Event and Screening Assistant

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Description:

Modern Culture and Media stresses creative thinking and critical production, and in doing so brings together aspects of modern culture that are normally separated by departmental structures such as film and media studies, fine art, literature, literary arts, and philosophy. MCM organizes a large number of screenings for its classes, and also hosts lectures, conferences, film and video festivals, and media exhibits.  The Event and Screening Assistant helps to organize and service all class screenings and events. For screenings, this involves working with MCM instructors and Archivist to arrange media (DVD, streaming video, videotape, 35 mm and 16 mm film, and other digital content); scheduling and training projectionists; delivering media to screening sites; helping to ensure that screening equipment is in working order; and acting as a liaison between the MCM Archivist and MCM faculty, projectionists, students, and staff.  For events, this involves working with faculty hosts to determine event needs (event location, equipment, media); with the Department Manager on financial matters; with the MCM office staff on creating and circulating publicity materials (print and social media); with the Archivist on providing the necessary media; with guests on travel and accommodations; and with various Brown units (catering, facilities, media services).  The Assistant also works with the Archivist to perform scheduled inspections of media and enters this information into MCM databases. This position is part-time: 30 hours/week, 10 months/year (mid-August through mid-June).  The work schedule is Sunday-Wednesday 12pm-8pm.


  • Associate’s degree and a minimum 1 year of relevant or closely related experience, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience in film, video, and digital media programming and curation and/or in event planning.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and good command of grammar.
  • Proficient with Google online collaborative software (Sheets, Docs, Sites, Forms), Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Proficient with social media platforms such as website editing software, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize.
  • Experience in a university setting.
  • Previous educational or work experience in both media programming and in event planning.
  • Interest in maintaining and continuing to advance computer skills.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Work Schedule:

Sunday – Wednesday, 12pm—8pm, 10 months/year (mid-August to mid-June).

Background checks:

Criminal and education verification

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Job Posting Title:

Event and Screening Assistant


Department of Modern Culture and Media


Grade 6

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Part time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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