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Video Production Specialist
The Morton Arboretum
Position Summary:  Serve as the primary videographer, developing and producing promotional and educational videos relating to the mission and activities of the Arboretum, to engage and inform various audiences. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications team and other departments to develop ideas for videos that position the Arboretum as a leading scientific center of tree expertise globally.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree required, preferably in Communications/Video Production. 3+ years professional experience creating video content for a range of uses required, including websites, social media, or community outreach. Drone pilot license or willingness to begin the process to obtain a license upon employment. Proven ability to tell a compelling story through video, to engage a variety of audiences. Demonstrated experience with video editing programs and photography editing software including Photoshop required. Strong organizational, writing and verbal communication skills required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications beneficial.

Success Factors: Creative, innovative, a team player and a self-starter. Ability to generate ideas and passionate about storytelling. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and quickly with strong attention to detail. Understanding of the Arboretum style and tone. Willingness and ability to accept and incorporate feedback. Collaborative, customer service-oriented individual with the ability to relate effectively with people of various backgrounds and ages; and listen to and respond to the Arboretum’s internal and external audiences. Ability to embrace and align with the organization’s employee core values to be inclusive, take ownership, work together, keep learning and make the Arboretum exceptional.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Physical Demands: Work requires some physical activity: lifting and carrying video equipment (up to 20 lbs.), and walking over a variety of terrain in all weather conditions.
Work Environment: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. This position is designated as a hybrid-eligible position, allowing for some work to be performed off premise, during regular hours of work.
Equipment: General office equipment, DSLR HD camera/video camera, HD digital video camera, general video production equipment, Adobe suite—Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition, and DaVinci.
Schedule: Will require some early morning, evening and weekend work for film shoots and events.

All Arboretum employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Morton Arboretum
The Morton Arboretum
Job Details
Lisle, IL 60532
Employment Status
Public Relations
POST DATE: 11.21.2022
The Morton Arboretum
Holly Larson

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