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Video Production Specialist 

Category Marketing & Sales  
Position Video Production Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Salary Annual Salary $40,000  

Job Title: Video Production Specialist

Reports to: Marketing & Media Manager

Summary: This position serves as the primary videographer for the Desert Museum, by developing and producing promotional and educational videos related to the mission and activities of the Desert Museum to engage and inform various audiences. Will work closely with the Marketing and Education teams to develop ideas for videos that position the Desert Museum as the leader of Sonoran Desert expertise. This position will also manage a digital asset system and the Museum's YouTube channel.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Partner with various departments, mainly Education and Marketing, to plan and produce impactful videos.
  • Conduct on-camera interviews with staff and external spokespeople for inclusion in videos.
  • Perform post-production responsibilities including editing footage and inserting graphics and effects, prior to delivering the final product.
  • Produce b-roll for television and other media use.
  • Stay current on, and adhere to, video best practice and the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility recommendations.
  • Manage the Desert Museum's YouTube channel.
  • Perform routine video equipment maintenance.
  • Manage marketing content in a digital asset management system available to all departments.


Applicants please note: This position was opened on February 1, 2021 and does not have a closing date. It is considered open until filled; however, application review will begin immediately. Please understand that if offered a position, you will, as a final condition of employment, be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, and provide a satisfactory 39-month DMV report.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, media production, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum two years of related experience creating video content for a range of uses required, including websites, social media, or commercial.
  • Proven ability to engage an audience through visual storytelling.
  • Demonstrated experience of video editing programs and photography editing software including Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro required. Please include links to videos or an online portfolio.
  • Thorough understanding and ability to use basic video equipment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized self-starter who can manage a large volume of media requests and work collaboratively to meet project deadlines and provide quality products in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of digital media best practices and delivery formats and sizes.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proactively with various departments and balance of a multitude of projects.
  • Understanding of the Desert Museum’s style and tone of voice.
  • Willingness and ability to accept and incorporate feedback.
  • Flexible work style adapting to changing demands and priorities.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Understanding/familiarity with non-profit, visitor-based organization.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and valid Arizona Drivers License.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have solid working knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite Video Editing software, Photoshop, YouTube, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees work might take them outdoors in both warm and cool weather. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

The above description reflects a general overview of the responsibilities, reporting relationships and position requirements for this job classification. It is not intended to be a complete description of all duties and requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Open Date 2/1/2021  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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