Los Angeles Community College District

Instructional Media Technician (#4571)

$25.09-$31.08 hourly / $4,348.14-$5,386.58 monthly / $52,177.68-$64,638.96 annual


Definition

Operates, adjusts, maintains, receives, distributes, and issues a variety of instructional media equipment and provides technical assistance in the preparation of instructional media materials.

Typical Duties

Operates and adjusts a variety of instructional media equipment used in the preparation and presentation of instructional materials such as multi-media systems, smart classroom equipment, slide projectors, high speed audio duplication systems, TVs, digital audio and video recorders, audio and video editing equipment, digital cameras, LCD projectors, overhead projectors, public address systems, video tape, and optical media systems.

Trains faculty, staff, and students in the use and operation of a variety of instructional media equipment and software used to create instructional media.

Performs routine and preventative maintenance and minor repairs on a variety of campus owned instructional media equipment.

Makes, edits, and converts video slides, digital photos, transparencies, and videos utilizing a variety of multimedia software, photographic, and video recording equipment as directed.

Duplicates instructional media materials such as audio and video recordings, optical media, and printed materials within copyright guidelines.

Issues and receives instructional media equipment, materials, and supplies.

Distributes instructional media equipment and materials including uploading files to the internet.

Organizes and maintains inventory records of instructional media equipment, materials, and supplies.

Researches product specifications and prices related to instructional media equipment and materials and prepares requisitions as needed.

Sets up and operates audio visual equipment for events held on campus.

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

May serve as a monitor in learning centers and laboratories and assist faculty, staff, and students by familiarizing them with the use, operation, purpose, and availability of instructional media equipment and materials, including computerized learning systems.

May assist in the installation of multimedia and related equipment.

May provide training and work direction to student workers.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

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.

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

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.

Supervision

Immediate supervision is received from a classified or academic supervisor. Work direction may be provided to student employees.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

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

Operation of visual projection devices

Operation and adjustment of smart classroom equipment such as smartboards, smart televisions, controlling devices, and management consoles

Basic photography, digital audio and video recording, duplicating, and editing

Preventative maintenance of various instructional media equipment

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

Basic trademark and copyright law and fair use practices for education

Standard practices and procedures used in storage and inventory control

The basics of a computer software system for inventory record keeping

Basic mechanical and electronic principles

Operations of computer equipment

Ability to:

Operate and adjust a variety of instructional media equipment

Detect malfunctions in the operation of instructional media equipment

Make minor repairs to instructional media equipment

Utilize multimedia software

Duplicate instructional media materials

Operate video recording and editing devices

Train others to operate instructional media equipment properly

Work effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and vendors

Organize and maintain inventory records for control and distribution of materials

Take photographs

Learn 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. High school diploma or its equivalent AND two years of full-time, paid experience in the operation or maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment and in the use of multimedia software. Experience in a smart classroom environment is desirable.

OR

B. An associate degree from a recognized college or university with a major in media arts, broadcasting, cinema, television, or a related field which included coursework in multimedia technology. Experience in the operation or maintenance of a variety of instructional media equipment in a smart classroom environment and in the use of multimedia software is desirable.

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: 4571; EST: ; REV: 3/8/2017;