Media Center Coordinator, Jonathan Logan Media Center

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-05-09
Req: JR04941
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department4261210 Logan

About the UnitOpening in spring 2012, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will provide an environment that catalyzes creative inquiry and supports the arts practice and scholarship of our students, faculty, and staff often in partnership with the broader community. The 180,000-square-foot multidisciplinary University arts center is designed to encourage collaboration across the artistic spectrum. With classroom and performance spaces supporting a full range of disciplines—cinema, creative writing, dance, music, theater, and visual art—the Logan Center houses a media center, more than 90 individual rehearsal rooms, workshops, studios, and classrooms, a 474 seat performance hall, a 100-seat proscenium theater, a public art gallery, a 150 seat black box performance space, a 129 seat film screening room, the performance penthouse, and a café. The Logan Center also partners with a number of south side and citywide artists and arts organizations to create sustained partnerships between the University and the City. To learn more please visit

Job FamilyInformation Technology

Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing applications, systems architecture, and network infrastructure. Ensures operation and security of all servers and networks. Configures, installs, maintains and upgrades applications and hardware for the organization's infrastructure and for end-user devices.

Career Track and Job LevelLearning Technology

Leads the development, deployment, and support of information technology products and services used in teaching and learning.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job provides professional support and solves straightforward problems in the development, deployment, and support of information technology products and services used in teaching and learning.

1) With some direction from others, performs a variety of IT activities supporting an e-learning environment, such as designing curriculum content., 2) Analyzes resources and services ranging from basic online courses to application of technology in teaching. This competence is developed by performing structured work assignments., 3) Monitors and analyzes trends, identifies opportunities, and explores innovative approaches to teaching and learning problems. Works with other units across campus to aggregate services in an academic context., 4) Identifies existing content and converts it into an e-learning environment, then creates user support materials., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-Specific Responsibilities

1) Working closely with faculty, students, and community partners, the Media Center Coordinator (MCC) works with Jonathan Logan Media Center (JLMC) professional staff to enhance and support the integration of technology and digital media into the University’s curricular, co-curricular, and community arts programs. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Jonathan Logan Media Center, the MCC provides direct support for JLMC users through orientations, workshops, and other structured training opportunities, and supports the integration of technology and digital media into the University’s curricular and co-curricular arts programs. The MCC helps coordinate JLMC operations, including equipment cage; digital media lab/classroom; film and video production classroom; edit, 16mm, and audio mix suites; and photo darkroom.

2) Manage the Jonathan Logan Media Center Equipment Cage

3) Manage film and digital camera, sound, lighting, grip, presentation, and other media resources.  Ensure that equipment is up-to-date and adequate for curricular and co-curricular needs. Maintain accurate inventory records and insurance coverage on all JLMC resources.

4) Provide preventative and corrective maintenance for all JLMC resources and arrange for outside service when required. Establish and maintain appropriate refresh cycles for all resources.

5) Work with faculty and program chairs to manage a pool of equipment for curricular needs for coursework in film/video production and post production, digital imaging, video installations, photography, etc. Implement policies to ensure that curricular needs are met. Manage equipment owned by individual academic programs as appropriate. 6) Work with Fire Escape Films, UT/TAPS, Chicago Maroon etc. to manage a pool of equipment to meet the co-curricular needs of students.  Manage equipment owned by individual student groups and Campus and Student Life as appropriate.

7) Provide on-call technical support for equipment used in the Logan Center, AV classrooms, the darkroom, during the cage’s operating hours. 

8) Provide level 1 support for AV/IT technology at the Logan Center, such as classroom projection and sound systems. Refer level 2 and above issues to outside vendors or other service providers as appropriate.

9) Develop and lead authorizations and workshops for JLMC users Provide instruction in arts related software and computer topics, including Final Cut, Adobe CC, Pro Tools, Sketchup, Dragonframe, file management, recording techniques, etc.

10) Provide instruction in the proper handling and safety concerns for cameras, projectors, lighting, tripods, sound equipment, and digital media equipment, occasionally during class time. 

11) Create and oversee a student evaluation system to approve students for use of the digital media classrooms and editing labs.

12) Develop and distribute training materials such as quick start guides, WIKI articles, handouts, etc. Provide additional, one-off training and authorization sessions scheduled during normal class time. This includes DoVA, TAPS, CMS, Music, and other courses that make use of the LMC and/or other technology resources at the Logan Center.

13) With JLMC colleagues, hire, train, supervise and evaluate JLMC Student Staff. Supervise student staff assigned to the equipment cage, edit suites, and darkroom; to support the curricular and co-curricular needs of faculty and students. Schedule staff quarterly to provide coverage during the JLMC operating hours. Train student staff on the various essential functions, and schedule regular group staff meetings.

14) Serve as a member of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, ITS, and Humanities Division staffs and assist with various programs and projects. This includes: consulting and/or coordinating technology needs for Logan Center Exhibitions and other programming at the Logan Center; representing the Logan Center/ITS/Humanities on various arts-related and technology committees both within the University and beyond, occasionally providing arts technical support to University entities outside the Logan Center, and other duties as assigned.         

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

This is offered as a part-time, benefits eligible position that will require night and weekend work.

Unit-Preferred Competencies:

1) Institutional Understanding

2) Decisiveness and Accountability

3) Business Acumen

4) Partnership and Collaboration

5) University Stewardship

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Unit-Preferred Qualifications


1) Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an art or media field.


1) 2 years digital media, technology and operations experience

2) Strong knowledge of a range of arts related production equipment and tools (e.g. digital still and video production, camera, lights, and sound).

3)  Experience using and maintaining both tape and media card based digital still and video cameras, digital video projectors, tripods, 16mm film cameras and lenses, wireless microphones, portable mixers.

4) Ability to perform light maintenance on the same.

5) Previous experience working at video/film equipment sales or rental house.

6) Strong knowledge of a range of arts related software (e.g. imaging, animation, audio, video editing), and the ability to install computer operating systems and strong Mac-based computer skills in the areas of networking, graphics and video software, and related hardware.

7) Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required. Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members. Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution. 

Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Pay FrequencyBiweekly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours20

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-09-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-09-08:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 5/11/2019
Application Due: 6/29/2019
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