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About the Department/Unit
The American University School of Communication empowers
undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that
influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and
The Theater Services Coordinator is responsible for managing all of
SOC’s theater operations, and for This position is responsible for
all technical support, escalating technical issues to outside
contractors as needed. The incumbent also functions as the School
of Communication's main producer and videographer for SOC’s
theater. This position will also liaise with the SOC Event Planning
Manager to coordinate, schedule and manage outside client events
that take place in the Doyle Forman Theater.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Customer Support:Coordinates the operation of the Doyle
Forman Theater audio/visual systems, including data import, export
and transfer; video recording and playback; media projection, video
conferencing and any other future technologies used in media
production that may be implemented in the Doyle Forman Theater.
Manages the setup, production, and strike of all events in SOC’s
theater. Troubleshoots technical problems. Initiates and implements
operational "best practices", and coordinates with service
contractors to handle major technical problems.
- Media Production Support:Coordinates with Manager of
Technology and Events Manager re: video/audio production of SOC
faculty and/or outside client-based events; acts as
producer/director/videographer/editor of said productions.
Maintains SOC video/audio archives. Coordinates with Manager of
Technology and Media Services Manager re: video/audio production of
SOC student, curriculum-based and/or faculty-produced events or
productions. Acts as producer/director/videographer/editor of said
productions. Responsible for maintaining certain aspects of SOC's
digital asset management database, and media presence as they
relate specifically to SOC curricular activities.
- Supervision of Part-time Support Staff: Hires, trains
and supervises part-time and student staffers.
- Other Duties:As assigned in support of SOC strategic
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time, 35 hours/week
- Specialist A
- This is a union-eligible position.
Preferred Education and Experience
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 2-4 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree with specialization in theater and video
production, theater or television, or similar field.
- Six months or more of supervisory experience
- Expertise with video projection equipment, simple theater
lighting setups, and microphone placement as well as live sound
- Experience in video pre-production, production, and
post-production, and organizing all assets (including release forms
and other supporting documentation) in the online archive.
- Mastery of Adobe Creative Cloud programs related to video,
photo and graphic design (i.e., Photoshop, Illustrator, After
Effects, InDesign, Premiere).
- Must be able to lift video equipment weighing up to 30
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
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AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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