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Assistant Manager, Post Production Facilities

Emerson College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Assistant Manager, Post Production Facilities
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The Media Technologies and Production department (MTP) provide superior curricular and co-curricular support to students and faculty in media-intensive programs through high-functioning facilities, equipment, and staffing services that support the work they do, creating avenues for innovation and creativity. MTP's Post Production Department areas include: Audio, Digital Film Labs (DFL), Digital Production Labs (DPL), Emerging Media Labs (EML), Photo Editing Labs (PEL) and Darkroom. The Assistant Manager, Post Production Facilities provides support to all areas of MTP Post Production Facilities, providing day-to-day operation support as well as providing staff presence and student workers oversight on nights and weekends as required.

Purpose of Position: The Post Productions facilities are dedicated to helping fulfill the Visual and Media Arts emerging media, photography and post production curriculum. The Post Production team provides students and faculty, equipment, training, and assistance to develop the skills and workflows needed to operate these specialized environments.

The Assistant Manager, Post Production Facilities augments these services by ensuring coverage continuity. This may include nights and weekend assignments.

Your Manager: Director, Post Production Facilities.

Your Direct Reports: none.

Student Workers: 15 - 20

Key Partners: Manager, Digital Post Production / Manager, Emerging Media Lab / Manager, Digital Film Lab / Manager, Photo Editing Lab & Darkroom.

Hours: 3 days 9:00am - 5:00pm and reminder of time flexible for nights and weekends coverage when needed.

Union: Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888

Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Director, Post Production facilities with day-to-day operational duties of MTP Post Production Facilities such as training, scheduling, and overseeing student employees as well providing oversight, guidance and ongoing technical support while the facilities are in use, whether for classes or faculty-assigned students projects.
  • Oversee student employees throughout MTP Post Production Facilities on nights and weekends as needed.
  • MTP Post Productions facilities are in use 7 days a week for classes as well as class-related student projects and otherwise. The Assistant Manager will assist in providing oversight, guidance as well as ongoing technical support during those times.
  • Using Webcheckout, our web-based facilities management solution, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for allocating classes and final exam spaces as reflected in semester schedules from the Visual Media Arts department.
  • Frequent interaction with faculty and students to assist these constituencies in the completion of end-of-semester & capstone projects.

Your Other Responsibilities:
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies in production and post production. Assist with the implementation of new or expanding technologies, equipment and software impacting the post production facilities.
  • Establish and maintain contact with existing and potential vendors of equipment and software for future post production activities and acquisitions. When requested, attend relevant trade shows, vendor visits, seminars, etc.
  • Collaborate with other post production managers to define goals and establish department objectives. Attend weekly meetings with post-production managers to discuss ongoing facilities operations, budgets, and client relationships and to review periodic and annual departmental goals.
  • Assist with development of collateral materials (workflows, white papers) on relevant equipment, software and best practices. Contribute collateral and postings to the Emerson community on the WordPress post production website and other outlets.
  • All other duties as assigned

Your Qualifications:

BA in a related field. High level of computer literacy on Mac and PC. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Professional mastery of NLE-based post production including AVID Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere and other relevant post production hardware/software. Extensive knowledge of various post production workflows, including sound and image, digital and analog, standard definition to 12K, surround sound, media and project management, editing techniques, media compression and deliverables. Ability to troubleshoot NLE computer and software issues. Ability to supervise and train a diverse team of student employees with varying degrees of knowledge. Ability to assess student employee abilities and delegate responsibilities in a way that advances student knowledge and accomplishes project goals. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to co-manage and thrive in a diverse workplace, as a team player, with an attention to detail.

Service excellence orientation.

You'll be preferred if you have:

Skills in hiring, scheduling, planning, and budgeting of professional or non-professional (student) work

force. Experience with planning and budgeting of post production facility upgrades. Knowledge of advanced color correction, motion graphics, visual effects, Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Maya, analog video/film, networked storage and Webcheckout vending software. Knowledge of studio/facility design, installation, wiring and equipment troubleshooting.

Experience working with clients in a professional environment.

Work Environment:
  • This is an on-site position, requiring your presence during regular business hours.
  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods.
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.

Grade of Position: A15N

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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