We are a family of filmmakers, technicians, and community organizers who prioritize the needs of artists in the Chicago film industry. As a woman-owned and operated business, we make sure that we have our family's back. Camera Ambassador employees work in a setting full of care and attention to detail, amongst a team that demands ambition, drive, growth, and creativity. By joining the Camera Ambassador team, you become a part of an company that works tirelessly to not just serve the film industry, but innovate it.
Day Player Gear Tech
Camera Ambassador Day Players come in as needed to assist Full-Time Techs with gear preps, repairs, and various day-to-day duties. This position is great for working freelancers who are looking to join the Camera Ambassador team.
Qualifications: Advanced level knowledge of cinema cameras and accompanying accessories, lenses, and G&E equipment. Able to identify and repair minor damage or broken equipment. Able to facilitate and coordinate repairs of major damage or broken equipment. Good communication skills, especially between co-workers and clients about equipment usage and job responsibilities.
Physical Requirements: Able to stand, stoop, bend, kneel for prolonged periods of time. Able to climb stairs and ladders. Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds above shoulder level without assistance. Able to push and pull heavy loads – 50 pound minimum.
General Responsibilities: Assess and test gear upon check-in and check-outs to ensure everything is working properly and up to Camera Ambassador’s standards. Perform minor repairs in-house and coordinate major repairs with outside facilities. Communicate with co-workers and clients to ensure that all gear going out is compatible. Maintain a positive, orderly and efficient work environment.
Please attach a resume to your email.
The Tech Internship is perfect for students who want to further their knowledge and understanding of cinema equipment with hands-on experience. Tech Interns will assist in prepping gear for clients as well as learning the ins and outs of how a rental house functions on a day-to-day basis.
Qualifications: General knowledge of cinema cameras and accessories, lenses, and G&E equipment. Strong ability to take initiative and complete tasks efficiently and effectively. Good communication skills between coworkers about equipment and job responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Assist Lead Tech and Day Players with gear preps, check-ins, and day-to-day tasks. Inventory fo new/incoming gear as well update and maintain inventory changes. Set weekly/monthly goals and update Lead Tech on progress of achieving those goals. Pull and prep gear to ensure compatibility for various types of shooting scenarios.
Compensation: The position will be compensated weekly in the form of gear credit.
Cycles: Spring (May - July), Fall (August - November), Winter (January - March)