Film Studies Program Support Coordinator

Film Studies Program Support Coordinator
506-662

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reports to: Film Studies Director

Location: Alice Chapman Hall

The full-time Film Studies Program Support Coordinator serves a vital role in providing support with the day-to-day operations of the Film Studies department. This position will provide a high level of program support to a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and other internal and external constituents. This is a salary non-exempt position staffed 11 months out of the year, between August and June, with the month of July off.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Equipment Support

  • Order film stock and video equipment; oversee equipment checkout procedures.
  • Maintain inventory of film/video equipment.
  • Perform basic maintenance of film/video equipment and coordinate necessary servicing and repair.
  • Assist with film to video transfer.
  • Work with Department Director and other Film Studies Faculty to research equipment vendors to obtain price quotes for orders.
  • Coordinate and set-up AV needs department.

Classroom Assistance & Support

  • Compile film clips for classroom use.
  • Maintain classroom, studio, sound booth, editing lab, and animation suite equipment and provide support as needed.
  • Set up and coordinate film/video equipment and facilities, including studio lighting, in support of classroom activities such as production intensives, hands-on activities, and in-class demonstrations.
  • Partner with Technology Services to assess software editing licensing needs of the department.
  • Assist Film Club in ordering and scheduling screenings, meetings and events.
  • Curate programming for entryway monitors.
  • Setup and coordinate equipment needs in support of classroom and other departmental activities such as boot camp and in-class demonstrations.
  • Support faculty or other campus constituents through coordination with Technology Services and facilities management.
  • Occasional light research.

Film Studies Program Support

  • Serve as primary contact for the Film Studies Program; directing calls or inquiries to the necessary individuals while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Collaborate with all members of the Film Studies Program to provide day to day support and assistance.
  • Ability to teach one or two classes per year in film or video production.
  • Administer equipment check out, return and fine system and appeals process.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of alumni speaker’s series with the development office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Position requires demonstrated, poise, tact, and strong service orientation.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with individuals at various levels from multiple cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in perspective taking and understanding cultural diversity.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow up skills.
  • Possess the ability to adapt and respond appropriately in ambiguous and urgent situations.
  • Cooperative attitude with team-oriented disposition with the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities while remaining flexible.
  • Excellent oral, written communications skills.
  • Willingness to undergo training to receive certification on training students to use studio scissor lift.
  • Comfortable with Mac computers.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or significant experience in film or video production; MFA a plus.
  • One or more year(s) of experience providing program support.
  • Background working with film and video technology.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Pro Tools and Power Point.
  • Ability to determine, gather, and analyze information related to the purchasing of film and video equipment.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check (where applicable) and reference checks.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply for this position. Please include a description of your experience or approach in working with individuals of many different backgrounds.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: 1) further diversifying the staff; and/or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusiveness to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

See https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.



Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

Full-Time/Regular

PI103746710

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