Job Post: Film Production and Preservation Technician, Ryerson University, Toronto


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma program in film studies with a minimum of four years of relevant work experience in filmmaking is required including a good understanding of the technical composition of motion picture film, chemical-based processing, motion picture production techniques, linear and non-linear editing processes (Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Cloud software), film cameras and film to video transfer machinery and techniques. An excellent understanding of the operation of the motion picture film-processing machine is necessary.
  • In-depth knowledge of film processing, editing and filmmaking techniques, operation of film cameras, motion picture processors, and film to video transfer processes.
  • Ability to service, troubleshoot, set up and operate Motion Picture Film Processors and contact printers;
  • Familiarity with conducting quality control testing of processed film to ensure consistency in results.
  • Familiarity with Motion Picture Industry Standards, with understanding of the preservation, maintenance and proper storage of films in the Film Collections.
  • Experience with Oxberry animation stand and related software.
  • A demonstrated commitment to client service – specifically students, faculty, staff and external contacts.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the maintenance of a safe working environment to ensure that warnings are issued and posted to all users regarding chemical and other hazards, that the facility is inspected on a regular basis, and that waste materials are stored and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to advise students and faculty on film equipment and technology as well the approach or methodology to be used for student assignments.
  • A demonstrated ability to perform regular preventive maintenance of the equipment and facilities of the film and collections facilities.
  • Problem-solving skills are required in order to analyze facility and equipment-related problems, troubleshoot and correct issues or make arrangements for the necessary repairs.
  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills are required to train and assign work to part time staff with respect to the operation of facility, equipment maintenance, and general upkeep of the various facilities.




FCAD, Image Arts




OPSEU – 12 ($63,922.60 – $80,975.25)

Hours of Work:

36.25 hours per week

Reporting to:

Operations Manager

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