Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking a media alumni fellow to join the Knowledge Commons in the Harold F. Johnson Library. This is a one-year, grant-funded position with possibility of continuation dependent on future funding.
The media alumni fellow, reporting to the associate librarian for Knowledge Commons and in collaboration with the manager for advanced media, will be focused on supporting the development of interdisciplinary student and faculty multimedia work, which brings theory from across the College curriculum to life. The fellow will provide support and training on hardware and software related to media production. The fellow will liaise with partner resources in the Knowledge Commons to expand the presence of: audio, video, web, interactive media, gaming, TV studio / green screen, hacking, rapid-prototyping, A/V installation and design, assistive and instructional technology, support digital platforms, digital humanities and blended learning. Support for these areas includes marketing, maintenance of lab resources, development of instructional materials as well as training and supervising student employees as peer mentors. This position requires working evenings and weekends.
A recent bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, awarded between May 2014 and May 2017, is required. The successful candidate must have technical skill in audio and visual production and post production; technical skill in contemporary making technologies that include 3D printers, scanners, Arduinos, etc.; knowledge of film, animation, and audio production; and strong organizational skills. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities is essential.
This is a one-year, 35 hr. /wk., benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.