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Multimedia Checkout Center Technician

CSES Creative Spaces & Event Services

The Multimedia Checkout Center Technician provides support and assistance to students, staff and faculty who are utilizing digital media and audiovisual equipment for teaching and learning purposes. Provides a safe environment for all students to engage with and learn how to use the library of gear available for checkout. This role also supports two voice recording studios and The Coop, Cornish’s Radio Station room. The successful candidate will be motivated and organized, able to work independently and on a team, and enjoy working with a dynamic and diverse population of students, faculty and staff. This position is represented by OPEIU Local 8.

The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

If you are looking for a culture that promotes and supports creative engagement, consider Cornish. In addition to a great culture, Cornish offers generous paid medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, paid time-off and holidays.

* Located on the 2nd floor of Main Campus Center (MCC), Cornish’s Multimedia Checkout Center is a 650 sq/ft space that provides access to equipment for video, film, photography, and audio projects. You can see more info at the Cornish College of the Arts – CSES department webpage:    https://www.cornish.edu/facilities/cses/

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, track, catalog and update inventory in digital and physical space using Asset Tiger
  • Coordinate all check in and check out procedures to maintain integrity of equipment and align with College policies
  • Maintain and track depreciation schedule of equipment
  • Conduct routine general maintenance of digital media and audiovisual equipment and gear
  • Facilitate, communicate and support college-wide faculty, staff, and students who are utilizing a variety of equipment
  • Assist in training of equipment for students to use as part of their project-based learning appropriate to their skill levels, in conjunction with faculty
  • Mentor and supervise work study students who are learning technical and professional skills in the Checkout Center
  • In collaboration with the Visual Arts Resource Manager, ensure continuous improvement of the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the Multimedia Checkout Center
  • Work with the Visual Arts Resource Manager to track budget and purchasing needs
  • Work in conjunction with the IT Department in technology project planning and purchasing
  • Lead in the acquisition, inventory, and installation of all equipment and supplies in their assigned spaces
  • Initiate cross-departmental communication concerning current and future technology use, encourage exploration of technology options
  • Help in the IT department on occasional projects
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, related degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive experience with Film, Photography and Sound gear, including assembling equipment
  • Highly organized with experience using or creating systems
  • Knowledge of analogue and digital skills
  • Experience providing technical instruction
  • Record keeping skills, basic computer skills using Google Platforms and MS Office
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to work closely and compatibly with a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and other colleagues
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders
  • Must pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Film or Photography related degree
  • A commitment to education and student centered learning
  • Experience in a not-for-profit or educational environment

Preferred Attributes

  • Problem solver with good troubleshooting skills
  • High level of organizational skills
  • Open to learning and responsive to change
  • Interested in a culture of innovation
  • Adaptability, openness, curiosity
  • Good interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • Listening skills – facilitator

Department: CSES, Creative Spaces and Event Services
Reports To: Visual Arts Resource Manager
Supervises: Student employees with Work Study
Pay Status:  Non-exempt, full time
Compensation: $22.00-$23.00 hr.
Union: OPEIU Local 8

Application Procedures

Please submit the following items to our email, Careers@Cornish.edu.

1) Cover Letter or Letter of Interest

2) Resume or C.V.

3) Cornish Employment Application Form

Equal Opportunity Statement

Cornish commits to demonstrating respect for individual expression and integrity; to promoting the equality of opportunity and rights of all persons within the community and to actively encouraging and maintaining the representation and inclusion of diverse cultures and backgrounds within the student body, faculty, staff and curricula.

We believe that diversity refers to a number of human qualities and characteristics. National origin, race, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation and disabilities are characteristics that combine in unique ways, forming the multiple identities we all hold. Those diverse characteristics contribute positively to the environment of Cornish and to an education that accurately reflects and contributes to the complex interplay of art, culture and society.

We hold ourselves responsible to fulfill the mission of Cornish by preparing students “to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators,” and believe that the mission is best served by actively cultivating a positive environment in which to explore and express the diverse perspectives of a pluralistic society.

Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@cornish.edu.