- Cinematographer & Production Technician

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Cinematographer & Production Technician


Cinematographer & Production Technician

Fixed Rate: $73,000
• Intermediate Level


Executes and leads camera work on set.

Category Cinematographer  Technician 
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Time Period 3 Weeks
Posted Date May 27, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description


  • Executes and leads camera work on set
  • Designs, transports, sets up, and operates production equipment, including camera, audio, and lighting equipment, for field and studio productions;
  • Manages the raw footage storage after each production: organize files, and upload to the server and Dropbox;
  • Leads camera work on set and/or supports other DPs for productions; and
  • Attends required production check-in meetings and pre-production creative meetings.
  • Develops visual storytelling style
  • Through pre-production and production, works with the studio team to further develop our visual style to best support each story;
  • Thoughtfully incorporates asset-framing and anti-racist practices into storytelling structures to best represent subjects and further BAYCAT’s mission;
  • Regularly monitors industry trends to stay up to date and continue pushing our techniques;
  • Participates in team meetings, rough-cut reviews, and client meetings; and
  • Facilitates and attends required production check-in meetings.
  • Mentor
  • Provide supervision and mentorship to interns, apprentices, and/or youth involved with projects you are working on and during professional presentations; and
  • Support Studio team with maintaining a network database and finding Black, Indigenous, POC & LGBTQ talent, both in BAYCAT’s alumni pool and within the Bay Area creative community.
Equipment Technician:
  • Maintains all equipment to optimal condition and organization; performs preventive maintenance on equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; updates and monitors equipment database;
  • Advises necessary staff on the technical specifications and usage of technical equipment required;
  • Regularly reviews equipment needs to ensure Studio and Academy needs are met and that we are staying up to date with industry standards; and
  • Makes recommendations to Studio and Academy teams regarding purchases of video equipment; purchases, leases and/or borrows equipment as needed, within specified budgetary limits as advised by the Production Supervisor or Studio Director.

This is a permanent full-time salaried position. 
Compensation Range: $70k - $75k + benefits, DOE

Location: This role will be a hybrid virtual and in-person role onsite at our San Francisco, CA location, with the occasional flexibility to work from home.

Must be able to work 40 hours per week. BAYCAT observes a meeting-free Friday and encourages all team members to use Fridays to catch up on work as needed.  


Please send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please. 
Application process and estimated timelines:

6/9/22 → Application closes
6/1/22 - 6/29/22  → Rolling Interview Process (2 rounds + references)
7/6/22 → Final offer made

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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