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Lawrence University

Film Studies Program Support Coordinator

Location: Appleton, WI
Posted: July 10, 2018
Application Deadline: September 01, 2018


Lawrence University
Calvin Phomsena
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI, 54911

Reports to: Film Studies Director

Location: Alice Chapman Hall

The full-time Film Studies Program Support Coordinator serves a vital role in providing support with the day-to-day operations of the Film Studies department. This position will provide a high level of program support to a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and other internal and external constituents. This is a salary non-exempt position staffed 11 months out of the year, between August and June, with the month of July off.


Equipment Support

• Order film stock and video equipment; oversee equipment checkout procedures.
• Maintain inventory of film/video equipment.
• Perform basic maintenance of film/video equipment and coordinate necessary servicing and repair.
• Assist with film to video transfer.
• Work with Department Director and other Film Studies Faculty to research equipment vendors to obtain price quotes for orders.
• Coordinate and set-up AV needs department.

Classroom Assistance & Support

• Compile film clips for classroom use.
• Maintain classroom, studio, sound booth, editing lab, and animation suite equipment and provide support as needed.
• Set up and coordinate film/video equipment and facilities, including studio lighting, in support of classroom activities such as production intensives, hands-on activities, and in-class demonstrations.
• Partner with Technology Services to assess software editing licensing needs of the department.
• Assist Film Club in ordering and scheduling screenings, meetings and events.
• Curate programming for entryway monitors.
• Setup and coordinate equipment needs in support of classroom and other departmental activities such as boot camp and in-class demonstrations.
• Support faculty or other campus constituents through coordination with Technology Services and facilities management.
• Occasional light research.

Film Studies Program Support

• Serve as primary contact for the Film Studies Program; directing calls or inquiries to the necessary individuals while providing a high level of customer service.
• Collaborate with all members of the Film Studies Program to provide day to day support and assistance.
• Ability to teach one or two classes per year in film or video production.
• Administer equipment check out, return and fine system and appeals process.
• Assist in the planning and coordination of alumni speaker's series with the development office.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Position requires demonstrated, poise, tact, and strong service orientation.
• Must be able to interact and communicate effectively with individuals at various levels from multiple cultural backgrounds.
• Demonstrated ability to engage in perspective taking and understanding cultural diversity.
• Strong organizational, planning, and follow up skills.
• Possess the ability to adapt and respond appropriately in ambiguous and urgent situations.
• Cooperative attitude with team-oriented disposition with the ability to work independently.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities while remaining flexible.
• Excellent oral, written communications skills.
• Willingness to undergo training to receive certification on training students to use studio scissor lift.
• Comfortable with Mac computers.


• Bachelor's Degree or significant experience in film or video production; MFA a plus.
• One or more year(s) of experience providing program support.
• Background working with film and video technology.
• Proficient computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Pro Tools and Power Point.
• Ability to determine, gather, and analyze information related to the purchasing of film and video equipment.


• Must have successful completion of criminal record check, driving record check (where applicable) and reference checks.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply for this position. Please include a description of your experience or approach in working with individuals of many different backgrounds. You can submit your application materials by going to

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: 1) further diversifying the staff; and/or 2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives; and 3) showing interest in developing inclusiveness to address the needs of a diverse student body. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

See for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.

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