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DEPARTMENT OF STUDIO ARTS
TECHNICIAN, INTERMEDIA (VIDEO, PERFORMANCE AND ELECTRONIC ARTS) PROGRAM & ARTX AREA (P5982)
Deadline: June 14, 2021
Reporting to the Department Administrator, Studio Arts and functionally to the Intermedia and ARTX Faculty, the incumbent performs responsibilities related to monitoring space, health & safety, and budget for the ARTX area of Studio Arts. They act as a resource person for faculty and students on matters related to studio maintenance, equipment, and safety practices.
- Monitor, maintain and administer the Intermedia audio-visual equipment depot, the Intermedia production studio and multi- purpose room along with all relevant studio equipment and supplies.
- Monitor and administer ARTX studios, along with all relevant studio equipment and supplies.
- Manage equipment and resource access policies and booking procedures for video post-production suites, one video Production studio and one multi-purpose room.
- Ensure that the Intermedia and ARTX studios, depot, storage, and post-production suites are well maintained and in proper operating condition.
- Direct the proper use of studio equipment and supplies; assist Intermedia and ARTX students, staff, and faculty with all technical issues.
- Direct the updating and troubleshooting of software, operating systems, and the Local Area Network.
- Coordinate all faculty and student needs and responds to their respective queries with regards to the functioning of the studios.
- Ensure, implement, and maintain the WHMIS system, updating all MSDS and labels all toxic materials; manage hazardous material use in studios and workshops. Ensure chemical inventory compliance requirements by monitoring databases.
- Instruct students, staff, and faculty in the operation of equipment and ensures adherence to safety regulations and proper studio practices.
- Carry out minor repairs and supervises capital and other major renovations projects within the studios.
- Coordinate and contact the appropriate personnel within Maintenance Operations, Security, Cleaning Services, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, and other Maintenance Service Units in order to communicate user requests, Work Order repairs and attempts to evaluate and resolve such facilities’ problems.
- Oversee the program capital and operating budgets, produce purchase orders and reports in conjunction with the Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) and ARTX faculty; process and monitor all approved capital and operating budget transactions (including fees) that relate to studio equipment and supply needs.
- Give introductory workshops and create and maintain up-to- date instructional and how-to-manuals for Intermedia video equipment, facilities, and software.
- Supervise (functionally) Work-Study and/or contract/timesheet employees hired to perform work surplus duties of a technical and/or operational nature. As such, submits Work-Study application requests.
- Establish vendor contacts, research pricing, new products, and equipment.
- Diploma of Collegial Studies (three-year professional DEC) and four (4) years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's degree in Studio Arts or a relevant/equivalent discipline and two (2) years of relevant work experience. Working knowledge of studio health and safety regulations, best practices and WHMIS.
- Excellent organizational & interpersonal skills.
- Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English in order to assist/instruct and to write procedures and instructions. Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken French in order to provide information to students.
- Experience with equipment & methods typically used in contemporary media practices, including: video production techniques including practical lighting and chroma-key lighting; audio production techniques including location and studio sound recording; video post-production techniques including linear and non-linear editing, motion graphics, compositing, colour correction, as well as live video mixing; audio post-production techniques including audio editing and mixing.
- Basic knowledge of Word (to create documents) and Excel (to input data); ability to work with Microsoft Office 365.
- Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the University’s Respiratory Protection Program
- Have physical ability to lift/carry/move without assistance up to 23 kg (50 lbs.) and with assistance over 45 kg (100 lbs.)
$28.25 - $42.47 per hour
Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by June 14, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.