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The New Mexico Media Academy is seeking a contract position with the Academy to the meet the below scope of work. The position would be full time, 40 hrs or more per week and would report to the Exec Director and Deputy Director. The position will require coordination with several state agencies as well as in person office attendance. Please inquire with the film office by submitting a detailed resume and annual salary request.

The contractor will manage the day-to-day fiscal matters with expertise in the Statewide Human Resources, Accounting and Reporting System (SHARE) for the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) media academy to ensure the procurement of goods and services as well as reconcile and monitor budgets associated with the media academy. The contractor will work closely with the media academy Executive Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director, and New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) senior management.

The contractor will work with the NMFO and the Administrative Services Division of the NMEDD to ensure purchase orders and payments are processed in a timely manner. A monthly budget report will be emailed to media academy directors and NMFO senior staff.

The contractor will be required to coordinate ordering supplies, drafting contracts, drafting request for proposals, obtaining bids, purchase requests, purchase order, process payments, travel requests and travel reimbursements and track budget. The contractor will also be responsible for managing the fiscal portion of contracts and request for proposals.


*All bids must be on company letterhead to be considered

Head of Production - New Mexico Media Academy (NMMA)

Position Overview:

The Head of Production for the NMMA, plays a pivotal role in driving the success of job training and career development by providing strategic leadership and direction to the production teams and the program's administrative and support staff. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, the Head of Production collaborates with union representatives, department managers, Consortium of Educational Partner (CEP) representatives, media vendors and production teams to ensure effective training, efficient production processes, and adherence to union requirements and safety at the NMMA. This is a key leadership position that requires a combination of strong production experience, training program development expertise, and a passion for empowering future media crew members. This position works remotely, fostering a flexible and autonomous work environment that supports productivity while maintaining effective collaboration and teamwork.


  • Provide strategic leadership, inspiration, and direction to the production teams of NMMA and the program's administrative and support staff.
  • Collaborate with department managers, creative heads, and stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for innovations and growth in media production.
  • Collaborate with union representatives, CEP representatives, and media vendors on the design of training curricula, materials, and assessments, ensuring alignment with union standards and industry best practices.
  • Review and approve performance evaluations with department crew trainers of production training crew; providing feedback, coaching, and identifying training needs to foster continuous improvement and accelerated development.
  • Implement performance improvement initiatives, identifying areas for process optimization and efficiency enhancement within NMMA ultimately contributing to the accelerated growth of participants.
  • Provide recommendations on industry trends, technologies, and advancements in media production to ensure NMMA remains at the forefront of training and development.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and inclusivity among NMMA participants and stakeholders, while championing green and sustainable production practices.
  • Proactively support advancements in the media industry that create a safe and supportive environment for all by embracing and promoting higher-minded values and practices that prioritize ethical conduct, anti-bullying initiatives, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and foster a sense of belonging and respect for everyone involved.
  • Encourage others to adopt a positive mindset and a solutions-based approach to challenges and problem-solving by leading by example.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information with the utmost discretion, adhering to all privacy and data protection regulations and policies.


  • Extensive experience in media production, with a focus on training and development.
  • Proven experience in developing and delivering effective training programs.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Passion for expanding opportunities for New Mexicans navigating entry into the media industry with compassion, creativity, and a drive for excellence.
  • Collaborative approach and the ability to foster a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills, coupled with an intuitive understanding of the ever-changing media landscape.
  • Visionary and forward-thinking mindset with a focus on embracing technological advancements and industry trends.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of green and sustainable production practices, anti-harassment initiatives, DEI principles, and industry standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent experience).


*All bids must be on company letterhead to be considered

Scope of Work: Curriculum and Assessment Consultant

New Mexico Media Arts Collective (NMMAC)


The New Mexico Media Academy (NMMA) is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced educational consultants to serve as the Lead Curriculum and Assessment Consultant. The consultant will concentrate on facilitating the final design, review, and assessment of a comprehensive training framework aimed at preparing students for paid internships as entry-level crew members at the New Mexico Media Academy.

Scope of Work

The Lead Curriculum and Assessment Consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:

1. Internship-Readiness Competency Framework Development:

  • Compile a focused list of essential skills and competencies that students need to acquire for effective participation in the New Mexico Media Academy Paid Internship program, with an emphasis on roles in cinematography, sound, lighting, and editing.
  • Align this competency framework with current industry standards and the specific prerequisites of the New Mexico Media Academy's internship program.
  • Communicate clearly with the Consortium of Educational Partners to ensure they understand the aims and requirements of the competency framework, enabling them to adapt their existing curricula to better prepare students for the internship program..

