Employment at ArtCenter

Online Education

Associate Director, Digital Teaching and Learning Media Production

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Each position held is an important part of carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College.

This position will collaborate with the director of Online Education Media Production, and the manager of LMS to create media for innovative teaching and learning.

Beginning fall term 2021, the College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Reports to: Director, Online Education

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary grade: 9


Posted on 8/5/21. Position title modified 8/9/21. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Assoc Director - Digital Teaching” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in film and rich media production or related field from an accredited college or university
  • 5+ years of experience and a proven track record creating innovative, professional film, video, and media
  • 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 and experienced using project management software       
  • Must be effective in building teams, conflict resolution, 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, 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
  • Experience leading production crews


Essential Functions

Online Education Media Production — 45%

  • Lead, assist, and participate in the planning and preparation for in-studio, field and live video/web streaming production assignments; based on the end result/production quality expected, perform the full range of pre- and post-production activities, including writing scripts, video and lighting equipment setup, creation and pre-loading of titles, digital video and audio editing and mixing; creates motion graphics and adds narration, voice-overs and dubbing
  • Create, review and break down the scripts for production
  • Collaborate with the Director, Online Education Media Production and Associate Director on the 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
  • Lead and assist production teams in the conceptualization and execution of projects
  • Lead and assist preparations, shooting schedules, crew, casts and oversee locations
  • Collaborate with the Director, Online Education Media Production to create an environment of proactive research into innovations in film, video, and other media that would provide new opportunities for ArtCenter Online learners
  • Implement the goals and outcomes of each learning experience and build the most innovative, supportive media
  • Collaborate with Director, Online Education Media Production to produce social media assets for ArtCenter Online and its courses
  • Prepare documentation for processes and projects, including new templates/forms
  • Collaborate with Director, Online Education Media Production and Associate Director to develop and manage end-to-end project plans, setting milestones and managing communication between all constituents
  • Produce and assist with Podcasts and other audio projects for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Digital Teaching and Learning Media Production — 45%

  • Support ArtCenter instructors in the development of DotED (Moodle) blended and online learning course sites
  • Coordinate and support instructor usage of the DTL digital teaching lab and Heavin Studio equipment, including sound recording booths, to record course media content for matriculated students in degree programs
  • Provide light editing / post-production support for course media content
  • Ensure WCAG 2.1 (including 508 compliance) in course and media production
  • Support ArtCenter instructors’ efforts to increase the utilization of digital teaching and learning technology tools and materials such as the ArtCenter web conferencing tool (Zoom), lecture capture (Camtasia), and LinkedIn Learning
  • Collaborate to provide technical support and training on teaching and learning technology systems to staff, students, and faculty, including the ArtCenter LMS (DotED) and web conferencing tool (Zoom)
  • Assist DotED front-end administrator to embed videos and other learning resources as needed
  • Work with team to prioritize what course content is most important to get on LMS, DotED
  • Help develop programmatic online content around existing matriculated courses and support faculty to move core courses online
  • Design, develop, and deliver processes to support faculty to get their coursework online
  • Assist in outlining project briefs and work streams and collaboratively set timelines and milestones for carrying out production timelines

Other — 10%

  • 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 Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. All Employees have a mandatory duty to report and are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even when 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.

This is a full-time position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed, remotely, hybrid or combination or required as a condition of employment to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.

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.