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Senior Projectionist

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Senior Projectionist

Department this Position Reports to

Hopkins Center for the Arts

Hiring Range Minimum

Please inquire

Hiring Range Maximum

Please inquire

Union Type

Not a Union Position

SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Part Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends is an essential function of this role.

Location of Position

Hanover, NH
Hopkins Center (Spaulding Auditorium) and Black Visual Arts Center (Lowe Auditorium).

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Film, the Senior Projectionist is responsible for the implementation and coordination of all technical aspects of the Hop Film program. This is a part time, benefits eligible position that regularly collaborates with Facilities, Front of House Management, Production, Classroom Technology Services ( CTS ), Conferences and Events as well as external vendors.

As strongly as we believe in the power of the arts to transform lives, we at the Hop commit to working against the inequalities that exist within our arts community and in our larger community. We remain steadfast in our determination to continue to work together for the betterment of all by directing our efforts and privilege toward justice and equality.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

High School plus 3+ years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- High School Diploma + three years’ relevant experience
- Ability to operate and maintain Digital Cinema content management systems, digital projectors, Assistive Listening and Closed Captioning systems
- Ability to operate and maintain alternative content (i.e., Satellite, DVR, PowerPoint, video conferencing)
- Ability to operate basic microphone/PA systems
- Strong technical and problem-solving skills
- Basic knowledge of computer hardware and networking
- Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends
- Ability to work efficiently without direct supervision
- Supervisory experience: scheduling and training of student workers
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to work closely with students, faculty, the public and other Dartmouth College employees
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to work respectfully and effectively with all constituencies in a diverse community

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with the operation of 35/16mm changeover projection systems
- Familiarity with Dolby TMS content management systems
- Familiarity with video/photo editing software (i.e., Adobe Premiere/Photoshop)
- In-depth knowledge and/or strong interest in the art of film
- Event management skills

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Jan Sillery

Department Contact Phone Number

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Sydney Stowe, Director of Film

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Additional Instructions

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Key Accountabilities


Projection / AV Support
This role is responsible for the oversight and execution of film projection including events with Live or Virtual visiting guests. The Senior Projectionist will set up, test and screen content. This may include DCP ingest, playlist preparation, alternative content sources, audio playback, and house lighting systems. On some events which incorporate live discussion, the projectionist may also be responsible for operating AV systems used for live microphones and video conferencing. In collaboration with the Film Coordinator, the Senior Projectionist monitors the traffic and delivery of weekly content: films, KDMs, trailers, slides, PSAs, etc., and may assist in downloading and testing of digitally delivered content as well as work with House Management on accessibility options and protocols. The Senior Projectionist participates in the monitoring and health of the cinema equipment. They work closely with Production Staff with respect to proper functioning of satellite receivers and other playback equipment such as software and firmware being up to date as well as potential troubleshooting with CTS and Hop Production Staff on technical issues and maintenance/purchase of booth equipment.

Percentage Of Time



Supervision and Training
The Senior Projectionist creates and maintains the schedules for student and part time projectionists. They will also train new operators and maintain training resources/references (print/video). They will communicate regularly with the film and production staff with feedback and any procedure adjustments.

Percentage Of Time




Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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  1. Resume
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