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Video Engineer

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance, EMPAC, Communication and Media

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With top notch employee health and retirement benefits, Rensselaer offers its full-time employees a generous paid time off program, tuition remission, and opportunities for career growth.

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Job Summary

The Video Engineer will provide technical support in events, performances, arts installations, creative productions, research projects, and in the execution of all technically and artistically defined video tasks in the areas of recording, editing and mastering. The Video Engineer will be responsible for set-up, operation, and breakdown of equipment for assigned projects.  This position will interface with EMPAC staff, visiting artists, researchers and campus media operations in defining technical parameters in the area of image capturing, processing, and presentation for upcoming projects, and assists the Lead Video Engineer in the implementation and maintenance of EMPAC image and video systems. The Video Engineer collaborates daily with the Lead Video Engineer and campus constituents as appropriate to ensure EMPAC video systems appropriately support EMPAC productions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree with emphasis on Video Technology or "Arts and Technology"
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in hardware & software systems for digital video, with special emphasis in a minimum of any three of the following areas: (a) experimental arts, contemporary video productions, artistic installations, (b) live shows and events with live processing of video, (c) recording, processing and mastering of digital video, (d) broadcasting, (e) professional level video projection systems in standard and non-standard configurations

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Video Technology or Arts and Technology
  • Professional experience in hardware and software systems for video with an emphasis on live shows and video recording and mixing systems.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Highly developed skills in logistics and communication, in order to support complex video productions and to work in teams of varying size
  • A high competence of verbal skills is necessary to communicate with artists
  • Knowledge of digital and analog technology for video
  • Requires planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Requires ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Occasional overnight travel may be required (10% or less)


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $26.30 - $29.75 / hr

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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