Media Services Technician - evening/weekends

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Posting NumberS00252PPosition TitleMedia Services Technician - evening/weekendsDepartmentIT - Media ServicesPosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year12 MonthsWork hours

Normal work hours are evenings, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30pm – 10:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm – 10:00pm, with occassional overtime as needed.

Start Date (For temporary positions only)End Date (For temporary positions only)Position Band/Level130 = SS16Pay Range$21.00 - $22.00 per hour commensurate with experienceWill Letters of Recommendation be required from references?No Ad Text

Job Summary

The IT Media Service Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time, 12 month Media Technician position. Normal work hours are evenings, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30pm – 10:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday 12:30pm – 10:00pm. 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, a media lab, sound studio as well as more obscure locations across campus that may include lawns, Porter plaza, dining halls, 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, video or audio projects, graphics, and 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 as a variety of Media Services equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience with the setup and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment, presentation technologies, sound systems, recording equipment, or some combination of these skills are essential. Customer service and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. The ability to manage projects and follow through until completion is vital.

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; experience with live audio/sound engineering, and an understanding of basic computer networking is also desirable. Familiarity with patching audio and video equipment into various systems and using a variety of interfaces and switching systems is preferred.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

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 of three professional references.

All documents must be uploaded through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 518-580-5802

Posting Information

Posting Date05/22/2019Open Until FilledClosing DateQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * Do you have experience with the setup and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment, presentation technologies, sound systems, recording equipment, or some combination of these?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
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    Posted: 5/23/2019
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