Manager, Production and Post-Production JHU MICA Film Centre, Film Center Admin
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
March 14, 2018
Higher Education Institution
Position summary: Oversees the JHU MICA Film Centre facility and equipment, builds a sense of community for the academic programs housed in the Film Centre, and facilitates the academic and operational goals and objectives for the shared Film Centre.
General purpose: The Manager, Production and Post-Production JHU MICA Film Centre works strategically to use resources to implement the academic planning goals of the JHU and MICA film programs as well as the operational goals for the shared film facility. The position oversees the day-to-day operations of the Film Centre facility and equipment and works closely with MICA’s Technology Systems and Services (TSS) to manage classroom and computer lab technology. The Manager serves as the first point of contact for all operational inquiries from students, faculty, Film Centre staff and guests. The position reports to the MICA Film Centre Co-Director and also works extensively with various other departments and offices at MICA and JHU.
Major role functions: • Serve as the primary contact for the management and operation of the Film Centre facility and equipment. • Work with the MICA Film Centre Co-Director to implement and manage programmatic goals and objectives at the Film Centre with an emphasis on programmatic collaboration. • Work closely with equipment cage Assistant Manager to develop policy for cage equipment access and provide backup support in the day to day operation of the cage. • Serve as a subject matter expert as well as research and consultative support on film equipment and processes for students, faculty and staff. • Develop and deliver instructional workshops on software and equipment as needed. • Manage the day-to-day logistics of the Film Centre operations.
Position responsibilities: • Develop, maintain and support a process for technological planning and management that supports the academic program missions, fosters academic partnerships and maximizes available resources. • Develop, oversee use and maintain related policy for production and post-production equipment and spaces. • Develop, oversee use and maintain related policy for classrooms, computer labs and studio facilities. • Develop, oversee use and maintain related policy for exhibition monitors throughout the Centre. • Work with equipment cage staff to develop and communicate policy and procedures that support academic program goals and that align with the Centre operational goals. • Work with TSS to troubleshoot and maintain classrooms and computer lab technology. • Serve as a point of contact for Cross Street Partners, the real estate consulting company managing the operational aspects of the building. • Work with Program Coordinators and Centre Co-Directors to collaboratively develop, implement and communicate a Film Centre manual that includes Film Centre policies, roles and responsibilities, and best practices for smooth functioning of the Film Centre. • Ensure that all members of the Film Centre community (students, faculty, staff, and guests) utilizing classroom, lab and studio facilities are trained on safety and other policies and procedures specific to the space. • Work with MICA and JHU project managers to design, execute and implement space renovations and technology upgrades to update and improve the Film Centre facilities, studios, classrooms, labs, and flexible spaces. Serve as the liaison between the appropriate MICA and JHU academic programs and project managers. • Manage annual turnover of studio, lab and classroom space to ensure successful beginning of the school year. • Develop and implement staff training on film skills, best practices, safety and support to maximize level of service to faculty and students in the academic programs. • Maintain inventories of equipment, space, computer and software; advise Centre leadership and program directors about space planning and assignments, equipment status, software issues and access issues. • Evaluate, assign and track any issues related to the physical operation and management of the Centre. Work with both MICA and JHU divisions responsible for supporting the Centre in an institutional capacity, including JHU Security, MICA Operations (including MICA Building Services) and MICA TSS. Serve as the Film Centre liaison for all of these institutional services. • Work with the MICA Film Centre Co-Director to develop operating and capital budget requests. Work with MICA’s Academic Services to manage the Film Centre operating budget and the ordering of all equipment approved as capital purchases. • Work with the MICA Film Centre Co-Director to develop and manage long term capital project capital plans. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required essential skills and experience: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field • Strong supervisory, management and administrative skills • Direct experience in video production • Proficiency in audio field recording and audio studio production • Experience with Adobe Premiere, AVID Media Composer, ProTools, Adobe After Effects • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point • Self-directed, well organized, with excellent communication and social skills. Ability to set priorities, delegate, motivate and communicate objectives • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff; ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies in and out of the Film Centre • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment
Preferred skills and experience: • Experience with 16mm film • Experience in advanced post-production sound mixing and color grading
Conditions of Employment: • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.