Technician, Film/Video

Pratt Institute

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Pratt’s Film/Video program is designed to grow the next generation of innovators in moving image and sound with award-winning film/video artists and industry professionals teach an exciting range of courses. Pratt Film/Video is seeking a Technician that is looking to join this exciting creative department to supervise and be part of the day-to-day activity of the technical and equipment systems operation.

  • Track and distribute film and video equipment to students utilizing designated department system. Ensure the implementation of departmental policies and procedures in regard to Film/Video Department labs, facilities and equipment.

  • Make reservations for students and facilitate check out and check in of equipment and rooms.

  • Able to perform some basic repair and maintenance of digital, lighting and film equipment.

  • Notify supervisor and send out equipment for repairs as needed.

  • Prepare rooms for instructors each week prior to class (A/V playback systems, editing suites, studios.).

  • Install and upgrade computer software. A plus if experienced with some IT systems management.

  • Consult, advise and recommend purchases.

  • Supervise work-study students.

  • Excellent communication skills required.

  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment to students when needed.

  • Dialogue with the Film/Video department community to evaluate systems, issues and potential changes, and communicate observations/assessments in a timely fashion to supervisor.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

This is a Local 153 Technical position.


Education: High School Degree required, Associate’s preferred.

Experience: Must possess knowledge and expertise with a variety of film, video, and computer equipment and must be familiar with and able to handle current technology. Must possess at least one year’s experience working with users, students or a similar population.

Special Skills: Must have excellent communication skills. Must have experience with HD, 4K digital film cameras, DLSRs, 16mm film cameras. Must have familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, ProTools, and Davinci Resolve. Experience with computer/systems networking a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Posted on November 19