Projectionist


Classification: Hourly/Part Time

Salary Range: $19/hour

Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Director of Operations

Currently, Denver Film requires all staff be vaccinated for COVID-19 and is also requiring everyone in its building(s) to wear masks. “Vaccinated” means fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC (i.e., more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine). Denver Film will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief. 

About Denver Film:
The first Denver International Film Festival was successfully launched in May 1978. Three years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Denver Film Society was created to expand opportunities to bring films to Denver that otherwise might not be shown, and to celebrate and cultivate film as an art form. Over the years the organization has grown into one the largest and most respected cultural institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2019, the organization rebranded to Denver Film in an effort to build a more inclusive organization. This effort continues as we focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across our wide array of year-round programs including Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Women+Film Festival, CinemaQ Film Festival, CineLatinx Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, and the Denver Film Festival. Denver Film operates the Sie FilmCenter, which is the year-round cinematic home hosting over 800 films, education programs, community conversations, filmmakers from around the world, and special events throughout the year.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film.

Our Values:
Creativity – We cultivate curiosity and innovation in everything we do to transform lives through film
Community – We strive to create a sense of fellowship with other; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community
Accessibility – We advocate for the diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of our communities. With focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Professionalism – We act with respect, integrity, and competence. We are accountable for our actions and choices
Excellence – We challenge ourselves to mindfully curate films that education, inform, and invoke thought provoking conversations
Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film


What You’ll Do:
Presentation and cinematic integrity is our number one priority.
A proficient projectionist will take pride in understanding aspect ratios, sound formats, light levels, and how they interplay to create an experience for our audience.

Content management
The majority of the job resides in the realm of managing media. Successful projectionists ensure that all films, trailers, and promotional material are received, ingested, and tested in a timely fashion. A competency of computer file structures, databases, email, and spreadsheets are crucial.
Work with the programming staff and film distributors to track and ship physical media
Use FTP, Dropbox and internal media servers to manage digital content
Convert a variety of file types into playable content

Projection hardware
Our projection equipment consists of Christie projectors paired with Doremi servers; CP650, AP20, and Ovation sound processors; Century 35mm reel to reel projectors; an Eastman 16mm projector, and a variety of alternative content from HDCAM, Oppo, audio mixers, etc.
Projectionists having experience with these systems is a plus.

Projection software
Final Cut, Premiere, Handbrake, DCP-o-matic, Resolve, Filezilla, Dropbox, VNC, Doremi, Mac OS, Windows 10, etc, are some of the programs we use in house.
Projectionists having experience with any of these programs, or other like programs is a plus.

Projecting Film
The only place you can still project film in Denver, we take pride in maintaining our equipment and training our projectionists in this timeless art.
Projectionists will be trained with AMIA standards in regard to handling film and will work closely with peers to pass on the knowledge of film projection.
Inspect, repair, and maintain show-quality, often one-of-a-kind prints
Understand the mechanics and maintenance of the projectors and lenses
Understand various picture and sound formats

Film Festivals
We are fortunate to project for a diverse set of amazing film festivals throughout the year. As it pertains to projection, we often handle hundreds of movies in a variety of theaters around Denver. Festival projection has a unique set of demands, often including longer days, new systems, and working in unfamiliar environments.

Presentations, rentals, and special events
Our theater hosts a variety of events that run the gamut of technical proficiency. Projectionists work with our guests and filmmakers to run PowerPoint presentations, band setups, short film packages, technical checks, etc. An ability to interface with those guests in a professional capacity is paramount.

Who You Are:
We’re looking for personality traits that complement our small team of amazing projectionists and theater staff. Communication, timeliness, pride in your work, attention to detail, a strong work ethic, problem solving skills, creativity, and a love for what you do, are a must. We often operate with a baseline of mild chaos in that we are always learning something new, in an environment of constant flux. Those with the ability to keep calm under pressure, adapt to change, and work closely with peers will do well.


Please submit your resume to gina@denverfilm.org or fill out the form below.

 

 

 

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