Los Angeles Community College District

Senior Instructional Media Specialist (#4553)

$34.59-$42.85 hourly / $5,995.40-$7,427.24 monthly / $71,944.80-$89,126.88 annual


Definition

Coordinates and supervises the technical activities of a college instructional multi-media center and performs responsible technical work related to the preparation of instructional media materials and the operation, adjustment and maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment and electronic media systems.

Typical Duties

Plans, supervises, and reviews the technical work of staff assigned to the instructional multi-media center.

Provides technical assistance in the preparation and distribution of staff developed media materials including: providing information regarding use, availability, and cost of equipment and materials; recording, editing, synchronizing audio/video digital files; preparing of interactive media systems.

Oversees and participates in the operation and adjustment of a variety of instructional media equipment such as smart classroom equipment, digital cameras, TVs, digital video and audio recorders, audio and video editing equipment, slide projectors, LCD projectors, overhead projectors, high speed audio duplication systems, public address systems, and optical media systems.

Oversees and participates in the operation and maintenance of electronic media systems such as video post-production systems and multi-media computer systems, and provides assistance to others in the use of those systems.

Trains instructors, staff, and students in the proper use and operation of various types of instructional media equipment and software used to create instructional media.

Purchases and orders materials and equipment for the instructional multi-media center.

Oversees and participates in the maintenance of equipment and supply inventory.

Oversees and participates in the routine and preventive maintenance and minor repairs of a wide variety of campus owned instructional media production equipment.

Recommends equipment replacement as necessary.

Oversees and participates in the duplication of instructional media materials such as audio and video recordings, optical media, and printed materials within copyright guidelines.

Oversees and participates in the set up and operation of audio visual equipment for all campus events held on campus grounds.

Participates in the installation of multi-media and related equipment.

Reports smart classroom equipment and system malfunctions related to the campus network to appropriate college or District information technology staff.

May prepare the budget for the instructional multi-media center and track and record expenditures.

May provide technical expertise in the operation of electromechanical systems in a campus theater and/or campus center.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior Instructional Media Specialist coordinates and supervises the technical activities of a college instructional multi-media center and performs responsible technical work related to the preparation of instructional media materials and the operation, adjustment, and maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment and electronic media systems.

An Instructional Media Specialist operates, adjusts, and maintains, complex, instructional media equipment and electronic media systems in a college instructional multi-media center. Provides technical assistance as an integral member of the college media production team in the development, production, and distribution of instructional media programs.

An Instructional Media Technician operates, adjusts, maintains, receives, distributes, and issues instructional media equipment and provides technical assistance in the preparation of instructional media materials.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an academic or classified supervisor. Supervision is exercised over lower-level technical and clerical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Current trends in the field of instructional media technology

Advanced principles of digital video and audio recording

Principles of analog and digital editing systems

Basic electronic and communications theory

Photographic, video, audio, television, and optical media equipment such as compact disc, minidisc, DVD, and Blu-ray disc

Capabilities of computer applications, hardware, and operating systems relating to multi- media systems

Basic trademark and copyright law and fair use practices for education

Computer software system for inventory record keeping

Electronic media systems

Preventive maintenance of various instructional media equipment

Principles of management and organization

Principles of budget preparation

Principles of supervision and training

Recordkeeping procedures

Ability to:

Plan and coordinate the technical services of an instructional multi-media center

Operate and service a wide variety of photographic, video, audio, and television equipment

Operate and service electronic media systems

Operate video recording and editing devices

Utilize multi media software

Make minor repairs to instructional media equipment

Work effectively and cooperatively with staff, administrators, instructors and students

Demonstrate to instructors and students the operation of instructional media equipment

Supervise and train others

Communicate effectively in writing and orally

Use computer software to maintain records, inventories, and data retrieval programs

Learn the characteristics of new systems and equipment and update technical skills to adapt to changing technology

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A.  An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in media arts, broadcasting, cinema, or a related field which included coursework in multimedia technology AND four years of full-time, paid experience in the technical preparation of a wide variety of media materials and the operation and maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment. Experience in a supervisory capacity and in a smart classroom environment is desirable.

OR

B.  A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in media arts, broadcasting, cinema, or a related field which included coursework in multimedia technology AND two years of full-time, paid experience in the technical preparation of a wide variety of media materials and the operation and maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment. Experience in a supervisory capacity and in a smart classroom environment is desirable.

OR

C.  Any equivalent combination of A. and B. above.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 4553; EST: ; REV: 3/8/2017;