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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 3, 2019.
Departmental Overview The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website bampfa.org.
Responsibilities BAMPFA's year-round screening program showcases the history of world cinema, both historical and contemporary, and celebrates the widest possible expression of what makes this medium an art form. BAMPFA's film curatorial department is uniquely situated within the context of both an art museum and world-class research university and also serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area. BAMPFA's commitment to hosting filmmakers, film scholars, critics, and archivists is a central aspect of our programming mandate and frequently aligns with UC Berkeley undergraduate courses. The Film Exhibition Program Manager is a full-time career position that will work independently and report to and receive general guidance from the Senior Film Curator.
Responsibilities: The Film Exhibition Department Program Manager is responsible for independently managing the technical aspects of the films that are received and presented in BAMPFA's 450 film programs per year.
For each event in the Barbro Osher Theater, acts as the Program Manager.
Manages all technical rehearsals, and public programs.
Manages a team of 15 part-time Work Study student theater ushers. Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling, and overseeing ushers' work.
Manages the schedule for the part-time Front of House managers and their duties.
Manages work related to electronically titled films; such as formatting and proofing computer files; engaging and scheduling rehearsals for the title launchers, who will be foreign language experts; and booking time with projectionists.
Liaises with A/V Dept to request videographers for events that require documentation.
Liaises with projectionists to resolve technical issues related to digital formats that are not ready for exhibition.
On occasion, when asked to fill in for a curator, delivers thoughtful introductions to BAMPFA audiences before film screenings.
The Program Manager will be involved in setting up guest logistics and hosting international visitors, serving as one of the institution's primary contacts with guest artists.
Handles Speaker Release Forms. Takes photos of guest presenters at the podium and/or in the Theater Lobby.
Ensures that audio data cards are stocked and that full cards are delivered to the Library so that they can be downloaded.
Acts as host and greeter with the general public, and responds to all visitors and staff in a courteous and helpful manner. Answers visitor questions and helps resolve problems and complaints. Maintains an up--to--the--minute knowledge of current and upcoming film programs, gallery exhibitions, lectures, meetings, facilities rentals, special events, services, personnel, staff activities, and relevant operational procedures. Directs issues related to ticketing to the Visitor Services Desk.
Responsible for furniture setups on stage such as the piano, podium, or table and chairs for a panel discussion. Present for the pre--screening setup and post--screening breakdown of the theater.
Ensures that sound volume, image sharpness, and masking are of the highest quality and informs projectionist of any adjustments needed.
Present for the entirety of guest introductions and until the film is onscreen for at least 25 minutes. Also present prior to the end of a screening to manage all post-- screening discussions.
Sends emails to curators sharing any relevant information related to audience input or requests
Calls Technical Production Meetings for the technical staff (projectionists, A/V) and curators; produces Tech Sheet summary for each season; schedules all Barbro Osher Theater rehearsals; ensures that technical information and information related to archival prints is shared with the projection team. Responsible for accurate and up--to--date technical information and ensures that details are shared with our international partners and internal departments.
Independently responsible for the inbound and outbound shipments of film and media; assessing content of shipments, and capturing specific details in the department's shared database.
Responsible for resolving any technical issues related to formats that are not exhibition quality by contacting the distribution source and securing an alternate film print or DCP (Digital Cinema Package).
Examines films (preliminary inspection) to identify any problems or discrepancies with regard to print condition, running time, format, or other crucial characteristics. Requests full inspections by projectionists as needed and reports results to curators.
For festivals, multiple venues, or tours, develops detailed and comprehensive in-- and outgoing shipping plans and negotiates agreements. Collaborates with other venues to reduce expenses. Researches and proposes new shipping carriers and negotiates rates.
Reviews shipping invoices to ensure expenses are properly coded and we are properly charged, and follows up with vendors to resolve any issues.
Duties may expand to encompass more responsibility in the area of technical coordination for the institution, including programs in Theater Two and technical details related to the Outdoor LED Screen.
Analyzes statistics and provides data for use in grant applications and reports. On occasion, assists with report writing for operational and project grants.
Proofreads the BAMPFA program guide and digital slides presented in the theaters.
Maintains the well-being of the Barbro Osher Theater, including cleaning, ordering cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaners, and requesting maintenance through the Operations Department.
Strong working knowledge of the history of cinema.
Strong analytical skills; ability to determine, gather, and analyze film exhibition related information, including technical specifications, cost estimates, and other event information. Ability to analyze event related information and statistics and execute programs on limited resources.
Working knowledge of exhibition practice, customer and client relations, and public event management.
Hands--on experience related to film handling and film exhibition practice.
Strong public speaking skills.
Ability to work under constant pressure of deadline driven work and set priorities accordingly.
Ability to work on multiple projects with competing deadlines and to establish goals and work load priorities.
Ability to hire, train, and manage 15 work-study student employees.
Experience supervising staff.
Leadership abilities and demonstrated ability to inspire work-study students through training and effective supervisory oversight.
Strong computer skills including knowledge of Mac OS and MS Office; Filemaker; Google mail, calendar, and Drive; Adobe Acrobat.
Initiative and ability to both work independently and as part of a team.
Professional experience in logistical planning, preferably with a major film institution.
Technical understanding of film exhibition formats.
Must have a valid CA driver license.
Must be able to lift up to 65 pounds.
Bachelor degree in Film Studies; and a minimum of one year work experience in curatorial-related field.
Salary & Benefits The hourly salary for this position is $22.57.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information The schedule for this position is currently Monday-Tuesday 9:30-6:00pm, and Wednesday through Friday, generally 1:30pm - 10:30pm, but this is subject to change. The position may be scheduled Wednesday-Sunday, on the swing shift, so must be available to work nights and weekends as needed.
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