Cinema Program Coordinator

Denison University
Granville, OH

Job Details

Position Type:

Support Staff

Classification Title:

Administrative Staff

Position Title:

Cinema Program Coordinator

Position Number:


Pay Grade Level:

CSS 11


Cinema Department

Posting Number:

S 121301139

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:




Work Schedule:

Nonexempt, hourly position. Typical hours 35 hours per week from August 1 through May 31. Schedule could vary.

Basic Function:

Provide comprehensive administrative support and coordination for Cinema faculty, courses, programs, and events. Maintain data and other statistical information for surveys and reports.Assist with the daily functioning of the department and work actively to increase the department’s visibility and outreach. Build and cultivate relationships with off-campus individuals, groups, and organizations to provide opportunities for current students as well as recent graduates. Maintain departmental media and document resources, as well as social media and online presence. Establish and maintain regular communication and relationships with alumni.

Essential Job Functions:


  • Provide administrative support during the academic year; assume receptionist duties over the summer months.
  • Manage budgets and track expenditures.
  • Organize and maintain production documents and user guides, departmental library resources and film/digital archives, including past student work.
  • Assist with the process of bringing visiting artists and scholars to the department, including the organization and arrangements for the visit, publicity, and coordination with other departments. Help organize events by sending emails, ordering food, reserving rooms, taking RSVPs, etc.
  • Regularly visit department courses, events, and activities. Document those events with photos and/or video and compose related content for website and social media.
  • Manage the departmental social media accounts; regularly update all accounts and interact with followers as appropriate.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Off-Campus Study, the Knowlton Center, and Admissions.
  • Identify businesses, institutions, and organizations that could provide internship opportunities for Cinema students and graduates. Contact, negotiate, and develop relationships with these organizations toward that end.
  • Work to engage alumni for visits and interaction with current students and recent graduates.
  • Act as a liaison with prospective students and engage in outreach to help recruit potential students.
  • Help organize off-campus trips to engage students with professional filmmakers and artists.
  • Oversee mailings.
  • Coordinate the department’s master calendar, review and process requests to reserve meeting spaces, and ensure scheduling is completed in a timely, competent fashion.
  • Communicate with faculty, staff, and students across the University, in a professional manner, as part of informing them about Cinema programs and resources.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Job may require some off-campus travel. Standard work week with flexible hours to accommodate occasional evening and/or weekend events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Key Attributes:

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently, under deadlines
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere, or equivalent software
  • Digital photography skills
  • A helpful and positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills
  • Professional experience in writing, design, and photography
  • Expertise with entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of the filmmaking process, crew positions, and tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands:

Minimal lifting of packages and film/digital production equipment (less that 30 lbs.). Walking to and standing at events, including student film shoots, special departmental events, to document these with photos and videos (carrying DSLR or similar cameras and tripods).


Dr. Jonathan Walley

Contact Phone/Extension:


Contact Email:

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include link to website or portfolio of photographic, video, design, written, or other relevant work. Position is open until filled. Candidates applying before January 30, will be assured full consideration.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

EEO Statement
Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at Denison Forward.

ADA Statement
If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (740)587-6299 or by email at


<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, Denison offers an authentic education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Founded in 1831, Denison is one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old “Northwest Territory,” west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio; 27 miles east of Columbus, the state capital.<img alt="denison_university1.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential college, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural and political environments.</p> <p>As a residential undergraduate liberal arts college, Denison is among those places that have been called “distinctively American” in their contribution to higher education worldwide. In fact, it is one of a select number of institutions that today defines the type.</p> <p>Confident in the distinction of its graduates and advantaged by unusual resources, Denison has pointedly resisted the tendency in higher education to add layers of graduate degrees, professional schools, and service functions beyond the scope of baccalaureate education of the highest order. Entering its 177th year, Denison has maintained a fully residential campus based upon the well-tested premise that learning flourishes in community.</p> <p>Denison selectively admits successful, confident, and motivated students who seek to take advantage of highly participatory learning within classroom, laboratory, and studio and who expect to learn and grow through their investment in the challenges and opportunities of college life.<br /> The college attracts matriculants from across the country and more than three dozen nations. Denison engages students with outstanding professors in small classes that encourage men and women to take a high degree of personal responsibility for learning. Students pursue a major field of study selected from 39 areas offered by 28 disciplinary departments and interdisciplinary programs in the divisions of Natural Science, Humanities, Social Science, and Fine Arts as well as complete a sequence of General Education and a personalized curriculum of electives from across the college.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university2.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: left;" typeof="foaf:Image" />A Denison education is not just for a living but for a life. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are expected to begin a life of learning at Denison, not complete it. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.</p> <p>Nothing defines a Denison education more than the mutually enriching relationships that develop between students and faculty. The heart of the college is a full-time faculty of almost 200. These men and women, who hold the most advanced degrees in their fields, are selected on the basis of pedagogical and scholarly ability and are encouraged to be innovative teachers whose continuing growth in their discipline through active scholarship allows them to be among the best at their craft. They look forward to the challenge and stimulation of their students even as they seek to draw the best efforts from them. Many Denison students come to regard professors as mentors, who frequently oversee students' independent scholarly projects.</p> <p>Denison’s faculty is committed to undergraduate education. As teacher-scholar-advisers, their principal responsibility is effective teaching informed by the best scholarship. Faculty members place a priority on working closely with students, interactive learning, and partnerships with students in original research. Denison’s low student/faculty ratio allows for close supervision of independent research and collaborative work in small groups and classes.</p> <p><img alt="denison_university3.jpg" src="" style="border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px; float: right;" typeof="foaf:Image" /></p> <p>At Denison, men and women learn and grow in community, and the residential character of the campus is more than a convenience but a way of engaging the full student body in a shared enterprise. The college actively seeks academically superior students who bring diverse talents, interests, backgrounds, and experiences, believing that out of the classroom as well as within learning takes place by sharing, questioning, and growing together. Denison students have unusual opportunities to participate in the arts, in athletics and recreation, in service to others beyond the campus, in student organizational life, and in campus governance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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