Media Services Technician

Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001705

Job Title: Media Services Technician

Department: IT - Media Services

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 12 Months

Work Hours: Normal work hours are evenings, Wednesday through Friday from 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm - 10:00pm; additional hours are occasionally required as needed.

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Position band/level: 120 = SS15

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Job Summary: 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.

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 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.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Pay Range: $19.00 - $21.00 per hour commensurate with experience

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