Employment Opportunities: Technical Coordinator and Summer 2015 Positions

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY #1: TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
$17.00 per hour
32 hours / 4 days per week
Projected Start Date: June 15, 2015
 
May 12, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is a non-profit artist-run centre that provides affordable access to education, production equipment and post-production facilities. LIFT offers over 150 workshops and courses a year covering all elements of contemporary cinema production. LIFT provides information and networking resources to filmmakers and has several screenings, artist talks, and social events held throughout the year. http://www.lift.ca
 
LIFT requires a highly organized film and digital technician to join the LIFT staff and to work in cooperation with members and the Board of Directors. The new Technical Coordinator will work directly with our current Technical Coordinator and Technical Administrator on all aspects supporting members access to and understanding of our resources, including LIFT’s equipment maintenance, rentals and supply sales. Experience in digital production, post-production and sound for film is a strong asset. All LIFT staff report to the Executive Director.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL STAFF ACTIVITIES:

- Maintenance and administration of digital post-production suites and digital classrooms

- Maintenance, cleaning and minor repairs on film and video production equipment and traditional film post-production facilities

- 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
- Preparation of Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm film and HD video camera packages and other equipment for rental by LIFT members
- 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
- Technical support for digital and traditional film production and editing equipment

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
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:

- Excellent knowledge of motion picture production requirements

- Knowledge of the Macintosh platform required, Windows skills a strong asset

- Fluency in Final Cut, Adobe Creative Suite, Resolve and Pro Tools

- Knowledge of: 16mm cameras, including Bolex, Aaton XTR Prod Super 16mm, Arri SR II; 35mm cameras, including Arri III, BLIV, Konvas; HD cameras including Sony EX1 and F3, Blackmagic Cinema and RED Epic cameras; knowledge of production lighting and grip gear; experience working with and understanding of projection equipment for Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and video

- Knowledge of Oxberry 16mm/35mm Animation Cameras; JK Optical Printer; Oxberry 1700 Optical Printer, Steenbeck and Intercine flatbed editing systems

- Knowledge of Arduino, Pure Data, Max/MSP and electronics general

- Knowledge of Sound Recording equipment, including Sound Devices mixers and recorders, shotgun and lavalier microphone and accessories

- Electronics knowledge of audio equipment for location and studio production

- Knowledge of darkroom maintenance and hand processing of motion picture film

- Experience with construction, machining and gallery installation a strong asset

- Knowledge of database software (Filemaker Pro)

- Some prior experience teaching workshops or classes related to filmmaking

- Some prior administrative experience

- Critical thinking and problem solving skills

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

- 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 an -run media production centre is an asset

 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you wish to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter (including three references) to liftjobs(at)lift.on.ca as a Word Document or PDF attachment. Please indicate Technical Coordinator – May 2015 in the subject line.
 
DEADLINE: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 5:00PM

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LIFT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all its forms.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY #2: SUMMER 2015 EDUCATION and OUTREACH ASSISTANT
$13.50 per hour
30 hours / 8 week contract
July 6 to August 28, 2015

May 14, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. 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. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally. http://www.lift.ca

LIFT requires a highly organized summer Education and Outreach Assistant to join the LIFT staff on a part-time basis working in cooperation with members and the community on an ongoing basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:
- Curriculum development and planning for community based film programs
- Research and development of new promotional strategies for LIFT workshops
- Liaise with diverse communities and organizations to develop courses responding to specific requirements
- Working with workshop instructors to manage logistical requirements of each course season

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
This position requires the ability to multi-task in an often-hectic work environment. 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:
- Experience developing and delivering arts education programming
- Knowledge of database software (Filemaker Pro)
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Mac platform)
- Knowledge of motion picture production requirements
- Prior experience working with volunteers
- The ideal candidate is a detail oriented, self-directed team-worker
- The candidate should have a strong interest in contemporary art and film and be committed to supporting independent filmmaking in all its forms

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
- A full-time student in the previous academic year and returning to school full-time in the next academic year
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
- Does not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)
- Familiarity with LIFT is a definite asset
- A strong desire to work in an artist-run media production centre is an asset

HOW TO APPLY:
If you wish to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter (including two references) to liftjobs(at)lift.on.ca as a Word Document or PDF attachment. Please indicate Education and Outreach Assistant – Summer 2015 in the subject line.

DEADLINE: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00PM

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LIFT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all its forms.

This opportunity with LIFT is made possible through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY #3: SUMMER 2015 TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
$13.50 per hour
30 hours / 8 week contract
July 6 to August 28, 2015
 
May 14, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. 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. Founded in 1981 by a small collective, LIFT has since grown to become one of the foremost centres of its kind globally. http://www.lift.ca
 
LIFT requires a highly organized film and digital technician to join the LIFT staff and to work in cooperation with members. The summer Technical Assistant will work directly with our Technical Department on all aspects of LIFT’s equipment maintenance, rentals, expendable sales and supporting access to and understanding of the resources available at the centre.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES:
- Maintenance and administration of film and digital production equipment and post-production facilities
- Preparation of Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film and HD camera packages, lighting and grip, location sound, exhibition equipment and other equipment for rental by LIFT members
- Assisting with the coordination of equipment for LIFT workshops and courses
- Arranging orientations for LIFT members who wish to rent equipment and facilities
- Technical Support for digital and traditional film production and editing equipment

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
This position requires the ability to multitask and take on multiple responsibilities. LIFT has a very small number of staff providing services to over 500 members, visiting artists and artists in residence. 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:
- Knowledge of the Macintosh platform
- Fluency in digital post-production software for video such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, ProTools, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, etc.
- Knowledge of database software (Filemaker Pro)
- Excellent knowledge of motion picture production requirements in all department
- Knowledge of Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and HD cameras; knowledge of production lighting and grip gear; experience working with and understanding of projection equipment for Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and digital
- Knowledge of Oxberry animation cameras, optical printers, flatbed editing equipment and darkroom processes
- Experience working with interactive platforms such as Pure Data, MAX/MSP and Arduino is also an asset

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
- A full-time student in the previous academic year and returning to school full-time in the next academic year
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
- Does not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)
- Familiarity with LIFT is a definite asset
- A strong desire to work in an artist-run media production centre is an asset
 
HOW TO APPLY:
If you wish to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter (including two references) to liftjobs(at)lift.on.ca as a Word Document or PDF attachment. Please indicate Technical Assistant – Summer 2015 in the subject line.
 
DEADLINE: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:00PM
 
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. LIFT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all its forms.
 
This opportunity with LIFT is made possible through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

 

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