Position Description and Duties
highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of
- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories
- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises,
and with the use of equipment and materials
- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards
- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities
- Manages equipment and materials inventories.
Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician
creative activity, and scholarship in Media & Communication Arts (MCA) are
critically dependent on technology. The Studio College Laboratory
Technician is responsible for the maintenance of student production studios and
editing laboratories in MCA.
Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Works with students, faculty and staff to improve workflow in keeping with
relevant emerging technologies. Assist students in the Graduate and Undergraduate
programs with relevant technical problem solving in labs and studios for proper
and safe operation of production equipment.
- Archives selected student work into digital form for future examination by
- Works with students to facilitate lighting and grip check-in and check-out
for student projects and in support of classroom workshops. On standby for
Equipment Room student camera and sound checkouts in "high traffic"
times and during advanced BFA/MFA production periods
- Maintains and assists students with scheduling of the department's students'
production studios and specialized spaces and equipment for student projects.
- Monitors the relevant equipment base and collaborates with the Technical
Director to assure equipment is safe and in working condition for
students. Stays current on new equipment options available in the field.
offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents
based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and
Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or
semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits
are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
Qualifications and Requirements
School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience. Additional
education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree
may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be
substituted for four years experience.
- Working knowledge of film and video production equipment, proficiency in
Microsoft Office, Mac and Windows operating systems, and experience with web
design and new media
- Good interpersonal, organizational, and research skills
- Experience with HD video production and projection as well as legacy video
technologies (DV, DVCPro, Betacam) and film cameras
- Experience with studio techniques (i.e. Green Screen)
- Experience with Studio/Stage lights and grip equipment
- Working knowledge of non-linear editing systems such as AVID and/or Apple's
Final Cut Pro
- Basic experience with Protools and sound recording
- Familiarity with networking
- Basic ability to troubleshoot studio equipment
- College degree - preferably MFA in related field