Collaborative Technologies Production Technician

at Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Date Posted Jul, 24
Category Film + Video
Location Vancouver
Job Type Full-Time

Description

Temporary Part-Time (80%) Position (ASAP to Mid-March 2018)

Hours to be Determined (Evening and Weekend Hours Required)

Pay Grade F ($24.20 to $25.91 per hour)

 

Applications are invited for a Collaborative Technologies Production Technician to provide daily support to Students, Staff, and Faculty operating and troubleshooting equipment problems on multimedia presentation, recording/streaming, and videoconferencing equipment. The Collaborative Technologies Production Technician is responsible for monitoring multimedia equipment and systems within theatres, learning spaces, classrooms, and conference rooms, and assesses equipment for damage and wear, and diagnoses any problems. In addition, the Collaborative Technologies Production Technician collaborates with University Academic, Administration, and External Clients to oversee technical support for various events from lecture series to full execution of intricate productions.

 

Applicants will have:

  • Two-year diploma in a Media related field of Audio, Film/Video, Theatre Technician, or Audio-Video Installation.
  • Minimum two years related experience working with a wide variety of multi-media and presentation equipment, preferably in a post-secondary environment.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable technical proficiency, running and troubleshooting all aspects of complex equipment (sound, lighting, audio visual, and videoconferencing systems).
  • Experience supervising Casual Event Technicians and Student Workers.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and demonstrate the use of multi-media equipment to Students, Staff, and Faculty with widely varying technical background.
  • Working knowledge of touch screen and IP based control systems and videoconferencing systems.
  • Knowledge of Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Knowledge of presentation software (i.e. PowerPoint and Keynote).
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to schedule and manage multiple events concurrently.
  • Ability to accurately estimate the costs associated with the presentation of productions and events.
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines, while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Physical stamina and mobility to permit lifting, carrying, and moving heavy objects.
  • Understanding of stage rigging and lighting design an asset.

 

Some Typical Duties:

  1. Provides support to Students, Staff, and Faculty on multi-media presentation, recording/streaming, and videoconferencing equipment.
  2. Provides videoconferencing support to Staff and Faculty. Organizes sessions and adjusts, monitors, and maintains quality and connectivity.
  3. Oversees multimedia equipment and systems within theatres (i.e. Reliance Theatre), learning spaces, classrooms, and conference rooms. Assesses equipment for damage and wear, and diagnoses any problems. Performs repairs or consults with Senior Equipment Technician on repair suitability and options when repairs are extensive. Sources parts and supplies as required. Ensures community is informed of changes and updated on repair progress, and that equipment and system substitutions are in place.
  4. Works collaboratively with Facilities and University Events to provide technical support for various events from lecture series to full execution of intricate productions. Receives requests, assesses technical requirements, and works closely with University Academic, Administration, and External Clients to provide information on pricing, services, equipment, and staffing as needed. Consults with Senior Equipment Technician for complex problems. Processes billings and usage report as required.
  5. Supports the University’s Graduation Exhibition Show with the set-up, operation, and dismantling of multi-media equipment. Acts as a technical resource to Students, Staff, and Faculty regarding set-up, troubleshooting, and operations.
  6. Participates in the hiring, supervising, and scheduling of Casual Event Technicians and Student Workers.
  7. Provides technical support to Gallery Staff on the outdoor external LED screen. Assesses external screen equipment for damage and wear, and diagnoses any problems. Performs repairs or consults with Senior Equipment Technician on repair suitability and options when repairs are extensive.
  8. Assists Senior Equipment Technician in a variety of projects, including repair schedules, installations, upgrades, resourcing, testing, and implementing of equipment and systems to support University curriculum and special projects.
  9. Ensures a safe working and learning environment by maintaining a current knowledge of and adhering to WHMIS and OH+S regulations and procedures.
  10. Stays current in the development and changes in Collaborative Technologies.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting Competition #S029-2017) by 4:00pm, Monday, 7 August 2017 to: Human Resources, Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9, Fax: (604) 844-3885 Email: hr@ecuad.ca. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document.

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