Part Time Technical Assistant, Film/Video

Job Description:        

  • Assist students and faculty with equipment and facilities
  • Check in/out equipment to students and instruct them in its proper use
  • Perform routine maintenance, troubleshooting and inventory for all equipment
  • Maintain the labs and classrooms as a clean and safe operating environment
  • Carry out miscellaneous tasks as  requested by the Supervisor on Senior Technical Assistant


  • A working knowledge of the following software: Final Cut Pro Studio, FCPX, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Pro Tools
  • Familiarity with Apple G5 & Mac Pro computer hardware and operating systems, as well as various audio/video hardware and formats
  • Experience working with students of varying levels of technical abilities
  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.