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Media Consultant Program

The Digital Learning and Media Center hires student consultants to provide support for the center.
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Job Description

The Digital Learning and Media Center (DLMC) is located on level five of Case Library. With 20 Macintosh workstations loaded with media editing software, the facility is staffed with knowledgeable student media consultants from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., offering one-on-one assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the use of media creation hardware and software.

The pay rate is competitive and students are paid for an average of 8-10 hours per week.

In addition to demonstrating strong digital media creation and editing aptitude, we are seeking courteous, service-oriented students who have effective communications skills in working with people. Other skills involve attention to detail and patience.

If you are interested in applying, please bear in mind:
  • Rising sophomores (current first-year students) and/or students having taken Film & Media Studies and Art courses are especially encouraged to apply, although students from all majors are welcome to apply.
  • You must be able to work at least five evening hours each week of the semester, excluding breaks.
  • You must be able to attend a five-day workshop that will be held the week prior to the beginning of the fall 2014 semester. Students will be paid their hourly rate for the workshop.
Because training is provided, you do not have to know everything about media technology, nor plan to be an art major or film and media studies minor in order to apply. Rather, you must have a real interest and passion for media creation and editing.

Application Materials

  • A completed application cover sheet listing the names of three faculty references.
  • A statement of interest and experience. Write a 500 to 600-word essay that describes why you would like to be a digital media consultant, what you hope to gain from the experience, and how you expect to contribute to the program and your fellow students. The essay should be well written, include the digital media software titles that you are most comfortable with, and explain how you have used the software. If you have limited digital media software experience, explain why you think you have the aptitude to learn and help others learn.
  • A sample of your work, if you have something to share. Digital media spans a broad range of media - image, video, audio, photography, newsletter, web page, motion graphics, etc. Your work should be saved on a USB thumb drive. The thumb drive will be returned after the review process.
  • An official or unofficial academic transcript from the registrar.
Your application materials should not be sent via e-mail. Instead, address your sealed application packet to Sarah Kunze, DLMC manager, and drop if off at the DLMC Desk on the 5th floor of Case Library. If you have any questions, e-mail or call Sarah Kunze at skunze@colgate.edu or 315-228-6791.

Invitations for personal interviews will be extended to those who best fit the selection criteria.

Deadline

Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is Friday, April 11, 2014.