Working closely with faculty, students, and community partners, the Media Center Training and Community Coordinator (MCTCC) works with Logan Media Center professional staff to enhance and support the integration of technology and digital media into the Universityâ™s curricular, co-curricular, and community arts programs.Reporting to the Associate Director of Arts Technology, the MCTCC provides direct support for LMC users through orientations, workshops, and other structured training opportunities; serves as primary point of contact for community partnerships who engage with the tools of digital storytelling, and helps to manage the media center, particularly in evenings and on weekends. The MCTCC assists the managers of the LMC in many aspects of its operation, which consists of an equipment cage; digital media lab/classroom; film and video production classroom; edit, 16mm, and audio mix suites; photo darkroom; and Hack Arts Lab.
Develop and lead authorizations and workshops for LMC users
Serve as primary point of contact for community artists and arts organizations who engage with the LMC
Manage the Logan Center facilities and equipment on evenings and weekends
Serve as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, UChicago IT, and Humanities Division staffs and assist with various programs and projects. This includes: monthly all-staff meetings, consulting and/or coordinating technology needs for Logan Center Exhibitions and other programming at the Logan Center, occasionally providing arts technical support to University entities outside the Logan Center, and other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Decision Quality and Accountability
Partnership and Collaboration
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required, preferably in an art or media field.
3 years digital media, technology and/or community engagement experience preferred.
Experience with curriculum development, classroom teaching, and/or mentorship program management preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Strong knowledge of a range of arts related software (e.g. imaging, animation, audio, video editing), Mac-based computer skills, and related hardware required.
Strong knowledge of a range of arts related production equipment and tools required. Examples may include digital still and video cameras, motion and still film cameras, hot and strobe lights, grip equipment, audio recording, video projectors, media players and video switching systems.
Strong organizational and customer service skills required.Must be able to oversee complex projects and schedules, maintain deadlines, work within budgets, with the ability to set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously required.
Ability to effectively communicate complex technical details to managers, stakeholders, community members, and technical staff and translate the needs of arts faculty and students to technology colleagues.
Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information required.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required. Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members preferred.
Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution or nonprofit organization preferred.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends in addition to some regular work week hours.
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 is expected.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety.
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.
Considerable office work.
Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment. Some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs) is required.
Occasional meetings and technical support outside the Logan Center but within the greater campus and Hyde Park area
Occasional use of a ladder for the purpose of supporting and maintaining technology.
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