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Media Specialist, Part-time

POSITION: MEDIA SPECIALIST - PART-TIME (Temporary through May 2012)                                                             

DEPARTMENT:   School of Communication

REPORTS TO:  Chair of the Faculty of the School of Communication                                


Bachelor’s Degree in a media field; an understanding of Adobe software (Photoshop, Bridge, In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, etc.); familiarity with lab equipment (enlargers, cameras, inkjet printers, negative scanners, studio equipment, etc.); a general aptitude for equipment repairs and fixes; ability to work with students on improving their techniques in the lab; ability to briskly research and learn about processes, techniques, and problem solving in photo, video and multimedia facilities on all matters needed; experience with state-of-the-art professional digital production equipment; video and audio production experience, including skills in electronic field production and postproduction editing.


Significant professional intermediate to advanced still photography skills; significant professional intermediate to advanced video and audio production and editing skills; knowledge of media-use copyright policy and best practices.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:               

The Media Specialist will serve as a media support person for faculty and students in the School of Communication.  S/he will have programming/operation responsibilities for the student closed-circuit television channel.  Working closely with the Office of Information Technology Services, s/he will coordinate scheduling and maintenance of the photographic darkrooms and studios, video production labs, studios, field equipment, multimedia newsrooms and other web/multimedia production facilities. The normal work schedule will be set for weekdays.  There will be occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.


  1.  Maintain the photography facilities, including the traditional darkroom, digital dimroom, photo studio, alternative processes lab, and equipment storage.
  2. Order lab supplies.
  3. Provide general assistance to photo faculty and staff with projects.
  4. Routine maintenance of the labs.
  5. Periodically hang and maintain student photographic gallery exhibitions.
  6. Oversee student work-studies and apprentices; approving time sheets, providing training and general assistance, and scheduling hours for each semester.
  7. May occasionally produce video, audio and multimedia materials and programs for internal and external use, as assigned by the Chair.
  8. Occasionally shoot, correct, modify and print still photographs for the School as assigned.
  9. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to HROffice@pointpark.edu (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at www.pointpark.edu for the status of the position and future opportunities.