Tech Specialist: Part-Time Support for 2022 Summer Camps

Reports to:      Technical Manager, Media Arts Lab

Position Objectives:

We are seeking a Technical Specialist to join our Media Arts Lab Summer Camp team.  Reporting to the Technical Manager, this position works closely with our full-time staff and seasonal staff (faculty and teaching assistants) and supports all day-to-day camp activities, including short collaborative film and animation projects.

Required availability: Our Media Arts Lab camps run from July 11 through August 5, Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.  There will be some additional training required prior to the start of Camp, starting on June 27.

For more information about our summer camps, please explore our Filmmaking Camp and Animation Camp pages.



Provide day-to-day technical and production equipment support for the Media Arts Lab summer camps, which may include but are not limited to:

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


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support overall efforts of Media Arts Lab department, and organization at large, as needed
  • Any additional duties related to this position as deemed appropriate by Supervisor


Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be fully-vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19
  • Experience working with children and young adults
  • Strong experience with video production and equipment, including digital cinema cameras
  • Strong experience of 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


Applicants Should Demonstrate the Following:

  • The capacity to understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies quickly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Strong problem-solving and the ability to multitask
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Passion for working with youth of varying ages


Ideal Applicants Would Have:

  • College degree, or 2+ years equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Interest in film and/or arts education


Terms: June 27 – August 5, 2022, seasonal part-time position

Hours: Monday to Friday, approximately 20 hours a week

Compensation: $25.00/hour

Orientation: A 1-2 day orientation at the JBFC Media Arts Lab is required and will include training in:

  • Equipment and software
  • Group management techniques
  • COVID-19 Health Safety


First Aid/CPR Training is mandatory for all camp staff and will be held in person at the JBFC Media Arts Lab on June 16 from 9:30-11:45am.  Please note that there will be an on-line portion of the course that needs to be completed before this date. Staff will be compensated for this training time.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to with “Technical Specialist 22” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: 

Applications are due by May 23, 2022.  Candidates who are being considered will be contacted and requested to have a follow-up interview. Notification and schedule confirmation by early June.


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Unsure if you should apply? Research indicates that some candidates are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100 percent of the listed qualifications. If this is you, and you believe you would excel in this position, we strongly encourage you to submit your application. We are actively recruiting candidates with diverse work experiences, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, and abilities. We believe all work experience has value, and are fully considering all applicants with a strong desire to help us fulfill our mission, including candidates who are making career-focus shifts or returning from employment gaps. Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to express your interest in JBFC’s mission and programs, and how you envision yourself contributing as a member of our team.

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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