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Digital Media Equipment Manager (3 Year, 10 month)

Organization: Grinnell College
Date Posted: 7/19/2019
Date Needed: 8/26/2019
City: Grinnell
Location: Iowa
Country: United States
Primary Category: All UFVA Job Listings

Description & Details

Grinnell College is currently seeking a skilled, well-organized, and motivated Digital Media Equipment Manager to support the new Film and Media Studies program.

The Digital Media Equipment Manager (DMEM) will be responsible for managing all of the program’s digital media facilities. This includes purchasing and maintaining production equipment, computer hardware and software, supervising student employees, and facilitating faculty and student production in the Film and Media Studies (FMS) program. This position reports to a production-based Film and Media Studies faculty member, and works in collaboration with Studio Art, Information Technology Services, Audio Visual Services and Facilities Management. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

This position requires an Associate’s degree and 3 - 4 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree in digital film and/or media production or related field and at least two years of relevant experience. The preferred candidate will have prior experience working with digital video/audio production equipment and computer hardware and software in a college and/or production context. 

Essential Responsibilities

The DMEM’s essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Administering daily operations of the FMS Mac computer lab and production studio. This will include researching, recommending, purchasing, configuring, installing, upgrading and maintaining all equipment for use in courses, and keeping an up-to-date log of technical issues and solutions.


  2. Providing technical support and training to students and faculty in a wide variety of media technologies and basic production techniques necessary to accomplish academic and research-related projects. This may involve delivering workshops, providing individual project-based support, and creating training materials.


  3. Checking out equipment to faculty and students. This includes maintaining a checkout system and tracking inventory of digital media assets. 


  4. Hiring and supervising student workers.

  5. Maintaining the FMS budget. 

  6. Performing other job related duties and special projects as assigned.

How to Apply / Contact
Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and provide email addresses for three references.

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