Assistant SIM Lab Specialist

Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged.

Job Title

Assistant SIM Lab Specialist

Job Description Summary

The S.I.M. (Simulation Instruction Multimedia) Lab at Florida Polytechnic University is a diverse and active innovation lab that serves student, academic affairs, and the University-community. The lab collaborates with various departments around the campus, supports student organizations, academic student projects, and more. This support role will facilitate the needs of the S.I.M. Lab Specialist and the lab as a whole in the development of projects and materials that fit the needs of faculty, staff, and students in the interests of the university.
The SIM Lab is one of the busiest labs on the campus, and the volume of work that is done by its employees must be monitored and delivery expedited in many cases. The lab is a vibrant, exciting and engaging learning environment, and the Assistant SIM Lab Specialist is expected to maintain that atmosphere with the clients of the lab at all times.

Job Description


The Assistant SIM Lab Specialist position will have many different responsibilities including:

  • Video editing
  • Audio production
  • Equipment maintenance, management, and inventory
  • Software updates
  • Ticket management within Jira Service Desk
  • Project management within Confluence
  • 3D modeling
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Production lighting
  • Computer management
  • Graphic design
  • Game development (including VR/MR/AR/XR)
  • Assisting students with projects
  • Interactive media development
  • Data management
  • Customer service
  • Other tasks as needed


The Assistant SIM Lab Specialist must be the eyes and the ears of the SIM Lab Specialist and Learning Technologist if he is outside of the lab, and needs to be a dynamic person dedicated to maintaining first and foremost safety within the lab. They must understand:

  • OSHA compliance within the lab and operate the lab in a fashion that is secure and safe
  • Assembling a safe shooting environment in the SIM Lab Studio
  • Positive interactivity with clients entering the lab, and be able to provide support to those individuals in an organized and timely fashion.
  • Project and ticket tracking within Jira and Confluence
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • H5P
  • EMS Scheduling Software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (particularly Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Inventory systems
  • Blender
  • Autodesk products (particularly Maya, 3DS Max)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Digital Media or other applicable areas
  • Work experience in a Media Lab environment


  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.


The candidates for the Assistant SIM Lab Specialist must be fluent in Adobe products, especially Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, and After Effects. The candidate must have a knowledge of 3D modeling and the Unity Game Engine. They must be able to light a set, including green screen and otherwise. They must be able to location video shoots, observing proper video production standards. They must understand concepts and applications relating to audio production, media delivery, and storage. They must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. They must use Microsoft products regularly and understand how to use Atlassian products like Jira and Confluence. They must be able to work well with people and have effective communication skills. They must have strong grammatical skills and be able to produce professional emails for facilitating interaction with faculty, staff, and students. And they must be able to get along with a variety of personalities, as the SIM Lab is a very active space with a diverse and creative clientele.

Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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