The Multimedia Producer is an excellent visual storyteller who creates, edits, and produces high-quality multimedia content to meet the museum’s internal and external communications and community engagement goals, most immediately as they relate to its reopening as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in 2022. The Multimedia Producer will be expected to complete projects as assigned but also seek out great visual stories that engage our audiences and further the mission of the museum. The work of the Multimedia Producer is guided by the museum’s vision, mission, values, and Strategic Plan, and by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
The Multimedia Producer reports to the Head of Publications and works closely with the Senior Digital Content Manager, the Digital Assets Manager, and stakeholders in various departments throughout the museum. The Multimedia Producer will participate in monthly cross-departmental Content Strategy and Planning meetings, monthly Social Media Planning meetings, bi-weekly Publications and Communications and Community Engagement meetings, and project-based meetings. This is an onsite full-time position.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and tell important museum stories, showcase the work of museum staff, and highlight the impact of the museum on the community through video and photographs in digital and print marketing, engagement, solicitation, stewardship, and advertising materials.
- Document the museum’s campus and activities, including, but not limited to, the construction process, Albright-Knox Northland, the new Buffalo AKG Art Museum campus, museum visitors and special guests, events, and creation of public art.
- Produce short video clips and longer video features on museum initiatives, exhibitions, exhibiting artists, public art projects, and learning and creativity projects.
- Produce commercials and other multimedia promotional materials for the museum’s reopening.
- Produce ongoing video series, including the director’s video series.
- Set up and shoot staged portrait photographs of staff members and attendees at select special events.
- Set up and manage livestreams of select public events, including artist talks, lectures, and performances.
- Maintain and develop skills in the use of professional digital capture systems, including hardware and software, according to industry best practices.
- Maintain photography and video equipment. Test new equipment and technologies. Make recommendations on equipment purchases and repairs.
- Help create and enforce production schedules and project workflows, with direction from the Senior Digital Content Manager.
- Conduct color correcting, retouching, and processing of raw digital files.
- Utilize creativity as well as knowledge of lighting, composition, camera/lens combination, and editing software.
- Maintain brand integrity and the highest level of production standards across all multimedia assets.
- Under the guidance of the Digital Assets Manager, help field requests to distribute newly and previously created photo and video assets to staff members, as needed, often on a tight schedule.
- Work closely with the Digital Assets Manager to ensure that multimedia assets are properly named and stored in an organized system.
- Contribute to the evaluation and updating of the museum’s Best Practices for Digital Projects and Social Media Strategy on a regular basis.
- BA in photography, film, or related field
- 5+ years of professional digital photo/video experience
- Proficiency with DSLR cameras, lenses, lighting, and other necessary equipment; experience with drone cameras preferred
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro
- Experience with online video platforms, including YouTube and Vimeo
- Experience with Microsoft Office
- Proficiency in sizing and color-correcting digital image files
- Proficiency in end-to-end filmmaking, including pre-production, production, editing, and video compression for the web
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn in order to adapt to the constant advancements in digital imaging and video technologies
- High-level technical planning, problem solving, and organizational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work quickly, manage priorities, and adhere to tight deadlines; ability to shift gears quickly in a fast-paced environment
- Proven self-starter; ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
- Understanding of social media and how to engage audiences on digital platforms
- Understanding of accessibility and knowledge of best practices to ensure multimedia is accessible
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to follow brand guidelines
- Ability to perform tasks requiring physical strength sufficient to perform the duties above
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
- Ability to travel to various locations around Western New York
About the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Founded in 1862 as The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is the sixth-oldest museum in the United States and one of the oldest anywhere dedicated to modern and contemporary art. As one the most prominent cultural institutions in Western New York, the Albright-Knox serves tens of thousands of students, families, tourists, and art lovers each year.
In 2019, the museum broke ground on a transformative campus development and expansion project. Upon completion of construction, the museum will reopen in 2022 as the Buffalo AKG Art Museum. At the same time, the museum has been engaged in a wholesale reevaluation of its institutional identity, with a particular focus on making the Buffalo AKG a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible institution.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetics or any other legally protected status.