Studio Managers are professional level staff that serves as College-wide resources. The primary role of Studio Managers is to support students and faculty through management of educational facilities and technical assistance with curriculum. Studio Managers have responsibility for the safe and effective operation of instructional spaces specific to their discipline(s), including some or all of the following: classrooms, studios, computer labs, and teaching galleries.
Studio Managers serve a key role in supporting academic functions. Working collaboratively with faculty, administration, and staff. Depending on position, the manager will work with the Department Chair/Area Coordinator, departmental faculty, Academic Affairs, facilities personnel, public safety, finance personnel, and other departments as needed.
1. Support the academic function of the department through coordination with the Assistant and Associate Directors in Film/Video, Department Chair/Coordinator and departmental faculty on the proper and safe use of department equipment, machinery, and facilities. Receives, tests and enters into the inventory all new equipment and furnishings. Maintains equipment cage studios and classrooms in Film Area and D309. Troubleshoots for repair of equipment and stays in communication with the Assistant Director of the Film Area.
2. Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies and monitor student use of equipment. Where students are allowed to use college equipment outside of the classroom, maintain the check out system/database Performs checkout of equipment to students & faculty for classes. Helps maintain studios in Film Area and D309. Does in class workshops in proper use & safety for specific equipment & studios.
3. As appropriate, make recommendations to the Assistant Director of the film area for specific equipment, supplies and space to meet the curriculum needs as identified by the faculty. Maintains inventory for all film equipment, materials and supplies. Communicates with Faculty for class needs. Works with faculty to coordinate use of media from the film library.
4. Performs film to video transfers when time allows.
5. Establish and oversee procedures for the proper and safe use of equipment by faculty and students, including developing manuals, providing schedules for use, and insuring proper instruction and/or supervision for non-classroom and independent use of the equipment. Supervises students to monitor proper health and safety procedures related to all equipment materials and studios. With Assistant Director, generates studio policy (including access, keys, clean up, etc.) and safety guidelines.
6. Hire, train and supervise students, and monitors as needed. Supervises work study students to assist in check out and equipment inventory and testing.
7. Depending on assignment, may participate with the other studio managers, department chair and the facilities department on changes and upgrades to department facilities.
8. Make recommendations for purchase of capital equipment and supplies to the Assistant Director of the Film Area.
9. Make minor repairs to equipment and machinery. Make recommendations for major repairs or decisions regarding repair or replacement. Uses Purchase Requisitions for Repairs with supervision from and communication with the Assistant Director of the Film Area Facilities.
10. Serve as a liaison between faculty and students. Communicate with other departments and their studio managers when necessary.
11. Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by: - Build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed. - Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information. - Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
12. Other Duties: Assist other departments and studio managers as assigned.
We will be reviewing applications on 12/20/18
Clear potential or demonstrated ability to work effectively with and benefit a diverse community
Organizational and managerial skills necessary to work as part of a team
Working knowledge of 16mm film production and digital media technologies used in film and video production and post production
A positive attitude towards assisting others and the ability to share expertise and information
Ability to stay current in the field of film and video and to obtain new skills using new technologies
Ability to use and maintain equipment and software, including but not limited to: – Lighting and green screen studios, and lighting and grip equipment; – Analog and digital sound devices for sync and field recording; – 16mm cameras: Bolex Rex 5, Arri-S, Arri-BL, and Arri SR2, and 16mm projectors – Post production software
Familiarity with database management
Ability to lift 50-100 lbs., reach overhead and climb ladders
• Experience working with equipment check-out and inventory
• Previous experience working in a media arts-related environment
• Maintain digital equipment
A letter of interest (cover letter) should address the required qualifications above. Please include a separate statement describing the ability to work effectively with and benefit a diverse student body.
About Massachusetts College of Art and Design
The six educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so.The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions.Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design: ...http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/Jobs at Wheelock College: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/205WHM1/index.jsp
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