1) Working closely with faculty, students, and community partners, the Media Center Coordinator (MCC) works with Jonathan Logan Media Center (JLMC) 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 Assistant Director of the Jonathan Logan Media Center, the MCC provides direct support for JLMC users through orientations, workshops, and other structured training opportunities, and supports the integration of technology and digital media into the Universityâ™s curricular and co-curricular arts programs. The MCC helps coordinate JLMC operations, including equipment cage; digital media lab/classroom; film and video production classroom; edit, 16mm, and audio mix suites; and photo darkroom.
2) Manage the Jonathan Logan Media Center Equipment Cage
3) Manage film and digital camera, sound, lighting, grip, presentation, and other media resources. Ensure that equipment is up-to-date and adequate for curricular and co-curricular needs. Maintain accurate inventory records and insurance coverage on all JLMC resources.
4) Provide preventative and corrective maintenance for all JLMC resources and arrange for outside service when required. Establish and maintain appropriate refresh cycles for all resources.
5) Work 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. Implement policies to ensure that curricular needs are met. Manage equipment owned by individual academic programs as appropriate. 6) Work with Fire Escape Films, UT/TAPS, Chicago Maroon etc. to manage a pool of equipment to meet the co-curricular needs of students. Manage equipment owned by individual student groups and Campus and Student Life as appropriate.
7) Provide on-call technical support for equipment used in the Logan Center, AV classrooms, the darkroom, during the cageâ™s operating hours.
8) Provide level 1 support for AV/IT technology at the Logan Center, such as classroom projection and sound systems. Refer level 2 and above issues to outside vendors or other service providers as appropriate.
9) Develop and lead authorizations and workshops for JLMC users Provide instruction in arts related software and computer topics, including Final Cut, Adobe CC, Pro Tools, Sketchup, Dragonframe, file management, recording techniques, etc.
10) Provide instruction in the proper handling and safety concerns for cameras, projectors, lighting, tripods, sound equipment, and digital media equipment, occasionally during class time.
11) Create and oversee a student evaluation system to approve students for use of the digital media classrooms and editing labs.
12) Develop and distribute training materials such as quick start guides, WIKI articles, handouts, etc. Provide 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.
13) With JLMC colleagues, hire, train, supervise and evaluate JLMC Student Staff. Supervise student staff assigned to the equipment cage, edit suites, and darkroom; to support the curricular and co-curricular needs of faculty and students. Schedule staff quarterly to provide coverage during the JLMC operating hours. Train student staff on the various essential functions, and schedule regular group staff meetings.
14) Serve as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, ITS, and Humanities Division staffs and assist with various programs and projects. This includes: consulting and/or coordinating technology needs for Logan Center Exhibitions and other programming at the Logan Center; representing the Logan Center/ITS/Humanities on various arts-related and technology committees both within the University and beyond, 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.
This is offered as a part-time, benefits eligible position that will require night and weekend work.
1) Institutional Understanding
2) Decisiveness and Accountability
3) Business Acumen
4) Partnership and Collaboration
5) University Stewardship
1) Bachelorâ™s degree, preferably in an art or media field.
1) 2 years digital media, technology and operations experience
2) Strong knowledge of a range of arts related production equipment and tools (e.g. digital still and video production, camera, lights, and sound).
3) Experience using and maintaining both tape and media card based digital still and video cameras, digital video projectors, tripods, 16mm film cameras and lenses, wireless microphones, portable mixers.
4) Ability to perform light maintenance on the same.
5) Previous experience working at video/film equipment sales or rental house.
6) Strong 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.
7) Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required. Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members. Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution.
2) Cover Letter
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