This position is offered as a part-time, benefits eligible position.
Manages film and digital camera, sound, lighting, grip, presentation, and other media resources.Â Ensures that equipment is up-to-date and adequate for curricular and co-curricular needs. Maintains accurate inventory records and insurance coverage on all JLMC resources.
Provides preventative and corrective maintenance for all JLMC resources, and arranges for outside service when required. Establishes and maintains appropriate refresh cycles for all resources.
Works with faculty and program chairs to manage a pool of equipment for curricular needs for coursework in film/video production and post production, digital imaging, video installations, photography, etc. Implements policies to insure that curricular needs are met.Â Manages equipment owned by individual academic programs as appropriate.
Collaborates with Fire Escape Films, UT/TAPS, Chicago Maroon etc. to govern a pool of equipment to meet the co-curricular needs of students.Â Manages equipment owned by individual student groups and Campus and Student Life as appropriate.
Provides on-call technical support for equipment used in the Logan Center, AV classrooms, the darkroom, during the cageâ™s operating hours.Â
Contributes level 1 support for AV/IT technology at the Logan Center, such as classroom projection and sound systems. Refers level 2 and above issues to outside vendors or other service providers as appropriate.
Furnishes instruction in arts related software and computer topics, including Final Cut, Adobe CC, Pro Tools, Sketchup, Dragonframe, file management, recording techniques, etc.
Provides instruction in the proper handling and safety concerns for cameras, projectors, lighting, tripods, sound equipment, and digital media equipment, occasionally during class time.Â
Creates and oversees a student evaluation system to approve students for use of the digital media classrooms and editing labs.
Develops and distributes training materials such as quick start guides, WIKI articles, handouts, etc.
Administers additional, one-off training and authorization sessions scheduled during normal class time. This includes DoVA, TAPS, CMS, Music, and other courses that make use of the LMC and/or other technology resources at the Logan Center.
Supervises student staff assigned to the equipment cage, edit suites, and darkroom to support the curricular and co-curricular needs of faculty and students.
Schedules staff quarterly to provide coverage during the JLMC operating hours.
Trains student staff on the various essential functions, and schedules regular group staff meetings.
Responsible for training office (student) staff on office procedures and compliance protocols. Coordinates special projects.
Monitors and analyzes trends, identifies opportunities, and explores innovative approaches to teaching and learning problems. Works with other units across campus to aggregate services in an academic context.
Identifies existing content and converts it into an e-learning environment, then creates user support materials.
Performs other related work as needed.
Two or more years digital media, technology and operations experience.
Background using, maintaining and performing light maintenance on both tape and media card based digital still and video cameras, digital video projectors, tripods, 16mm film cameras and lenses, wireless microphones, portable mixers.
Previous experience working at video/film equipment sales or rental house.
Extensive knowledge of a range of arts related production equipment and tools (e.g. digital still and video production, camera, lights, and sound).Â
Sound knowledge of a range of arts related software (e.g. imaging, animation, audio, video editing), and the ability to install computer operating systems and strong Mac-based computer skills in the areas of networking, graphics and video software, and related hardware.
Exceptional organizational and customer service skills; oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, with the ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously.
Effectively communicate complex technical details to managers, stakeholders and technical staff and translate the needs of arts faculty and students to technology colleagues.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies; work closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members.
Organizational and human relations skills with ability to collaborate well and supportively and cultivate good relationships with various constituencies.
The temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety.
Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution.Â
Considerable office work.
The successful management of digital media in a 180,000 Square ft. facility requires the ability to conduct regular building rounds and stand for extended periods of time.Â
Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment. Some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs).Â
Drive off site to local vendors (hardware and electronics stores, etc);
Light construction (wall hangings, etc); climb a 15â™ a-frame ladder to assist with technology use in gallery installations.
Occasionally travel out of town.Â
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.Â
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