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Video Production (Educational Media / Media management) Student Assistant
This position is responsible to assist with creation of videos (educational pieces for the classroom / training videos / tutorials / instructional videos) for CATS and for the campus. This position also assists the campus by providing Kaltura support (YouTube for the classroom essentially) and Panopto Support, general media support for the classroom (Online Learning, instructor/student presentations, guest lecturers, etc.), and manages the CATS Multimedia's library of current and past media projects.
1 Position currently available | Summer or Fall 2013  

Location: CATS office, EIU, Charleston, IL 61920
Student Assistant Position Title: Student Assistant: Digital & Multimedia Services, Educational Media
Employment Status: Part time (SAs: up to 21 hrs/wk in Fall/Spring; up to 28 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 and support of media for the classroom (educational/instructional/training media) for CATS and the surrounding campus.

Job Functions:

  1. Video production for educational media, 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. Assisting with media systems for classroom support, including Panopto and Kaltura
  4. Production and duplication of CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other interactive resources
  5. Consulting with campus constituents on a variety of digital and multimedia-related issues on campus
  6. Assisting faculty with use of digital content for instructional purposes (i.e., media for Online Learning, media for PPT Presentations)
  7. Researching methods, software, hardware and best practices to refine and expedite our uploading, encoding & other processes to place media online
  8. Assist with the backup processes of media projects produced by staff within the area of Digital & Multimedia Services
  9. Work collaboratively with any of the other Multimedia positions on various projects
  10. Conducting Research into new and emerging digital and multimedia technologies
  11. Conducting training for staff and faculty on campus in the use and principles of video production
  12. Learn new technologies
  13. Assist GA assigned to supervise Educational Media
  14. 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 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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