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Media Services Manager Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans and organizes audiovisual and media services provided to the university. Organizes the operation and sound maintenance of facilities requiring sound reproduction. Designs technical and specialized audiovisual systems in response to faculty, student and staff requirements. Incumbents in this classification supervise technical staff in the setup, operation and maintenance of equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is fourth in a series of four classifications. It is distinguished from the Media Technician Supervisor in that incumbents typically supervise all lower levels in the series and manage entire media services function.

Examples of Duties:

  • Supervises activities of subordinates.
  • Prepares departmental budget by forecasting labor and equipment needs and submits to supervisor; maintains and monitors departmental budget.
  • Plans and provides technical support for conferences and seminars; orders necessary equipment; assigns staff and estimates costs.
  • Develops new media services and promotes within campus community; develops procedures for new services.
  • Coordinates with media users to determine equipment utilization and design needs; solves instructional problems relating to use of media equipment.
  • Develops procedures and guidelines for day to day departmental operations.
  • Maintains and updates data used in preparation of various reports submitted to Director.
  • Submits evaluation and specification reports to Director, to determine required sound design changes for facilities requiring sound reproduction.
  • Evaluates equipment repairs and equipment needs pertaining to sound operations; recommends additional equipment and/or modifications if needed; prepares requisition for purchases.
  • Provides technical expertise to contractors, media staff and faculty regarding equipment purchases and installation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of media presentation tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of personal computer operating systems as it relates to audio-visual presentation systems.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in media event planning and organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communication/Technology AND two years audio-visual support experience which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Six years media experience, which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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