| Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Thu Mar 2 2017 Job Description: |
The Media Systems Specialist is responsible to the Director of User Support Services for overseeing the installation, functionality, maintenance, and upgrades of media systems including classroom technology, auditoriums, video teleconferencing equipment and services, assistance and support in technology classroom throughout the University, including some flexible hours as needed. Assistance with design, selection, programming, repair, and installation of new and existing systems. Assistance with multimedia production and training for students, faculty and staff. Perform set-ups and breakdowns of equipment and assist with videotaping of events, as requested.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Testing, maintenance, and repair of all installed media systems hardware distributed throughout the campus, including, but not limited to, control systems, sound reinforcement systems, video projection, and remote access to devices.
Make recommendations for new equipment and replacements in classrooms, labs, meeting rooms, auditoriums, theatres, and other areas as needed.
Work closely with university members to define needs and solutions to existing or new media systems installations.
Provide on-call support as requested by faculty, staff, and students.
Act as a point of contact with other departments on media production requests and projects.
Maintain close communication with the USS Director, Media Services Manager, and other staff members on setup schedules and requests.
Keep all hardware in good working condition, and notify of equipment failures. Facilitate repairs with external contractors when necessary.
Instruct faculty and students on the operation and usage of multimedia hardware and software, technology classroom hardware and software, and be able to assist with setups and breakdowns.
Provide operational documentation as appropriate for media systems.
Instruct faculty and staff in use of video teleconferencing equipment, set-up equipment, media equipment, and create and maintain manual for same.
Knowledge of and access to inventory and warranty information of hardware.
Assist in the documentation of policies and procedures and contribute to documentation in other areas as needed.
Setup, installation, repair, and frequency coordination of RF systems, including wireless mics, assistive listening, and RF control systems.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Keep a ready supply of necessary minor equipment, cables, connectors, etc. to ensure ability to keep equipment functioning.
Assist with audio and video recording, and editing with knowledge of related software. Digitize video and audio clips within proper guidelines for classroom use.
Assist with multimedia production projects.
Keep informed of changes and advances in media systems, A/V technology, multimedia, and computer technology to better enhance the University's services in these areas.
Assist with the operation, repair, and installation of equipment at the campus radio station.
Performs other duties as required by the Director of the USS.
Bachelor's degree in related field and /or equivalent industry certification. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and architectural blueprints a plus; skills in and use of AutoCAD software is a benefit. Understanding of the infrastructure standards and needs of media systems, broadcast systems, and RF systems. Experience in media systems and services required. Knowledge of both PC and Mac computer, their multimedia capabilities, and knowledge of IP networks required. Strong oral and written communication skills required with the ability to serve a wide variety of people including students, staff, and faculty members. Must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Required efficiency in Microsoft Office, media hardware control-related software, and multimedia hardware and software. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Position may be exposed to potentially loud noises; climbing ladders and using lifts required.