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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.

Part-Time Gear Tech

With more responsibilities and knowledge of the regular comings-and-goings of the rental shop, Camera Ambassador Part-Time Gear Techs come in on Mondays and Fridays to complete gear preps, repairs, and various day-to-day duties. This position is great for working professionals looking to have a more stable schedule and 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. Help lead a positive, orderly and efficient work environment.

Please attach a resume to your email.

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.

INTERNSHIPS

Spring Internship: May - July


Fall Internship: August - November


Winter Internship: January - March

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.