Senior Projectionist

UCLA Film & Television Archive
Los Angeles, CA

Senior Projectionist

University of California Los Angeles
Film & Television Archive

Campus Requisition Number: 3082

Salary:  $37.12/Hr. - $44.77/Hr.

Application Deadline: 6/21/2024

Department Summary
UCLA Film & Television Archive, a department of the UCLA Library, collects moving images as works of art and as social and historical documents, restores and preserves moving images for current and future generations, curates collections, programs, and events using moving images to advance knowledge, and provides access to moving images for purposes of research, education, and enjoyment. The Archive's collections consist of over 500,000 holdings dating from the dawn of cinema to the present and cover a broad spectrum of content from major Hollywood studios films and network television shows to independent productions and news footage. The Public Programs unit of the Film & Television Archive conceptualizes live and virtual cinema programs for both in-theater exhibition and virtual screening platforms in a year-round capacity. Public Programs coordinates an ongoing calendar of screening events of contemporary, historical, and archival films curated from various sources, including the Archive's various collections as well as local & international studio & independent film archives and contemporary international distributors. Public Programs is responsible for programs from ideation through research to execution and works closely with the Motion Picture and Television Offices, Research, and Study Center, and Library Communications and Marketing to fulfill the Archive's mission to advocate for the accessibility of all moving images in all formats.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Sr. Public Programmer, the Senior Projectionist operates and manages the Billy Wilder Theater projection booth and contingent areas: baffle room, AV control/compressor room, lobby/monitor area, which provide screening presentations for the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum. Standard duties include weekly projection equipment operation, management of maintenance, creation of DCPs, testing files, scheduling on-call projectionists, training, additional help, and safety guidelines. The Senior Projectionist works closely with Public Programmers to coordinate quarterly online screenings for the Film & Television Archive's Virtual Screening Room, which provides live and pre-recorded film screening events through its online platforms as part of the Archive's public programs. The Senior Projectionist plans and schedules use of projection equipment and theater facilities in coordination with Hammer Museum, and regularly maintains and ensures mechanical operation of complex 16mm/35mm/70mm equipment. The Senior Projectionist oversees and ensures that projection booth-theater practices and procedures adhere to safety rules and regulations as established by the Fire Marshall; assesses complex jobs to determine skills, equipment, and facilities needed; estimates costs; approves expenditures and purchase requests, and coordinates with Hammer AV team to identify upgrade needs and costs. The Senior Projectionist may oversee the research, design, construction, and installation of new equipment and participate in the development of equipment/facility utilization plans and the justification of new acquisitions. The Senior Projectionist performs journey-level duties in the operation and maintenance of equipment/facility as required.


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