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We have one openings for up to 12 part-time positions for city hall and school district meeting videographers. Please scroll down to see the descriptions for each. There are 4 different types of meetings we cover and there are separate job descriptions for each.
 

POSITION: Part-time position

CITY HALL VIDEO OPERATOR

For Redwood City Government Meetings

DEFINITION:
Operate remote-controlled video cameras, monitor multiple microphones and cablecast & webstream transmission, enter and implement on-screen text and graphics as a live-coverage provider for Redwood City City Council and Planning Commission meetings at City Hall, located at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time position working as part of a two-person team, working for the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center. Requires availability on most Monday and Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. (Council meetings are usually the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month; Planning Commission usually the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month.) The length of the meetings vary and may occasionally go quite late. Your own reliable transportation is a must. Public transportation cannot be relied upon.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Training provided by Media Center instructors with on-going technical & procedural training and support from Media Center staff and experienced fellow team members. Employee performance and peer-reviews to be conducted on an annual basis.

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are illustrative only. This is not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all duties and responsibilities of the classification:

    • Operate three in-house, remote-controlled video cameras – Framing shots, zooming in and out, focusing the image – during live government meeting recordings and cablecastings.

 

    • Monitor audio levels in a multi-microphone set-up.

 

    • Monitor cablecast signal of live meeting.

 

    • Accurately type information into and operate a character generator in a timely manner, being attentive to visual and aural cues in order to bring up graphics during live meetings.

 

    • Properly load and operate multiple DVD record decks.

 

    • Finalize DVDs and label them clearly and accurately for archival storage.

 

    • Troubleshoot and correct simple equipment malfunctions.

 

    • Report equipment issues to supervisors.

 

    • Receive communications by email and/or phone and to reply within 24 hours.

 

    • Make concerted effort to accept meeting offers.

 

  • Arrive 45-minutes prior to meeting start to prepare and test equipment and transmission.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
Principle of cablecast system function and delivery as well as operation of video, audio and character generator equipment would be helpful.

Ability to:
Work independently and with others in a two-person team situation; Maintain a professional, cooperative, supportive and courteous working relationship with fellow employees, members of City Council, Committees, Commissions and staff; Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education in operation of video cameras, recording decks and personal computers would be beneficial.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Availability to work evening hours; Ability to commit to work dates up to a month in advance. Interest in City Government, its processes and procedures, may be beneficial.

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
As operators become experience and proficient, they may be offered opportunities to cover meetings for different Cities during different times of the week:

City of East Palo Alto: 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303
City of Menlo Park: 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
City of Palo Alto: 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Palo Alto Unified School District: 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

APPLICATION CONTACT:
Dave Sorokach
Media Center
650 494-8686 x10
Email Dave@midpenmedia.org
Organization: The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is the Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access station operating Channels 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 75 on Comcast’s cable system, serving Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and available in the Bay Area through Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.

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POSITION: Part-time position

CITY HALL VIDEO OPERATOR

for EAST PALO ALTO City Government Meetings

DEFINITION:
Operate remote-controlled video cameras, monitor multiple microphones and cablecast transmission, enter and implement on-screen text and graphics as a live-coverage provider for City of East Palo Alto City Council and Planning Commission meetings at City Hall, located at 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time position working as part of a two-person team, working for the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, a non-profit, public access television facility based in Palo Alto. Requires availability on most Monday and Tuesday evenings starting at 6 p.m. (The City Council meets regularly on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, and may call additional special sessions; The Planning Commission regularly meets on the 2st & 4th Mondays of the month, but may hold additional meetings.)The length of the meetings vary and may occasionally goes quite late. Your own reliable transportation is a must. Public transportation cannot be relied upon.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Training provided by Media Center instructors with on-going technical & procedural training and support from Media Center staff and experienced fellow team members. Employee performance and peer-reviews to be conducted on an annual basis.

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are illustrative only. This is not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all duties and responsibilities of the classification:

    • Operate three in-house, remote-controlled video cameras – Framing shots, zooming in and out, focusing the image – during live government meeting recordings and cablecastings.

 

    • Monitor audio levels in a multi-microphone set-up.

 

    • Monitor cablecast signal of live meeting.

 

    • Accurately type information into and operate a character generator in a timely manner, being attentive to visual and aural cues in order to bring up graphics during live meetings.

 

    • Properly load and operate multiple DVD record decks.

 

    • Finalize DVDs and label them clearly and accurately for archival storage.

 

    • Troubleshoot and correct simple equipment malfunctions.

 

    • Report equipment issues to supervisors.

 

    • Receive communications by email and/or phone and to reply within 24 hours.

 

    • Make concerted effort to accept meeting offers.

 

  • Arrive 45-minutes prior to meeting start to prepare and test equipment and transmission.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
Principle of cablecast system function and delivery as well as operation of video, audio and character generator equipment would be helpful.

Ability to:
Work independently and with others in a two-person team situation; Maintain a professional, cooperative, supportive and courteous working relationship with fellow employees, members of City Council, Committees, Commissions and staff; Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education in operation of video cameras, recording decks and personal computers would be beneficial.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Availability to work evening hours; Ability to commit to work dates up to a month in advance. Interest in City Government, its processes and procedures, may be beneficial.

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
As operators become experience and proficient, they may be offered opportunities to cover meetings for different Cities during different times of the week:

City of Redwood City: 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
City of Menlo Park: 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
City of Palo Alto: 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Palo Alto Unified School District: 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

APPLICATION CONTACT:
Dave Sorokach
Media Center
650 494-8686 x10
Email Dave@midpenmedia.org
Organization: The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is the Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access station operating Channels 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 75 on Comcast’s cable system, serving Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and available in the Bay Area through Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.

