Technical Specialist and Instructor - Broadcast, Video, Digital Medial Production
Job Description Summary: The successful applicant will: Work closely with faculty to incorporate digital media technologies across curriculum in both lower (COM 121 Digital Communication and COM 101 Public Speaking) and upper level courses (media and rhetoric). Manage the Department of Communication Studies' broadcast and multimedia studios. Provide expertise in support of instruction and multimedia projects in the Communication Studies Department. Manage department's digital assets across multiple media platforms including Digital Sign, marketing materials and social media. Provide creative direction and design high-impact and hands-on projects and learning opportunities that prepare students to be highly proficient in communicating across a variety of multimedia platforms. Provide leadership and support for student media. Manage broadcast equipment, troubleshoot equipment problems, and perform maintenance or minor repairs. Assist students and faculty with audiovisual equipment and facilities. Check in/out equipment to students and instruct them in its proper use. Maintain the labs and studio, perform routine maintenance, troubleshooting and inventory for all equipment. Carry out miscellaneous tasks as needed by faculty to enhance learning and instruction. Perform other administrative tasks and communication with the department's internal and external stakeholders. *Teaching and Advising* Teach up to 16 credit hours per academic year; Courses taught may include, but are not limited to undergraduate courses and other courses in staff member's area of expertise. Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face to face classes, hybrid environments and online. Deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus and online. Maintain weekly office hours to meet with students regarding class work, course registration, program declaration and career preparation. Providing academic advising to students enrolled in and exploring the major; interpreting university policies, procedures and curriculum to students and faculty; guiding students in course selection, scheduling and long-range planning; assisting in resolving academic problems; monitoring academic progress; making professional referrals; and maintaining confidentiality of student records. Remain current in areas of expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations. Work with students, alumni and employers in professional settings, internships, field placements, department service and similar work-related situations as needed. Furman University is committed to educating the whole student, encouraging academic and emotional growth while also providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. At the core of the University is a dynamic engaged learning philosophy that's grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are taught by top-notch professors whose chief priorities are teaching and guiding undergraduate students;all within a close-knit campus community where ideas and perspectives are valued and encouraged. The Furman Advantage promises all students an education that delivers value by preparing them for successful, meaningful lives. Guided by a community of mentors and supported by institutes and centers, students chart personalized four-year pathways that are made meaningful through guaranteed engaged learning experiences. Our institutes and centers ensure there is a connection between the resources of Furman and the communities that we serve and strengthen. 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Minimum Qualifications: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional background and experience in Broadcast, Film, Video and Digital Media. Understanding of best practices and trends in the areas of Broadcast, Film, Video and Digital Media. Knowledge of and willingness to learn media production software and technology. Knowledge of broadcast equipment, PC and Apple Mac Pro computer hardware and operating systems, as well as various audio/video hardware and formats. Experience working with people of varying levels of technical abilities. Ability to operate video and studio equipment and train faculty and students in the use of multimedia hardware and software. Ability to set up and operate television cameras and camera control units, multimedia equipment, etc. Knowledge of television equipment, including cameras, video recorders, lighting kits, audio equipment, and associated electronic and digital equipment. Knowledge of audio/video/multimedia content curation and digital asset management.
Salary Grade: Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Special Instructions: Full Time