director and/or the Film
> Chairs, prepares for special events such as visiting artist lectures
> and/or demonstrations, program or student
> exhibits/screenings/performances, public tours of facilities,
> orientations, and open houses, including access, egress, and safety
> issues.
> • In consultation with the Film Program Chairs, maintains equipment
> inventory and controls materials, supplies and equipment usage in the
> instructional program and studios. Researches vendors and equipment.
> Orders materials, supplies and equipment and coordinates program
> purchases with the college’s Purchasing Department.
> • Maintains repairs and/or sends equipment out for repair as needed,
> including 16mm and Super 8 film equipment to support film classes.
> Operates repairs and maintains film editing equipment, such as
> Steenbeck film editing tables.
> • Updates and maintains technical support documentation, including the
> Film Studios presence on the CCA website.
> • Keeps abreast of trends in digital production and post-production
> through research, training, and attending relevant industry and higher
> education conferences.
> • Assists the Film Chairs in facilitating communication with Film
> Program faculty.
> • Ensures that college policies and regulations are respected within
> the studios.
> • Performs additional duties as assigned, including possible
> assignments on the Oakland campus.
> Minimum Qualifications
> MFA degree in Film and/or equivalent experience. Demonstrated
> expertise and skill with digital film, video, audio, physical
> computing, basic electronic fabrication and repair, light construction
> and facilities maintenance is required. Excellent interpersonal
> skills, strong customer service orientation and ability to be
> diplomatic and highly responsive in all interpersonal interactions.
> Advanced skill in communicating in critical situations, orally and in
> writing with business, education and community leaders. Demonstrated
> skill in managing student workers. Demonstrated skill with managing a
> budget. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills and ability
> to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to lift equipment in
> excess of 45 lbs. Ability and desire to keep skills and knowledge
> current in a rapidly changing field. Ability to juggle and prioritize
> among a variety of shifting tasks with patience and good humor. Work
> experience in higher education highly preferred. Familiarity with an
> art and design environment favored. Familiarity with equipment
> circulation software, ‘Web Checkout’ is highly desirable.
> NOTE SCHEDULE: Work 10 months (June and July off).
> Technical skills
> Expert knowledge with Mac OS X and Apple computers. Proficiency with
> the Windows XP operating system a plus. Demonstrated knowledge of all
> equipment, tools, and processes associated with producing and editing
> digital video and audio including (but not limited to), HDV decks,
> digital media, digital cameras, Final Cut Pro, AfterEffects, DVD
> Studio Pro, Adobe Creative Suite and ProTools. Expert knowledge of the
> Final Cut Studio suite of applications is highly preferred.
> Salary
> $34,000 / annually, and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
> Application Instructions
> Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and the
> names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
> California College of the Arts
> Human Resources (Job #2007)
> 5212 Broadway
> Oakland, CA 94618-1487
> fax 510.594.3681
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> Application Deadline: Screening begins immediately and will continue
> until the position is filled. NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the
> status of your application for this position, please provide a current
> email address on your resume or cover letter.
> CCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
> individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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