The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution in Pleasantville, NY, dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema; promoting 21st century literacy; and making film a vibrant part of the community. Housing a state-of-the-art theater complex, a 27,000 square-foot Media Arts Lab, and a residence for international fellows, the JBFC campus provides opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore, and learn through the power of film, media and 21st-century technology.
The JBFC Theater houses three screens and is open to the public 365 days a year. Exhibitions include first-run independent features, previews, classic films, and documentaries from around the world. Each month, we present two to four curated series including annual and monthly programs, as well as special one-time events and retrospectives on important film artists. More than 150 directors, actors, authors, scholars, and other remarkable guests come to speak with our audience each year.
Over 85,000 students in grades 3-12 and college have participated in our education programs, more than 50% of them from underserved communities throughout the tri-state area. Their participation, including transportation, is funded entirely by the JBFC, thanks in part to support from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Programs range from film and new media production to claymation – each course helping students master the tools of 21st century communication while fostering intellectual curiosity and creative exploration.
We seek a full time Projectionist to work under the supervision of our Technical Director in support of the activities of the Film Center and its educational programs. An ideal candidate should have solid foundation skills in projection and/or media equipment, and a willingness to learn new skills. Both the Film Center and Media Arts Lab utilize a wide range of technologies, including but not limited to 35mm film, 16mm film, various varieties of digital media, numerous software packages, and data management systems.
A successful candidate must have:
A passion for high quality film presentation and creating a positive movie going experience for both general screenings and school groups
The ability to quickly understand and absorb a wide variety of technologies
Outstanding attention to detail
Working knowledge of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and programs
The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Primary responsibilities include:
Running films in many formats: 35mm, 16mm, various digital formats
Meticulous care and maintenance of equipment and booth workspace.
Working closely with other projectionists and staff to ensure professional presentation and quality work environment.
Start Date: ASAP
This is a full timeposition, 5 days (40 hours) per week.
Shifts are primarily night,weekend and holiday hours. Flexibility is a must!
HOW TO APPLY
Send cover letter, resume and references via email only to [email protected] with “Projectionist 12” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.