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Media Production Assistant – Hire Achievers

Department/Office: Department of Music and Arts Technology

Reports to: Undergraduate Media Documentation Coordinator

Who we are:

The department offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in music technology and music therapy. All degree programs are focused on technological innovation in the arts, improving access to high quality performing arts, and understanding the influence of the performing arts on health and well-being. We are training dedicated 21st century musicians with a progressive education emphasizing integrations of science and sound. MAT students learn the technical, theoretical, and creative skills required to be successful in today’s music professions.

Position Summary:

The Media Production Assistant will work directly with the Media Production Coordinator to document major events, concerts, and initiatives pursued by the departmental of Music and Arts Technology, producing some finished for-public-viewing projects and handing off some document files to relevant faculty and students or maintaining adequate backup resources of historical departmental media. The Media Production Assistant will work with the Social Media Marketing Assistant to produce social media posts at regular intervals (across Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, etc.) growing social media engagement.


This position will offer experience in multiple areas including but not limited to: Adobe Creative Suite software, video hardware and high-quality audio recording equipment. In this role, a student will assist in the development of a multi-week marketing campaign that targets a specific online audience and engage with other departments and organizations on campus for cross-promotional social media activity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (percentage breakdown):

50% Document video and audio of departmental events and initiatives.

20% Draft finished media products to be handed over to the Social Media Marketing Assistant.

10% Supply short videos for possible inclusion in social media posts.

10% Supply long-form videos for possible inclusion in social media posts.

5% Grow social media engagement.
5% Engage with department social media accounts and posting schedules (across Facebook, Instagram,

YouTube, TikTok, Twitter/X, etc.).

Tools and Equipment Used:

Personal computer (Adobe Creative suite-free for IU students), cameras and other video equipment, microphones, audio interfaces, and digital audio workstation software.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment:

The work is performed primarily in an office, classroom setting, or at a concert venue. The noise level in the work environment may be above moderate. At times, work will require being outdoors for events or in louder environments.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

Students in this position will become acquainted with the following profiles:

-Communicator: Student will gain skills in written and oral communication by corresponding with employers on and off campus in a professional manner. Student will also gain experience in public speaking and presenting.

-Problem Solver: The ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments. Student will gain a better understanding of the analysis, development, and implementation process in training and development. The student will also learn how to write a thorough job description, and assist employers in recruiting efforts. The ability to find solutions to problems and develop new ideas using creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with available information and resources to create solutions.

-Innovator: The ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within a specific timeframe. Students will learn how to design and develop resources to educate and assist others.

-Community Contributor: The ability to relate to your co-workers, and inspire others to participate. The Student will also learn how to collaborate with other departments across campus, and work with others on committees and/or team projects.

Desired Qualifications:

-Strong oral and written communication skills

-Ability to communicate and act professionally at all times to employers, supervisors, and students

-Strong attention to detail

-Excellent Organizational Skills

-Ability to work well on a team, and participate in collaborative problem solving, projects, and activities

-Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

-Basic knowledge of Human Resources laws and regulations preferred, but not required

- Familiarity of Canvas as a student

-Knowledge of Zoom video conferencing preferred, but not required

-GPA of 2.5 or higher

-Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior by class standing to apply. Seniors and above will not be considered.

-This position is a part of the Hire Achievers program: 

Hire Achievers Program Summary

This internship is offered as a part of the On-campus Internship Program and aims to connect IUPUI undergraduate freshman, sophomores with internships on campus with faculty and staff in a variety of campus areas/programs. Internships start in August 2018 and end in May 2019 at up to fifteen hours per week. Interns will be required to obtain at least one academic credit in the academic year while participating in their internship experience and will have a site visit from the Office of Student Employment each semester.  On-going coaching and feedback on performance will be provided by internship supervisors according to a strict timeline of the program. Specific internship projects and duties will vary by internship.