NOTE: This is an instructional support position. This is not a faculty position.
Under the general supervision of a Full-time and/or Part-time faculty when assisting classes, provides assistance and support tasks to students in the TV Production 1 and 2, TV Lab (Engineering), and Broadcast Journalism classes within the Film/Video Department, in accordance with assignments and directions from a course instructor or other academic personnel; provides technical assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the use of technology in instructional programs; monitors and reports student progress; maintains TV Studio and Engineering Room lab operations; provides support for the students enrolled in TV Production, TV Lab, and Broadcast Journalism classes/labs requiring technical competence in TV Studio and Engineering Room operations, including TV cameras; Computer-controlled studio lighting system; video server, switcher and router; TV audio, mixing and microphone techniques, Floor Directing, Sets Construction, Props, Teleprompter & CG, and both PC and Mac computer literacy.
Positions assigned to the class of Instructional Associate perform duties to support a classroom instructor or other academic personnel, in a tutorial program, classroom, lab, or office setting. Classification in the instructional associate area requires individual emphasis, based on the instructional assignment. Each specialized emphasis (i.e.: Instructional Associate/ Arts) constitutes a separate classification.
Specific tasks may vary depending upon the subject area and discipline to which assigned. Work is performed within a framework of established procedures which may not require the physical presence of the instructor or other academic personnel.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
a. Assist instructional staff with the demonstration, and presentation of course assignments and materials for groups of students in the Film/Video and Broadcasting courses.
b. Assist in the preparation of instructional activities.
c. Assist students with assignments, course content, and study skills and coordinate appropriate tutorial sessions as needed.
d. Assist in the coordination, operation, and maintenance of the TV Studio and Engineering Room set up, including preparation of equipment demonstrations and labs.
e. Set up and maintain specialized equipment and present information in a logical, accurate and interesting manner to students.
f. Orient students and new faculty on the procedures used and technology available to facilitate learning.
g. Monitor and record student attendance; prepare and maintain related records and reports; confer with instructors regarding student progress.
h. Recommend appropriate instructional materials and technology to be used by students; maintain and test instructional materials and technology to ensure instructional methods and course content is current, accurate, and relevant in accordance with instructor's curriculum guidelines.
i. Demonstrate or describe the proper operation of equipment and supplies used in lab work.
j. Assist students with technical difficulties regarding assignments.
k. Respond to student questions and provide information regarding subject matter.
l. Research and troubleshoot technical problems when students, staff, and faculty have difficulty with the instructional equipment, course management systems, or log-on procedures.
m. Assist in training student assistants (if applicable).
n. Assist instructors in preparation of manuals, handouts, and training/teaching materials.
o. Demonstrate and enforce proper health and safety procedures and regulations in the TV Studio and related labs and ensure that students are aware of such regulations.
p. Perform general clerical functions critical to the maintenance and efficiency of the TV Studio and labs.
q. r. Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, such as tripods, lighting hardware, curtains, set pieces, and other non-vendor-serviced items; and arrange with the Department Coordinator for necessary repairs of other equipment.
s. t. Maintain accurate records.
u. Consult with vendors regarding supplies, materials and equipment as needed.
v. Monitor inventory and arrange with the Department Coordinator to order materials and equipment needed to maintain office, lab, and/or classroom.
w. Participate in department meetings with instructional staff to exchange information, provide periodic reports and to remain current in instructional support techniques and procedures.
x. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.