Studio Production Specialist

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) provides high-quality educational experiences to Stanford students and to people around the world by unleashing creativity and innovation in teaching and learning.

The Digital Media Creation & Strategy team within VPTL is seeking a talented Studio Operations Specialist (SPS) to support the creation of innovative and engaging online video content. The SOA will be responsible for tasks such as general studio setup/strike, lighting grid maintenance, and multi-camera studio operations. In addition, the SPS will serve as a member of the production team in various roles as needed. This may include EFP projects and non-studio productions. The ideal candidate will have the right combination of technical and organizational skills to serve in a wide variety of production settings and tasks.

Experience / Skills

Basic Qualifications:

• Responsible for ensuring studio systems are operational and configured to the correct project specifications under supervision
• Demonstrated ability with rigging various lighting fixtures (LED, HMI, RP, Flourescent) into an overhead lighting grid
• Comprehensive understanding of safety protocols related to rigging overhead lighting and floor sources
• Working knowledge of lighting fixtures, DMX control systems, video switchers, routers, cameras, crew communication systems, and video recording devices
• Experience with configuration and operation of pedestal camera supports
• Ability to receive and execute instructions from technical and non-technical staff members
• Solid organizational and communication skills with the ability to make timely, detail-oriented decisions
• Exhibits a professional demeanor while communicating with high-level faculty, staff, and students
• Ability to safely use ladders and work platforms to setup and maintain equipment
• Ability to safely lift and move equipment up to 50lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Working knowledge of DMX based lighting systems
• Working knowledge of cinema camera systems and imaging fundamentals
• Prior experience using Ross switching and routing infrastructure
• Prior experience working in educational media
• Expert knowledge of shared file systems, asset management, and overall editing workflow
• 3+ years working in media production and a B.A. in a communications-related field
• General understanding of the file-based media workflow, storage area networks, and media asset management
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently when given short turn-around times.
• A genuine interest in educational media and the research and teaching mission of Stanford University


Flexible depending on project workload
Up to 19 hours per week.