The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning supports educational excellence and equity in Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Bok Center's Learning Lab is an intergenerational team composed of staff and undergraduate and graduate fellows, as well as a studio space built to support creative approaches to teaching and learning. In collaboration with faculty, the Learning Lab team explores, designs, and builds innovative materials, assignments, and activities for Harvard courses.
The Media Production Coordinator will work within the Bok Center's Learning Lab to support educational media projects (both in courses the Learning Lab supports and in Bok Center programs supporting graduate students and faculty). The role will involve highly collaborative work alongside the rest of the Learning Lab team to design and implement innovative assignments in Harvard courses. The tools and media that our faculty clients request evolve each year, so a large part of the role involves being willing and able to learn new creative and technical skills.
Reporting to the Director of the Learning Lab, the Media Production Coordinator will:
Set up and operate our studio's media equipment, including video, film, photographic, audio, digital, and computer equipment.
Manage the acquisition, editing, and dissemination of media content including video, graphics, and animations.
Manage the ingest, organization, and backup of Bok media files, with responsibility for the ongoing safety and security of all Bok Center media.
Manage permissions and captioning for Bok Center media.
Provide training and support for student interns who assist with the media production workflow and direct support for students and faculty as they produce media for their courses.
Aid with research, writing, and conversations required for pre production.
Deploy and contribute to the command line scripts, utilities and databases we use for media management.
May assist in training, scheduling, and distributing work of other staff, students, casuals and temporary workers.
Work collaboratively with the Learning Lab team on instructional design projects for Harvard courses.
Work to promote an inclusive workplace, supporting and collaborating with colleagues and clients with diverse backgrounds, identities, skills and working styles.
For applicants to be considered for the position the following additional materials should be submitted during the application process:
A resume and cover letter.
A copy of a media/instructional design/teaching portfolio (based on relevant background).
Harvard University will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
***All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to apply to be a part of our community. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
3+ years experience in media production and media technology. Education beyond high school may count toward experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Strong candidates will possess some skills in at least one of the following areas, and an interest in learning more about all:
Experience operating cameras, lights, microphones and other studio equipment.
Experience with video editing and post-production software, such as Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve, and the Adobe Creative Suite
Experience with or interest in learning other creative software, such as Unity, Blender, Cinema 4D, Houdini, After Effects, Procreate, Logic Pro, Garageband, Audacity, Ableton.
Background in pre-production of multimedia projects including research, writing, outreach, and various preparatory tasks.
Experience with database and media management tools, including AWS S3, GitHub, Google Drive, Airtable and Dropbox.
Teaching, Education Technology and Instructional Design.
Analytical and troubleshooting skills and the ability to identify and resolve technical process issues.
Strong attributes and skills as a team member.
Effective interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.