Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts Technician Full Time in North Vancouver, BC

Capilano University

Branch North Vancouver BC CA

School of Motion Picture Arts Technician
North Vancouver, BC

Considerable knowledge of general media, film and AV production equipment, supplies and procedures. Considerable knowledge of and ability to use the tools of…

This position works in support of instruction in the equipment storage area with students, faculty, staff, and external clients in the School of Motion Picture Arts. An incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for front-line customer service related to motion picture equipment rental orders, and ensuring that the broad range of film and TV production equipment is well maintained, inventoried, and available for use through a departmental reservation system. This position reports to the Director of the Film Centre and takes direction from the Film Centre Technical Supervisor or designate.

Key Responsibilities
– Maintains loans and inventory records of equipment and supplies, ensuring that equipment is available and ready for use at the stated time and that adequate supplies are on hand for faculty demonstrations and student productions.

– Catalogues equipment. Maintains reservation system for student/faculty equipment loans and analyses distribution records regularly. Checks incoming and outgoing equipment and ensures all is complete and functioning properly.

– Models safe and effective packaging, transportation, setup, and operation of a wide variety of motion picture equipment for students and instructors based on motion picture standards.

– Assists students by showing them the safe and correct application of materials, tools, techniques, and processes and oversees the borrowing and return of facilities and equipment.

– Ensures equipment requests are built and circulation appointments are fulfilled in a timely fashion and are completed accurately, and with a high standard of orderliness and cleanliness.

– Assesses errors, availability conflicts, or omissions in film equipment request submissions and directly contacts clients to resolve.

– Runs reports, views and updates records, creates and modifies equipment orders, and processes newly acquired inventory on departmental reservation and inventory control software.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Considerable knowledge of general media, film and AV production equipment, supplies and procedures.

– Considerable knowledge of and ability to use the tools of contemporary film and digital film making, photography, and audio recording.

– Considerable knowledge of film workflow from pre-production through post-production and a films delivery.

– Considerable knowledge of the specific rules and regulations which govern the use of the area’s equipment and supplies.

– Working knowledge of business English and spelling.

– Working knowledge of word-processing, spread sheets and database programs, email, and the ability to upgrade as required.

– Ability to enforce policies while maintaining a high customer service and customer satisfaction mandate.

– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students and the general public.

– Ability to interpret and follow regulations and procedures of inventory and loan systems, and requisitioning and receiving systems and to make simple arithmetic calculations.

– Ability to maintain, control and organize materials and equipment and keep accurate inventory and loan records.

– Ability to operate and check the functioning of the area’s various film equipment and perform minor technical repairs.

– Ability to learn assigned tasks readily and to perform them in accordance with established methods and procedures.

– Ability to assist users in the selection, care and use of the area’s equipment on loan.

– Ability to perform a wide variety of record keeping tasks and to calculate, tabulate and check data accurately and systematically.

– Ability to safely lift Departmental equipment (i.e. tripods, camera packs, lighting kits, etc).

– Ability to multitask and use strong organizational and problem solving skills.

Required Qualifications & Experience
– Two year diploma in a related field of study.

– One year of related work experience working with film production equipment including cameras, lighting and grip/electrical equipment and maintaining inventory control.

Required Licenses, Certificates & Registration
– Valid Class 5 driver’s license

Will hours include evenings, weekends, or non-standard work weeks?
(When applicable only applies to Staff, Admin, & Exempt positions)
On Occasion

Additional Information

Internal or External Position
This is a Staff/Admin position

Appointment Date

Appointment End Date (if temporary)

Days and Hours of Work
M-F 10:30 – 6:00 (or per department schedule)

Bridge Period (if applicable)

Pay Group

Salary Range
$3,290 to $3,700 per month based on 35 hours a week.

Workload Amount (Number of Sections)


Application Types Accepted
General Application

Position Number

Posting Date

Closing Date

Special Terms and Instructions
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and proof of education.

Capilano University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: North Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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