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11 May 2023

Applied Arts Digital Mass Media Assistant

Hawkeye Community College – Posted by hccjobs@hawkeyecollege.edu Waterloo, Iowa, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic team dedicated to the creation and presentation of digital media? Would you like to work with students and faculty to produce quality performances? Put your experience with lighting, sound, and video to work at Hawkeye Community College. Assist faculty and students with equipment needs. Exercise your leadership skills by supervising work study students. Help to create a learning centered student experience in the Digital Mass Media program.

The School of Human Services, Liberal & Applied Arts, specifically our Digital Mass Media program, is looking for a part time Applied Arts Assistant to join their team. In this position, you would be responsible for providing assistance to faculty and students for the audio and visual recording studios, computer labs, and digital mass media equipment. Additionally, as the Applied Arts Assistant, you are responsible for recordkeeping reporting as well as supervising and coordinating the duties of student employees.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists Dean with scheduling, training, and evaluating of work-study students in Digital Mass Media.
  • Assists faculty with field trips.
  • Maintains effective and efficient flow of communication and information through calendars, correspondence, memos, telephone messages, and office records.
  • Ensures that correct distribution and disposition is made of complaints, notices, publications, memoranda, directives, and related materials.
  • Assists with development of program and administrative budgets.
  • Provides basic repair, services, and maintains applied arts equipment and sends out equipment to appropriate vendor for detailed repair.
  • Negotiates with vendors, order supplies, processes purchase orders, and inventories items purchased.
  • Prepares bids for resale supplies.
  • Keeps track of all repairs out for service.
  • Prepares and monitors purchase orders for Applied Arts programs including monitoring Perkins budget.
  • Establishes and maintains computer records for inventory control, equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Works with Facilities Manager to maintain up-to-date MSDS records.
  • Gives individual and group tours of the applied arts program facilities as needed.
  • Assists Dean and faculty in coordinating fine and applied arts related college activities and events including MORE and Experience Hawkeye.
  • Enforces college and program policies dealing with safety and other issues concerning the applied arts program.
  • Assists faculty in the development of classroom materials.
  • Supervises work study students.
  • Assists the Arts & Culture Coordinator with events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience

Associates degree or two (2) years of experience in Excel, Word, or equivalent software with advanced computer skills or a combination of education and experience to total two (2) years.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied arts equipment including photography and digital mass media equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, and inventory software.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience running light, sound and video for events.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro.


Working Conditions

Anticipated schedule is:  Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 2:00pm and Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm. Occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled.

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Regular, part-time position with a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution) available upon hire. Employees working an average of 20 hours or more per week for one-year, may be eligible for additional benefits including but not limited to: Single dental and vision insurance, Flex plus (IRS 125) plan and paid time off.


Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunityThe College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email eq************@ha************.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OC*********@ed.gov

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.


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How to Apply

Application Procedure
  • Complete online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment
  • Submit/upload a cover letter that briefly addresses the following:
  • Describe your experience working with equipment management.
  • Share your experience working with light, sound, and video. Include any experience working with live performances.
  • Submit/upload a resume.
  • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a past/current supervisor.
  • All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.
  • Priority screening is set to begin on Monday, May 29, 2023. Completed applications, along with the required materials received after the priority screening date will be considered at the discretion of the college.

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