Yale College Film Advisor

Connecticut, United States
08 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, the Yale College Film Advisor will: advise undergraduate film projects, both curricular and extra-curricular; assume a general advisory role for 20-30 undergraduate filmmaking projects each year, as well as for graduate filmmaking projects as needed. This role is understood to be complimentary to the role of the faculty advisor when one is in place; collaborating with other Yale College Arts staff, work to create safe conditions and high organizational and artistic standards for undergraduate filmmaking; for a wide range of filmmaking projects, advise students throughout the production process in areas including, but not limited to, safety, liability, production planning, budgeting, scriptwriting, and selection and use of video, lighting and audio equipment; evaluate student capabilities and, as needed, train, and mentor filmmaking students during the pre-production and production processes; establish and/or develop supportive and collaborative relationships between the CCAM and registered undergraduate film organizations (e.g. Yale Film Alliance, Bulldog Productions); familiarize student filmmaking teams with CCAM resources and with relevant Yale College and Yale University regulations and policies; provide guidance to and collaborate with internal partners such as: Head of College offices in residential colleges (funders), Yale Fire Code Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, Yale College Arts and Office of Public Affairs and Communications (re: permitting); Oversee CCAM filmmaking facilities, equipment; oversee maintenance of production related equipment housed at CCAM; assist CCAM Programs Manager in scheduling CCAM events and facilities; manage maintenance and use of CCAM Video Studio; contribute to CCAM workshop series, leading several workshops per year as appropriate; lead documentation and online archiving of CCAM workshop series and other special events.

Essential Duties

Assume primary responsibility for safety and support of designated undergraduate productions. 2. Participate in development and implementation of production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards for undergraduate productions. 3. Provide students and faculty with day-to-day guidance regarding technical issues and compliance with safety regulations. 4. Coordinate with staff in safety offices at Yale, including Environmental Health and Safety and Fire Code Compliance. 5. Train, mentor, and supervise students during strikes, load-ins, and supervised tech rehearsals. 6. Hire, train, and oversee undergraduate and graduate student employees. 7. Maintain and improve designated theater equipment and facilities. 8. Lead several technical theater workshops per year. 9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in theater and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Knowledge of filmmaking industry best practices and ability to identify and correct potential hazards.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to manage overlapping complex tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and work both independently and as part of a creative team.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency with filmmaking process, including securing locations, contracting with actors and renting equipment. Proficiency with equipment and software in the areas of filmmaking.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong interpersonal and advising skills. Ability to lead, advise, train and mentor students.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to remain calm while under pressure.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 25 pounds.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.