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Senior Projectionist

STUDIO PROJECTIONIST SR (008067)

UCPath Position ID: 40084719

 

 

 

Position Description History/Status

For Reference ONLY - PeopleAdmin JA Number:

703301

Approved Date:

6/10/2024 11:51:27 AM

Date Last Edited:

6/10/2024 11:51:10 AM

Last Action Effective Date:

5/23/2023

Organization Details

Business Unit (Location):

LACMP

Organization Code:

8300O

Organization:

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY                     

Division Code:

8310D

Division:

UNIV LIBRARY DIV                       

Department:

046100 - FILM & TV ARCHIVE

Position Details

UCPath Position Number:

40084719

Position Description ID

168103

UC Payroll Title:

STUDIO PROJECTIONIST SR (008067)

Business Title:

Senior Projectionist

Personnel Program

Professional and Support Staff (PSS)

Salary Grade:

STEPS

Job Code FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Union Code (Collective Bargaining Unit):

TX: Technical

Employee Relations Code:

E: All Others - Not Confidential

Employee Class (Appt Type):

2 - Staff: Career

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

1

SUPERVISION

UCPath Reports to Position Number:

40043326

Reports to Payroll Title:

EVENTS SPEC 3

UCPath Department Head Position Number:

40061941

Department Head Payroll Title:

ADMIN MGR 2


Level of Supervision Received

DIRECTION - Indicates that the incumbent establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Only the final results of work done are typically reviewed. Incumbent typically develops procedures within the limits of established policy guidelines.


Positions Directly Supervised

Job Code

Job Code Description

Total FTEs

 

 

0


Positions Indirectly Supervised

Job Code

Job Code Description

Total FTEs

 

 

0


POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Sr. Public Programmer, the Senior Projectionist operates and manages the Billy Wilder Theater projection booth and contingent areas: baffle room, AV control/compressor room, lobby/monitor area, which provide screening presentations for the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum. Standard duties include weekly projection equipment operation, management of maintenance, creation of DCPs, testing files, scheduling on-call projectionists, training, additional help, and safety guidelines. The Senior Projectionist works closely with Public Programmers to coordinate quarterly online screenings for the Film & Television Archive's Virtual Screening Room, which provides live and pre-recorded film screening events through its online platforms as part of the Archive's public programs. The Senior Projectionist plans and schedules use of projection equipment and theater facilities in coordination with Hammer Museum, and regularly maintains and ensures mechanical operation of complex 16mm/35mm/70mm equipment. The Senior Projectionist oversees and ensures that projection booth-theater practices and procedures adhere to safety rules and regulations as established by the Fire Marshall; assesses complex jobs to determine skills, equipment, and facilities needed; estimates costs; approves expenditures and purchase requests, and coordinates with Hammer AV team to identify upgrade needs and costs. The Senior Projectionist may oversee the research, design, construction, and installation of new equipment and participate in the development of equipment/facility utilization plans and the justification of new acquisitions. The Senior Projectionist performs journey-level duties in the operation and maintenance of equipment/facility as required.


Department Summary

UCLA Film & Television Archive, a department of the UCLA Library, collects moving images as works of art and as social and historical documents, restores and preserves moving images for current and future generations, curates collections, programs, and events using moving images to advance knowledge, and provides access to moving images for purposes of research, education, and enjoyment. The Archive's collections consist of over 500,000 holdings dating from the dawn of cinema to the present and cover a broad spectrum of content from major Hollywood studios films and network television shows to independent productions and news footage.

 

The Public Programs unit of the Film & Television Archive conceptualizes live and virtual cinema programs for both in-theater exhibition and virtual screening platforms in a year-round capacity. Public Programs coordinates an ongoing calendar of screening events of contemporary, historical, and archival films curated from various sources, including the Archive's various collections as well as local & international studio & independent film archives and contemporary international distributors. Public Programs is responsible for programs from ideation through research to execution and works closely with the Motion Picture and Television Offices, Research and Study Center, and Library Communications and Marketing to fulfill the Archive's mission to advocate for the accessibility of all moving images in all formats.

