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Film Post Production Manager

Emerson College
Boston Campus

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Join our community and experience Emerson College!

Work with our Media, Technologies, and Production team! A unique team that makes it possible for our students to develop the professional skills needed in the cutting-edge movie, television, and media world.

Purpose of Position: Provide technical expertise to students and faculty members on Film Post Production.

Close Partners: Audio Post Production Manager and the Digital Post Production Manager,

Film Post Production Manager

Students Supervised: 20

Your Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operation, staffing, basic maintenance, and troubleshooting (including preventative & training collateral) for the Film Facilities.
  • Hires train, schedule, manage, provide regular performance reviews for student workers.
  • Perform as a liaison to the faculty within Visual & Media Arts regarding the support of the curriculum, and assist with advanced student projects.
  • Communicate planning and implementation of post-production needs with faculty and other employees.
  • Research new software and hardware products & techniques, sharing information with relevant faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide specialized film and digital technical and operational expertise during budgetary processes.
  • Works closely with other post-production managers to create a forward-thinking vision of post-production facilities, workflows, policies and procedures.

  • Bachelor's in related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3 years experience in film and digital post-production in a professional environment.
  • Experience working with clients.
  • High level of computer literacy on Mac and PC.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional mastery of 16mm film production and post-production, including Steenbeck editing, projectors, AVID Media Composer and relevant post-production hardware/software.
  • Extensive knowledge of various post-production workflows, including sound and image workflows, including sound and image, digital and analog, standard definition to 4k, surround sound, media and project management, editing techniques and deliverables.
  • Ability to assess student employee abilities and delegate responsibilities in a way that advances student knowledge and accomplishes project goals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to co-manage and thrive in a diverse workplace, as a team player, with an attention to detail.
  • Service excellence orientation.


  • Previous experience hiring, scheduling, planning, and budgeting of volunteer or non-professional (student) workforce.
  • Experience with planning and budgeting of post-production facility upgrades.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Davinci Resolve, Pro Tools, Maya, Final Cut Pro, Oxberry, Optical Printers, A/B negative cutting, DCP creation, Webcheckout vending software and networkstorage.
  • Knowledge of studio/facility design, installation, wiring, and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Experience with 16mm film editing and matchback to negative for print making.
  • Production experience with a variety of cameras and audio recorders.
  • Experience with design, integration and maintenance of post-production facilities (studio, television station, broadcast environment).
  • Experience working with students in an academic environment.

Grade of Position: A15E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Salary: $52,200.00

This position will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

In addition to a competitive salary, Emerson College is committed to the health and well-being of our employees and family members. We offer a generous benefits package to regular staff scheduled to work 20+ hours per week.

Benefits include outstanding health plans with limited out-of-pocket expenses, dental plans, generous time-off programs, and a 403(b) retirement benefit with a 9% employer contribution once eligible. Additional benefits such as life and disability coverage as well as commuter offerings are available.

Please refer to our benefits website for a full list of benefits and eligibility requirements.


Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and the Commonwealth's State House, in the heart of the city’s Theatre District and bordering its Chinatown neighborhood, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands.The College has 5,100 undergraduates and graduate students from  58 countries and all 50 states.

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