Employment at ArtCenter

Educational Media Services

Projectionist - swing shift

The projectionist is responsible for the maintenance of equipment in the Los Angeles Times Media Center and, when necessary, Ahmanson Auditorium and other areas that utilize audio-video equipment throughout the campus. This position provides projection and AV assistance to faculty, administration, guest speakers and students for classes and events in the assigned auditorium; supports the AV Specialist in other administrative tasks related to the auditoriums, such as scheduling; and performs work under defined and uniform procedures.

This position is for the swing shift: 2:30pm – 10:30pm, Monday through Friday.

The major challenges of the position include:

  • Emergency response in last-minute AV requests
  • Troubleshooting
  • Overtime work when needed
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Product knowledge and technical support
  • Replacing broken equipment—switching out computers, video projectors, amplifiers, etc.

Reports to: EMS Manager

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: Salary range $35k to $37k

Job posted April 17, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “swing shift Projectionist” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Prior AV experience with a minimum of 3 years in a media center and auditoria setup environment
  • Ability to prioritize and take direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of audio visual equipment, video projection, film projection and live audio
  • Must be able to recognize film format, determine which lens to use and its proper application
  • Working familiarity with a wide range of video format playback, including but not limited to Blu-ray, DigiBeta and HDCAM SR, and including video file formats
  • Knowledge of connecting computers to video playback devices with appropriate settings
  • Working familiarity with PowerPoint, Keynote, Acrobat, Preview and video file playback software
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to provide excellent customer service
  • Must be cognizant of fire safety regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures helpful
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) helpful
  • A basic electrical background and knowledge is a plus; CTS certification a plus

Essential Functions

Projectionist Functions — 60%

  • Set-up and take-down of computer carts, sound systems, projectors and various other pieces of equipment for media events
  • Inventory and asset control of electronic equipment and tools
  • Customer service and student assistance when needed on technical support issues—this includes classrooms, onstage, audio or video
  • Stocking of supplies, batteries, lens cleaner, canned air, splicing tape, gaffers tape, white write on tape, etc.
  • Answer assigned phone lines during work hours, including checking voice messages promptly
  • Read and reply to emails in a reasonable time period during work hours
  • Ensure client satisfaction

Other Tasks — 40%

  • Run various types of Media including 35mm slides, slides with a dissolve unit, overhead transparencies, opaque projectors, Blu-ray, DVD, Laser disc, VHS, ¾ Umatic, Beta SP, 8mm, DVCAM, DigiBeta, HDCAM, HDCAM SR and film—film formats include 35mm, 16mm, and 8; the 35mm films may also be projected in various formats, i.e. 1.85, 1.66, 1.37, and 2.35 Anamorphic
  • Support AV Specialist with administrative tasks as assigned
  • Help other Education Media team members as assigned
  • Sound mixing for live events
  • Event recording (both audio and visual)
  • Live video switching and web streaming
  • Video output from major software post platforms, including 3rd party hardware support
  • DCP ingest and playback
  • Connection of Apple, PC, and/or tablet to video output devices with appropriate OS settings
  • Computer support of PowerPoint, Keynote, Acrobat, Preview and video playback software for live presentations
  • Splicing of films for proper projection
  • Change bulbs, adjust light and sound
  • AV maintenance of auditoriums, classrooms, and other school spaces
  • Coordinate auditorium maintenance with internal school departments including Computer Labs and Facilities as assigned
  • Perform duties where judgment is required when communicating with customers, students, teachers, and staff personnel
  • Monitor the status of AV equipment and general room condition (including but not limited to chairs, teaching stations, lights, white boards, chalk boards) and promptly address any issues that arise, either by fixing the issue or alerting the appropriate party
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in office and auditorium settings with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including but not limited to computers, audio and video equipment; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and auditorium setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate office and A/V equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.