The Digital Media Specialist provides guidance and instruction to all university instructors, regardless of technology experience, who want to improve their technology skills and incorporate digital media into their teaching. The Digital Media Specialist maintains the Center for Teaching's audio/visual production equipment and facilities and creates end-user training and documentation pertaining to relevant digital media technologies and applications, including video and audio production, graphic design, and website development.
The Digital Media Specialist reports to the CFT's Educational Technologist and works collaboratively with senior and support staff at the CFT, as well as others involved in supporting teaching at the university.
The mission of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching is to promote university teaching that leads to meaningful student learning. By helping members of the Vanderbilt community become more effective teachers, the Center for Teaching supports the educational mission of the university and enhances the learning experiences of its students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Training and supporting Vanderbilt instructors as they learn to use digital media tools and technologies
Providing hands-on training to instructors in both individual consultations and group settings
Assisting instructors as they learn digital media production tools in the CFT studio spaces and on site in classrooms and offices
Creating multimedia online resources, including documentation and walk-throughs, for instructors learning digital media tools
Assisting CFT senior staff in the design and implementation of professional development events for faculty and other instructors
Maintaining the Center for Teaching's audio/visual production equipment and facilities
Preparing, testing, and troubleshooting both hardware and software
Liaising with external vendors and internal support offices for technical service
Staying informed about current and next-gen digital media technologies
Developing and managing Center for Teaching digital assets
Maintaining and updating the CFT's websites using content developed by the CFT staff
Organizing and archiving digital files, including video, audio, and photos, generated by CFT activities
Assisting in the creation of multimedia content in support of CFT programs and services
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
At least one year of relevant experience is necessary.
Prior experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
Experience using audio and video production equipment, field and studio cameras, sound gear,lighting equipment, and editing software is necessary.
Experience in designing and delivering training and web-based resources on the use of studioequipment and software applications is necessary.
Proficiency using Adobe Creative Cloud, with a focus on Premiere Pro, After Effects, andPhotoshop is necessary.
Ability to set up, configure, break down, and carry audio/visual equipment is necessary.
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, problem solve and troubleshoot, workindependently, and collaborate with others is necessary.
Ability to work patiently with digital media users with a range of technology skills andexperiences is necessary.
Interest in developing new skills and learning new technologies is necessary.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students.We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.