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Exhibition Lighting Technician 

Description

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and movie-making.

The Exhibition Lighting Technician provides general lighting design approach for the gallery spaces, oversees the safe handling and movement of lighting equipment for gallery installations, maintenance of exhibition lighting, inventory, and de-installation of exhibitions. You will report to the Director of Exhibition Design and work with the Production and Manager of Fabrication. The Exhibition Lighting Technician provides general lighting design approach for the gallery spaces, oversees the safe handling and movement of lighting equipment for gallery installations, maintenance of exhibition lighting, inventory, and de-installation of exhibitions. You will report to the Director of Exhibition Design and work with the Production and Manager of Fabrication.

You Will:

  • Coordinate technicians in installing or maintaining systems
  • Work on focusing lights for installation
  • Control systems for lighting
  • Install, deinstall, program, maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Build and test prototypes or proofs-of-concept
  • Research equipment, and materials for implementation
  • Communicate with vendors and order equipment and materials
  • Create and maintain equipment lists and budgets for projects
  • Inventory and organize storage spaces for lighting equipment
  • Communicate with curators, designers, project managers, exhibit technicians, and contractors
  • Follow established Museum protocols, particularly when working with or around Museum collections
 
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience focusing light fixtures; demonstrate knowledge of lighting materials, methods, practices and safety precautions
  • Installation experience
  • Proficiency with museum and theatrical lighting equipment such as track lighting systems, PAR cans, ellipsoidal, filters, gobos, lenses, or dimming systems
  • Basic electronic and electrical skills (e.g., soldering, wiring, testing cables and electronic components)
  • Proficiency with basic Microsoft software
  • Competency in reading and interpreting blueprints, electrical drawings, and schematics
  • Experience working with: Scissor lift, boom lift, electrical, carpentry tools and equipment, metal shop toold and paint shop equipment
  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems
  • Availability on some nights and weekends

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
 
Full-Time/Part-Time  
Education Bachelor's Degree preferred  
Position Exhibition Lighting Technician  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/12/2020  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women 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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