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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.

Full Time Grip Truck Tech

Camera Ambassador is hiring a Grip Truck Technician to work in our tech and rentals department. This position requires managerial skills, customer service, and rental experience. Working alongside the Lead Full Time Tech you will schedule freelancer, manage & oversee equipment from rentals to new inventory. As well as being a confidant for your team.  

Qualifications: Advanced level knowledge of grip and electric equipment, including operation, application, capabilities, limitations, and safety. Able to identify and repair of minor damage or broken equipment. Facilitate and coordinate repairs of major damage or broken equipment.Must be able to effectively communicate with clients, co-workers, and managers about equipment and anything related to job responsibilities. Strong leadership skills to train and assist with job responsibilities of freelancer techs & interns. Customer service skills, ability to assist clients at prep, check out, or with on-set technical issues. Ability to direct and manage other employees. Comfortable driving large vehicles. Exceptional organizational skills. Experience with distribution. Basic carpentry skills. Organized and ability to communicate when something is not working.

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: List check all equipment on an order to ensure it’s rental ready and that all equipment is present and compatible. Tech check all equipment on an order by cleaning, servicing and testing each piece of equipment to ensure it’s in working condition and upholds the standards of Camera Ambassador’s quality.  Repair equipment and coordinate repairs with outside repair facilities.Train interns and freelancer techs. Process newly acquired incoming and outgoing obsolete equipment (for purchases & sales). Maintain a positive, orderly and efficient work environment. Delegate work amongst techs. Keep the rental system up to date by updating the workflow. Assist rental admin with gear questions or concerns to ensure clients experience is a great one. Correspondence between rental admin & techs for order issues. Communicate with clients during preps and/or pick up.

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.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring Internship: May - July

Fall Internship: August - November

Winter Internship: January - March

Social Media Internship

The Social Media Intern is responsible for coordinating, strategizing and executing the Camera Ambassador’s social media campaigns, and working across key social media channels. This role will be instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our brand among clients and candidates. 

Qualifications: Experience with Social Media marketing and online engagement. Excellent verbal communication. Exceptional organizational skills. Able to maintain a sense of professionalism. Strong ability to take initiative and creative direction on projects.

General Responsibilities: Social Media Management. Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, etc. Increase the number of followers we have on Facebook, Instagram, etc.

Compensation: The position will be compensated weekly in the form of gear credit.

Tech Internship

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.