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University of Utah Film & Media Arts Facilities and Equipment Manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/29/2021

Requisition Number PRN25674B

Job Title Staff Specialist (E)

Working Title Film & Media Arts Facilities and Equipment Manager

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00080 - Film and Media Arts

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 50,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Department of Film & Media Arts seeks to hire a Specialty Media, Facilities and Equipment Manager. The individual in this position will be responsible for formulating, planning, managing, and supervising the complex production facilities and equipment involving the teaching of film, media arts, and animation in the Department.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the Film and Media Arts Building if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Computer lab management, including a proficiency with Mac and PC platforms and a broad array of production software (Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, ProTools, Microsoft Office, Excel).

Experience and aptitude for analyzing and creating specialized equipment checkout room systems, media libraries, and production and lab spaces.

Experience and ability in designing and offering training on new, industry-standard professional equipment.

Management of the academic budget, purchasing, purchase orders, vendors, and reporting.

Demonstrated proficiency in large data systems.

Proven organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalency (2 years experience equivalent to 1 year education) in film production or a related field.

Two years of supervisory experience of professional staff or student workers in media production.

Professional experience working with equipment checkout systems.

Experience in media technology and equipment management, including film and video production gear (HD/2K/4K video and 16mm film), media hardware (players and projectors), and computer hardware and software.

Experience conducting and presenting research reflecting industry-standard equipment purchase options.

Expertise in repair and maintenance options for film and video equipment and ability to promote

cost-saving and maintain positive relationships with vendors.


MFA or other terminal degree in film production or a related field.

Familiarity with film and video exhibition, including 16mm production and projection.

Experience collaborating with faculty.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Application review will begin May 1st.

An application letter, not to exceed two pages, addressing the position’s required and preferred qualifications.

A current Resume/CV including names and contact information for three professional references.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.