Employment at ArtCenter

Educational Media


Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

The projectionist is responsible for the maintenance and operation of equipment in the Ahmanson Auditorium, Los Angeles Times Media Center 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 Auditorium Specialist in other administrative tasks related to the auditoriums, such as scheduling; and performs work under defined and uniform procedures. May work nights and weekends to staff events.

Reports to: Auditoriums Supervisor

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 6

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “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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This position was re posted on 12/07/2021


  • 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 media format playback, including but not limited to Blu-ray, DCP, DVD, H.264, 35mm film.
  • Knowledge of connecting computers to video playback devices with appropriate settings
  • Working familiarity with PowerPoint, Keynote, Acrobat, Preview, Zoom, and video file playback software
  • Customer service-focused individual with excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful 
  • Must be cognizant of fire safety regulations
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • A basic electrical background and knowledge
  • CTS certification

Essential Functions

Projectionist Functions — 55%

  • Set-up, operation and take-down of event equipment.
  • Troubleshooting and testing of AV system.
  • Research relevant AV technologies for the improvement of the auditorium environment.
  • Inventory and asset control of electronic equipment and tools
  • Provide customer service and student assistance when needed on technical support issues—this includes classrooms, auditoria, audio, video, lighting and control systems.
  • Stocking of supplies, batteries, lens cleaner, canned air, gaffers tape, white write on tape, cables, adapters, etc.
  • Maintain an organized and presentable work space.
  • Greet, review planned activities and content while providing feedback to clients.
  • 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.
  • Assure strict compliance with all safety regulations, requirements, and standards

Technical Operations — 40%

  • Run various types of Media, DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, 35mm films in various formats, i.e. 1.85, 1.66, 1.37, and 2.35 Anamorphic
  • Support Auditorium Specialist with administrative tasks as assigned
  • Help other Educational Media team members as assigned
  • Video switching and Sound mixing for live events including the provisioning of outputs for recording and web streaming purposes.
  • Support of video output from major software post platforms into AV systems, including 3rd party hardware.
  • 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
  • Film inspection, documentation and processing.
  • AV maintenance of auditoriums, classrooms, and other school spaces
  • Coordinate auditorium maintenance with both vendors and 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

Non-Essential Duties— 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other 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 Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate 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.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

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.

This is a full-time on-site position with a swing schedule of 4 days M-F, 2 p.m. -10 p.m. plus Saturday, 8AM-4PM (days and actual times will be dependent on class schedules).

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office, classroom, projection rooms or auditorium setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require ability to work and move about in a school setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (up to 30 pounds); to operate modern office and A/V equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard and electronic diagnostic tools; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions; must be able to travel between campuses and to off-site locations.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as setting up equipment, viewing a computer terminal and other normal technician work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal business communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ArtCenter is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic pregnancy, marital status, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity is extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including without limitation, recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, leave of absence, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of ArtCenter and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of ArtCenter. 

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.