Senior Producer

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Innovation

Department: Digital Strategy & Innovation

Status:  Exempt

This position will work collaboratively across Curtis to develop content that highlights and shares the exceptional artistry of our students, builds audience affinity, enhances the school’s reputation, attracts the best students, motivates alumni and donors, and recruits high-quality faculty and staff.

Essential Functions:         

  • Collaborate with the Director of Video and Director of Audio to produce a wide variety of content based on strategic direction from SVP, Digital Strategy & Innovation.
  • Oversee media production from beginning to end including ideation, storyboarding, scouting, cast and crew, scripting, complex project management, post-production, any external company needs, and maintaining a budget.
  • Produce live and recorded performance content, artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, sizzle reels, educational pieces, and promotional trailers.
  • Actively participate in production: conduct interviews, gather assets, assist in filming, plan logistics of projects, collaborations, and generally whatever needs doing on very tight deadlines.
  • Coordinate daily production duties among media team.
  • Coordinate and assist with video asset management. 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels to explain creative strategies and solutions.
  • Oversee external vendors.
  • Track departmental budget.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Digital, PR, Advancement, Admissions, faculty, and students to ensure best-in-class creative thinking, quality, and execution of content. 
  • Propose ideas for new content to support the school’s goals.
  • Gather b-roll, film and conduct interviews, and edit projects in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate is an expert storyteller in a variety of styles and formats. This hands-on role supports a team in identifying, evaluating, and addressing continuous improvement of workflow processes and opportunities while executing high-quality content through expert writing, shooting, and/or editing. This role will often be responsible for actively participating in production – video, audio or both – based on the selected candidate’s background.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Demo reel that demonstrates your ability to produce a range of content as outlined above.
  • 5-7 years of extensive experience in audio, video, or general multimedia production in the performing arts.
  • Experience with live, multi-camera performance productions.
  • Ability to translate organizational objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Experience with creating storyboards, equipment needs, location and set styling suggestions.
  • Advanced-level user of multimedia authoring software such Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Strong sense of visual branding and excellent conceptual skills.
  • Ability to research and quickly distill complex stories.
  • Maturity to accept and implement feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional people skills; ability to develop easy rapport with a broad range of faculty, staff, and students in various stages of their careers and with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Ability to work creatively and cooperatively in a team setting and function efficiently when working independently.
  • Able to multitask, work quickly, and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, resourceful, and excellent follow-through.
  • Superb work ethic with a passion for excellence and innovation.
  • Knowledge of classical music and live performance are required, i.e. you can speak comfortably about music, artists, and concepts, with a clear and sophisticated point-of-view.

Required Core Values:

The ideal candidate must exhibit:

  • a positive, “can-do” attitude
  • devotion and dedication to Curtis, its students, alumni, and parents
  • passion for their work, and contribution to the field and greater good
  • commitment and accountability for their work, and an ability to effect change
  • desire and willingness to collaborate, think creatively, and make data-driven decisions
  • respect, courtesy, and patience for colleagues, other staff, faculty, patrons, core constituents, and volunteers
  • an eagerness to make Curtis a more diverse and inclusive institution

 Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Routine for office environment
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry production equipment and cases up to 25lbs.
  • Flexibility for night/weekend work occasionally required

 To Apply:

For best consideration, interested and qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and salary requirements to: human.resources@curtis.edu. Position will remain open until filled. Curtis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an attractive benefit package. Hire is contingent upon the successful passing of PA Act 153 and criminal (ADP) background screenings. No phone calls, please. EOE. URL: http://www.curtis.edu