Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) contributes to the academic mission of the College by providing programs and services that help the faculty and students easily and effectively use information technology in their teaching, learning, and research. CRC staff routinely consult and collaborate with faculty on a range of resources from using the college’s course and content management systems to creating media rich curricular content to developing computational and digital methods in support of teaching and scholarship.
Supports faculty, students and relevant professional staff in the appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching, creative work, and scholarship. Contributes to the delivery of services provided by the Bates Digital Media Studio (DMS), a cross-disciplinary facility emphasizing the integration of digital media technologies in teaching and learning. Works in coordination with other academic technology service points (including the Visualization Lab and the Language Resource Center) to provide a unified strategy for academic computational support.
This is a full-time, full-year position.
Promote and support digital media production in teaching, learning and research through the full digital media development cycle (pre-production, production, post-production, delivery).
Provide technology assistance and instruction to faculty and students through direct consultation.
Support the curricular and research computing needs of the Bates faculty.
Contribute to the prototyping of curricular technology projects.
Share expertise and resources with faculty across the disciplines.
Manage the DMS servers, both on premises and cloud based.
Help maintain the DMS’s inventory system (currently Connect2).
Work closely with Information and Library Services (ILS) staff to ensure on-going support for projects.
Additional Job Functions:
Contributes to and promotes services of DMS with other campus computing facilities and academic support services.
Contributes to the support of cross-curricular projects in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences that involve digital media.
Participates in technology instruction programs for faculty, staff and students.
Contribute to the purchase, management, and maintenance of the inventory of A/V equipment in the DMS.
Keeps abreast of emerging information technologies and maintains an understanding of the methodologies and technical needs of academic disciplines.
Actively pursues professional development (by attending and presenting at regional and national workshops and conferences).
Supervises and trains student employees.
Other duties (including serving on departmental and campus working groups and committees) as assigned.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree (BA/BS) in relevant academic field or equivalent professional or creative experience required.
The ideal candidate will have:
1-3 years of demonstrable professional or academic experience in multimedia production and comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals and techniques of video and audio post-production (editing and delivery).
Experience supporting a user-focused computing facility.
Experience with at least one of the following areas:
-Industry standard server environments
-Instructor or teacher of multimedia production
Working knowledge of video and audio production (lighting, camera operation, sound recording).
Extensive knowledge of digital video and audio equipment
Proficiency with multimedia production software (such as Final Cut X, Adobe Creative Suite).
Advanced knowledge of media formats, compression standards, codecs and delivery formats.
Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot technical problems and effectively communicate solutions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to communicate and work effectively in a collaborative environment.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong time and task management skills.
Ability to provide effective support under stressful conditions.
Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
Successfully complete a background check.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
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