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Part-Time Technical Specialist

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution located in Pleasantville, NY, whose mission is dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema, promoting visual literacy, and making film a vibrant part of the community. The JBFC is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team and is working to further the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism at all levels. We are seeking a Part-Time Technical Specialist to support our Lab Programming. Please note this is a part-time position with the intention to expand to full-time when full programming returns to the Media Arts Lab. This position will report to the Technical Manager.


Essential Technical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and production equipment support for the Media Arts Lab, including:
    • Conducting production equipment checkouts and returns
    • Setting up technical facility for programmatic use including both in-person and virtual programs
  • Support Technical Manager with maintenance of Media Arts Lab equipment room and technical facilities
  • Conduct regular equipment and technical facility inventory
  • Provide real time troubleshooting of JBFC production equipment, devices, software, and services (macOS, iOS, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom, Dropbox, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Execute equipment trainings and production support of fellows, residents, students, and staff as needed
  • Conduct regular walk-throughs and appropriate facility opening/closing procedures of Media Arts Lab and 5 Grant Street to assure safety and security of facility
  • Conduct facility preparation and operation for all JBFC programmatic activity, special events, and outside rentals
  • Other appropriate tasks assigned by the Technical Manager


Miscellaneous Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support overall efforts of Media Arts Lab department, and organization at large, as needed
  • Provide annual planning and event management support to special events and institutional fundraisers


Other duties and Responsibilities

  • Any additional duties related to this position as deemed appropriate by Supervisor.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong experience with video production and equipment, including digital cinema cameras
  • Strong experience with post-production and software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve, and other video and animation production software
  • Experience with audio software such as Pro Tools and Ableton a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and programs
  • Experience with cloud based storage and video streaming services
  • Experience with virtual platforms
  • The capacity to understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies quickly
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional personal organization
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Experience working with students and fellows


Start date: ASAP

Salary range: $24/hour

Please send resume and cover letter to with “PT Technical Specialist 21” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.


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The Jacob Burns Film Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring and employment on the basis of race, creed, sex, gender, religion, age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic predisposition and/or carrier status, veteran status, or any other classification as protected by law. Please inform the JBFC if you need any assistance with the instructions provided to participate in our application process. Questions and concerns may be directed to

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