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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.

Job Summary

Nexus is a division in the College of Engineering that delivers interdisciplinary graduate programs with courses comprised of on-campus and online students.  Nexus Media Assistants (MA) operate digital video equipment to record, edit, and support classroom lectures, studio recordings, and live remote courses and programs. Responsibilities for the role includes remote camera operation, audio monitoring, and technical support for instructors. Familiarity with the Canvas Learning management system, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other technology tools is preferred.  

Duties will be performed on location, with some functions  that may be performed remotely.  Hours for the position will be approximately 20 hours per week, occasionally up to 30 hours, with a high degree of variability, and candidates should be available daily between 10-3pm for peak recording functions.  This is a great opportunity to learn about digital education and work closely with the Nexus Design Team and faculty in technology enabled classrooms.

Mission Statement

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: .

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The individual will learn to operate a digital lecture capture system, camera operations, and be part of a production team.  Other duties may include preparation of spaces for recordings, assisting staff with operational tasks, and detail-oriented functions. There may be opportunities to continue production work on other studio based projects for candidates with advanced skills.

Required Qualifications*

  • Foundational knowledge of operating audio/video technology
  • Provide technical support for remote live instruction via Zoom (or similar platform)
  • Desire to learn media technology
  • Commit to consistent hours based on recording schedule
  • Ability to troubleshoot live classroom technology
  • Maintain focus and attention to detail for extended periods of time, i.e. length of the class
  • Ability to take charge and help troubleshoot classroom issues quickly and efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a diverse population of students, peers, and faculty
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to learn new work functions with on-the-job training

Desired Qualifications*

  • Media production or related experience
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as determined by the needs of the department, including morning and evening shifts

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the 15th day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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