Assistant Projectionist

(Full Time - Union Position)

Job Summary

The Assistant Projectionist will be responsible for film and digital cinema projected presentations in the Linwood Dunn Theater and Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidate shall possess a thorough knowledge of film gauges, stock types, picture aspect ratios, and sound reproduction techniques.
  • Must be familiar with procedures for film prep and inspection, and be able to perform 16, 35, & 70mm changeover projection.
  • The candidate must have a thorough understanding and hands-on experience with digital cinema projectors, and the various image and sound reproduction sources associated with them.
  • Must be familiar with procedures relating to all shows and events reproduced via digital cinema packages and KDM’s in how they are obtained, organized, ingested, and projected.
  • Must be able to clearly identify various video and audio file types used in the post-production process, their reproduction codecs, image resolution, frame rate, interlaced or progressive, and audio track mapping and patching.
  • A thorough knowledge of the appropriate computer based hardware and software is required. Knowledge of Final Cut Pro is a plus.
  • Understand signal flow between various types of equipment and the technical requirements of a given event. 
  • Proper safety practices shall be known, and strictly observed in the handling of film, and xenon lamps.
  • Ability to interact in a professional demeanor, with all levels of personnel, various motion picture studio personnel, and  clients to facilitate a flawless execution of all screenings and events requiring the reproduction of picture and sound (regardless of source and method) that take place at all Academy facilities.
  • Must possess sufficient skills with regard to working in fast paced clip shows and events.
  • Must be able to follow direction, and meet operational and technical challenges needed for a successful show. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be a member of IATSE or willing to join.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in operating and mechanically maintaining motion picture projection and sound apparatus of all film gauges and types to ensure ongoing optimum performance.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as performing solo projection duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and positively  with  all levels of personnel, in-house projection staff, Academy members, and technical committees
  • Proficiency with the English language; must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently. 
  • Must have a valid CA driver’s license in good standing.
  • Film post-production knowledge desired.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Indicate Assistant Projectionist in subject line.


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