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Chief Projectionist

  • Department: Motion Picture Department
  • Reports to: Lori Donnelly, Film Programmer
  • Status: Full Time
  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Posting Dates: January 2, 2014 - January 31, 2014

Overview

The Museum is seeking a highly motivated individual, with a strong sense of technical and strategic leadership, and a demonstrated drive to achieve the highest possible quality in the archival exhibition of moving images. The Chief Projectionist is responsible for the exhibition of moving images of all formats in the Museum's screening facilities.

Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates and supervises the inspection of all film prints and other moving image materials screened in the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House's main film exhibition venue
  2. Ships all film prints delivered for Dryden Theatre screenings
  3. Maintains the motion picture projection equipment in the Museum's auditoriums and galleries
  4. Assures that the motion picture and audiovisual programs of the George Eastman House are presented in compliance with the highest technical and curatorial standards
  5. Actively participates in the training and mentoring activities of volunteers, interns and students enrolled in The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation
  6. In consultation with other Museum staff, oversees the hiring and scheduling of part-time projectionists
  7. The Chief Projectionist's daily working schedule coincides primarily with the Museum's public film programs, which occur daily including weekends, during evening hours and reports directly to the Film Programmer
  8. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Thorough knowledge of archival film projection practices and technology; outstanding skills in the operation of film handling equipment, including 35mm and 16mm changeover projection; handling and projection of other film formats; knowledge and ability to project video and digital formats
  2. Ability to oversee the maintenance and repair of all projection equipment in use in the Museum's theatres and galleries
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the presentation of public motion picture theatrical events, with special emphasis on quality of projection, sound, theatre lighting
  4. Professional experience with film distributors and scholars, filmmakers and special guests of the Museum
  5. Skill in handling and repair of all film formats, including nitrate-based film prints
  6. Ability to perform multiple tasks under the constraints of time and high presentation standards
  7. Knowledge and understanding of the field of motion picture preservation, film archive standards, and policies
  8. Ability to coordinate and supervise a team of projectionists, and liaise with other Museum staff in the presentation of the Museum's public film programs
  9. Ability to lift, carry and transport weights up to 50 pounds

Application Materials:

Send the following information, via email, to Lori Donnelly, Film Programmer, Motion Picture Department: ladonnelly@geh.org.

  1. A letter of intent
  2. A complete resumé;
  3. Contact information for two professional references.

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Shipping Officer

  • Department: Collection Management
  • Reports To: Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management
  • Status: Full Time
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Posting Dates: : February 13, 2014 through February 27, 2014

Overview:

Coordinate the transportation of collections and related artifacts; closely track and record the movement of shipments. Manage and maintain the museum's centralized shipping services in support of diverse collection activities and improve the overall security of the museum collection.

Responsibilities:

  1. Process and coordinate collection-related shipments and transportations requested by curatorial departments. Monitor and record the movements of multiple shipments on a real-time basis. The type of shipments and associated collection activities include, new and pending acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibition rentals, conservation treatments and evaluation, film preservation, digitization, theatrical screenings, and other types of collection access and dispersals.
  2. Whenever appropriate or required, obtain multiple quotes from specialized fine art shipping companies and ensure economical and safe transportation of artifacts while working closely with curatorial staff members.
  3. Create, organize and update a roster of preferred fine art shipping companies and other commercial transporters. Search for competitive prices and safer, efficient methods of transportation on a regular basis.
  4. Working closely with security officers and Mailroom personnel, contribute to the improvement of security in and around the museum's loading dock.
  5. In conjunction with Mailroom personnel, greet shippers and drivers as needed. Notify appropriate personnel of shipment arrivals, and ensure the timely quarantine and securing of delivered collections and artifacts.
  6. Working closely with the Object Preparation team and the Manager of Exhibitions, coordinate the storage and organization of crates in the museum's Holding Room.
  7. Maintain a working relationship with the customs broker and/or import-export consultants (Masterpiece International). Renew the museum's Continuous US Customs Bond annually.
  8. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Collection Management and the Manager of Collection Records.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor degree in Museum Studies or related field.
  2. Minimum 1 year of experience in shipping or project coordination in a museum setting.
  3. Experience in handling museum collections or similar artifacts is a plus.
  4. Working knowledge of import/expert, US Customs Bond is a plus.
  5. Proficient with the use of various computer software and mobile devices.
  6. Extensive knowledge of conservation and handling requirements for a wide range of film, tape, digital and paper items.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management at: wokada@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Shipping Registrar

  • Department: Collection Management
  • Reports To: Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management
  • Status: Full Time
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Posting Dates: : March 24, 2014 through April 7, 2014

Overview:

Coordinate the shipment of objects (e.g. photographs, motion pictures, photographic and cinematic equipment, rare books) related to the museums collections or to its exhibitions or preservation efforts (including objects owned by others). Manage and maintain the museums centralized shipping of such objects and closely track and record such shipments.

Responsibilities:

  1. Process and coordinate museum shipments as requested by curatorial departments. The contexts of such shipments include, but are not limited to the following: proposed acquisitions, incoming and outgoing loans, exhibitions, conservation and preservation activities, digitization, and theatrical screenings.
  2. Monitor and record the movements of multiple shipments on a real-time basis. Develop and maintain this information in the museums databases.
  3. Maintain relationships and interact with pertinent individuals, institutions, and organizations with regard to museum shipments.
  4. Whenever appropriate or required, obtain multiple quotes from specialized fine art shipping companies and ensure economical and safe transportation of objects while working closely with curatorial staff members.
  5. Create, organize and update a roster of preferred fine art shipping companies and other commercial transporters. Search for competitive prices and safer, efficient methods of transportation on a regular basis.
  6. Working closely with security officers and other museum employees, contribute to the improvement of security of objects in and around the museum.
  7. In conjunction with other museum employees, greet shippers and drivers as needed. Notify appropriate personnel of shipment arrivals.
  8. Coordinate the storage and organization of shipping crates and other containers.
  9. Maintain a working relationship with the customs broker and/or import-export consultants. Renew the museums Continuous US Customs Bond annually.
  10. Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor degree in Museum Studies or related field.
  2. Must obtain certification in shipping hazardous materials.
  3. Minimum 1 year of experience in shipping or project coordination in a museum setting.
  4. Working knowledge of import/expert, US Customs Bond is a plus.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Wataru Okada, Director of Collection Management at: wokada@geh.org

George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer







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