 


Key Responsibilities and Essential Functions

Function

Responsibilities

% Time

Theater Projection Operation and Presentation

1. Responsible for operating projection booth, theater & lobby equipment. Utilize 70, 35 & 16mm single or double system Kinoton projectors, digital cinema/video reproduction systems. 2. Inspects motion picture prints, digital & analog elements before projection & submits condition reports according to motion picture industry standards & booth safety regulations. 3. Downloads files in accordance with Hammer AV capabilities; creates & tests DCPs to exhibition standards. 4. Computes ratios relating to projection aspect ratios, down angles, throw & lens sizes. 5. Prepares & runs a show to completion for audiences according to schedule & professionally. 6. Responsible for the overall presentation of each screening, including stage setting, recording & file delivery of introductions and panels.

40%

Theater Projection Use of Equipment

1. Maintains a clean, orderly working environment to protect films, tapes and disks against hazards of dust, humidity and static electricity. 2. Ensures that safety rules and regulations are followed as they relate to the professional projection of films, tapes, disks, and hazardous nitrate film. Assure conformity to City fire safety codes. 3. Recognizes violations of safety rules and regulations and report violations and the presence of unsafe conditions to the supervisor, department head and the Fire Marshall as appropriate. 4.Utilizes electronic testing equipment including voltmeter, oscilloscope, color temperature meter, screen brightness meter, spectrum analyzer, & frequency generator to measure & test operating performance of projection equipment.

20%

Theater Projection Maintenance

1. Performs projector mechanical repairs & adjustments, including lamphouse & resultant brightness metering, optical & magnetic audio, inspection & other related equipment. 2. Performs routine preventive maintenance tests on equipment & recommends repair services. 3. Orders repair parts and maintains parts inventory. 4. Researches, recommends purchases, & installs new equipment required to maintain & ensure smooth operation of projection booth & theater. 5. Participates in the development of utilization plans & the justification of acquisitions related to the space, equipment & material resources of the projection booth & theater according to established professional projection standards.

20%

Administration

1. Assists Programming & Theater staff in coordinating workflow, scheduling, use of projection equipment & theater facilities according to programming requirements. 2. Assists in coordinating print traffic to & from the Billy Wilder projection booth. 3. Reviews & ensures accuracy of event timelines in coordination with programmers for in-theater & livestream screenings in a timely manner in accordance with Archive policy to ensure the smooth running & operation of programs. 3. Attends & collaborates during department meetings and defines standard operating procedures for projection. 4. Establishes & maintains files of time records, print/tape/disk condition reports, purchase requests, new equipment and maintenance records, fact sheets, & projection & maintenance schedules.

10%

Theater Projection Supervision of Personnel

1. Assists public programmer/supervisor in the hiring of on-call projectionists by identifying and recommending potential candidates. 2. Oversees training and scheduling of on-call projectionists. 3. Assesses performance of on-call projectionists to make recommendations to public programmer/supervisor. 4. Implements and oversees specific technicians where particular expertise and equipment are necessary. 5. Trains on-call projectionists on operation within BWT multi-media presentation and schedules projectionists as needed. 6. Introduces and advises on-call projectionists, groups, and individuals of best projection booth practices and procedures.

5%

Virtual Screening Room and live-streaming

1. Oversees live streaming of Virtual Screening Room events over online platform as requested by film programmers. 2. Uploads necessary media for testing and troubleshooting of playback issue prior to live stream. 3. Following livestream, preps program files for archiving, closed-captioning and reposting for later viewing, as directed by programmers.  4. Maintains working knowledge of current standards for live streaming and online virtual film events including technical specs for files, software/tech requirements for streaming, and tech standards for event participation by intra- and interdepartmental parties, as well as third parties/guests.

5%


Other Requirements - Applies to all Positions

Performs other duties as assigned.

Complies with all policies and standards.

Complies with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Principles of Community.

This position description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of the organization.


QUALIFICATIONS


Experience Requirements

Experience

Experience Details

Required/
Preferred

And/Or

5 Years

At least five years of full-time experience projecting 35mm with Kinoton projectors or relevant experience.

Required

And

 

Experience with identifying mechanical relationships & optics related to projection equipment using specific electronic testing equipment, utilizing technical & electronic diagrams to perform repairs.

Required

And

 

Demonstrated experience in the management of staff and providing clear directions to employees.

Required

And

 

Experience with projecting 16mm film.

Required

And

 

Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, testing, and repairing projection equipment.

