Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

Director, Online Education Media Production

The Director, Online Education Media Production, will drive both the vision for creating media for innovative teaching and learning as well as be involved in the production of creating content with a team. This proactive, self-starting leader will have knowledge of innovative trends in film and video as well as strong technical production skills, leadership and team-building skills, planning/organizational skills, and financial management/budgeting skills.

Posted 07/26/2019

Applications will not be reviewed until September 2019

Reports to: Associate Provost, Online Education

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Online Education: Director, Online Education Media Production”.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in film and rich media production or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 10+ years of experience and a proven track record creating innovative, professional film and media
  • Experience building and managing a budget
  • 5 years of experience proactively managing projects and a creative teams (in-house and contract designers, photographers, videographers, etc.).
  • Strong planning / organizational skills and experienced using project management software        
  • Deep knowledge of trends in media and ability to create teaching and learning content
  • Able to shoot, direct, and edit work with strict deadlines, assuring attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
  • Must be effective in building teams, and relationships both inside and outside of the College
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), effective customer service, collaborative, courteous problem solving and conflict resolution skills, talent coaching and support, and analytical skills
  • Present a professional, courteous, outgoing personality, and a helpful attitude toward the students, faculty, staff, guest talent, and the public
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment balancing multiple priorities while keeping a positive attitude
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to travel between campuses
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in film and media production or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Prior experience as a Producer/Editor/Director of film, video, and media for higher education
  • Prior knowledge of online, synchronous, asynchronous, and live educational media development

Essential Functions

Media Production Operations — 95%

  • Develop vision and strategy for ArtCenter Online film, video, and media approaches based on educational experience and budget in partnership with Associate Provost, Online Education
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, orientation, training and supervision of department staff and contractors; oversee performance evaluation process, ensuring consistent use of all applicable policies and procedures; apply performance management for improved performance, make recommendations in discipline and terminations, as required
  • Lead and supervise production teams in all aspects of design and production including strategy, conceptualization and execution of projects
  • Set expert film and media-making standards
  • Lead all technical aspects of making film, videos, and media, including storyboarding staging, lighting, camera work, visual design principles: shoot, direct, and edit work with strict deadlines, assuring attention to detail and dedication to accuracy
  • Develop approach that manages the perspectives of the technical viewpoint, the talent viewpoint, and the learner viewpoint
  • Create environment of proactive research and benchmarking into innovations in film, video, and other media that would provide new opportunities for ArtCenter Online learners
  • Learn the goals and outcomes of each learning experience and build the most innovative, supportive media
  • Ensure that ArtCenter Online and Heavin Studio equipment and spaces are outfitted with the most appropriate equipment and tools, and media storage space
  • Prepare documentation for processes and projects, including new templates/forms
  • Manage budget for film, video, and media development in partnership with the Associate Provost, Online Education; proactively plan for the most critical equipment needs for the next fiscal budget cycle
  • Build, inspire, and manage team of full-time and part-time studio and /multi/immersive media freelancers
  • Develop and manage end-to-end project plans, setting milestones and managing communication between all constituents
  • Align projects into doable actions, coordinate tasks with project manager, provide regular status updates
  • Problem solve/manage dependencies to ensure on-time delivery
  • Identify project risks and conflicts then work with Associate Provost and other key stakeholders to resolve 
  • Partner closely with the Marketing and Communications department to share resources and create efficiencies as they produce narrative and marketing-related videos for the College.

Other — 5%

  • Assist with special internal projects and other duties as assigned in collaboration with other departments, as needed
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as needed

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in both a studio and an office/campus setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 pounds); to operate modern production equipment and office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Must be able to travel between campuses. Able to work nights and weekends to attend events.

Driver’s License: Primary functions require valid driver’s license and physical ability to drive a van.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.