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Position summary:Â Develop and maintain filmmaking, sound, AV and VR technology throughout the Centre, builds a sense of community for the academic programs housed in the Film Centre, and facilitates the academic and operational goals and objectives for the shared Film Centre.Â This is a part time position with primarily afternoon/evening and weekend hours.
The PT Multimedia Specialist for Academic Support supports the academic planning goals of the JHU and MICA film programs as well as the operational goals for the shared film facility. The position monitors the educational materials throughout the Centre that augments the classroom experience of the students. The position reports to the Manager of Production and Post-Production and helps in maintaining Film Centre computers & software, production facility, production equipment, and budget needs.
Major role functions:
Support general technology needs throughout the JHU-Mica Film Centre and act as a liaison between MICA Tech and Film Centre faculty, students and staff from both JHU and MICA.
Update and maintain streaming services to hallway and lounge monitors.
Maintain technology tutorial materials for students.
Maintain front end WebCheckout, MyTurn and inventory resources for students.
Work with faculty and administrative staff to coordinate, schedule, promote lectures, film screenings and events through website, online calendar, social media and MICA/ JHU events listings.Â
Work with faculty, tech staff and administrative staff to coordinate, schedule, promote and lead workshops, through website, online calendar, social media and MICA/ JHU events listings.
Troubleshoot hardware/software issues in production and post production facilities.
Work closely with Production & Post-Production Manager to maintain facilities documentation and workflow tutorials.
Work closely with MICA tech and Production & Post-Production Manager to inventory and maintain software builds in post production rooms.
Work closely with Production & Post-Production Manager and administrators to keep software database & subscriptions up to date and maintain computer and software inventory spreadsheets.
Provide guidance to students on technology best practices.
Assist in checking out equipment at the Cage when needed.
Communicate with Assistant Cage Coordinator regarding on lining of new equipment & resources and keep facilities portal in WCO up to date.
Communicate with Assistant Cage Coordinator to keep WCO and MyTurn updated and coordinated.
Maintain MyTurn equipment and facilities descriptions and resources.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required essential skills and experience:
Bachelorâs degree in a related field.
Direct experience in advanced video, film and sound production.
Experience with some or all of the following software Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, AVID Media Composer, AVID Pro Tools, Resolve, Final Cut, Davinci Resolve.
Experience troubleshooting Mac hardware and software issues.
Self-directed, well organized, with excellent communication and social skills. Ability to set priorities, delegate, motivate and communicate objectives.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff; ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies in and out of the Film Centre.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred skills and experience:
Prior experience working in a higher education or large institution.
Proficient with website management and spreadsheet management software.
Experience in post-production, sound mixing, special effects, motion graphics and color grading hardware and software.
Experience with digital cinema camera equipment, production audio equipment and grip and electric equipment.
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position).
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (Additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule).
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.