Part Time Equipment Staff


Part Time Equipment Staff

Jacob Burns Film Center
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Job Details




Part Time Equipment Staff


We seek a part time Equipment Staffer to work under the supervision of our Equipment Manager and Media Arts Lab Technical Director in support of the activities of the organization and its educational programs. An ideal candidate would have a solid grounding in digital media equipment and a strong desire to expand that knowledge and grow their skills in a collaborative environment.


The Film Center and Media Arts Lab utilize a wide range of digital production equipment such as video and still cameras, microphones, portable audio recording devices, Macintosh and Windows computers, lighting equipment and various other production equipment.


Over 100,000 students in grades 3-12 and college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Their participation, including transportation, is funded entirely by the JBFC, thanks in part to support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Programs range from film, animation and new media production to experiments in emergent technologies – each course helping students master the tools of 21st century communication while fostering intellectual curiosity and creative exploration.


The JBFC Theater houses five screens and is open to the public 365 days a year. Exhibitions include first-run independent features, previews, classic films, and documentaries from around the world. Each month, we present two to four curated series including annual and monthly programs, as well as special one-time events and retrospectives on important film artists. More than 150 directors, actors, authors, scholars, and other remarkable guests come to speak with our audience each year.

  • The successful candidate must have: Experience with video production equipment
  • Experience with digital cinema cameras
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and other media production software
  • Strong knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and programs
  • The capacity to understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies quickly
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional personal organization
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • A desire to work with students and media

  • Primary responsibilities include: Student check in and out of equipment
  • Setting up classrooms for faculty
  • Setting up and running digital films for screenings
  • Video projection in classrooms
  • Equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Real time troubleshooting of computer and equipment (cameras, etc) issues
  • Care and maintenance of equipment room and technical facilities
  • Building walk-throughs and closing down the building
  • Occasional facility operation for events
  • Other appropriate tasks assigned by the Equipment Manager

Start Date: ASAP

This is a part time position, 2-3 days (10-20 hours) per week.  Shifts include morning, night and weekend hours. Flexibility is a must!

Part-time Hourly Salary: $15
Please send resume, cover letter, and references via email only to with “PT Equipment Staff 18” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging people of any race, color, gender identity, sex, national origin, religion, age and ability to apply.


February 14, 2018 -





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