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Title: Educational Media Services Assistant, part-time

Department - Educational Media Services

Type - Part-time staff


This position works closely with the Audio Visual Specialist and has responsibilities supporting all events, small and large, which use technology across the campus. This includes the pre-production, production and post-production implementations of all events, and the set-up and take-down of equipment for media events. Graduation show, commencement activities, and Super Thursday events are a few of the events that are supported on a regular basis by the Educational Media Services Assistant. The position is also responsible for equipment maintenance and its use throughout rooms in the Hillside Campus, and occasionally assisting with South Campus needs. As a member of the Educational Media Services team, the Educational Media Services Assistant also serves as a backup to other members to support A/V needs. All members are responsible for ensuring that events (whether in a classroom, auditorium, or other location) are handled with the appropriate attention and customer care.

This is a part-time position, approximately 25 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours may be assigned for for certain events.

Essential Functions

  • Incorporate technical, creative, and client requirements in planning events; ensure smooth execution of the event and provide quick and effective response as situational challenges arise
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of all classroom technology
  • Solicit feedback from the client to identify possible areas of improvement for future events
  • Ensure that equipment is completely returned for future use
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Serve as a backup for projecting and running various types of Media, including Blu-ray, DVD, 35mm slides, Laser disc, VHS, document camera, Betacam, digital Betacam, DVCAM, MiniDV, HDV, and film (film formats include 35mm and 16mm)


  • Minimum 2 years of college preferred
  • 13 years in media center and auditoria setup environment
  • Strong knowledge of audio visual equipment, video projection and audio
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with staff, faculty, students and vendors
  • Ability to prioritize and take direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) required
  • Commitment to provide excellent customer service is required
  • Must have a sound understanding of safe production practices
  • Must be well-versed in various file-based video formats, to serve as backup to the Projectionist as needed
  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures helpful
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) a plus

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter with their resume stating salary history or salary expectations.


Email resume with cover letter stating salary history or salary expectations to hr@artcenter.edu or send to Art Center College of Design, Attn: Human Resources, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103.

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