Multi-Media Technician

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

ID: 7056635
Posted: March 27, 2019

Job Description

Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of high school and one year of experience in audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance, graphic design, and/or photography; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Note: This is a generalized representation of positions in this class and is not intended to reflect essential functions per ADA. Examples of competencies are typical of the majority of positions, but may not be applicable to all positions.

License/Certification Required
Essential Job Functions
The primary purpose of this position is to support students, faculty and staff by creating an efficient learning environment with digital equipment. Essential duties includes but not limited to:

Manage and maintain digital output equipment such as shopbot, laser cutter, 3d printer, vinyl cutter, 3d scanner, ceramics decal printer.
Provide and maintain hours and availability for student operations of digital equipment and training as needed.
Assist and facilitate training of Woodshop Tech duties, or other needs, for applicable classes.
Provide general instructional support for faculty such as classroom demos and trainings for materials and equipment.
Supervise and implement student workers in studio areas by working directly with area coordinators.
Supervise and manage equipment cage and student employees for Comm. Photo.
Maintain visual resources for library and mobile digital carts for checkout by students and faculty.
Act as liaison between Lab Ops Manager and Comm. Photo/GAIT needs.
Assist Lab Ops Manager in general studio, and facilities maintenance and management (15-20 hours per week).
Assist Lab Ops Manager in implementation of health and safety protocols throughout department.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position
Ability to lead training and facilitate communication between program areas.
Ability to convey technical information and other concepts verbally to a wide variety of constituents.
Ability to exercises creative judgment in deciding upon the audio and visual format and approach using a wide range of audiovisual materials.
Ability to multi-task.
Thorough knowledge of audiovisual equipment operation and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of media production techniques, which includes photographic and artistic media.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with digital equipment.
Supervisory experience.
Type of Position Permanent Full-Time
Staff/Non-Faculty Staff/Non-Faculty
Appointment Type 1.0
Work Schedule/Hours
Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Flexible hours needed with class schedules and special projects, occasionally evening classes until 9:00 p.m. Occasional on-call as needed during weekends and during University closures).


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