Career Opportunities Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Nov 20, 2019Full time
Job Opening ID: 181027 Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular FLSA Status: Nonexempt Organizational Group: Univ Library Department: Duderstadt Ctr Studios Posting Begin/End Date: 11/18/2019 - 12/02/2019 Salary: Paid Time Off: Career Interest: Communications & Marketing How to Apply A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should include salary requirements, address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Job Summary The Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan's North Campus provides a broad range of resources and expertise to help students, faculty, and staff create, collaborate, research, teach, and learn. Amongst the Center's creative resources are a variety of media production facilities including a state-of-the-art video studio, personal video studio, professional audio recording studio, two electronic music studios, and a number of multimedia editing rooms. These studios are in high demand, regularly hosting recording sessions, live performances, installations, media experiments, and production classes. To help manage the volume and complexity of activity, the Center is looking for a Production Assistant to join the Media & Studio Arts team for a one-year appointment. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong production or arts background to work directly with students and faculty to help enable their creative endeavors, while learning new skills and refining existing ones under the guidance of industry professionals. Direct hands-on experience with cameras, lighting, staging, video projection and audio production and post-production techniques are essential skills the successful candidate will bring to the position. This unique opportunity brings together skills from the media arts and production technology and demands an enthusiasm for their successful integration within a leading edge creative community. The Duderstadt Center is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work. We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we empower all employees to actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are non-exempt. This is a one-year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal. Percentages of daily activities 60% Provide Production Support for audio and video studio productions. 25% Develop knowledge and skills within all areas of studio technology and production process. 15% Attend team administrative and client production meetings. Reporting Structure This position reports to the Assistant Video Studio Manager at the Duderstadt Center. Supervisory Experience This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility. Note: This position may occasionally operate an aerial platform to work at heights of up to 20 feet. Use of an aerial platform requires a certification, training for which will be provided. Note: Work hours for this position include both day and evening shifts depending on production demands. Responsibilities* Assist audio and video studio production staff to support productions that include musical performance, dance, theatre, musical theatre, motion capture, and other disciplines. Specific production assignments may include: During video studio rehearsals and shows - Working as an Audio Engineer in FOH and Record desks Managing the lighting console and lighting cues. During audio studio recording sessions - Working as Assistant Audio Engineer. Acting as Video Editor in post-production media processing. Attend meetings between client(s) and MSA staff. Contribute to selection and development of creative projects seeking production in the audio and video studios. Contribute to production documentation. Develop knowledge of a wide range of technologies and help to mentor student staff. Required Qualifications* Bachelor's degree in studio production, media arts, information management, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and at least two (2) years experience is necessary. Strong organizational skills, ability to interface well with students, faculty and staff from many disciplines, demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex tasks. Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with others. Experience in audio and video production and post production, extensive knowledge of media production techniques. Working knowledge of Protools and ideally Logic as well. Above all else, must be an enthusiastic learner willing to assist in varying production roles. Desired Qualifications* Familiarity with U-M computing environment and Google Apps. Prior responsibility for commercial or higher education studio facilities and services. Experience with ETC ION lighting console. Experience with Final Cut Pro. Familiarity with motion capture, projection mapping, 3D video and audio, and virtual and augmented reality. Additional Information Excellent benefits are available, Background Screening The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Application Deadline Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Decision Making Process Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.