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Video Production (Campus-Wide Events) GA
This position is responsible to assist with creation of videos (large campus-wide events / conferences / series / informational sessions / documentaries) for CATS and for the campus. This position also assists the campus by performing analog to digital conversions and mass digital duplication of CD and DVD materials.

Location: CATS office, EIU, Charleston, IL 61920
Graduate Assistant Position Title: Graduate Assistant: Digital & Multimedia Services, Campus-Wide Events Video Production
Employment Status: Part time (GAs: 19 hrs/wk in Fall/Spring; 15 hrs/wk in Summer)
Project Supervisors: Pete Grant
Terms: Contract
Period: Minimum 1 year

Job Summary:

The Center for Academic Technology support (CATS), is a campus resource center for a variety of services and technological solutions. CATS is committed to supporting and promoting all academic departments in the use of information and communication technologies for teaching and learning at Eastern Illinois University.

CATS provides digital & multimedia assistance and support to Eastern Illinois University faculty, staff, students, departments and programs. These services include video production, captioning, photography, digital printing & publications, and other media-related needs.

This position is responsible for assisting with the creation of a wide variety of video resources (large campus-wide events / conferences / series / informational sessions / documentaries) for CATS and the surrounding campus.

Job Functions: 

  1. Video production for campus-wide events, which involves all phases and aspects of production including planning, storyboarding, capturing, post-production
  2. Use of video-related software (Adobe Software and others) and video-related hardware (DSLR, Camcorders, lighting, sound, studio equipment and others), MAC OS
  3. Production and duplication of CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other interactive resources
  4. Consulting with campus constituents on a variety of digital and multimedia-related issues on campus
  5. Work collaboratively with any of the other Multimedia GA positions on various projects
  6. Conducting Research into new and emerging digital and multimedia technologies
  7. Conducting training for staff and faculty on campus in the use and principles of video production
  8. Learn new technologies
  9. Manage student(s) assigned to this GA position
  10. Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • A knowledge of or experience with specific digital & multimedia software/hardware or other skills mentioned above, or the ability to learn these technologies quickly
  • 3.0 GPA in current graduate work or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Some relevant work experience is preferred but not required
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Affinity for technology
  • Adaptable / flexible to the changing needs of the campus and technology
  • Good time management skills: the ability to work under a deadline and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • The ability to troubleshoot
  • Demonstration of project management skills or the ability to learn these skills
  • The ability to work with multiple projects simultaneously and the flexibility to transition back and forth between projects
  • Good organization skills
  • Appreciable inter-personal skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Professionalism, courtesy
  • Ability to work on projects without close supervision
  • Able to occasionally work nights & weekends
  • Eager to learn and able to work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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