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POSITION: Part-time position

CITY HALL VIDEO OPERATOR

for Menlo Park City Government Meetings

DEFINITION:
Operate remote-controlled video cameras, monitor multiple microphones and cablecast transmission, enter and implement on-screen text and graphics as a live-coverage provider for Menlo Park City Council meetings at City Hall, located at 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time position working as part of a two-person team, working for the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, a non-profit, public access television facility based in Palo Alto. Requires availability usually two alternating Tuesdays of the month starting at 6 p.m. The lengths of the meetings vary and may occasionally go quite late. Your own reliable transportation is a must. Public transportation cannot be relied upon.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Training provided by Media Center instructors with on-going technical & procedural training and support from Media Center staff and experienced fellow team members. Employee performance and peer-reviews to be conducted on an annual basis.

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are illustrative only. This is not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all duties and responsibilities of the classification:

    • Operate three in-house, remote-controlled video cameras – Framing shots, zooming in and out, focusing the image – during live government meeting recordings and cablecastings.

 

    • Monitor audio levels in a multi-microphone set-up.

 

    • Monitor cablecast signal of live meeting.

 

    • Accurately type information into and operate a character generator in a timely manner, being attentive to visual and aural cues in order to bring up graphics during live meetings.

 

    • Properly load and operate multiple DVD record decks.

 

    • Finalize DVDs and label them clearly and accurately for archival storage.

 

    • Troubleshoot and correct simple equipment malfunctions.

 

    • Report equipment issues to supervisors.

 

    • Receive communications by email and/or phone and to reply within 24 hours.

 

    • Make concerted effort to accept meeting offers.

 

  • Arrive 45-minutes prior to meeting start to prepare and test equipment and transmission.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
Principle of cablecast system function and delivery as well as operation of video, audio and character generator equipment would be helpful.

Ability to:
Work independently and with others in a two-person team situation; Maintain a professional, cooperative, supportive and courteous working relationship with fellow employees, members of City Council, Committees, Commissions and staff; Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education in operation of video cameras, recording decks and personal computers would be beneficial.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Availability to work evening hours; Ability to commit to work dates up to a month in advance. Interest in City Government, its processes and procedures, may be beneficial.

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
As operators become experience and proficient, they may be offered opportunities to cover meetings for different Cities during different times of the week:

City of Redwood City: 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
City of East Palo Alto: 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303
City of Palo Alto: 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Palo Alto Unified School District: 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

APPLICATION CONTACT:
Dave Sorokach
Media Center
650 494-8686 x10
Email Dave@midpenmedia.org
Organization: The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is the Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access station operating Channels 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 75 on Comcast’s cable system, serving Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and available in the Bay Area through Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.

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POSITION: Part-time position

VIDEO OPERATOR

for PAUSD Monthly Meetings

DEFINITION:
Operate remote-controlled video cameras, monitor multiple microphones and cablecast & webstream transmission, enter and implement on-screen text and graphics as a live-coverage provider for meetings of the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD), in the district’s conference room, located at 25 Churchill Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94306.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a part-time position working as part of a two-person team, working for the Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, a non-profit, public access television facility based in Palo Alto. Requires availability on Tuesday evenings starting at 5:00 p.m. (District meetings are usually held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month.) The lengths of the meetings vary and may occasionally go quite late. Occasional morning
meetings with a early morning call-times may be available. Your own reliable transportation is a must. Public transportation cannot be relied upon.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Training provided by Media Center instructors with on-going technical & procedural training and support from Media Center staff and experienced fellow team members. Employee performance and peer-reviews to be conducted on an annual basis.

IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The duties listed below are illustrative only. This is not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all duties and responsibilities of the classification:

    • Operate video switcher between one stationary wall-mounted camera and two live operator-controlled cameras, as well as be able to, in turn, serve as the live camera operator – maintaining proper framing of shots, zooming in and out, focusing the image – during live school board meeting recordings and cablecastings.

 

    • Set up table-top microphones, tape & secure cables to floor and set up speaker’s timer.
    • Monitor audio levels in a multi-microphone set-up.

 

    • Monitor cablecast signal of live meeting.

 

    • Accurately type information into and operate a character generator in a timely manner, being attentive to visual and aural cues in order to bring up graphics during live meetings.

 

    • Properly load and operate multiple DVD record decks.

 

    • Finalize DVDs and label them clearly and accurately for archival storage.

 

    • Troubleshoot and correct simple equipment malfunctions.

 

    • Report equipment issues to supervisors.

 

    • Receive communications by email and/or phone and to reply within 24 hours.

 

    • Make concerted effort to accept meeting offers.

 

  • Arrive 90-minutes prior to meeting start to prepare and test equipment and transmission.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
Principle of cablecast system function and delivery as well as operation of video, audio and character generator equipment would be helpful.

Ability to:
Work independently and with others in a two-person team situation; Maintain a professional, cooperative, supportive and courteous working relationship with fellow employees, members of City Council, Committees, Commissions and staff; Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education in operation of video cameras, recording decks and personal computers would be beneficial.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Availability to work evening hours; Availability to work occasional morning hours a plus; Ability to commit to work dates up to a month in advance. Interest in Palo Alto Unified School District issues, its processes and procedures, may be beneficial.

POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
As operators become experience and proficient, they may be offered opportunities to cover meetings for different Cities during different times of the week:

City of Redwood City: 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
City of East Palo Alto: 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303
City of Palo Alto: 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
City of Menlo Park: 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

APPLICATION CONTACT:
Dave Sorokach
Media Center
650 494-8686 x10
Email Dave@midpenmedia.org
Organization: The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is the Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access station operating Channels 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 75 on Comcast’s cable system, serving Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and available in the Bay Area through Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.