Job Req ID:  111850

Multimedia Specialist

We are seeking a Multimedia Specialist who will work as part of a team to support the Digital Media Center's creative resources and is dedicated to helping students explore the creative use of emerging media and technology. The Specialist will assist students with technically challenging personal or academic projects They will design and teach workshops, coordinate and maintain DMC studio resources, organize special events, and work 1-on-1 to support student needs. In addition, they will work with and supervise a student staff team on departmental projects. As needed, they will research, analyze and make equipment purchasing recommendations, maintain tools and pioneer new digital art-making technologies through project exploration with students.


The Digital Media Center is part of the Office of Arts and Innovation, whose programming is focused on co-curricular arts and creative activities that provide opportunities for students to build communities and engage meaningfully with staff and peers in a wide variety of ways. The DMC supports students with personal, creative, entrepreneurial, academic, and campus engagement projects. This position reports to the Associate Director of the Digital Media Center, working closely with the Sr. Program Coordinator, and requires some evening and weekend lab coverage and event support throughout the year.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and instruct co-curricular multimedia workshop programming utilizing the hardware and software offerings available at the DMC.
  • Maintain the workshop lesson plans and ensure they are up-to-date relative to current best practices and the resources available at the DMC.
  • Monitor, maintain, and coordinate repairs for relevant equipment, tools, and workspaces available at the DMC. Research and make purchasing recommendations for new equipment and software.
  • Work with Student Staff to develop and implement how-to guides and other printed and digital resources for utilizing the creative technology available at the DMC.
  • Plan, organize, and run special events such as guest artist talks, and collaborate with other departments and student groups on activities relating to university signature events.
  • Support student needs with 1-on-1 project consultations.
  • Promote and document DMC programming.
  • Proactively learn new software and stay current with technology trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Special Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Learn new information independently and be comfortable experimenting with new technologies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be organized and able to work efficiently while juggling multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to take the initiative to reach out to a diverse student body.
  • Demonstrate evidence of personal design aesthetic through portfolio of past professional and academic projects.


Work Schedule

  • This 32-hour-per-week position typically requires two weekdays from 9 am – 5:30 pm and two weekdays from 3 pm - 9 pm.
  • Evening and weekend events are scheduled throughout the academic year (September – May), and participation is required.
  • This position is structured to support a working artist who maintains an active creative life outside of the center.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Fine Arts or related field. 
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master of Fine Arts Degree is preferred.
  • Five years of related experience is preferred, including teaching at the college level.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, DSLR camera equipment and fine-art photo printers.
  • Knowledge of audio and music production and recording.
  • Familiarity with 3D printers, electronics/maker tools, and 3D design a plus.
  • Knowledge of web design, HTML/CSS and iOS development/app programming is preferred.

 


 

Classified Title: Multimedia Production Coordinator 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Multimedia Specialist   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $45,700 - Max $80,000 Annually ($49,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Varies, Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm & 3pm-9pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Digital Media Center  
Personnel area: University Student Services 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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