Introduction. The Scribe Video Center is a not-for-profit arts educational organization that provides instruction in video, film, audio and interactive digital media production. Founded in 1982, Scribe works with both individual artists and artists based in community organizations who wish to make use of digital video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. “Scribe” is a metaphor for the use of digital media as the modern medium to record significant contemporary concerns and events.
Scribe makes use of digital video technology to document issues and ideas affecting diverse economic and cultural communities, create media works that comment on the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity. Scribe encourages new approaches to visual form and language in an effort to further the aesthetics of video movie making.
Description of Position – Summary
The Technical Coordinator has the primary responsibilities of supervising Scribe’s evening and weekend workshops, checking-out and checking-in production equipment, and assisting workshop participants with post-production (Adobe Creative Cloud/Premiere) non-linear editing. The Technical Coordinator is present during all workshop activities and public programs that take place at Scribe. The Technical Coordinator reports to the Media Center Manager and works closely with the Program Manager. The Technical Coordinator is a full-time position with benefits (up to 40 hours a week), but the week to week schedule is determined by evening workshops and other scheduled program activities.
Scribe’s facilities are open to the public from 11 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. The Media Center Manager is on duty each day until 6pm. The Technical Coordinator is on-site during week-day evening programs, which are scheduled from 6:30 pm to 10 pm, and occasional Saturday programs, usually from 10 am to 2 pm. The Media Center Manager and Technical Coordinator insure that a staff member is in the center during those hours to answer questions, receive the public, and secure the building as necessary.
The Technical Coordinator is responsible for setting up chairs and equipment no less than sixty minutes before the start of workshops and other public programs at Scribe. The Technical Coordinator is on site whenever non-Scribe employees are in the facility after Scribe’s regular public business hours. The Technical Coordinator welcomes and receives participants of Scribe’s public programs, unlocks and locks the doors and makes sure all public areas are clean and secure. The Technical Coordinator is responsible for locking-up at the end of programs and securing the space when no one else is in the building.
Scribe Video Center’s building is a public space. The Technical Coordinator has the primary responsibility of making sure all workshop participants, building guests, and staff are safe and secure. Technical Coordinator is also responsible for the security of the equipment, materials and the building itself.
Workshop and Program Support:
After regular office hours, the Technical Coordinator provides program information and registers program participants.
The Technical Coordinator works closely with the Program Manager and Media Center Manager in preparing for workshops, screenings and other public programs at Scribe. The Technical Coordinator is the staff member who provides technical support to workshop Instructors prior to and during workshops, including setting up equipment, assembling chairs, making photocopies and making sure all materials are on-hand for the smooth operation of workshops.
The Technical Coordinator is responsible for taking attendance during workshops, accepting payment and completing registrations, taking attendance, as well as distributing participant surveys on the first and last day of public programs held at Scribe.
On occasion, the Technical Coordinator will also assist in checking out materials from Scribe’s publicly accessible library (tapes, DVDs, books, periodicals) and setting up participants to screen material.
In addition to assisting with instructional workshop, the Technical Coordinator is the primary technician (audio and video) and projectionist for digital video screenings that take place at Scribe.
The Technical Coordinator may also assist in the smooth operation of off-site programs, such as screenings at other venues.
The Technical Coordinator, in consultation with Media Center Manager, schedules and reserves equipment and space usage for those individuals authorized to use Scribe equipment and facilities. Only individuals with an approved Equipment Usage application or individuals authorized through Scribe programs may use Scribe equipment or space. Technical Coordinator should consult with Media Center Manager if there are questions about access to equipment.
The Technical Coordinator submits a bi-weekly report to the Executive Director, Media Center Manger and Technical Director on program participation at Scribe, as well as equipment usage (production and post production) and space usage.
Equipment Maintenance and Inventory
The Technical Coordinator creates a monthly inventory of all equipment and expendable supplies (including tape stock, data cards, DVDs, batteries, etc.) in equipment room. Technical Coordinator also helps creates a monthly status report on the condition of all production (video and film) and post-production equipment at Scribe. If there are any equipment malfunctions or problems requiring immediate attention, Technical Coordinator must write an Equipment Malfunction Report with 24 hours of being aware of the problem and submit report to Executive Director, Media Center Manager and Program Manager.
Technical Coordinator must also assist with bookkeeping tasks – writing invoices to all participants who are registering for paid programs; providing written receipts to all participants who pay for materials or services from Scribe; creating daily cash receipts reports. Technical Coordinator provides copies of these materials to Officer Manager, Bookkeeper and Executive Director.
· Superb organizational skills.
· Excellent communication skills;
· Solid knowledge of digital video technologies;
· Experience with professional digital video and audio equipment – purchasing, usage, trouble shooting and repair;
· Experience operating and maintaining digital video projection and public sound systems;
· Experience with IT and computer networking,
· Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, Media Encoder, AfterEffects) and Apple Final CutPro;
· Experience with digital file management (encoding, archiving),
· Microsoft Word and EXCEL; Data base management software
· Politeness, good humor and courtesy.
· Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
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