Filming Manager

Job Location

King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

On-Site

Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

$24.28 - $29.51

Published By

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Published Date

Apr 4, 2022

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Filming Manager will manage filming and photography permits for locations managed by the MRCA. The Filming Manager is responsible for negotiating and issuing permits for these temporary special uses of public parkland. The ideal candidate needs to have a great ability to work independently on projects, be organized, ambitious, outgoing, flexible and available to the filming industry. They will serve as a liaison between the entertainment industry and MRCA, should have the attitude that “anything is possible” and must become familiar with all possible MRCA filming locations. MRCA’s filming program generates revenue that sustains the operation and maintenance of over 70,000 acres of public park lands. The MRCA prides itself on offering expedited service which requires individual dedication.

Applications for this position are accepted online at https://www.calopps.org/mountains-recreation-conservation-authority. Please contact us at employment@mrca.ca.gov if you need an accommodation in the recruitment process. Learn more about the MRCA team at https://mrca.ca.gov/about/employment/.

This position requires a highly motivated, responsible, organized and self-starter individual who can handle an array of tasks, has good judgement and can make decisions, and works independently or as part of a team. The individual must be able to come up with creative solutions to any given problem and be willing to take on uncertain challenges.

This is an administrative position for a person at an intermediate level. The work performed will support the MRCA’s operation of nature parks within greater Los Angeles, land acquisition and capital improvement Workprograms, and other efforts related to public access, open space conservation, habitat restoration, and urban park development.

Supervision

This position reports to the Chief of Developed Resources or Deputy Executive Officer. The position supervises no other staff but works closely and cooperatively with multiple site managers, MRCA's film scout, and staff film monitors on a daily basis. .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Fulfills requests for use of MRCA properties for filming and photography, including negotiation of fees and conditions. The Filming Manager works directly with Location Scouts, Location Managers, Directors and Producers.
  • Responsible for implementation of filming requests, including providing suggestions and flexible alternatives.
  • Follows established procedures for deposits and keeps excellent financial records.
  • Makes revenue deposits in a timely fashion, at least weekly and more often depending on amount.
  • Schedules and prioritizes all filming requests.
  • Schedule adequate staff and monitors for scouts, film shoots and photography shoots.
  • Answers phone calls and emails in a timely fashion.
  • Increases revenue with social media and networking.
  • Completes special use/film permit contracts and paperwork.
  • Maintains files in a neat and orderly manner, including documentation and authorization for expenses, filming progress, contacts and all other items related to filming program.
  • Communicates frequently and professionally with staff, vendors and agency partners.
  • Follows written and verbal directions.
  • Maintain positive relationships with coworkers, representatives of other government agencies, non-profit organizations, homeowner’s associations, and the public at large.
  • Performs related duties as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position, occasionally move about inside the office to access supplies and office machinery, frequently communicate and exchange information, review handwritten, electronic and facsimile documents, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery. The employee must occasionally move items weighing up to 20 pounds inside the office.

While providing tours of film sites, the employee is regularly required to travel to various park sites, frequently move about in/around buildings, outdoor areas and unimproved trails, operate a camera or other recording device, and occasionally ascend/descend to access areas of interest.

Required Hours and Location

Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week with some scheduling flexibility. Occasional overtime work in evenings or weekends upon prior approval by supervisor. Historically the Filming Office has been based at King Gillette Ranch, but other MRCA office locations may be considered. Remote working or a hybrid schedule may be allowed, subject to supervisor approval.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree or its equivalent, in related fields such as communication, public relations, filming or natural resources desirable.
  • Two to five (2-5) years of experience in related field. Prior experience with filming locations and the entertainment industry desirable.

Training and Certification

  • Must have a valid California driver’s license in good standing with a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire.
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification (or ability to complete within 6 months).

Knowledge of:

  • Familiarity with Los Angeles area environs/park lands preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency with email and Office 365 including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, or ability to learn.
  • Office practices and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Ability to respond professionally to all filming inquires in a timely manner.
  • Prioritize varying tasks and projects and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Work independently to handle multiple tasks under deadlines.
  • Revise work approach to address changed conditions.
  • Complete projects and follow oral and written directions.
  • Consistently follow established procedures.
  • Exercise discretion and sensitivity to confidential information.
  • Participate in events and other activities as required.
  • Work at various agency locations.
  • Strong follow-through on assignments.
  • Must be flexible to work a schedule that may include evenings and weekdays.

Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Very good oral and written English language skills. Not required to be a native English speaker, but fluency in English will be required.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are highly desired.
  • Flexibility to work at different sites.
  • Outgoing individual with experience dealing with the public.
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work including the general public.
  • Read maps and navigate through greater Los Angeles in both urban developed and undeveloped open space areas.

Other Requirements

Bilingual skills in English and another locally common language, such as Spanish, Korean, Farsi, Chinese, Armenian, Yiddish, or Tagalog is highly desired.

This job announcement is not intended to, and does not, create an employment contract of any kind and does not create any express or implied contractual obligations. Employment at MRCA is at-will without exception. The employee and MRCA may terminate employment at any time with or without advance notice and with or without cause.

Any provision contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked at any time without notice.