Associate Director of Educational Media and Technology

Fairfax, VA
Apr 13, 2017
May 15, 2017
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Associate Director of Educational Media and Technology

The George Mason University School of Art, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the position of Associate Director of Educational Media and Technology. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The School of Art (SoA) is comprises of 20 full-time and 44 adjunct faculty members who support 450 art majors, 120 minors, and over 2000 Mason core general education students annually. Classes are taught in the Fall and Spring semesters and three Summer sessions.

The Art and Design building currently has six, 18-22 seat computer-based studio classrooms for new media, graphic design and photography classes, an open lab with 20 computers, twelve studios for printmaking, sculpture, studio foundations, photography, interarts, art education, painting, and drawing that employ digital projection and other technology; and a resource room that lends extensive audio and visual equipment to faculty and students. Additional equipment under the supervision of the Technical Director includes peripherals such as printers, scanners, video cameras, monitors, and faculty computers. We are currently a Mac-oriented program.

Responsibilities: The Associate Director Educational Media and Technology works directly with the School of Art Director, academic concentration Area Directors, and faculty to play a vital role in fulfilling the SoAs educational mission in day-to-day operations and long term planning. The position requires strong vision and practical skills, and will require constant interactions with other areas in CVPA and the Deans Office; as well as the universitys technology offices to define the role and applications of technology in the context of a students curriculum and career. In addition, the position will require the supervision of numerous wage, Federal Work-Study employees, and interns to support classroom, lab, and resource use of essential hardware and software. Additional responsibilities include: * Teach up to one course per semester in technology and the arts as appropriate to the educational needs of the school; * Develop and implement the plan for instructional use of computers, including provisions for evaluation and periodic updating for effective end-user experience; responsible for purchase orders, installation and maintenance (including maintenance contracts) for all of the SoAs technology-related hardware and software; * Coordinate with the School of Art Print Facility Manager (SOAP) and the photography equipment cage manager to purchase new equipment; * Develop relationships with college- and university-level leaders who will help implement the plan; and meet with college- and university-level technology leaders and technology committees to identify, acquire, and implement appropriate educational hardware and software to successfully deliver academic programming; * Fully knowledgeable of university and state policies and procedures, and establish the budget and expenditures process to secure adequate resources for SoA instructional facilities; and produce an annual budget for SoA instructional technology plan; * Lead the annual development and implementation plans for the acquisition and maintenance of hardware and software; * Maintain an accurate inventory of SoA computer hardware and software; establish and enforce procedures for faculty and student borrowing of software and hardware; and direct management of effective life of hardware and software, and managing obsolescence; * Develop and lead the technology needs of each program in the SoA, and determine efficient use of technologies through relocation and repurposing equipment; * Supervise classified, wage, and Work-Study employees to monitor and maintain equipment, purchase order requests, event planning, e-mail listservs, calendaring, and bulletins; * Supervise, coordinate, and ensure installation and distribution of instructional support materials as needed for exhibitions, events, talks, visiting artists, and travel; and coordinate and ensure facilitation of departmental communications, including video conferencing, recordation of visiting artist lectures, and campus interviews for job candidates, seminars, etc.; * Act as liaison for Information Technology Services (ITS)-provided services, such as network imaging of labs, IT security, DNS and web server naming and hosting, ETF, and equipment research and purchasing; * Supervise, coordinate, and ensure successful dissemination of technology-related information in bulletins, e-mail, faculty and staff meetings, etc.; and establish a liaison committee of key people in the community and meet periodically with this committee; * Participate in the development of curricular standards and benchmarks to encourage appropriate use of technology; and * Inform faculty of new technologies or software which may assist in developing concepts of content specific materials--be aware of technology trends and possible futures of the field of computers in education.

Required Qualifications: * Masters degree is required, or a bachelors degree with commensurate appropriate work experience; * Must demonstrate initiative and effective communication skills, and be able to work collaboratively and creatively to address immediate needs; as well anticipate potential applications for technology to support an evolving visual arts program; * Established competencies in installing and updating the Mac OS, software installation (Adobe CC, Final Cut, Maya, etc.); local area networking; server maintenance, troubleshooting; and hardware and peripherals purchasing and installation; and * Web development (front end and back end development).

Preferred Qualifications: * Applied knowledge and experience of technology applications in art and design; * Experience in educational use of technology in visual art and designed is desirable; * Experience in developing annual budgets is desirable; * Applied knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP is considered a plus; * Understanding of PC systems/software is desirable; and * Knowledge of older technologies, such as super8 and VHS is a plus.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants may apply for position number FA099z at by May 12, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, CV (optional), and list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2017-05-12

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