Soul-Centered Work at MSIA & PTS

“The only business of MSIA is Soul Transcendence: to transcend into the heart of God. Your work here is to serve and to love your neighbor as yourself. Your mission is to make the teachings of the Traveler available to those who are looking for them.” John-Roger, DSS

Four Positions Currently Available:

Audio and Video Archivist

Jr. Archivist

Live Stream Assistant Editor

Live Stream Engineer Technician

IF YOU ARE CALLED TO SERVE AT MSIA in any of the positions below with excellence, integrity, professionalism, and being an integral team player, please submit your:
Letter of intent
Résumé
To:Janeth Jaime, Director of Human Resources
Via email: janethjaime@msia.org or via fax | +1 (323) 328 1913


Job Title: Audio and Video Archivist

Department: NOW Productions

Reports to: NOW Head of A/V Engineer/Presidency

Exempt Status: Full-Time, Non – Exempt

General Summary :

The AV Archivist works with the NOW Productions Head A/V Engineer in a modern studio to convert a variety of legacy media to digital formats, in order to preserve our valuable library content. Depending on existing experience, the Archivist will receive substantial training on archival techniques and protocols.

After all the required training is complete, the normal working 8hr shifts are somewhere between the hours of 7 PM to 10 AM and weekends when the Video Archive Room would be available.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction Head AV Engineer to transfer, ingest, and convert older media formats, such as digital Betacam tapes, following the MSIA digitizing and archiving protocols.
  • Monitor quality control in the conversion process
  • Flag anomalies and poor conversions to assure the best possible quality archival copy, going back to an original master if necessary
  • Create and update NOW Media Database entries
  • Label and organize LTO tapes
  • Creates vault jobs via the NOW Media Database, and work with the Vault Manager to send and retrieve media to and from the vault
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the Presidency occasionally

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Greg Fritz, NOW Head of A/V Engineer
  • Presidency
  • Marina Van Wormer – NOW Archives Manager
  • Nir Livni – Vault Manager

Required Qualifications

Software/Hardware Knowledge:

  • Lotus Notes
  • Remote Desktop
  • Softron Movie Recorder
  • Cache-A LTO software
  • Proficient in the Mac OS X operating system

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • An active student in MSIA
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating with team members and MSIA staff
  • Detail oriented
  • Works well under deadline pressures
  • A background that includes music in some form would be helpful
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and web-browsers
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • Clear communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • Able to focus, complete all tasks while working independently
  • Ability to successfully handle urgent situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the Manager and the Presidency from time to time.

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including day shifts
  • The employee will be required to work at a computer work station, and work with professional audio and video equipment
  • Pre-employment physical is required
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs and stand/sit for up to 8 hours
  • Able to drive occasionally to/from offsite MSIA offices and MSIA headquarters

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Jr. Archivist

Department: J-R Library & NOW Archives

Reports to: JRLA Manager/Presidency

Exempt Status: Non – Exempt, Full Time

General Summary :

The Jr. Archivist will be involved in the process of updating archiving systems and procedures in the NOW Media and J-R Library databases, working under the direction of the JRLA Manager and with the Transcript Coordinator.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Flag, track & correct inaccurate entries in database
  • Label and rename files to update to current titling & filing conventions with utmost accuracy
  • Create documentation to track the archiving process
  • Organize & prep media for ingestion that will be outsourced
  • Search and retrieve audio/video media (hard copy or digital) and create MP3 & MP4 files for transcription
  • Support Archives Manager in ongoing analysis to:
    • Reconcile masters with archival copies (Parent/children association)
    • Assess what media has not been converted to current technology
    • Ensure we have a digitized version (MP3/MP4)
    • Track media & transcripts, both digital and physical
    • Review list of archived media to identify the formats from oldest to newest
    • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the JRL/NOW Manager and the Presidency from time to time

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • JRLA Manager – Marina Van Wormer
  • Transcript Coordinator Gabriela Vahanian
  • NOW Productions Staff
  • Presidency – Mark Lurie
  • JRLA volunteers

Required Qualifications
Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • An active MSIA Discourse subscriber
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Data entry experience preferred
  • Clear communications skills
  • Good at working with people, positive attitude
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good research skills
  • Knowledge of digital file formats: simple editing and file conversion of MP3, MP4, Wav
  • Knowledge of physical media formats: ¾”, VHS, Super 8, Betacam, etc.
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • Ability to work independently and in collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • A critical thinker, creative problem solver, self-starter

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • The employee will be required to sit and work at a computer work station for up to 8 hours
  • The employee must have the ability to push, pull, lift up and carry up to 20lbs
  • Able occasionally drive to/from offsite MSIA offices and MSIA headquarters

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge
Software/Hardware Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of digital media
  • Familiar with SQL database a plus
  • Accurate typist
  • Proficient in Excel & Word

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Live Stream Assistant Editor

Department: NOW Productions

Reports to: Julie Lurie / Presidency

Exempt Status: Part-time Non-Exempt

General Summary :

