- Job Type: Officer of Administration
- Bargaining Unit:
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- End Date if Temporary:
- Hours Per Week: 35
- Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Benefits package is very competitive, including medical, dental, employer-paid retirement plan, and vacation, personal, office holidays, and sick days.
The incumbent oversees film production for all graduate and undergraduate filmmakers and film artists in the School of the Arts in consultation with University Risk Management and Production Administration (RM/PA); the Director of Risk Management & Production Administration; the Director of Motion Picture, Instructional and Information Technology; and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Film & Media Studies. Directs the Production Advisory Board (PAB) process and meets with students in pre-production for their 5-12, Second Year Film, and Thesis level films. Consults with Director of RM/PA regarding the student insurance and film safety program. Works with the Director of RM/PA, the Director of Production Technology, and Chair to develop, implement and communicate all production policies, compliance, and production-related film activities for the CU Film program.
MANAGEMENT OF FILM PRODUCTION - 75%
As a member of the Production Advisory Board, advises graduate and undergraduate filmmakers on film production requirements, curricular requirements, casting, locations, scheduling, budgeting and film safety production matters. Directs and manages the PAB process and meets with students in pre-production for their 5-12, Second Year Film, and Thesis level films for Production Advisory Board coordination and policy. Approves students and their productions through the PAB process before students are allowed to commence film production. Works with and coordinates administration of the PAB process with the Director of RM/PA. Updates information on The Hub website regarding schedules and deadlines for PAB meetings and other Film Production-related topics.
Consults with Director of RM/PA regarding the administrative and financial operations of the student insurance and film safety program. In collaboration with Director of RM/PA, liaises and represents the CU Film program regarding film production matters with SAG/AFTRA, the NY Mayor???s Office of Media and Entertainment, University Risk Management regarding Film Production and other film production-related outside organizations or University departments.
Directs efforts to keep students and faculty informed of all production policies and key deadlines throughout the year. In consultation with Director of RM/PA, the Director of Production Technology, Chair, Production Center & Post-Production staff, creates and publishes the annual Film Production Deadline Timeline at the beginning of each Academic year. Coordinates with peer schools and industry to ensure best practices.
ADMINISTRATION OF FILM PRODUCTION - 25%
Works with and manages the Director of RM/PA, the Director of Production Technology, and Chair to develop, implement and communicate all production policies, compliance, and production-related film activities for the Film Division, including coordinated staff activities, and production operations.
Directs and coordinates all production administration meetings with the Director of RM/PA, the Director of Production Technology, Chair, Production Center staff, and Post-Production staff.
Consults with Director of RM/PA regarding the administrative and financial operations of the student insurance and film safety program for the School of the Arts, including for all undergraduate film production courses and labs.
Consults with Director of Undergraduate Studies regarding undergraduate film related production courses and labs, and advises graduate student TAs on all production policies and protocols on a semester to semester basis. Directs, along with the Director of RM/PA, all production-related requirements, rules and safety for undergraduate film production courses and labs.
Consults and meets with the Dean of Academic Administration and Planning and the Chair regarding film production-related matters for CU Film program, undergraduate film production courses and labs, and the SOA Visual Arts and Theatre programs. Meets weekly with Director and Assistant Director of RM/PA. Meets with full-time faculty periodically regarding film production related matters. Participates in Production Violations meetings and adjudication for any student productions that violation film production safety and risk management requirements.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Bachelor???s degree required. Significant professional experience in practical film production, ideally including the production of short films. Facility with budgeting, scheduling, and safety protocols. This is a student-facing position, so interpersonal communication and mentorship skills are essential. The Director of Production must be self-motivated and highly organized.
This position requires a flexible and variable work schedule, particularly in regards to international student productions.
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