Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Assistant (Audiovisual/Photography Assistant) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Media Assistant (Audiovisual/Photography Assistant)

  • Job Number:

16092

  • Functional Area:

Art and Design

  • Department:

Program in Art, Culture and Technology

  • School Area:

Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type:

Part-Time

  • Employment Category:

Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available:

No

  • Schedule:

20 to 25 hrs/wk, schedule to be determined

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

MEDIA ASSISTANT (AUDIOVISUAL/PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT), Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) (part-time, 20-25 hrs/wk.), to provide media instruction and support to ACT students and a wide range of audiovisual and technical support for ACT classes, programs, meetings, lectures, and special events. Will assist the media associate in running the program's interform editing Macintosh lab, sound studio, photo darkroom, and graduate computer lab; aid in managing equipment checkout and inventory, including digital video, photo, and audio equipment; and help users with department-owned facilities and software. Responsibilities include managing documentation for ACT classes; updating inventory for the program’s 1500 assets; providing media support to staff and students; assisting with management of darkroom and digital printing facilities; assisting with set up and operation of media equipment in ACT classroom, studio, and theater spaces; participating in sound or other checks needed to ensure the quality execution of events; providing audio and/or video documentation of events as needed; completing multimedia production tasks ranging from format conversions, DVD burning, photo editing, video editing, and other production needs; assisting with cleaning, storing, and maintaining equipment; and performing other duties as needed. Will report to and work in close collaboration with the media associate.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: an interest in art or related field; strong organizational skills; excellent written and spoken communication skills; well-developed collaboration skills; flexibility, adaptability, and responsiveness; basic working knowledge of audiovisual terminology, technologies, and concepts; willingness to learn about general technical aspects of media technologies (formal and on-the-job training support provided); experience with photography and video production and editing; comfort with Macintosh computer operating environments; and the ability to lift weights of up to fifty pounds. Job #16092-5 Schedule to be determined. Evening and weekend work will be required on occasion. This is an academic year appointment, August 1 to June 15.5/29/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.