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POSITION: Media Resources Specialist - Film
DEPARTMENT: Media Resources/ OTIS
REPORTS TO: Director of Media Resources
Title of Other Positions Reporting to this Position: Student Technicians

Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Media Resources, the Media Resource Specialist is responsible for the Media Resource equipment rooms, including all satellite technology and equipment pertaining to Film, Photography, and Audio, as well as providing lending services and support for the University of the Arts’ students, faculty and staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for Media Resource Center reservations through Web Checkout system. Reserves equipment and media resources for faculty, staff and students throughout the University community following standard procedures.
• Assesses equipment repairs, assigning repairs to staff accordingly.
• Trains student workers and manages their daily workflow.
• Spots trends in industry developments and provides recommendations on new equipment acquisitions.
• Assists in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to equipment and lending.
• Assists in supplemental teaching that happens inside and outside of the classroom. Such as running sessions on specific software or equipment to assist in building a broader knowledge base for the students.

Film Specialist Responsibilities:
• Maintains equipment inventories, supplies, and functionality. This includes the repair, maintenance and installation of equipment in the film/ animation studios and editing suites.
• Maintains expertise in equipment specific to production and post-production software for Film and Animation. Maintains a working knowledge of Photo, Audio and Computing software.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant studies, such as Communications, Film or Photography, or three to five years of professional experience
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
• Working in an educational institution, the candidate should have some experience in mentoring or teaching students. A large portion of the job is assisting students outside of the classroom to grow creatively through understanding the technology supported in Media Resources.
• Must also be competent with Apple operating systems, and they must have working knowledge of the Adobe Suite, with an advanced understanding of Adobe Premiere.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a letter of application/cover letter and a resume via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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