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Theater Technical Engineer, Academy Museum 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Manager of Theater Operations, the Theater Technical Engineer will ensure a premier movie theater experience at the Academy Museum’s Theaters. You will be a technical expert for the movie theaters and assist in the day-to-day operation.

You Will:

  • Oversee systems integration and theater commissioning including designing and installing systems.
  • Assist chief projectionist with setup and maintenance of 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm changeover projection systems and any associated audio formats.
  • Ensure live event production systems sound reinforcement equipment including mixing consoles, compressors, graphic equalizers and microphones for music and speech events are set up and functioning for the event.
  • Lead the team to comply with CAL-OSHA to ensure the technical operation of the theater is always safe and complies with all industry standards.
  • Troubleshoot video and audio equipment, projector automation and A/V-over-IP integration.
  • Develop and administer maintenance schedules and checklists to ensure equipment is tested, properly working, and replacement/stock is ordered.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A Union Membership required.
  • 7+ years of related work experience in a live entertainment facility.
  • Experience with digital film equipment including laser projection, cinema servers, and auxiliary A/V routing systems.
  • Experience with 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm film equipment and any associated audio formats.
  • Experience as a projectionist is a plus.
  • Film and television production practices experience.
  • Knowledge of theater technology, lighting design, sound design, and theater operations.
  • Knowledge of acoustics and sound system design.
  • Knowledge of safety practices applicable to theaters.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and move 20 pounds or more.
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Theater Technical Engineer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/5/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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