Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 58716BR
The Technologists in Production works with faculty to create a cinematic and immersive experience for online students. The primary responsibilities are to capture and edit multi-camera lecture recordings with opportunities to research emerging media and explore its impact on online learning.
This position is responsible for the design and implementation of new forms of web-based pedagogy and the creation of supporting video content. Reporting to the Liaison to the CTO and with the input of the Senior Technologist, this position will create content for online courses with opportunities to design new forms of multimedia learning, for example, video, 3D animations and 2D graphics. The Technologist in Production will research and implement video and other media technologies and troubleshoot any problems that arise. Primary responsibilities include video and audio recording, editing and other post-production for high-end classes and supporting course material. This position will also work closely with faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students, along with fellow technologists in DCE and across campus. The position will hold significant technical responsibilities and will be expected to work independently and deliver on goals by which the success of the department itself will be measured. Position requires superior organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent performance under tight deadlines and the ability to work independently and collaborate on a team.
This is a 1-year term position with the possibility of extension after the first year.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
In order to be considered for this role, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with application.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 17,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 11,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering 80 short noncredit courses to almost 4,000 learners annually.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
At least five years of related technical, multimedia work experience. A bachelor's degree in video production or related field may count towards experience.
Experience with post-production workflows including Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, and Photoshop.
Knowledge of digital cinema cameras such as RED, Arri, Sony, and Canon, as well as their supporting hardware, audio, and lighting setups.
Experience with DaVinci Resolve, HDR color workflows and color grading.
A passion for editing and post-production workflows.
Strong cinematography and photography skills.
Familiarity with field and studio audio recording techniques.
Superior organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate on a team.
Experience with RED and REDCODE and log workflows a plus.
Experience with teaching is a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Division of Continuing Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.