The Technology Support Specialist – Photo, Video, and New Media provides support for multimedia instruction. Principal tasks will center upon assisting faculty and students with the departments of Art, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Media Arts and Sciences, and Architecture in using multimedia technology for classroom assignments and projects through front-line service point support (including technology equipment, lighting studio, darkroom, digital print labs, and video editing suites), and technical workshops only for darkroom safety procedure and cage hardware. We are looking for a technician who is experienced with art making techniques and has expertise in the use of digital technologies for art production that involves, among other things, photo and video installations, fine art printing materials, fabrication, processing and interdisciplinary forms. The person must have excellent organizational and managerial skills and is capable of working in a diverse environment with multiple responsibilities. Ability to work with a wide array of faculty, staff, and students with varying degrees of expertise in teaching with technologies is essential.
Provide technical, and administrative support for the use of media equipment, labs, paper management, and other peripheral instructional technologies used by faculty and staff in the departments and programs of Studio Art, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Media Arts and Sciences, and Architecture. Work with the faculty and staff of these departments to ensure that computer and A/V equipment is in good working order for instruction, use, and safety. Job duties include:
The management, maintenance, purchases, and repair of photography, video, and multimedia labs (which includes the Art Cage, lighting studio, darkroom, digital print labs, and video editing suites) as well as Art Department owned equipment for production and post-production (cameras, lens, video recorders, audio recorders, microphones, light kits, projectors, tablets, computers, scanners, etc.)
Hire, train, and supervise student staff for up to 16 hours a week to help organize and run the check out systems in the Art Cage, assist Art enrolled students with questions, and assist in the labs.
Researching and keeping up to date A/V presentation technologies, systems, processes, and equipment— necessary in order to provide classroom instruction and support for traditional and digital production systems.
Leads/participates in interdepartmental teams, institutional art projects, and various committees.
BA or BFA required, MA or MFA (equivalent) preferred. 2 years professional working experience within photo or video (print labs, darkrooms, lighting studios, etc.) Background in photography, video, digital media, and audio-visual technology. Strong technical skills, including media equipment maintenance and some routine repair experience. Must be primarily familiar with photo, video, audio, and lighting equipment (darkroom processes and maintenance, digital printing, video processes, lighting studio operation) and software (Adobe, Final Cut Pro, Maya, Photoshop, Flash, AutoCAD, and other digital imaging and audio software). Experience troubleshooting the Mac Operating System (OS 10.4 and above) essential. An ability to organize and handle multiple tasks, pay attention to detail, and work independently and efficiently. Prior experience in training faculty, staff, and students, management and maintenance of an equipment reserve, managing and supervising a student staff, as well as experience in an academic setting is highly desirable. Evidence of repeatedly learning and applying new technologies and ability to acquire new skills. Excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills a must. Ability to move quickly between tasks and technical environments. Strong written and oral communication skills. Opportunities for professional development available.
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