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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Note: This is a one year term-limited appointment, subject to extension.

Job Summary

The Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan’s North Campus provides a broad range of resources and expertise to help students, faculty, and staff create, collaborate, research, teach, and learn. Amongst the Center’s creative resources is a state-of-the-art video studio that hosts a high volume of recording sessions, live performances, installations, media experiments, and events. The Center is looking for an Assistant Manager to help the Video Studio Manager with the day-to-day operation and production demands of the Video Studio.

The Duderstadt Center Video Studio is an impressive media production facility capable of supporting multi-camera, high-definition shoots, green screen effects, motion capture, projection mapping, and more. The Assistant Manager, together with the Studios team and other staff in the Center, meets with prospective clients at the idea stage of a project to get a sense of what they hope to accomplish and advises them on the creative and technical potential of the video studio and other resources in the Duderstadt Center.

The Assistant Manager also supervises the Video Studio’s student associates. This includes interviewing, hiring, scheduling their work and training activities, evaluating performance, and with input from the Studios Team, matching their interests and skill level with the variety of tasks available.


  • Partner with clients and colleagues to facilitate event and production needs.

  • Develop and implement processes for shared resources including setup and operation of theatrical sets, motorized grid and batten system, cameras, projection, media capture and management, lighting, audio and computer systems.

  • Participate in production meetings where details such as shooting schedules, camera placements, lighting, sound, staging, rigging, projection, etc. are determined.

  • Work with the Studios team to maintain operational effectiveness by keeping an up-to-date inventory of equipment and consumables, scheduling, arranging, and performing maintenance on studio equipment, and ensuring proper storage of equipment.

  • Ensure that relevant certifications, inspections, risk assessments and work instructions are current, and promote occupational health and safety best practices.

  • Collaborate and consult in production design and provide professional expertise and advice to the University of Michigan community at large, including students, faculty and staff from many disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Manage student staff shifts for coverage of training, office hours and production support functions.

Note: This position may occasionally operate an aerial platform to work at heights of up to 20 feet. Use of an aerial platform requires a certification, training for which will be provided.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in studio production, media arts, information management, or related field, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.

  • Strong organizational skills, with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex tasks.

  • Extensive knowledge of audio and video production and post production techniques

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.