Job Description

Posting Date Job Number Job Title Revision Date Category Type Status
8/14/2017 129-17 Assistant Manager, Production Staff Full-Time Accepting Applications

Please submit a resume with Job No. 129-17. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

The Assistant Production Manager is a non-exempt, full-time staff position which assists management within the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

The Assistant Production Manager coordinates pre-production and production workflow process for student projects.  The incumbent ensures that Dodge College policies and proper safety procedures are followed for these projects.  The position processes financial and insurance requests as needed. The Assistant Production Manager maintains constant communication and work closely with faculty and other production and technical staff to provide necessary support to student productions. They assists in the development and improvement of procedures and functions of Dodge College to improve student satisfaction.  This positon provides additional support to the Production Manager as needed.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Assistant Production Manager position.

Specific Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Film and TV or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three to five years previous industry work experience in professional physical production atmosphere. Knowledge of current production standards with ability to breakdown scripts and analyze shooting schedules and budgets. Ability to prepare financial reports and reconcile expenses. Working knowledge of production film and video equipment.

General Job Requirements: Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals, both inside and outside the university. Exceptionally detail oriented while maintaining high volume of work with quick turnaround. Strong writing skills for communicating with supervisors, faculty, staff and industry contacts. Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and adapt to constant interruption. Ability to use tact and to maintain a high level of confidentiality in both oral and written communications. Effectively collaborate with others in complex situations. Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications, electronic mail, internet usage and database management.

Desired: Knowledge of industry standard software applications including EP/Movie Magic Software. Previous work at a higher education institution. Graduate degree in film or media arts.

Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.

The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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