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Engineer, Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media

Employer
DePauw University
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

Job Details



DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position will remain open until filled. This position will begin in June or July 2024.

Please go to University Profile for more information about DePauw.

The Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (PCCM) Engineer is responsible for the ongoing design, acquisition, configuration, installation, operation and maintenance of the audio/video/network equipment, on-air and production studios for radio, podcasting and video production, in the PCCM. The facility also includes a multimedia classroom/auditorium (Dante/Crestron), and other classrooms and work areas. The Engineer helps to prepare and implement budgets for equipment acquisition and installation, while working with vendors to ensure the best use of funding, and also oversees the maintenance budget allocated for repairs for the equipment used in the facility.

The PCCM Engineer also helps to instruct faculty members and students in the proper use of building equipment used for academic support. The position is responsible for maintaining building IT, including the in-house network design and operation, as well as computer maintenance in radio and video production facilities. The Engineer is also responsible for researching and testing hardware and software for the facility.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of relevant a/v broadcasting and webcasting systems, as well as a good working knowledge of computer and network integration. Experience with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and FM radio systems and transmission is a plus.

Willingness to work collaboratively with other entities on campus in support of similar work, particularly the Information Services team and Productions staff on major campus events is expected. The successful candidate will be involved with other colleagues across campus with a focus on sound delivery as we continue to evolve the landscape of our sound delivery approaches and platforms. We are looking for candidates who like to work creatively and collaboratively.

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for operation, design, acquisition, configuration, installation, and maintenance for the audio/video multi-image equipment/systems and production studios in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.These studios include the campus radio and television facilities and the Watson Forum, a multimedia theater. Prepare and oversee budgets for new equipment acquisition and installation and negotiate with vendors to ensure the best use of the funding. Work closely with the purchasing office for capital budget items. Oversee the maintenance budget allocated for repairs for the equipment used in the facility. Instruct and support faculty members and students in the proper use of the equipment used for academic support. In concert with the University Information Services team, responsible for IT regarding the in-house network design and operation as well as computer maintenance in radio and television production facilities. Responsible for training students to be able to set up the studios, cameras and control rooms for production in television. Also responsible for researching and testing of hardware and software. As with all positions at small institutions a willingness to work collaboratively with other entities on campus in support of similar work, particularly the Information Services team and Productions staff on audio/video support for major campus events is expected.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Keeping the Center operational,
  • University paperwork/computer input.
  • Research and study of media
  • Other duties as assigned.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Adaptability -- Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills - The ability of the individual to gather raw data and to process that data into a meaningful form.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Creative - Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or
  • Decision Making - Ability of the individual to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion-essential.
  • Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability of the individual to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction.
  • Systems Analysis - Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in either electronic analysis or technical production technique in Radio, Television, Film, or formal electronic training through the military or a technical curriculum at an accredited institution or a high school diploma or equivalent with certification from the Society of Broadcast Engineering required.

Experience: Experience in one or more of the following: broadcast engineering and production, audio production, working with non-linear software (both audio and video), or radio transmission equipment required.

Communication/Language: Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Computer Skills: IT experience concerning networking of non-linear editing systems and server operation.

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations: Certification from the Society of Broadcast Engineering is a plus but not required. Certification or a degree in computer technology would also be a plus.

Other Requirements:
  • Experience with FCC rules pertaining to FM operations
  • Any technical training either civilian or military in electronics, audio and/or video operation a plus.

Company

DePauw University is a private liberal arts college in Greencastle, Indiana.

DePauw University

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