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Media Studios Technical Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia

Job Description

The University Libraries Studios Network consists of spaces that provide access to the tools and technologies used in creation processes for library patrons. The Media Studios Technical Specialist position will have responsibilities to include overseeing the studio as well as responsibilities to provide consultation hours to library patrons and/or teach workshops on behalf of the Studios Network. All Studios Network positions entail interacting with all patrons of the studios, regardless of race, gender, or status, in a welcoming and friendly manner. Patrons will range from those with no experience with technology to those very familiar with the equipment and software that the Studios provide access to. Please visit the Studios webpages to learn more about the creation tools available in each Studio

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and maintain equipment.
  • Previous experience with explaining/demonstrating or teaching others about media creation software, technologies, and processes.
  • Knowledge or experience of audio, video, photography, and/or media design hardware and software.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and support emerging technologies and hardware.
  • Prior experience supervising and training others.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing lesson plans and teaching.
  • Desire to participate in unique projects given to the Studio by University partners.
  • Proven ability to organize physical spaces and manage logistics of a large number of physical items.

Pay Band


Appointment Type

part-time wage

Salary Information

$15.00-$20.00 dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

September 15, 2021

Additional Information

  • Work Schedule:average of 30 hours per week to be determined by supervisor and successful candidate. May work nights and weekend hours occasionally as needed. (hours include summer and school break hours)
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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