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Caltech Academic Media Technologies (AMT) is a film production and event support team providing innovative, creative, and technical solutions for Caltech's mission-critical efforts in research, education, and outreach. Activities include:
Creating videos and broadcasts for education, outreach, promotion, news, fundraising, and internal and external communications.
Supporting in-person and hybrid events for the Board of Trustees, Office of Strategic Communications, campus clients, and JPL.
Providing technology, tools, and training for in-person and online teaching and learning.
This position works in a fast-paced environment and requires strong technical and creative skills in graphic design, filming, video and audio editing and encoding, lighting, color grading, pre- and post-production, broadcasting, educational technology, and audio-visual event support. The ability to work with the AMT team, campus clients, and vendors is critical for success.
As a member of Caltech's Academic Media Technologies team, this position will:
Assist in all aspects of video and audio production including setting up and cabling equipment and operating studio production video cameras, microphones, audio mixing boards, lights, green screens, broadcasting software and hardware, and other relevant equipment and software.
Edit video and audio and encode for multiple uses such as for YouTube, Facebook Live, podcasts, and live events.
Mix live audio and perform post-production audio sweetening.
Create graphics for video and event productions in several media formats.
Provide technical event support for Zoom meetings, Zoom webinars, and Zoom Rooms, including event registration pages, surveys, event banner images, and generating post-event reports and summaries.
Assist in supporting the video and multimedia for Caltech's online course initiatives including: training the instructors and staff how to audio, video, and screen record; supporting the recordings; editing and uploading content; and troubleshooting the online course platform.
Craft audio-visual solutions with campus clients requiring site visits, audio-visual problem solving, vendor coordination, and preparing quotes and invoices.
Setup and maintain audio-visual equipment including cameras, microphones, mixing boards, projectors, speakers, amplifiers, projectors, and related audio-visual equipment.
Provide computer and device support during meetings, conferences, and lectures.
Operate live streaming hardware and software for various Caltech broadcast channels including YouTube, Facebook Live, and Echo360 platforms.
Propose solutions to problems with high energy and a positive attitude and commitment to continual improvement.
Meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
Work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, tenacity, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team.
Demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion of varying views, including the ability to interface with people at all levels at Caltech.
Maintain a high level of quality control through reviewing, editing, and proofing own work and work of others.
Remain abreast of relevant industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, and effectively apply this knowledge to all aspects of the position.
Perform work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA, ADA) safety standards and practices.
Keep track of hours worked on projects, events, and tasks, including generating quotes and invoices.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with at least 7 years of related experience.
Ability to operate audio-visual and recording equipment such as a studio video camera, audio board, microphones, live broadcasting encoders, and speakers.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (AfterEffects, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, Media Encoder, Encore, Audition), Wirecast, OBS, Zoom Meetings, Zoom Webinar, Zoom Rooms, and similar production tools.
Excellent organizational communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work calmly under pressure and present an attitude of attentiveness, courtesy, and professionalism when dealing with other team members, trustees, faculty, administration, staff, post-doctoral scholars, students, community, visiting speakers, and event patrons.
Working knowledge of various computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat Pro) and operating systems (Mac, Windows, and iOS).
Exceptional customer service skills.
Ability to work as a team member on a variety of projects.
Physical strength to lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to bend in all directions, squeeze with arms and hands, crawl under furniture, climb stairs, and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Ability to push and pull rolling items such as carts and camera cases.
Ability to distinguish colors and differences in brightness on monitors.
Ability to maintain camera image focus.
Ability to be directed on camera via headset.
Effective and tenacious problem-solving skills.
Must be available to work overtime, evenings, and weekends.
Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
Master of Fine Arts degree in communications, information technology, audio engineering, film and media studies or related field of study.
Experience in the following:
Audio-visual support in a university setting.
Lecture hall and auditorium operations.
Online course and learning management platforms such as Coursera, edX, and Canvas.
Course capture hardware and software (Echo360).
iOS and Windows operating systems.
Innate interest and excitement for research and science a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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