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Our UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) has an outstanding opportunity for a Media Laboratory & Web Coordinator. Under the general supervision of the Academic Administrator, the Media Laboratory & Web Coordinator will coordinate the operation, maintenance, and scheduling of the media lab and its equipment and maintain the schools web and social media platforms. This will include hiring and overseeing the work of student workers who will support the media lab hours and other activities as needed. Direct support will be provided for TCOM skills-based courses in video production and web and print design, including set-up for in-class activities and support for out-of-class work. See job details below:
Preparation/Planning with Faculty
Assist faculty in creation/revision of course assignments
Troubleshoot and find solutions for problems with assignments and demonstrations
Create course procedures for equipment, software use, and editing assignments
Support faculty in instruction, demonstrations of course concepts, software and equipment during class and lab time
Instruct faculty on Final Cut Pro X best practices and procedures
Provide technical assistance on student projects, including course concepts and productions structure
Maintain media class server (used for student projects) including a student project archive
Working with students in one-on-one and small group settings to advance their skill set with digital media equipment and computer programs
Scheduling and supervision of open lab hours and studio access for TCOM students in production courses
Set-up and support for in-class activities
Coordination and maintenance of video production equipment
Coordination and maintenance of shared server space
Coordination and maintenance of computer software for courses
Assist students with Final Cut Pro X, Drupal 7, Dreamweaver, and InDesign software
Assist students with proper video production equipment use
Supervise Student Staff
Hire, train, and schedule student staff to ensure access for students to the media lab hours
Create training plan and ensure staff meet the needs of students during lab hours
Approve staff time and keep within budget provided for student staff
Web Content Management
Design pages and maintain contact for all SIAS website using Drupal or UWT web editing program.
Update and maintain SAIS intranet (Google site)
Help create and maintain SIAS SharePoint site
In coordination with the Director of Administration & Operations, create policy and procedures governing SIAS web and social media presence
Coordinate Social Media outlets with Assistant to the Dean and Divisions as needed.
Maintain web editing account
Oversee web editing access and provide training to other staff on web content management and social media as needed
Maintain document file for all webpages in SIAS
Courses supported include:
TCOM 320 Principles of Web Design (5) VLPA
Examines the theories and techniques of visual and design rhetoric to web design. Discusses how purpose, audience, and context affect the development of web pages and other electronic documents. Explores principles of web-based design, creation, layout, editing, publishing, and maintenance through web design practices. May not be taken for credit, if credit earned in T COM 340.
TCOM 347 Television Criticism and Application (5) VLPA
Explores narrative structures and production techniques utilized in television in an integrated manner. Analyzes and discusses critical approaches to television texts and techniques, including use of camera angles, lighting design, sound effects, and editing. Explores the application of basic production to techniques in a hands-on manner.
TCOM 350 Editing and Design for Print Media (5) VLPA
Covers elements of print media editing and design including: selection and editing of news copy; headline writing; typography; selection, sizing and cropping of photos; functions of layout; principles of publication design and their practical applications. Students also complete several page design projects as teams.
TCOM 351 Video Production (5, max. 10) VLPA
Examination of principles of visual and audio communication, including telling stores using image, movement, spoken words, and other sounds in an integrated manner. Discusses critical approaches to television production and utilizes them in a hands-on manner to develop production skills. Prerequisite: T COM 347.
TCOM 420 Advanced Web Design (5) VLPA
Explores advanced concepts, practices, and techniques in large-scale, user-centered web design. Emphasizes interaction design, web usability, and accessibility; design communication and design lifecycle; content management; ongoing site management; and cross-cultural issues. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in TCOM 320.
TCOM 471 Advanced Video Production (5) VLPA
Examines the elements of effective video storytelling, including story structure, character development, dialogue, and visual design while shooting and editing fictional short videos. Prerequisite: TCOM 351.
High school graduation or equivalent AND three years full time related work experience, OR two years of college course work in education, radio TV, or related field, and one year of full time related work experience;
Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
Experience with Drupal, SharePoint, and Google Sites
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Fireworks with advanced skills preferred
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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