POSITION TITLE: Assistant Video Engineer
SUPERVISOR: Chief Video Engineer
DEPARTMENT: Artistic Programs
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy, is a dynamic, internationally recognized post-graduate educational institution with a mission to prepare gifted graduates of top music schools for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles around the world. NWS fellows are challenged by a demanding course of practical training, performances and instructional activities intended to develop the full complement of skills and qualifications required of musicians in the 21st century. The three-year fellowship program offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The New World Symphony's success may be measured in part by the careers of its hundreds of alumni who have attained positions with professional orchestras and ensembles throughout America and around the world.

In January 2011, the New World Symphony inaugurated its new Frank Gehry-designed campus—a laboratory for the way classical music is taught, presented and experienced—in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco district. A highlight of the new campus is its unprecedented integration of technology into educational, rehearsal and performance spaces. An iconic concert auditorium features a nearly 360-degree projected video and lighting capability; a large additional complement of theatrical lighting; 10 robotic cameras and a broadcast media suite; and top-of-the-line audio recording and sound reinforcement equipment. In the summer of 2019, NWS completed Phase II of its three phase 4K Upgrade Project, transforming the performance hall and video infrastructure into a 12G fully 4KUHD environment. This includes: a 64x48 12G For-A Hanabi 6000 switcher, For-A HD & UHD routers (64x64 & 144x144), For-A multi-viewer (64x8 in HD), four Insight 12G UHD servers (2 play/6 rec), four AJA KiPro Ultra+ recorders, two ClassX CGs, 13 Hitachi 4K broadcast cameras, six Panasonic 4K PTZs, full patch bays and plenty of For-A terminal gear. The summer of 2020 will see the completion of the final phase of the 4K Upgrade Project when NWS will replace the existing projection infrastructure as well as all 18 of our 30,000+ lumen HD video projectors.

The campus also includes eight video, lighting and audio design and post-production studios. The successful applicant for this position will join a 16-member team (specific to concert operations and to video, lighting and audio production) in producing media-rich performances for live audiences, for webcast, and for live simulcast onto the building's exterior projection façade—the largest permanent exterior projection surface in North America. In addition, the successful applicant will work closely with the Chief Video Engineer to support the many and varied visiting productions with heavy focus on supporting our guests who may be in need of video support during rentals.

This position will require a candidate who is keenly interested in learning and growth.

Helpful:

Ability to read music and follow musical scores; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Mac OS); experience with Christie projectors and Christie’s Pandora’s Box or D3 or Watchout software.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Maintain integrity of video equipment and video infrastructure throughout facility; perform
routine maintenance and simple repairs
- Maintain integrity of projectors and projection infrastructure throughout facility; perform
routine maintenance and simple repairs
- Work closely with Chief Video Engineer, Technical Director, production staff, and potential renters to identify equipment, personnel and video/projection infrastructure needs for upcoming rentals; work as lead video engineer for rental projects as necessary; oversee contract video staff as necessary for rental events
- Work with Chief Video Engineer to identify and prioritize repairs and maintenance
- Work at any assigned position in the control booth or operate cameras during webcasts, WALLCASTS, archival concert recordings, and Internet2 activities taking place in the Main Hall or Sun Trust Pavilion (robotic camera operator, titling, switching etc…)
- Perform other video-related duties as assigned
- Heavy emphasis on working with outside organizations (rentals) at New World Center

REQUIREMENTS:

- College degree or equivalent experience
- Minimum two years of experience in broadcast engineering
- Broadcast automation and ancillary system knowledge
- Detailed knowledge of audio and video signal flow through a broadcast facility
- Strong IT skills at a minimum, advanced skills a plus
- Experience and knowledge of functional broadcast operations, A/V, & projectors
- Project management skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to develop, refine and present technical documentation
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Must have the legal right and provide authorization to work in the United States
- Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle
- Must pass be able to stand for extended period and lift/carry 50 pounds
- Must pass a pre-employment background & reference check

COMPENSATION:

Negotiable based on experience and subject to budgetary parameters. Extensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; paid vacation, sick and designated holiday leave; employer-matched 401k plan; parking privileges.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Send cover letter, resume, links to online work samples, and verifiable salary history by February 28, 2020 . No phone calls, please.

Experience / Skills


QUALIFICATIONS:

An AAS, BA or BFA in Television Production (or similar); or Broadcast Television Engineer certification (CBTE); or Video Engineer certification (CEV) is preferred. Experience with state-of-the-art broadcast video equipment including: For-A switching consoles/multi-viewer/routing/terminal gear, Telemetrics robotic cameras, ClassX Character Generators, various 4K cameras including Hitachi and Panasonic, and Ravenna mixing consoles; experience with fiber optic (single mode & multi mode) including SMPTE; experience working with media servers (Insight); an understanding of the fundamentals of video streaming and compression methods and formats; ability to interact effectively, discretely, and as both leader and team player with a variety of personalities; good written and oral communication skills; fanatical attention to detail; ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously in demanding, multi-activity work environment; ability and willingness to work extended and variable schedule; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database usage.

Helpful:

Ability to read music and follow musical scores; working familiarity with classical orchestral and chamber music; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Mac OS); experience with Christie projectors and Christie’s Pandora’s Box or D3 or Watchout software.