The IT Media Service Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time, 12 month Media Technician position. This position plays a diverse and intricate role in the operations of Media Services. The general objective of the position is to facilitate the use of technology in the educational process at Skidmore. This process is carried out in a variety of ways such as classroom support, project development, media production, event support, and laboratory support, facilitating equipment use and providing technical assistance to clients.
Clients served by this position include virtually the entire college community: students, faculty, staff and administrators as well as invited guests of the college. It is vital that the individual in this position be knowledgeable in the Media Services field, personable, and able to effectively communicate (sometimes under stressful situations) with a diverse set of clients.
Venues served by this position include over 70 classrooms and laboratories, 5 auditoria, a media lab, sound studio as well as more obscure locations across campus that may include lawns, Porter plaza, dining halls, and stables. Each of these venues has their own particular needs and challenges for the media technician to assess and meet.
Supported services include computer and video projection, audio enhancement, video and audio production, video or audio projects, graphics, and poster printing. To accomplish these tasks, the media technician must have extraordinary organizational skills, significant knowledge of a diverse set of computer programs as well as a variety of Media Services equipment.
Experience with the setup and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment, presentation technologies, sound systems, recording equipment, or some combination of these skills are essential. Customer service and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. The ability to manage projects and follow through until completion is vital.
College degree is preferred; experience in a higher education setting and previous Media Services support preferred; experience with equipment installations and repair preferred; background in the basics of videography, photography, digital editing, and scanning preferred; an understanding of basic computer networking is also desirable. Familiarity with patching audio and video equipment into various systems and using a variety of interfaces and switching systems is preferred.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 ...states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!