Student Job: Video Production Assistant

Information

Department: Marketing

Requirements

  • Understanding of introductory photography principles and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Strong written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on deadline
  • Ability to collaborate with ideas on projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Majoring in Art, Photography, or related field
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects
  • Experienced and comfortable using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experienced and comfortable using Google Drive, Docs, Slides
  • Experience expressing ideas via visual media
  • Experience using both Apple and PCs

Title: Video Production Assistant

Job Code: 2226 Student Tech Support Services

Level: Intermediate

Essential Functions:

The Student Unions & Activities (SUA) Video Production Assistant's primary responsibility is to shoot and edit videos for events that are planned by SUA and select events that occur in Student Unions & Activities facilities. Images will be added to the SUA archive and may be used for exhibits and promotional initiatives. The Video Production Assistant will work with a team within Student Unions and Activities to ensure that a variety of events are documented over the course of the school year.

While this position is based out of Coffman Memorial Union, the position will require on-site work at the Saint Paul Student Center as well as other SUA locations and events across all UMN-TC campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 60% Editing videos preparing them for use in SUA campaigns
  • 20% Meetings with supervisor for goal setting
  • 20% Other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Current University of Minnesota student. See student employment eligibility
  • Understanding of introductory videography principles and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Some client-based or volunteer professional videography experience
  • Strong written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and on deadline
  • Ability to collaborate with various departments and coworkers on projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Art, photography, or communication-related major
  • Experience with Adobe After Effects
  • Experienced and comfortable using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experienced and comfortable using Google Drive, Docs, Slides
  • Experience expressing ideas via visual media
  • Experience using both OSX and Windows

Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:

Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.

Responsibility/Accountability

  • Acknowledges when mistakes/missed deadlines occur and knows when supervisor should be alerted
  • Seeks additional assignments as time permits
  • Takes ownership of work duties and responsibilities and ensures they are completed on time
  • Responds well to goals and training set by supervisor.

Independence/Interdependence

  • Proficient in following office procedure and use of technical equipment and supplies
  • Demonstrates good judgment on when to defer questions, complaints, and issues to supervisor
  • Able to share and assist with implementing new ideas and initiatives with supervisor and co-workers that will improve work area

Goal Orientation

  • Is open to and anticipates alternative ways to finish tasks in a more efficient manner
  • Prioritizes projects and meets deadlines
  • Makes progress and improvements in job performance as experience grows

Self-Awareness

  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Assesses own weaknesses and strengths and uses this knowledge to better work performance
  • Can separate the demands of the job and customers from personal concerns and ego

Resilience

  • Can handle last minute changes to tasks that need to be completed and can work under time constraints
  • Is able to learn from a bad experience and knows how to prevent them from happening in the future
  • Seeks instruction and constructive criticism from supervisor

Appreciation of Differences

  • Seeks out others with different backgrounds and perspectives to improve decision making.
  • Role models respectful behavior toward all customers, peers and supervisor.
  • Recognizes advantages of moving outside of “comfort zone”

Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Embraces a task without assurance of success or certainty about the outcome
  • Employs problem solving skills and asks supervisor to find unknown information

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.

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