Digital Content Producer

Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #899
Monday, June 6, 2022
Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. We believe creativity is a defining human characteristic to which everyone should have access. CMOA collects, preserves, and presents artworks from around the world to inspire, sustain, and provoke discussion, and to engage and reflect multiple audiences. Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the "Old Masters of tomorrow" since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Our collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery. Through our programming, exhibitions, and publications, we frequently explore the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives.  With our unique history and resources, we strive to become a leader in defining the role of art museums for the 21st century. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The CMP COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Policy requires that all employees provide proof of COVID vaccination or if not fully vaccinated, must provide proof of negative COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis.

The Digital Content Producer is an integral role within the Marketing & Engagement department and is responsible for creating and supporting the use of high-caliber public-facing audio and video across the museum to support the institution, its exhibitions, programs, and initiatives. The Digital Content Producer is a visually oriented storyteller with a strong technical skillset that will contribute to furthering the reach and engagement while enhancing the brand of the museum.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • College degree in video production or a related field is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in audio and video capture and production, use of industry-standard editing/post-production software, and image editing and processing software.
  • Experience animating typography and a familiarity with contemporary design and typographic principles is preferred.
  • Expertise in audio and video compression variables, formatting options (including WAV, AAC, mov, mpeg, flash video, AIFF, avi, etc.), and color compensation/correction is required, along with demonstrated fluency in Web 2.0 standards and platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Some experience using technology to play visual and audio content for presentations and public programming.
  • A curated portfolio of creative work resulting from past employment is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Sophisticated technical training and experience necessary, as well as well as a sensibility of the ways in which visual arts and related organizations are utilizing digital content to engage audiences and support exhibitions, collections, and programs.
  • Strong communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential, as is the ability to receive and implement feedback.
  • Candidate must be able to prioritize and reprioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • An understanding of basic copyright law and web accessibility guidelines is desirable.

EQUIPMENT USED:  Canon C-100 digital HD video camera, professional digital audio recording devices, continuous lighting equipment and lighting modifiers (reflectors, baffles, scrims, etc.), tripods, microphones, Kessler track slider, digital SLR cameras, projectors, AV equipment, and computers (Windows or Mac).


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The Digital Content Producer should have the ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; manual dexterity to operate specified equipment; and visual and aural acuity. The Digital Content Producer must be able to spend a significant amount of time working on a computer.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES


Production

  • The Digital Content Producer contributes to discussions about goals and opportunities for content development, including seeking ways to create dynamic content that will drive engagement inside the museum and digitally.
  • Works with Digital Content Manager to brainstorm, conceptualize, and refine pre-production materials including scripts, outlines, and storyboards.
  • Collaborate with relevant departments such as curatorial, education and public programming, design and publications, and exhibitions, to plan, schedule, and execute digital content production including videotaping and audio recording sessions.
  • Ensure that necessary approvals and rights clearances are obtained before beginning production; include credits and acknowledgements as required before disseminating material to the public.    
  • Capture interviews, lectures, and events for the purpose of producing streaming video, podcasts, audio tours, and other formats as needed.
  • Process and edit audio and video recordings
  • Animate typography and implement approved museum branding into digital content.
  • Prepare content for online publication: export, resize, format, and caption content.

Non-Production

  • Work closely with the Digital Content Manager and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh IT department on issues such as bandwidth requirements, file formats and compression, and other technological issues related to the implementation of finished digital content.
  • Coordinate with Digital Content Manager, and others as required, to establish good practices in the archiving and cataloging of all digital content resources from every stage of the production cycle, to ensure preservation and future retrieval. Organize and maintain archive of all working files, final projects, and derivatives on network server, using clear labeling methods and established naming conventions.
  • Maintain an inventory of multimedia equipment and work with the digital content manager and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s IT department to identify additional hardware and software needs.
  • Be informed about trends and best practices in the use of digital content by cultural and related organizations and actively contribute to museum-wide conversations about the ways in which digital content can be used to provide richer and more engaging experiences for audiences.
  • Makes recommendations to improve the digital content production process.
  • Develops new skills, levels of technical agility, and learns new software to expand possibilities of interactive media production.
  • Manage all digital video assets, including regular maintenance and archiving of content.
  • Provide technical support for public viewing of productions
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in dealing with colleagues and external collaborators.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This is a Union position.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.   

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional guidance on essential functions follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources. A. Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function is rarely performed, it may not be essential. B. Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function. C. Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential. D. How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis. E. Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential. F. What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.  G. Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

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