Kids Equipment Room Manager
New York Film Academy

New York, New York

Posted in Education and Training

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New York Film Academy, New York, NY

New York Film Academy is committed to an inclusive work culture where peoples thoughts, ideas, concerns, and cultures are valued and respected. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and those sharing in our commitment to inclusivity.

NYFA is a vaccine-mandated campus. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.


The New York Film Academy NY Kids Summer Program is looking for an organized, skilled, and efficient seasonal Equipment Manager for the Kids Summer Camps. The Equipment Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Kids Equipment Room from the build out to coordinating and maintaining equipment used on a daily basis.

New York Film Academys Kids Summer Camps provide intensive programs in filmmaking, acting, animation, game design, musical theatre, and photography for campers of ages 10 to 13 years old. TAs are role model figures for our energetic, artistic camper body, and must commit to helping maintain an educational, safe, and fun environment for the campers.


The following responsibilities are general duties that a particular employee in this position may or may not be required to perform. The day-to-day duties required of this position may vary.

  • Develop and implement standard operating process for equipment check-outs for shoot days
  • Determine equipment needs for classrooms and ensure classes are prepped on a daily basis
  • Catalog equipment and maintain inventory for the duration of the summer camp program
  • Ensure equipment is in working condition and process replacement requests, when needed
  • Create and maintain effective channels of communication with the Kids Office, Kids Edit Lab, and Main Equipment Room
  • Maintain various logistics necessary to ensure the smooth running of production
  • Assist TA Coordinator with an onboarding process for newly hired TAs, including training, orientation, uniform distribution, etc
  • Establish & oversee execution of safety protocols and shooting guidelines to ensure an effective production environment that guarantees quality deliverables for campers
  • Assist with the build out before the program begins
  • Assist with the breakdown after the program ends
  • Support the Kids Office with facilities and operations needs on a needs basis
  • Supervise camper production crews on location shoots and offer technical assistance to campers to ensure their proper and safe use of equipment
  • Provide hands-on assistance in a classroom setting
  • An ability to support Hands On Camera classes with instruction or assisting should it be necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by Kids Camp Director, Assistant Director, or senior management


  • Strong technical grasp of digital cinematography and of basic light set-up, including 3-point lighting, basic power distribution, light control with gels, etc
  • Strong technical grasp of film equipment such as HMC, 5D Mark II, shotgun mics, tripods, onboard shock mounts, c-stands, boom poles, etc
  • Ability to work hard, respond to emergencies, and always maintain the safety and educational environment for the students
  • Understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions
  • Perform basic math
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A working grasp of Adobe Premiere is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds including camper, faculty and staff
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail


  • High School/GED required
  • Film/Video Production Experience
  • Experience providing technical support on film shoots and/or art events required.
  • Prior Equipment Room Experience is preferred
  • Experience working in a fast paced multitasking result driven environment
  • Attention to detail and team member mentality
  • Intermediate proficiency Microsoft Office Suites and GSuite
  • Experience and comfortability with students ages 10-13


The following machines, tools, equipment and / or software are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. Actual machines, tools, equipment and/ or software used will vary.

  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Google Suite Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Mail
  • Apple Products (i.e. Mac, iPad, etc.)
  • Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Acrobat Reader preferred
  • Film equipment, including , but not limited to 5D Mark II, HMC 150, shotgun mics, tripods, onboard shock mounts, c-stands, boom poles, etc
  • Office equipment including, but not limited to computer, phone, fax machine copier, and calculator


The following environmental / atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary.

  • Office Environment, Outdoor/Indoor Film Set environment: Film Shoots
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull documents/boxes weighing up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to climb a ladder, standing, bending and stooping
  • Sit for long/high periods of time to perform various computer/administrative tasks
  • Reasonable dexterity of hands & fingers to operate &/or manipulate computer keyboard & other office equipment
  • Verbally & effectively communicate utilizing face-to-face contact and telephones
  • Minimal travel as needed

The New York Film Academy was founded in 1992 on the belief that a top-quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the drive and ambition to make films. The school opened at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Center in New York City and has expanded worldwide to include campuses in New York; Los Angeles; Miami; and Gold Coast, Australia.

The mission of the New York Film Academy is to educate students interested in the field of visual storytelling. NYFA courses have been designed to increase students creativity and technical expertise through an intense regimen of hands-on and classroom instruction. The Academy's goal is to enrich its students as visual storytellers by helping them realize their personal artistic visions. NYFAs expectations center on the growth of each student as a creative individual. NYFA is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

New York Film Academy (NYFA) is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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