JMU Libraries' Media Production Assistant - FWS & IE

Position Details

Working Title JMU Libraries' Media Production Assistant - FWS & IE Posting Number J1785 Position Type Federal Work Study Position Status Part Time College/Division JMU Libraries Department 100114 - Libraries, Student Employment Pay Rate Hourly Specify Range or Amount $9.50 per hour

General Information JMU Libraries' Media Production Services (MPS) is hiring for the 2021-2022 academic year. MPS is seeking a part-time student employee to aid in the production of instructional media for the JMU community, mainly video. This position will work in all development phases of production, including set-up, recording, editing, etc. The assistant must be experienced, creative, hardworking, dependable, and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.Positions are for either Federal Work Study or Institutional Employment for the 2019-2020 academic year, with potential to continue into the next academic year. The assistant will work with multiple software and equipment to produce high quality instruction media.

The Libraries particularly welcomes applicants who can enhance the diversity and excellence of our campus community, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable and inclusive environments for teaching, learning, research, and service. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming place for everyone, encouraging dialogue and celebrating diverse life experiences and perspectives. As an organization, JMU Libraries aspires to a collegial and collaborative culture that values openness, trust, effective communication, and multiple perspectives. We encourage experimentation and creativity in pursuit of meaningful solutions that build on our position as core academic infrastructure for our campus community. Please visit the Libraries' website ( to review our statements on aspirational culture, diversity, and other core values. Duties and Responsibilities * Assist MPS staff in the pre-production, production and post-production of videos and other instructional media projects, both in-studio and on-location, using proper recording and editing techniques.
* Utilize software and hardware that will aid in creating media related projects.
* May create graphics, animations and photographs for videos and other related media projects.
* Keep constant communication with supervisors on projects, keep an accurate detail of all work, and keep work areas clean at all times. Qualifications * Must have experience with one or more of the following applications or be willing to learn on the job: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, and Audacity (or similar programs).
* Prior experience with a basic understanding of videography or photography principles.
* Prior experience preferred with working with different digital video cameras, camcorders, and DSLRs.
* Must be able to schedule shifts between Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Work will be performed in Rose Library. Conditions of Employment

Students must be degree-seeking students, enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 credits for undergraduate and 5 credits for graduate).

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Posting Date 08/05/2021 Beginning Review Date 08/13/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Starting Date EEO Statement

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or . You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Media Technical Directors/Managers


Bachelor's Degree

Job type

Full time

Salary Range
$24,000.00 - 36,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Harrisonburg, VA 22801, US