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Multimedia Systems Specialist

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Multimedia Systems Specialist
The Multimedia Systems Specialist is responsible for the integration of multimedia into the design and development of online courses. Working to meet faculty needs in AAP, the Multimedia Systems Specialist coordinates and develops multimedia projects for online delivery to students, assists in the implementation of other multimedia technologies, and performs a multitude of differing and immediate responsibilities as new technology is adapted.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Design, Development and Implementation

  • Design and develop multimedia objects including but not limited to:
    • Video presentations
    • Narrated slide presentations
    • Screen captures
    • Audio recordings
    • Graphics, animations, and simulations
  • Make video recordings and broadcast events invented for educational and learning use
Faculty Training and Development
  • Provide professional advice for use of multimedia in distance education courses
  • Provide training that focuses on multimedia tools and techniques as needed
  • Develop, maintain, and update faculty support resources and training materials about educational multimedia
  • Support faculty with copyright and fair use guidelines for using multimedia materials
  • Apply Universal Design principles, ADA requirements and accessibility standards to multimedia materials used in online courses
Multimedia Systems and Tools
  • Oversee AAP streaming and storage servers for multimedia materials
  • Document all components, operation, and processes of existing multimedia systems and tools
  • Provide preventive maintenance and maintain service plans and agreements for multimedia tools and systems
Technological Research
  • Research emerging technology, new applications, and online learning tools for further recommendation and implementation
  • Keep the team knowledge current regarding advances in media technology and research about multimedia in a teaching environment.
  • Implement new formats, technology, and integrations into online learning process.
  • Participate in collaborative projects at JHU (CMS multimedia platform search committee, ARES, etc.) on a regular basis
IRC Marketing and Branding
  • Support IRC marketing and branding efforts with graphic and working with AAP web designer .
  • Make necessary changes and updates for the existing IRC website and participate in working with IRC newsletter
Special Project Lead
  • As needed, lead or act as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) on special projects
Supervision of Student Workers
  • Provide necessary training for student workers
  • Manage work of IRC student workers

Bachelors degree in multimedia or related degree is required. A Masters degree is preferred. Requires a minimum of three years of in-depth experience in multimedia, distance learning, web-based applications, networking, web casting, and streaming media. Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Knowledge and Skill :
  • Ability to apply principles and techniques of multimedia design, simulations, development and their integration and application to a Learning Management System (Blackboard LMS is preferred)
  • Knowledge of and ability to use HTML and other scripting languages as needed, online conferencing applications, PDF authoring, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Apple Final Cut Pro, and other video and audio editing and compression programs
  • Understanding and experience with broadcasting, webcam technology, screen casting and podcasting, servers, streaming audio and video formats and techniques, Web 2.0 tools, YouTube video technology, iTunes U, embedding multimedia content for online delivery, databases (FileMaker Pro is preferred), tracking software and ticketing systems
  • Ability to apply principles of human-centered design to provide online education to persons with disabilities and knowledge of Universal Design principles, ADA requirements and accessibility standards
  • Understanding and experience with copyright and fair use guidelines for using multimedia materials
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to deal with multiple constituencies concurrently
  • Must be a proactive problem-solver, have the ability to take the initiative with projects, and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to acquire, synthesize and share expert professional knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are required to work well with faculty, staff, and vendors ???????
Role/Level/Range: ATP/3/PC
Starting Salary Range: $49,216
Employee group: Full-time
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Washington, D.C.
Department name: Advanced Academic Programs
Personnel area: Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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Multimedia Systems Specialist