The IT Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time, 12 month Media Technician position. This position plays a diverse and intricate role in the operations of Media Services. The general objective of the position is to facilitate the use of technology in the educational process at Skidmore. This process is carried out in a variety of ways such as classroom support, project development, media production, event support, and laboratory support, facilitating equipment use and providing technical assistance to clients.
Clients served by this position include virtually the entire college community, students, faculty, staff and administrators as well as invited guests of the college. It is vital that the individual in this position be knowledgeable in the Media Services field, personable and able to effectively communicate (sometimes under stressful situations) with a diverse set of clients. Venues served by this position include over 70 classrooms and laboratories, 5 auditoria, media lab, sound studio as well as more obscure locations across campus which may include lawns, Porter plaza, dining halls, dormitories and stables. Each of these venues has their own particular needs and challenges for the media technician to assess and meet.
Supported services include computer and video projection, audio enhancement, video and audio production, assistance with individual clients' computer, video or audio projects, graphics, poster printing. To accomplish these tasks the media technician must have extraordinary organizational skills, significant knowledge of a diverse set of computer programs as well a variety of Media Services equipment.
Experience with the setup and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment, presentation technologies, sound systems, and recording equipment, or some combination of these skills are essential. Familiarity with patching audio and video equipment into various systems and using a variety of interfaces and switching systems is necessary. Customer service and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. The ability to manage projects and follow through until completion is vital. Experience with computers essential.
College degree is preferred; experience in a higher education setting and previous Media Services support preferred; experience with equipment installations and repair preferred; background in the basics of videography, photography, digital editing, and scanning preferred; an understanding of basic computer networking is also desirable.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore College, founded in 1903, has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence. The College now enrolls about 2,400 students from 47 states and 46 foreign countries. Skidmore offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and M.A.L.S. (Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies) degrees. The College provides students with a unique environment in which to excel because of its innovative approach ...to traditional areas of study. Skidmore is highly selective in admissions, co-educational, and academically challenging. For more information regarding Skidmore College, its people, and its programs, please visit www.skidmore.edu.
Skidmore College is located in the historic community of Saratoga Springs, New York. Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.