Prep Technician - Full Time - M-F - Rockville, MD

Description:  Film Technician for Motion Picture Preservation Film Facility

The Role:

We are currently seeking an individual to join our Film Preparation Department (prep).  As a key member of prep, you will be exposed to processes and techniques used to handle a variety of film formats.  Previous film handling experience is beneficial but our training results in a knowledgeable Preservation Film Technician.  A successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and organizational, as well as time management skills. 

Key Responsibilities:

Assess condition of material to determine best preservation workflow

Maintain data log of work procedure and material condition

Conduct the physical preparation, repair, and cleaning of client material in step for next phase

Follow industry conventions and client requirements for proper labeling and identification of material

Coordinate with staff to facilitate transition of jobs through different departments

Manage and respond to internal requests regarding job status and condition

Assist with labeling and organization of client material for shipping on a as needed basis

Successful candidates will possess:

Strong attention to detail

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Exceptional organizing, multitasking, and prioritization skills 

Effective time management and ability to work well under pressure

Advanced computer skills using data spreadsheets and internet research

Ability to learn technique and information quickly

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Experience handling 16mm and 35mm motion picture film, splicing, perforation repair

Colorlab offers a full compensation package that includes:

A selection of health and dental benefits, health savings plan, paid time off 

Colorlab is a well-respected motion picture facility in Rockville, Maryland. We handle original camera negative and archival films. Our clients include Federal, state, and municipal government institutions, universities, museums, production companies, and individuals.

Applicants should e-mail a one-page resume and cover letter to