Required

And

 

Experience with working as part of a team; collaborating with colleagues. Ability to establish rapport and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Required

And

 

Experience with organizing material, information, people in a systematic way to optimize efficiency and minimize duplication of effort.

Required

And

 

Experience with DCP creation, file testing, and digital projection.

Required

And

 

Experience training projectionists in projection and safety requirements.

Required

And

 

Experience with current standards for virtual film events, including technical specs & standards for software/tech & event participation by intra/interdepartmental parties & third parties/guests.

Preferred

And

 

Experience with projecting 70mm film.

Preferred

And

 

Experience with the fields of film and television production and archival preservation.

Preferred

And

 

Experience with film traffic procedures.

Preferred

 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs

Required/
Preferred

Skill in setting priorities and follow directions which accurately reflect relative importance of job responsibilities.

Required

Skill in operating and maintaining sophisticated professional motion picture digital cinema and video projection equipment.

Required

Skill in perceiving cause and effect relationships in mechanical and electrical operations.

Required

Detailed knowledge of prof. projection practices relative to problems, situations, practices or procedures in order to:define problems or objectives;identify relevant concerns/factors;formulate logical & objective conclusions; recognize alternatives & their implications; analyze complex tech data.

Required

Ability to speak on 1-to-1 basis using appropriate vocabulary & grammar to obtain info, explain policies & procedures, persuade others to understand specific opinion/action. Skill writing concise, logical, grammatically correct analytical reports to explain the workings & needs of booth & theater.

Required

Skill to prioritize assignments to finish work in a timely manner according to: changes in workload; changes in assignments; frequent interruptions or distractions; competing requirements. Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with minimal or no direction.

Required

Ability to accept equivocal circumstances and take action where answers to a projection problem are not readily apparent. Skill in recognizing an emergency and taking appropriate action.

Required

Skill in using hand and power tools to repair and build projection equipment.

Required

Detailed knowledge of safety rules and regulations related to the professional projection of films and tapes and specifically potentially hazardous nitrate film.

Required

Working knowledge in engineering principals. Recognition of symbols, nomenclature, and methods. Knowledge of metric system units and U.S. equivalents, as well as international moving image media formats as they relate to internationally sourced materials and equipment.

Required

Working knowledge of electronics and electricity as it relates to projection equipment.

Required

Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.

Required


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


Reporting and Background Check Requirements

Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.


Other Special Conditions of Employment

List the other special conditions of employment for this position.

Description

Required/
Preferred

Evening and / or weekend work

Required


LOCATION AND PHYSICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, MENTAL (PEM) REQUIREMENTS

Environment and Work Location Information

Environment Type:

Non-Clinical Setting

Location Setting:

Campus

Location:

Hammer Museum


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Physical Requirements

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Standing/Walking

 

 

X

 

 

Sitting

 

 

X

 

 

Bending/Stooping

 

X

 

 

 

Squatting/Kneeling

 

X

 

 

 

Climbing

X

 

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull 0-25 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull 26-50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

Lifting/Carrying/Push/Pull over 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

Physical requirements other

X

 

 

 

 


Environmental Requirements

The environmental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Exposures

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Chemicals, dust, gases, or fumes

X

 

 

 

 

Loud noise levels

 

 

X

 

X

Marked changes in humidity or temperature

X

 

 

 

 

Microwave/Radiation

X

 

 

 

 

Operating motor vehicles and/or equipment

 

 

X

 

X

Exposures other

X

 

 

 

 


Mental Requirements

The mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Exposures

Never

0 Hours

Occasional

Up to 3 Hours

Frequent

3 to 6 Hours

Continuous

6 to 8+ Hours

Is Essential

Sustained attention and concentration

 

 

X

 

X

Complex problem solving/reasoning

 

X

 

 

X

Ability to organize & prioritize

 

 

X

 

X

Communication skills

 

X

 

 

X

Numerical skills

 

X

 

 

X

Mental demands other

 

X

 

 

X


Other Mental Requirements

If "Mental demands other" was selected above, please explain:


Blood/Fluid Exposure Risk

The exposure described here is what can be expected of an employee in performing the essential functions of this position.

X

Classification 3:  Position in which exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues is not part of the position description. The normal routine task involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues and the employee can decline to perform tasks which involve a perceived risk without retribution.