Multimedia & Design Specialist, University of Nevada Las Vegas

By IS Lab August 27, 2021

University of Nevada Las Vegas

UNLV University Libraries seeks applications for a Multimedia & Design Specialist. Reporting to the Head, Research, Innovation & Creation, the Multimedia & Design Specialist provides expertise and oversight for the technologies in the Lied Library Multimedia Studios. The incumbent designs and delivers individual and group instruction to patrons utilizing multimedia technologies for educational and research purposes and serves as a consultant to individuals and project teams. The Specialist investigates and evaluates emerging technologies for potential adoption, designs online learning objects, coordinates projects, and may supervise student employees who support multimedia creation and use at the university Libraries.

The Multimedia & Design Specialist provides technical support and instruction for a broadly diverse student population and collaborates with diverse colleagues.  This work supports existing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts at UNLV and in the University Libraries, such as the Libraries’ ongoing “We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism” forums, creation of seven gender-neutral restrooms, and its implementation of “Recommendations For Diverse Recruitment” developed by the Libraries’ Inclusion and Equity Committee.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day operation and use of Lied Library’s Multimedia Studios.
  • Provide expertise and assistance to support and troubleshoot specialized hardware and applications unique to the Multimedia Studios.
  • Provide expert instruction to students, faculty, staff, and student employees in the use of the Library’s multimedia and emerging technologies, including hardware, software, and specialized applications in a variety of settings including service desks, course-integrated instruction, workshops, outreach events and consultation.
  • Collaborate with Library faculty and staff in usability testing and research and design methods to determine directions for optimal delivery of multimedia services.
  • Assist in the collection, presentation, and analysis of usage statistics and other measures that support decision-making for the department.
  • Investigate and evaluate emerging technologies for potential use in the Multimedia Studios.
  • Contribute to department planning, policy and services development, and assessment. Participate in Library task forces and committees as appropriate.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional skills and knowledge of current trends and issues related to multimedia services in an academic environment.
  • Participate in the marketing and promotion the Library’s resources and services by participating in outreach events and assisting in the creation of library guides, web pages, signage, tutorials, and social media.
  • Collaborate with Research, Innovation & Creation colleagues to train and supervise a team of students working as peer technology consultants.
  • Work Monday-Friday 10 am-7 pm, with some degree of employer flexibility in establishing a preferred schedule occasionally needing to work evenings or weekends.
  • Occasionally flex schedule due to staff absences, outreach events, and to deliver instruction for evening courses. Additional hours may be required during peak activity periods, which sometimes occur in conjunction with course assignment deadlines.

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree by the date of appointment. A degree in computer science, instructional technology or multimedia-related is preferred.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the university.
  • Strong customer service skills and commitment to providing excellent service in a diverse, fast-paced, high-volume environment, including the ability to resolve issues in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Ability to support and troubleshoot specialized hardware and applications unique to the Multimedia Studios.
  • Demonstrated capacity, skill, and willingness to teach and engage students in ways that contribute to student success.
  • Demonstrated ability to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in individual and group settings.
  • Aptitude for developing user-centered, face-to-face, and online learning experiences for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to educate and coach a team of student employees.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to describe relatively complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Current experience and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects) as well as audio and video editing software (Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Audition, and Garage Band).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with any combination of contemporary operating systems (Windows, iOS, etc.) AND with productivity software (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, etc.).
  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in a library or education setting

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of encoding and transcoding different media formats using software (such as HandBrake).
  • Working knowledge of virtual reality hardware such as HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift as well as virtual reality development software such as Photogrammetry, Unity 3D, and Meshmixer.
  • Familiarity with information literacy principles as they apply to the creation of new knowledge.
  • Working knowledge and experience with library-related software (Springshare, Library Services Platforms, etc.).

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