Human Resources

Title: Media Services Technician - Student Services
Classification: T3
Department: Student Services

Job Summary:
Provides support services to campus community by coordinating media services for non-classroom activity.

Primary Duties & Global Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for media set up, operation, and tear down of all Special Events.
  • Schedules equipment operators and transportation support for all events.
  • Performs continuous inventory, security and storage of equipment.
  • Provides basic repairs and maintenance to installed equipment and building modifications.
  • Liaison for director, administrative officers and other department heads on technical needs.
  • Maintains professional contact with vendors and equipment manufacturers.
  • Responds to emergencies, adjusting schedule to meet needs.
  • Lifts and carries weight such as TVs, speaker cabinets and amps.
  • Performs inspections, initiates repairs of a wide variety of technical equipment.
  • Supervise student employees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Tracking missing and overdue equipment.
  • Supports other areas such as Student Radio, TV, Cable and 16 mm movies.
  • Adds supplemental services such as Porta-potty stage, AC/DC generator system.
  • Updates Director on short and long term goals, projects, trends and purchases.
  • Follow up on requests for keys, equipment, supplies and staff.
  • Reviews budget and income for staffing equipment purchases and accuracy surplus.
  • Maintains audio cassette and video library of GVSU produced programs.
  • Maintains office and administrative environment as well as storage and repair facility.
  • Verifies, updates, and corrects billings for changes, additions and mistakes.
  • Responsible for vehicle inspections, maintenance, supervision and security.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduate supplemented by two years technical training.
  • Minimum of three years related work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate and explain wide variety of media/office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully understand sound waves and high-end processing equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully understand AC Voltage storage and transmission systems.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully perform complicated scheduling duties under tight time-frames.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully interface with artist and administrators and coordinate efforts.
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment such as TVs, speaker cabinets, and amps.
  • Ability to change weekly schedule.
  • Ability to work under inclement weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated musical proficiency (ability to sight read musical scores).
  • Supplemental experience in performing, entertaining or studio experience.
  • Light industrial manufacturing including electrical, cabinetry, control system.
  • Ability to reschedule daily and weekly activities to provide coverage.

Supervision Received:
Supervised by a designated supervisor, but is expected to work independently and apply appropriate policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility.

Supervision Exercised:
Hire, train, supervise, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees and may act as lead worker to other COT staff members within the department/unit/division.

Revised Date: September 1997 For questions regarding employment, email Human Resources Employment Information. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.