The Live Stream Assistant Editor will play a key role in supporting the Chief Editor with Video & Audio editing from researching to finding media for editing, ingest media, working with transcripts and completing process flow documentation. The Live Stream Assistant Editor will be working with both Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Pro video editing software and may work with Adobe After Effects from time to time. The Live Stream Assistant Editor will interface with Audio Post Production when audio requires EQ’ing/cleanup and be closely involved in project tracking and status. This role will likely expand/change over time as processes and technologies evolve, therefore flexibility is key.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Post Production Works with Outback crew to:

  • Research & identify candidate media for review, ingestion & editing
  • Create media lists using/from NOW Database
  • Pull media from the vault (& return media to vault)
  • Ingest video tape and LTO media into projects
  • Manage flow of projects within NOW Project Tracking Tool
  • Participate in weekly Post Production Meetings as needed
  • Create project structure/project file/and project worksheet for projects
  • Edit media as directed by Chief Editor
  • Create audio/video clip(s), when necessary, for EQ’ing/cleanup at Mandeville & Integrate EQ’d clip(s) back into into projects
  • Color correct, polish, and finalize projects
  • Design/Create slides for classes and events, as necessary
  • Design/Create special effects as necessary
  • Create write-ups and fill in documentation as necessary

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Julie Lurie – Live Stream
  • Jennifer Herrera – operations
  • Nancy Carter – supervision, research, database, post production, JR excerpts, Moments of peace, promos, slides, write-ups, Conference liaison for NOW, etc.
  • Richard Price – post production (same as Nancy), plus archiving, color correction, media conversion and finishing
  • Margarita Gibson – project naming & numbering, facilitating clip Qing/cleanup
  • Engineering & other staff – as necessary

Required Qualifications
Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Minister and Initiate of MSIA in good standing
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Great Computer skills
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • Able to focus and complete tasks, with the ability to successfully handle unexpected situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • The employee will be required to sit and work at a computer work station
  • The employee must have the ability to lift up to 20lbs
  • Be able to drive to/from vaults and MSIA headquarters

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge
Software/Hardware Knowledge:

  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • NOW Database (SQL)
  • Platform Workflow Server
  • Cache-A Power & Pro Cache servers

Contact Janeth Jaime


Title: Live Stream Engineer/Technician

Department: Live Stream

Reports to: Live Stream Director/Production Coordinator

Exempt Status: Exempt, Salary

General Summary:

The Live Stream Engineer/Tech will play a key role in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the Live Stream Systems. The Live Stream Engineer/Tech will be on point to operate, support and prepare for all respective MSIA Events. The Live Stream Engineer/Tech will work in partnership with the Live Stream Director and Production Coordinator in overseeing the maintenance and repair of all equipment. The Live Stream Engineer/Tech will support, design and prepare all Live Stream events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Pre-Production

  • Software skills in Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Powerpoint
  • Generate, Prep and load computers slides and media for pre-production
  • Setup, test, and strike, and do event production that are simultaneously Live Streamed in two languages: Have working knowledge of running live mix boards, audio & video playback, video switching. Maintain organized work environments at all venue locations for all tech staff use.
  • Train local volunteers for various production roles and functions
  • Support events on a weekly basis and work two weekends a month
  • Manage event Recordings with handoff to post Production at event completion
  • Supports and trouble shoot Live Stream systems at respective locations.
  • Participate in engineering discussions regarding technologies and approaches in production
  • Flexible with moving work schedule, availability to travel with work
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Organization Relationships:

Works with:

  • Live Streaming Producer/Director
  • Live Stream Production Coordinator
  • A/V Technicians
  • Staff Editor
  • Online Tech team
  • MSIA Communications Team
  • MSIA Presidency
  • Web Design Team
  • Ooyala Team Members

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Great computer and email skills
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • Able to focus and multi-task, with the ability to successfully handle urgent situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • A self-starter, detail-oriented and use of a solid tracking system to support project completions

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel, including overnight as required for events
  • Pre-employment exam required
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to stand, walk and sit for 8 hours
  • Has ability to drive between locations and support repairs/maintenance as needed

Highly Desirable Qualifications/Knowledge:

Software/Hardware Knowledge:

  • Wirecast Knowledge and Experience
  • Blackmagic ATEM production switcher
  • On The Air playback software
  • AJA control interface
  • Internal Databases and Servers
  • Blackmagic Media express and other Blackmagic products
  • Adobe Software, Premiere Pro, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Mac Friendly, PC friendly is helpful
  • Handbrake, Downie, Skype, KeyNote, Media Encoder CC, Numbers, Pages, Google Docs, Cyberduck, Zoom, Airtable, Sugar Sync, Dropbox, Google Drive, Final Cut,
  • Camera experience – Canon & Sony
  • Lighting Sets Experience

Contact Janeth Jaime


IF YOU ARE CALLED TO SERVE AT MSIA in any of the positions below with excellence, integrity, professionalism, and being an integral team player, please submit your:
Letter of intent
Résumé
To:Janeth Jaime, Director of Human Resources
Via email: janethjaime@msia.org or via fax | +1 (323) 328 1913
Incomplete request will not be considered.
Hourly rate of pay is discussed in the 2nd interview.