Library Media (AV) Technical Assistant – Essex High School (Essex Jct., VT)

Our Essex High School has a full-time school-year position available to support student learning by assisting with the organizational and technical aspects of the Essex Community Educational Center Audio-Visual Program.

Job Duties and Responsibilities shall include the following, other duties may be assigned:
– Organize the day to-day aspects of the library media services (A/V) office and provide key clerical and administrative support to the library media services (A/V) office, including, but not limited to: Answering phones; typing memos, reports, forms and the like; maintaining department-wide calendar; scheduling set-ups and maintenance; compiling data for reports; sorting, coding and organizing forms and equipment; preparing and filing purchase orders; sending out correspondences including photocopying, collating, stapling, labeling; basic filing tasks; performing routine record keeping tasks; placing outgoing calls; distributing various written materials; opening and sorting mail; and the like.
– Open Smart Lab and studio for students and supervise students when Smart Lab teacher in not available.
– Manage the budget for the library media services (A/V) office. Work with the Library Director, Director of IT, Design Team and other appropriate personal to determine technology resources required, including hardware, software, learning resources and training needs. Prepare and place orders, perform related accounting bookkeeping tasks. Handle vendors concerning availability, status of orders, returns, invoices and the like.
– Design, create, publish and maintain the library media (A/V) web site.
– Manage petty cash accounts for the library media (AV) office.
– Supervise students and other library media (A/V) office patrons, enforcing established library rules and guidelines for proper conduct in order to maintain a respectful atmosphere, and initiating disciplinary action as necessary.
– Assist or back-up senior staff in providing basic library media instruction to students, referring unusual problems or requests to senior staff member.
– Check announcement computer. Troubleshoot basic problems as necessary.
– Troubleshoot problems with the bells or PA system.
– Assist in the Smartlab with media classes including troubleshooting computer hardware and software problems and assisting students with their projects.
– Keep Library Director informed of current concerns/schedules/setups.
– Bar code and catalog DVD/CD materials and library media (A/V) equipment. Perform various data entry tasks and produce reports.
– Assist with student groups and clubs (short movie production, student news show, etc.) including but not limited to movie taping, video editing, and DVD/VHS production.
– Set-up and schedule events: discuss needs with requesting teacher or student; coordinate library media (A/V) equipment needed; set-up equipment on location.
– Check in/out cameras, computers, and other library media (A/V) equipment to students and staff.
– Provide supervision and technical assistance to faculty, students, and clubs including student news show, movie taping, video editing, and DVD/film production.
– Provide creative and technical assistance to students and staff for video projects, editing, and DVD/VHS productions.
– Record and edit video for special events, instruction, and documentation which may include evenings, and occasional weekend taping.
– Record, edit and dub educational material for instructional use within copyright laws, taping off the air, copying and live.
– Perform regular maintenance, repairs and modification/enhancement of school library media equipment. Obtain outside service as needed for major repairs.
– Edit video for special events, instruction, and documentation as requested.
– Perform inventory of library media (A/V) equipment and collection materials
– Assist the Library Director in developing and administering library media services operating policies and procedures.
– Set-up library media equipment and instruct faculty and students in use as needed.
– Maintain the studio equipment and manage the studio’s schedule. Instruct studio users in available equipment and its use.
– Help maintain and set up school sound system for the gym, auditorium, athletic fields, cafeteria, library and school board meetings.
– Learn and master new library media and educational software as it becomes available.
– Responsible for troubleshooting and providing basic library media (A/V) needs and requests in the absence of the A/V Technician.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:
– Minimum two years of higher education required plus or other appropriate discipline plus 1-3 years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
– Excellent oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to shelve and locate materials using an on-line cataloging system or OPAC.
– Knowledge of and experience with computer software used for editing (i.e. Mac editing software, Digital photography, Adobe Master Collection CS5, Photoshop, Premiere, Final Cut Pro or similar software).
– Knowledge and experience working with presentation software (i.e. Powerpoint).
– Proficient Word Processing and spreadsheet skills (e.g., Excel, GoogleDocs).
– General knowledge of computer use with digital media.
– Knowledge and experience using web design tools (e.g., Word Press) desirable. Experience with studio lighting and set up also desirable.
– Good problem-solving skills
– Proficiency in the use and basic maintenance of A/V equipment, and the ability to set up and troubleshoot problems.
– Experience working with high school aged students desirable.
– Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.
– Ability to effectively multi-task.

Position pays $17.25/hour for up to 7 hours/day and is available during the school year (188 days/year). Excellent benefits available including family medical and dental insurance; term life insurance; retirement plan with up to 6% employer contribution; and paid leaves.


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  • PLEASE NOTE: The District conducts thorough screenings of all applicants being recommended for hire, which may include contacting references not listed on your schoolspring application. Selected individuals shall also be subject to a criminal records background checks, and child and adult abuse registry checks. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon acceptable results of these checks at the sole discretion of the Superintendent or his/her designee. Click Here for additional background check information.

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