Film Studies Program Support Coordinator
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:
- 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.
- Must have successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check (where applicable) and reference checks.
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