UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

MEDIA TECHNICIAN SENIOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7521 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Produce media instructional materials for classroom instruction, institutional promotion, staff development and/or special events; set up, operate, and maintain media equipment and systems such as film and slide projectors, overhead projectors, VCRs and monitors, multi-media systems, audio and video recording and playback systems, CD ROMs, interactive computers, LCD displays, and Laser disc units.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, perform technical support in the set up and operation of media equipment and systems and the production of audio visual, video and media materials such as slides, B/W and/or color photographs, overhead transparencies, films, audio and video recordings, charts and posters.

TYPICAL WORK

Establish and/or maintain manual and/or computerized scheduling, delivery and retrieval systems for media equipment, media materials, and rental materials;

Set up and operate manual and/or computerized media production equipment such as video, audio, photographic, and graphic equipment in the production of instructional materials such as graphic aids, transparencies, audio and video recordings, films, slides and filmstrips;

Advise clients, recommend purchase of and coordinate orders for instructional material and audio visual equipment;

Establish schedules for cleaning and maintaining audio-visual equipment; perform maintenance tests, replace lamps, make and repair cables, switches and other interconnecting or auxiliary equipment;

Set up multi-media audio and video recording equipment such as microphones, mixers, video cameras, VCRs, monitors, and stage gear; record narrative, music and sound effects for sound tracks for slide/tape and video programs; record class lectures, special events or programs;

Set up, operate, and make minor emergency repairs on various audio-visual and video equipment such as video projectors, LCD displays, Laser discs, amplifiers, speaker systems, still and motion picture projectors, video and audio tape recorders, video cameras and monitors, and lighting equipment;

Comply with copyright law and practice and advise faculty and staff regarding copyright law and practice as it applies to the duplication and presentation of media materials;

Provide technical advice and assist faculty, staff and students in effective use and operation of media equipment for instructional purposes; make recommendations regarding equipment capabilities and better utilization of media materials and equipment;

Maintain stock and computerized and/or manual inventory records on materials, equipment, and parts; order supplies incidental to materials production and/or equipment support and installation;

May assist with monitoring and developing media center budgets and accounts;

May provide technical support for satellite television system and equipment for teleconferences, telecourses and other off-air transmissions and recordings;

May set up, operate and maintain a photo studio and B/W darkroom; using various photographic equipment, produce slide/tape programs, B/W photographs and posters;

May use silk screen production gear, laminating machines and/or thermofax/diazo processors to produce signs, posters and overhead transparencies;

May direct the work of others;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

High school graduation AND one year of experience as a Media Technician

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class/Title: 4-14-95

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05