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Human Resources

Video Specialist

Date Opened: 1-6-2014
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University has an immediate opening for a Video Specialist. This is a twelve-month, full-time, grant-funded position with benefits. This position, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is for a period of three years and directly supports the academic mission of Southwestern University by providing video production support and training for the faculty and students of the university. This position requires flexibility, diplomacy, very good communication skills, and hands-on management with exceptional attention to detail.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  perform, supervise and oversee all aspects of video production from pre-production through distribution of video productions; schedule for and manage the video production studio; recommend policy and establish procedures to ensure effective video production services to the faculty and other members of the university community; provide maintenance and service of equipment, supplies and resources allocated; prepare budgetary recommendations for new or additional services, products, and equipment; provide professional quality video documentation of campus events including lectures, ceremonies, and other events; keep abreast of technological advances and trends in video production equipment, services, delivery media as well as copyright and fair use laws to ensure that video production services provided are not in violation and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Educational Technology or a related field;  three to five years of video production experience; demonstrated technical expertise in video, including lighting, sound, editing and media encoding and experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or Final Cut post production software.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  The University’s endowment ranks among the highest per student of undergraduate institutions in the country.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at

To apply:  Interested persons may submit letter of interest; resume; the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references; salary history and expectation to: Video Specialist, Job #564, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or fax to 512-863-1880, or email to  Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered.  Please, no third party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted January 06, 2014.