2. Internship-Readiness and Post-Internship Assessment Framework Development:

  • Facilitate the development of a well-defined list of essential skills and competencies tailored for student success in the New Mexico Media Academy Paid Internship program.
  • Ensure the competency framework is aligned with both current industry standards and the specific criteria of the New Mexico Media Academy's internship program.
  • Facilitate the development of a summative assessment to be administered at the end of the internship program. This assessment will be designed to evaluate how well the students have achieved the listed competencies and skills. Results will be submitted to the Consortium of Educational Partners' instructor of record for the purpose of conferring academic credit to the student.
  • Clearly communicate the objectives and requirements of both the competency framework and the summative assessment to the Consortium of Educational Partners, enabling them to effectively prepare students for the internship and subsequent assessment for credit.

3. Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Monitor the implementation of the curriculum and assessment tools.
  • Provide a comprehensive end-of-contract evaluation report detailing achievements and areas for improvement.
  • 4. Stakeholder Engagement and NMHED Compliance:
  • Engage in active collaboration with NMMA administrators, Consortium of Educational Partners (CEP) members, industry professionals, and other key stakeholders to align the competency framework and summative assessment with the collective goals of both NMMA and CEP.
  • Ensure that the developed competency framework and assessment tools adhere to the standards set forth by the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) for educational quality and credit conferral.


1. A minimum of a Master's Degree in a relevant field, with demonstrated experience in curriculum design and assessment in higher education settings.

2. At least 5 years of professional experience in Higher Education Administration, with a specialization in curriculum development and assessment.

3. A proven track record of successfully developing and implementing curriculum and assessments, preferably in vocational or technical training programs.

4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Submission Guidelines:

Due Date: September 15, 2023

Proposal Length: No more than 2 pages on organizational letterhead


Scope of Work: Head of Physical Production

OverviewThe Head of Physical Production at the New Mexico Media Academy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of physical production, from pre-production planning to post-production deliverables. This role has an educational and training aspect, which involves collaborating with educational teams for student engagement in production activities. The position will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Producers, and department heads to ensure that all physical elements of production are aligned with creative vision, educational objectives, and budget constraints.

DurationThe contract will be for a duration of 12 months, subject to review and renewal.


1. Budget Planning and Management: Collaborate with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Producers to establish and adhere to production budgets.
2. Scheduling: Develop a production schedule in conjunction with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Producers.
3. Resource Allocation: Allocate necessary resources such as crew, equipment, and locations.
4. Logistical Planning: Plan and manage logistics, including permits, insurance, and legal clearances.
5. Educational Collaboration: Work with educational teams to incorporate training opportunities for students into the production plan.

1. On-Set Management: Supervise all on-set operations to ensure efficiency, safety, and educational value.
2. Quality Control: Maintain high production values, ensuring that final products meet quality standards.
3. Team Coordination: Coordinate between different departments, such as art, camera, lighting, sound, and wardrobe to ensure seamless execution.
4. Issue Resolution: Proactively identify and resolve on-set issues.
5. Educational Oversight: Provide mentorship and oversee student involvement in physical production tasks.
6. Compliance: Ensure that production is in compliance with union regulations, health and safety laws, and other relevant legislation.

1. Asset Management: Oversee the cataloging, storage, and potential reuse of physical assets.
2. Wrap Reports: Create and distribute wrap reports detailing production expenditures, challenges, successes, and educational outcomes.
3. Feedback Loop: Collaborate with post-production teams and educational departments to ensure the smooth transition of physical elements into the post-production process.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
1. Budget adherence
2. Project completion according to schedule
3. Crew and staff satisfaction ratings
4. Educational objectives met
5. Quality of final output, as assessed by internal and external reviews

1. Comprehensive pre-production plan with educational components
2. Weekly production status reports
3. Monthly budget reports
4. End-of-production wrap report with educational outcomes
5. Asset catalog

Payment and Compensation
The compensation package will be discussed during contract negotiations. Payments will be subject to achievement of milestones aligned with KPIs.

Reporting Structure
The Head of Physical Production will report directly to the Executive Director and Deputy Director, with the understanding that they may also report to other Producers as assigned by the Executive Director and Deputy Director.

1. Expected to travel as required for location shoots.
2. Must be available for occasional weekend and evening work.