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Liason of Independent Filmmakers Toronto is Hiring
Employment Opportunity - Technical Administrator
December 11, 2013
$15.00 per hour
32 hours per week (4 days)
One year renewable contract, with a six-month probationary period
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run charitable organization dedicated to facilitating excellence in the moving image through media arts education and production resources. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT offers over 150 workshops per year covering all elements of filmmaking, as well as numerous youth and community education programs.
LIFT requires a highly organized film and digital technical administrator to join the LIFT staff and to work in cooperation with members. The new technical staff person will work directly with our current Technical Coordinators on all aspects of LIFT’s equipment rentals and supply sales as well as support our members in accessing and understanding of our resources. All LIFT staff report to the Executive Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING
TECHNICAL STAFF ACTIVITIES:
- Administration tasks related to the rental, maintenance, and purchase of film/video production and post-production equipment and facilities. Administration tasks related to LIFT’s general store
- Assisting with the coordination of equipment for LIFT workshops and community programs
- Arranging orientations for LIFT members who wish to rent equipment and facilities
- Coordinating outsourcing of additional maintenance and repair of LIFT equipment
- Communications with LIFT members regarding equipment and facilities
- Administration of digital post-production suites and digital classrooms
- Developing efficiencies for booking and shipping workflows
- Excellent communication skills (with co-workers, LIFT members, and the public) are required for this position
- The ideal candidate is a self-directed team-worker, who is able to function in a very busy and hectic multitasking work environment
- The candidate should have a strong interest in the art of film and be committed to supporting independent filmmaking in all its forms
- Familiarity with LIFT is a definite asset
- A strong desire to work in a member-run media production centre is an asset
This position requires the ability to multitask and take on multiple responsibilities. LIFT has a very small number of staff providing services to over 600 members. LIFT staff may be called upon to assist in all aspects of the day-to-day operations.
The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following qualifications:
- Good knowledge of motion picture production requirements
- Knowledge of the Macintosh platform required, Windows skills a strong asset
- Knowledge of database software (FileMaker Pro)
- Some prior experience teaching workshops or classes related to filmmaking
- Prior administrative experience
- Understanding of Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm film and HD video cameras and projection equipment
- Technical knowledge of digital and traditional film production and editing equipment
- Fluency in Final Cut and/or Adobe Creative Suite
- Knowledge of audio equipment for location and studio production
- Knowledge of darkroom maintenance and hand processing of motion picture film
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter (including the contact information for 3 references) to email@example.com as a word or pdf attachment. No faxes please.
Please indicate “Technical Administrator Position – January 2014” in the subject line.
DEADLINE: Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:00PM
Projected start date is Monday, February 3, 2014
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LIFT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of diverse communities.
Bloomington PRIDE 2014
January 23-25th 2014
Selected Works by the Loop Collective: Volume 1
Canada / 98 min. / 2012
sound/silent / colour & b/w
A selection of films produced between 2005-2011 by members of The Loop Collective, a Toronto-based group of independent filmmakers, musicians, dancers and multimedia artists who strive to connect cinema to related interdisciplinary art forms.
1. fugitive l(i)ght
2. c: won eyed jail
6. Shapes Eat Shapes
8. Spiders in Eden
9. The Changing Light
10. Christ Church - Saint James
11. Thought Form
13. Many Glimpses
14. Movement / Stasis (documentation)
For more information: http://cfmdc.org/node/16192