Monday, April 16, 2012

National Infantry Foundation Seeks Audio-Visual Technology Support Specialist

The National Infantry Museum has an opening for a Audio-Visual Technology Support Specialist. This position requires 25-30 hours per week, including occasional nights or weekends.

The ideal candidate must display excellent customer service and communication skills and experience in sound/video/lighting systems. An understanding of multimedia technology is strongly preferred but not required.

Primary responsibilities and tasks:
• Assist with the maintenance and repair of the multimedia shows within the museum to include lighting, sound, video and special effects.
• Provide A/V engineering support for museum events, classes, tours, lectures, rentals and other productions as needed
• Assist the other members of the Information Technology staff in the maintenance and repair of the museum’s simulations and attractions

Other responsibilities and tasks:
• Work with the Information Technology Staff to maintain and repair all rental equipment, tools and supplies.
• Assist with the cleaning, maintenance and repair of dioramas, theaters and macro displays
• Other duties and information technology tasks as assigned

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Excellent skills in the reading and comprehension of technical diagrams, manuals, drawings and schematics
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Ability to work independently
• Must be able to perform climbing duties to include catwalks, lifts, ladders and scaffolding
• Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with staff, volunteers, clients, outside vendors and the general public

Submit cover letter and resume to:
National Infantry Foundation
Personnel Director
National Infantry Foundation
1775 Legacy Way, Suite 220
Columbus, GA 31903

Please, no phone calls regarding this position.

Application Closing Date: April 20, 2012

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, the National Infantry Foundation is an equal opportunity provider and is prohibited from discriminating on the bases of race, color, national origin, age or disability.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THE AMERICAN ROAD TO VICTORY: National Infantry Foundation Joins Forces with Livingbattlefield on DVD Set & PBS Broadcasts

Click here for more information about our
new cinematic/academic partnership.
The National Infantry Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Livingbattlefield, the production team behind the gruondbreaking World War II film series, The American Road to Victory. (read the official press release here)

The series has already been seen on over 1,200 broadcasts through PBS affiliates nationwide, as well as numerous screenings in public libraries across the country. On Veterans Day 2011, we presented the third film in the series, The Americans in the Bulge, on our IMAX screen and hosted a Q&A session with a panel of WWII veterans and the film director Richard Lanni.

The American Road to Victory trilogy chronicles the decisive actions that made victory in Europe possible – D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge – through a combination of striking visuals and detailed historical research. The films are presented by colorful historian Ellwood von Seibold, one of Europe’s leading battlefield guides and an honorary officer in the U.S. Army. To bring history alive, each film features rare archive footage and powerful interviews with combat veterans, seamlessly integrated with computer-generated imagery and historical reenactment.
“We knew, after screening one of the films in our theater on Veterans Day, that we wanted to be a part of this," says National Infantry Foundation president Ben Williams. "The films represent a great example of everything we stand for – real history for families. "

Standing outside the gates of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of the American Soldier, educating the public and preserving the Army’s legacy while also offering unique opportunities for entertainment to the military and civilian communities, including the region’s only IMAX 3D Theatre. The museum is operated by the non-profit organization, the National Infantry Foundation.
The museum operates solely through your contributions, inluding online donations and IMAX ticket purchases!

"This is such an honor for us," said Livingbattlefield CEO Heidi Lanni. "Receiving support from such an important national institution tells us that our decision to work outside the box of traditional war documentaries – to look at war from the foxhole level – was the right one to make.”

As home of the Army’s most rigorous training and indoctrination programs since the early 20th century ­– including the Infantry, Armor, Ranger, and Officer Candidate Schools – Fort Benning has been responsible for the training of millions of American heroes, including many of the WWII veterans featured in the American Road to Victory series.

Currently, the films are available for private screenings as part of a National Infantry Museum tour package; stay tuned for additional information about special public screenings, PBS broadcast schedules and a special Collector’s Edition box set.


The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800