Cinema Production Coordinator

San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)4.2

Working Title
Cinema Production Coordinator

SF State University
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San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

School of Cinema

Appointment Type*
This is a one year probationary position.

Time Base*
Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule*
Monday through Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range*
$4,800.00 to $5,500.00 per month ($57,600.00 to $66,000.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary*
The Cinema Production Coordinator is responsible for the management of equipment allocation and use across all production classes, according to course schedule, supply, faculty preferences and needs, budget, and other resource considerations. Manages the Cinema production budget. Oversees other School production administration, including tracking course fees, risk management, room checkout scheduling, and production pool administration.

Position Information
Facilities, Equipment and Space Management
  • Oversees and administrates coordination, scheduling, allocation of School production equipment to courses, faculty and students.
  • Responsible for Sound Stage, Green Room and Associate Production Facilities
  • Equipment maintenance and development
  • Monitors, repairs and maintain as necessary, the Sound Stage, Green Room and production facilities.
  • When necessary, and in consultation with faculty, arranges for major or specialized repairs with outside vendors and is responsible for all technical, aesthetic and programmatic components of productions.
  • Conducts tours of facilities.
  • Offers event support with tech set-up and as projectionist as necessary.
  • Offers leadership in keeping Cinema equipment, software, and other technological tools in step with rapidly changing digital capacities in Cinema production and research.
Budget Administration and Supervision
  • In consultation with the School Director, maintain and manage School production budget, prepare annual equipment/production operating budgets and prepare grant and resource applications.
  • Oversees technical student assistants, liaises with other key Cinema technical staff, and leads regular production meetings with production faculty.
  • Oversee and administrate course fee process and budgeting in consultation with AOC and School Director.
Safety and Compliance
  • Develops and implements safety protocols for access to production spaces. Oversee risk management procedures, manage relevant insurance coverage and liability compliance. Keep up-to-date records.
  • Vets student projects in advance of sound-stage use for safety oversight purposes.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications*
  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing support services for film production and post-production.
  • Knowledge of the materials and supplies related to the curriculum, their characteristics and uses. Ability to critique and evaluate work in progress and to plan.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule equipment allocation.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of productions, and safety protocols.
  • Bachelor¿s degree or equivalent training/experience in media or film production and at least six months of experience in still and motion picture photography, including a thorough knowledge of digital video production techniques.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Cinema or related discipline with coursework and skills in film production, digital and HD technology, and image and sound post-production formats and technologies.
  • Portfolio of work in film production which demonstrates clear understanding of the elements involved in production and post-production.
  • Expertise in sound stage management and safety, with flexibility to adjust to transient and imperfect conditions.
  • Responsible for entire production unit, including creating and managing production budgets, allocations and risk management.
  • Ability to repair technical equipment if needed.
  • Skills and experience in managing post-production facilities and associated software upgrades. Accounting (basic Excel) and organizational skills to keep an accurate production budget and maintain clear equipment allocation procedures.
  • Knowledge of best and sustainable practices for production facilities.
  • Proactive commitment to independently keeping abreast with technological advances, equipment upgrades, format and software program changes in the field.
  • Good communication skills, oral and written.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an academic context, cordiality to colleagues, and a ¿can-do¿ attitude to solving problems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Department/College/University organization, School of Cinema curriculum, goals and objectives and policies and procedures.
  • Experience working in a setting with diverse populations possessing wide ranging technical skills and abilities.
  • Background in assisting professional filmmakers.
  • Coursework/certification related to specific production equipment. Experience working in an educational setting.
  • Ability to create, organize, and maintain records and files; to plan, execute, and complete projects in a timely fashion, and to solve problems inventively.
  • Portfolio of professional film work.
Core Competencies embody the following competencies:
  • Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
  • Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
  • Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional confidence.
  • Diversity and inclusion.
Pre-Employment Requirements
This position requires the successful completion of a background check.
Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employees.

CSUEU Position
Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

How To Apply
Submit an online application and upload in one file attachment your resume and cover letter, describing your specific qualifications for each position. The online recruitment system will allow one file attachment for each submission.


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled.

Review of applications will begin May 18, 2018

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.