Media Production and Technology Manager

Media Production and

Technology Manager

Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) seeks an experienced Media Production and Technology Manager to support the development, design, production, and maintenance of YSC programs.

Opening in 2021, Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) will be the first-ever center for student life and the arts at Yale. The Center is designed to bring together students and faculty from all of Yale’s schools and colleges – a university-wide educational, social, dining, and cultural hub that engages with audiences local to global, with the help of technology.  YSC is committed to driving positive social change through collaboration, wellness, and belonging. We are building an anti-racist organization peopled by individuals who share and support this mission, and who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Reporting to the Director of Production, the Media Production and Technology Manager will lead and oversee all audio-visual live event support as well as recording, editing, and distribution of audio-visual content related to professional, faculty, and student-led events in five+ multi-purpose venues in the center, ensuring smooth operations and safety throughout the process; foster an inclusive and respectful working environment around production activity at YSC; carry out duties while exercising a high degree of autonomy and discretion; work nights and weekends when required.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Manage A/V production activity at Schwarzman Center (SC).
     a. Collaborating with Director of Production and Production Manager, develop and implement production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards.
     b. Assume primary responsibility for audio/visual support for professional-, student-, and faculty-produced events in a range of multi-purpose venues.
2. Lead and/or oversee A/V support for live events (talks, panel discussions, workshops, etc.).
3. Lead and/or oversee recording, production, editing, and dissemination of audio and video content.
     a. Hire, advise, and/or supervise student and professional production staff.  For a wide range of events, advise students, faculty, and staff throughout the production process in areas including, but not limited to, A/V equipment and software, feasibility, and safety.
     b. Evaluate student capabilities and, as needed, train, and mentor students and arrange supervision.
     c. Hire and manage staff and vendors to execute A/V documentation of SC events.
     d. Coordinate with internal and external partners including:
          i. Yale Broadcast Studio
          ii. Yale ITS
          iii. Yale Facilities
          iv. Yale College Undergraduate Production
          v. Yale Hospitality
          vi. Faculty in Yale departments, programs, and schools
4. Oversee production facilities, equipment, schedules.
     a. Oversee designated production and rehearsal spaces Ensure safety of production facilities at all times. Advise on equipment purchase. Lead and oversee the planning of upgrades to venues and equipment.
     b. Manage calendar for designated spaces.
     c. Maintain and improve equipment and facilities in designated spaces.
     d. Oversee internal A/V Network Infrastructure
5. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of standard A/V practices and workflows including editing, color correcting, audio mixing, graphic creation, digital distribution; Basic knowledge of conventional and automated lighting fixtures,  DMX signal flow a plus; Ability to coordinate video shoots, setup, and operate equipment, and conduct interviews in various locations.
  2. Advanced knowledge of high-level production equipment : SHURE, Yamaha, Barco, Panasonic,  ClearCom, and ETC., plus high-level production software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Audinate Dante, QSC Q-SYS, IDK and AVID Pro Tools. Basic computer networking, shared file server management, and knowledge of Mac OSX.
  3. Knowledge of production-related health and safety best practices and ability to identify and correct potential hazards. Knowledge of safe rigging practices is a plus.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize complex workload, collaborate effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members, guest artists, and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preferred advanced training in event production.

Required Licenses or Certifications

Valid Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Stand for long periods.
  2. Hold and operate hand and power tools.
  3. Repeatedly bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, squat and crouch.
  4. Repeatedly lift, carry, push or pull up to 30 lbs.
  5. Climb stairs and ladders and work effectively at elevations up to 40'.
  6. Drive cargo van and box truck.

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