Digital Video Manager

California Institute of the Arts
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$28.67-$31
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
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Information & Responsibilities


Under the direction of the Film and Image Services Librarian, the Digital Video Manager oversees the Film Services digital video collections and assists with the daily operations of Film Services and the Bijou Theater. Daily tasks include processing video reformatting requests, managing digital video assets, providing access for class use, and providing support for the Bijou Theater and coverage for Film Services. Works within the Film and Image Services team collaborating with the Film and Image Services Librarian, Film Services Manager, and Image Services Manager to plan the future development of the department. Night and weekend hours may occasionally be required.



Digital Video Reformatting and Management

  • Collaborates with Film and Image Services Librarian to develop and maintain digital video collections, databases, and systems.
  • Creates and maintains databases for digital video files including provenance and rights management information and documentation.
  • Creates and maintains appropriate metadata in collaboration with Film and Image Services Librarian.
  • Manages streaming media course reserves.
  • Assists with streaming media license requests and research.
  • Assists with video donation processing.
  • Prioritizes and recommends new/replacement equipment, computers, and software, considering life cycle, for the annual departmental budget request.
  • Generates and maintains equipment, computer, and software inventory, and tracks department expenditures and vendors list.
  • Generates annual statistical reports that include: student hours; digital video files; and requests.
  • Keeps current with media viewing and presentation technology and collaborates with Film and Image Services Librarian to plan appropriate changes in media access.
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with access to media using the library catalog; and refer to librarians as needed.
  • Supervising

  • Supervises student assistants: hires, schedules, trains, oversees work, and approves timesheets.
  • Training includes procedures, workflows, and processes used to create digital video files with designated specifications; color correction; and metadata entry.
  • Assists with training, scheduling, and supervising Film Services circulation assistants, as needed.
  • Bijou Theater

  • Assists with daily operations of the Bijou Theater.
  • Facilitates and coordinates screenings and presentations by visiting filmmakers and artists, communicating as needed with all organizers and presenters.
  • Coordinates with the Film Services Manager in training the Lead and Assistant Lead projectionists.
  • Assists the Lead Projectionist with training for the other student projectionists.
  • Keeps current with Bijou projection problems and repairs; maintains and monitors projectionists' entries in the Bijou Use Log; communicates with Bijou service contractor, supervisor, and the Bijou Technical Committee members as appropriate.
  • Participates as a team member in the Bijou Technical Committee to help assess, recommend, select, and support the installation of new equipment and other improvements in the theater.
  • Assists Film Services Manager with digital video file and DCP delivery.
  • Manually spot checks for quality control, and inspects and evaluates digital content for formatting and compatibility issues.
  • Assists faculty with researching rental media titles as appropriate.
  • Assists with the annual, end-of-the-year Bijou Festival.
  • Qualifications


  • Ability to successfully plan, organize, prioritize, and manage departmental work that encompasses integrated, yet distinct areas of responsibility.
  • Excellent ability to work independently within clearly defined areas of responsibility, consulting with supervisor regularly.
  • Effectively hire, train, and supervise student assistants.
  • Ability to effectively create and supervise a team and facilitate communication.
  • Ability to research and recommend new equipment and upgrades for life cycle budget planning.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests effectively in a professional and helpful manner.
  • Ability to solve problems and be adaptable to changing situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
  • Ability to provide excellent public service within a diverse community.
  • Excellent attention to detail and thoroughness.

  • Management and supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of audiovisual equipment with the ability to troubleshoot.
  • Demonstrated experience with:
  • Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve, and other applications as needed.
  • Experience working with media resources.
  • Well-versed in various file-based video formats and quality control methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with projection and/or event coordination.
  • Experience with film handling – preferred.
  • Experience with DCP creation - preferred.
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro - preferred.
  • Experience with metadata, bibliographic records, and library catalogs – preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a related field.
  • Film and video production background or film studies – preferred.


  • Office environment
  • Physical Abilities

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Climbing ladders to install equipment
  • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs, reach overhead and climb step ladders
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching
  • The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The actual essential duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary by department, reporting structure or other business needs. No inference should be drawn that a specific job duty, responsibility or qualification is non-essential by its absence from this description. This does not constitute a contract for employment CalArts management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

    How to Apply

    This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please follow the link to Interfolio below:

    Digital Video Manager - ID:122244


    $28.67-$31.43 an hour

    Equity & Diversity

    California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    Further Information

    CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

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