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Technology Event Specialist

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Category:

Casual Wage

Position Title:

Technology Event Specialist

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time


Dean of the Faculty


Information Technology Services - Classrooms, Digital Media and Events

Hiring Wage/Salary Range:

$19.00 / hour

Department Statement:

Colgate University is a special place to work and offers many unique opportunities, including the ability to work with and among world class faculty and staff at a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. This position provides an opportunity to become familiar with the variety of regular positions that are available at the University, as well as the ability to add employment at a distinct University to your resume.

Successful candidates for this position will earn sick leave, paid time off, free parking, and a University ‘Gate Card that provides access to fitness facilities, athletic and cultural events, as well as a discount on many items at the University Bookstore.This type of appointment is not approved to work more than 999 hours per year for all positions combined. Should incumbents work more than a total of 999 hours in a year the appointment may not continue beyond one year of service.
Colgate University is seeking a collaborative, organized, and motivated person for a Technology Event Specialist position.

ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity, and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgate’s Third Century Plan. More information can be found

The Classroom, Digital Media, and Events (CDME) team provides direct support to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our expert team supports over 200 learning and event spaces on and off campus facilitating audio visual installations, maintenance, repair, technical event support, education and consultations. Our team is in the field, front facing representatives of Colgate University’s IT organization In this role you will work closely with other Classroom and Event Support Specialists and our Engagement and Support team to support our students, staff, and faculty and work with the rest of the ITS teams as escalations and projects require.

We’d love to hear from you – even if you do not meet 100% of the preferred/desired qualifications.


This position will support large and small events across campus, many of which are in the late afternoon and evenings, to ensure the sound delivery of video and audio programming, presentations, classroom content and other digital media. You will be operating audio visual equipment in classrooms, auditoriums and large event spaces, working with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Constant communication, excellent customer service and professionalism are required.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and inclusively with a diverse team and serve a diverse population.
  • Operation of classroom technology and sound equipment.
  • Setup, operate, troubleshoot, break down and secure AV equipment.
  • Accountable for interpreting diagrams and drawings and setting up equipment as specified.
  • Responsible for assisting with live and studio recordings, live streaming, lecture capture and campus wide seminal events as needed.
  • Work with, and provide direction to, student employees.

We’d love to hear from you – even if you do not meet 100% of the preferred/desired qualifications.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem solve, work as a team player and manage multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge of Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Desire to learn and adapt in an ever changing environment.
  • A current valid driver’s license, in accordance with the University’s Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle use Policy is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with AV Equipment is preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and move equipment from vans to the event venue.

Requisition Number:




Work Schedule:

This position is slated to work 20 hours per week. Individuals will be required to work some evenings from approximately 6:00pm – 9:00pm and on weekends occasionally at noon and more typically from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions Summary:

Colgate values the individual and intersectional diversity of its student, faculty, staff, and alumni populations representing a variety of abilities, races, gender identities, religion, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, and national origins. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead. Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act:


The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at


Colgate is a nationally recognized liberal arts college set on a beautiful campus in central New York.

Some 2,900 undergraduates are enrolled in 54 programs, taking advantage of the university's award-winning curriculumoff-campus study program, and numerous research opportunities.

Students enjoy small class sizes taught by expert faculty members -- not teaching assistants.

The university’s strategic plan offers a blueprint for turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders, joining the scores of alumni already playing major roles in a variety of fields. The Center for Career Services is a key player as students make this transition.

Colgate hums with activity. It is a place where the arts thrive. Student-athletes compete at the very highest level of NCAA Division I sports. There are dozens of club and intramural sports programs, and the college’s outdoor education program is second to none.

Above all, Colgate is about academic excellence. It is a tradition forged in 1819 and honed through the years by each class of select students.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students, staff, and faculty in local, national, and global communities. At Colgate, we feel that a diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence.

The Office of Equity and Diversity at Colgate is charged with fostering a diverse and collaborative community by increasing understanding, respect and inclusion. It is the mission of the office to support campus diversity initiatives with the goal of increasing understanding, respect and inclusion, and to ensure compliance with policies relating to affirmative action, discrimination, and harassment.  The university’s strong commitment to equal opportunity and inclusivity is clearly articulated in the diversity mission statement found here.  The university strives to provide an environment where everyone in our community can learn about, appreciate, and celebrate our diverse cultures and gain understanding, knowledge and skills to be engaged citizens locally as well as globally.

Colgate University fully subscribes to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Colgate will not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint process at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. This nondiscrimination policy covers both employment and access to educational opportunities.  It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity in employment and not to discriminate against any individuals with disabilities who are qualified for employment in the positions for which they apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

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