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Lawrence University

Film Studies Program Support Coordinator

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

Contact

Lawrence University
Calvin Phomsena
calvin.phomsena@lawrence.edu
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI, 54911
920.832.7466
https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com

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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• 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.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

• 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.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS:
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 https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com.

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 https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html 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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