This position in the Department of Communication provides consultation to students and faculty regarding production techniques and skills in order to ensure the best possible product. This includes having an understanding of aesthetic principles and understanding the client's (students and faculty) objectives in order to recommend equipment choices and configurations. This position functions autonomously with regards to equipment, maintenance, and client consultation. This position works with the Director of Media Lab to develop and implement facility policies. This includes being responsible for advanced electronic and mechanical bench diagnostics and repair of digital cameras, mics, amplifiers, electronic multimedia equipment. This position is responsible for all aspects of managing and maintaining the equipment inventory, developing and implementing equipment checkout policies.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance, graphic design, and/or photography; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Individual must have experience in organizing, assessing and repairing production equipment in a timely manner and in accordance to fiscal assessment. He/She must be able to prioritize work to meet deadlines. This self-starter will have strong customer service skills to maintain inventory/ordering of expendables. Excellent communication skills are a must, as is great attention to detail. Candidate should demonstrate past experience that shows this type of work, and work ethic. In addition, a demonstrated ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and other university personnel and others outside of the University is also required.
Completion of a two year program in media production and two years of experience in audiovisual equipment operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is highly preferred. Training in bench diagnostics and electronic repair is also highly desirable. Or, four years in a recognized art or communication studies program.
Knowledge of the AV communication field often characterized by narrative, documentary, animation and experimental shorts as well as interactive communication interfaces, including artistic expressions using multimedia focusing on video and audio production is preferred. Experience in electronics repair and maintenance will be weighed favorably.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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