Position Summary (Apply online at https://jobs.stolaf.edu/):
The Multimedia Instructional Technologist is a member of a team-oriented staff and shares in the responsibility of providing the St. Olaf community with instructional technology services. The Multimedia Instructional Technologist provides campus-wide leadership in integrating the use of multimedia and graphic design into projects for teaching and research. More specifically, this individual directs the Multimedia Development Center, a space where faculty, staff, and students collaborate on digital projects and explore emerging technologies that enhance teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. In collaboration with Instructional Technology and Library staff, the Multimedia Instructional Technologist provides multimedia and graphic design instruction to faculty, staff, and students via workshops, learning communities, and summer institute programs. Other important duties include supervising and training student workers, managing the equipment and software in the lab, and serving as the IT Representative to a selection of academic departments.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred (BA/MA in a humanities field, BS/MS in education, instructional design or a social sciences field, BFA/MFA, or MLS/MLIS).
- 2-4 years of experience providing technical support in an educational setting, teaching in a classroom or a workshop setting, and working with multimedia.
- Proficient with industry-standard multimedia software including the Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, Audacity, etc.
- Experience supporting Windows/Mac OS computers in a lab setting.
- Strong background in scanning, wide-format printing, use of video/still cameras, tablets, and other equipment related to the production of multimedia course materials.
- Experience with curriculum development and the design of instructional materials.
- Strong teaching skills, both providing training in a workshop setting and giving technical assistance to individual faculty and students.
- Familiarity with academic software applications, including course management systems, web publishing/blogging platforms, and other technologies used in higher education learning environments.
- Interest in exploring emerging technologies appropriate for a liberal arts curriculum.
- Experience with mobile devices and relevant apps for higher education.
- Excellent communication, presentation, project management, and supervisory skills.
- Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
About St. Olaf College:
St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit. St. Olaf is located in located in Northfield, Minnesota, a charming, two-college town of 20,000 people just 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community.
Prerequisite(s): Criminal Background Check
Type of Position: Full-Time Position FTE: 1.00
Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on July 22, 2013.
(By Nancy Aarsvold, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology)