Instructional Technology Consultant

East Carolina University

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Technology, Instructional Technology & Design
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Instructional Technology Consultant

Position Number :

TN0281--Mursion Pool 2022

Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH COE Assessment and Accreditatio

Department Homepage :

Advertising Department :


Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Mursion Puppeteer

Working Title :

Mursion Puppeteer

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :

0.74 or less

Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:


Position Location (City) :


Position Type:


Job Category :

Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The ECU College of Education prepares more professional educators for North Carolina schools than any other university in the state and is one of only four nationwide recognized for developing “cutting edge programs that will provide powerful examples for others.” East Carolina University, the third largest university in the UNC system, is located in North Carolina’s coastal plain midway between Raleigh and the coast. A rapidly growing institution of nearly 30,000 students, ECU is a research-intensive university which offers more than 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 73 master’s degree programs, 4 intermediate degree programs, 17 doctoral programs, and 2 first professional degree programs (MD, DDS).

Job Duties :

The Office of Assessment, Data Management, and Digital Learning in the College of Education is looking to fill part-time, temporary vacancies for Instructional Technology Consultant (also referred to as “Digital Puppeteer”) on an as-needed basis.

The Digital Puppeteer will perform a variety of roles in a new educational interactive learning experience while using the Mursion software. The part-time Puppeteer will be responsible for learning a number of scenarios in education, hospitality, business and medicine and will act as all of the avatars used during a simulation with a live person making connections and working through a specific scene and learning objectives. The Puppeteer will also work to help develop new scenarios for use in the simulator.

Hours will vary to accommodate the needs of university faculty and K-12 schools, but will all fall within the time frame of Monday-Friday 8-7 and Saturday 8-12.

The Digital Puppeteers duties will also include:
—Matching the voices of the current avatars and adapting to new ones.
—Speaking in front of audience for at least 5-15 minutes at a time
—Improvisation with audience to include comedic timing
—Performing various scenarios throughout a 3-8 hour shift
—Utilizing specific 4-D equipment to animate puppets
—Manipulating a digital puppet through repetitive use of the hands, wrists and forearms
—Communicating a pleasant, friendly, and outgoing personality with users and co-workers.

Minimum Education/Experience :

High school diploma and one year of improv experience.

**Due to nature of this position, only applicants who have successfully completed the Mursion training are eligible to work with the interactive software.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preference may be given to applicants with three years of puppeteer experience and/or one or more of the following: an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree; experience with, or a background in, education; experience with, or interest in, gaming technology.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants must submit an online profile, a letter of interest, current resume and a list of three references, including contact information to be considered. Candidates selected for interview will also be required to perform an audition remotely via video conferencing. Applicants will remain active during the stated open period (until the job close date listed below). Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals listed by the applicant in the References section within the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference that are submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference that are not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, original signed letters will be required prior to employment. **Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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