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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
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
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.
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
Assists with training, scheduling, and supervising Film Services
circulation assistants, as needed.
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
Coordinates with the Film Services Manager in training the Lead and
Assistant Lead projectionists.
Assists the Lead Projectionist with training for the other student
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.
SKILLS / ABILITIES
Ability to successfully plan, organize, prioritize, and manage
departmental work that encompasses integrated, yet distinct areas of
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
Ability to research and recommend new equipment and upgrades for life
cycle budget planning.
Ability to manage multiple requests effectively in a professional and
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
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
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 –
Bachelor's degree, preferably in a related field.
Film and video production background or film studies – preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
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.
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.