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Media Services Assistant

Hourly Rate:  $16.25 per hour; non-exempt classification       
Work Schedule: Up to 20 hours per week as developed with the Senior Events & Technical Services Coordinator.                             
Training Period:       Two months, with the possibility of extension.

General Statement:
Under the supervision of the Senior Events & Technical Services Coordinator, the Media Services Assistant provides technical assistance for performances and events in the U-SU Theatre, Grand Ballrooms, Conference Rooms, and Outdoor free Speech Areas. Setting up and/or operating AV equipment, stage lighting, sound equipment, and provides custodial services for designated media areas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for set-ups and break-downs of student union equipment.
  • Assist in theatre productions – load-in and out of stage props, set-up, and operate. lighting
  • consoles, video mixer/switcher, video projectors, & hang and focus light instruments for performances, events, rehearsals, and classes.
  • Assists in sounds set-up’s – Operation and set-up of soundboards, microphones, speaker/monitors, and in-house paging system. 
  • Performs set-ups and break-downs of tables, seating, and a/v equipment as needed.
  • To provide reasonable coverage for after operating hours performances and events.
  • Assist in staffing special events (i.e. Mardi Gras, Spring Fest, etc.).
  • Responsible for reading and planning daily work based on information extracted from operation reports.
  • Perform set-up and break-down of risers platforms.
  • Attend to and report on events as scheduled.
  • Inspects and performs follow-up on assigned tasks.
  • Performs trash removal.
  • Performs vacuum & carpet cleaning as needed and directed.
  • Performs stripping and waxing as needed and directed.
  •  Performs minor electrical repairs on audio-visual equipment.
  • Ensure that facilities are locked and secure after performances and events.
  • Reports any unusual occurrences to supervisors.
  • Enforces Union policy and operating procedures.             
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Willingness to work with an ethnically diverse and culturally pluralistic student body and staff.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 70 pounds.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to daily operational changes.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Provide technical assistance for performances and events.
  • Ability to set-up and operate AV equipment.
  • Perform operation/maintenance of lighting and/or sound equipment.
  • Customer service experience preferred.
  • Computer experience preferred.