SCTV Volunteer Job descriptions:
Studio Camera Operator:
Easiest job we have. Weekday daytime availability (anytime between 9:30 am – 5:30 pm) must be able to stand behind camera and follow directions. Shows rarely take more than an hour.
Town Hall Meeting Robotics Camera Operator: **Critical Need
If you like working alone or with a friend in a cozy warm environment, can multi-task, love high tech, buttons, and joy sticks this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Meetings can be as short as one hour, but often go much longer. An interest in town government and politics is a plus! Must be available on a weekday evening.
Field Camera Operator: ** Critical need
Have you always wanted to be a TV videographer? This is the job for you! You’re on your own from picking up the camera equipment from SCTV, to setting it up at the event, taking it down and returning it. In between, it’s your job to make sure the video and audio is high quality. Shoots can be anywhere from inside at the Simsbury Public Library, outside at a news conference or at a sports event. Dates, times, and locations vary .Training provided.
Do you enjoy coordinating your eyes, ears, and hands to get a job done! This job entails sitting at a computer and scrolling the script that a show host reads on the air. Need to be able to listen carefully to the host and adjust scroll speed using a mouse.
Do you enjoy being in charge! Knowledge of camera terminology, ability to communicate via headsets, ability to multi task, and patience are a plus. Training available.
Other volunteer opportunities: Computer gurus, techy types, number crunchers, fund raisers, secretaries and other administrative types are always welcome to help round out our volunteer base!
To sign-up, fill out the volunteer form at simsburytv.org and submit, or call 860 658-1720 weekdays between 10 am and 5 pm to speak to staff about your interest and to make an appointment to visit SCTV.
Once you sign up as a volunteer, you will receive training. SCTV sends out crew calls by email. If you are available for a crew call date and time, you volunteer to work for that program.