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Video Producer

About Us: The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest and most interactive science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) exposes guests of all ages to awe-inspiring exhibitions that spark curiosity and bring science to life. MSI’s mission – to inspire the inventive genius in everyone – is realized through its world-class exhibitions and engaging guest experiences. The Museum of Science and Industry provides programs and experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science-related disciplines, with a vision to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

We offer a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment for our employees. Our employees get great perks such as: benefits starting day one of your employment, free admission to MSI for family and friends, free admission to other museums, free parking in MSI’s garage and more! If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you!

The Job: The Museum of Science and Industry is an institution that is full of big stories and big ideas. The marketing division’s big goal is to tell the story of the Museum in a powerful way in order to capture the imagination of our audiences and ultimately drive attendance to MSI. Over the past three years, video has become a more and more important tool in bringing this story to life.

The Video Producer is a multi-skilled creative visual storyteller adept at conveying a sense of place, impact and energy. This position will shoot, edit, produce and lead video projects both small and large, to provide technical and creative expertise, and to contribute original and adaptive content to projects inside and outside the Museum. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working independently, but also able to take direction well, and will be highly adept at creating fast-turnaround video projects for marketing, social media, exhibits and fundraising. The candidate should have expert-level videography capabilities, design and post-production skills, as well as motion design skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee both short- and medium-form digital video projects from conception through completion, serving as the primary contact for internal and external parties
  • Execute video and related media projects through hands-on content creation such as camera work, lighting, and audio recording
  • Perform video editing, motion graphics, and color correction
  • Develop storyboards with Digital Content Manager
  • Collaborate with others in the Marketing, PR and Digital Media team to develop storytelling strategies and projects in which video plays a role
  • Ensure consistency of all video content with MSI brand, strategy, and design standards
  • Work diplomatically with stakeholders to accommodate rounds of review and edits, while keeping projects on schedule
  • Work closely with other content creators, designers, production staff, and external contractors
  • Work with other Marketing staff to capture, edit, and adapt footage for a wide variety of digital platforms including web, blog, YouTube, app, and social media
  • Procure and manage licensed third-party video, animation and audio
  • Maintain MSI’s large archive of video content

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in film, design, digital media production, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience producing digital video content from concept to completion
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant past projects
  • Substantive experience in media production and project management
  • Knowledge of hands-on video production, including shoot planning, camera setups, lighting, audio capture, and interviewing techniques
  • Knowledge of video storytelling techniques for web, advertising, social media, and in-gallery
  • Experience filming documentary-style setups
  • Experience managing on-camera talent
  • Strong collaborator who works well independently, leading a production crew or with teams across the museum
  • Expert knowledge of shooting video with Canon cinema camera systems
  • Expert knowledge of media creation and production tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Premiere, and After Effects
  • Ability to switch from a production mindset to a post-production mindset with agility
  • Detail-oriented and able to produce multiple projects simultaneously, on time and within budget
  • Strong motion graphics design and animation skills
  • Experience managing archival video libraries
  • Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Proactive, self-starter, problem-solver and organized
  • Client-service-minded and highly diplomatic

The Museum of Science and Industry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, which includes providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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