Media Services Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Princeton, NEW JERSEY

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Princeton University seeks a Media Services Coordinator. Reporting to the Administrator of Facilities and Operations, the Coordinator plays an integral role in supporting the School’s classrooms, meeting rooms, and other spaces used for instruction, events, gatherings and conferences. The Coordinator also works closely with members of the School’s Office of Public Affairs and Communications, our centers and programs in support of visitors, speakers, and other public events.



The Media Services Coordinator is responsible for:


  • Designing AV systems for School of Public and International Affairs classrooms, including evaluating and selecting audio visual equipment, data projections, lighting, simulcast links, webcasting and videotaping systems;
  • Managing state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment for use in distance learning, video conferences and meetings. This includes managing the staffing, scheduling, supervision, support and trouble-shooting.
  • Setting-up and operating AV equipment for public affairs and classroom events, coordinating the selection and set-up of next day support equipment for delivery and set-up by staff, training and supporting faculty and staff in the use of classroom technology, and hiring and supervising student assistants.
  • Identifying and testing new media and trends in classroom technology, and recommending purchases and upgrades;
  • Identifying innovative uses of Web up to 4.0 technologies and other electronic communication tools for publicity and outreach, and training staff in new technology, media, and communications tools.
  • Supporting classroom learning management systems (LMS) like Canvas and Blackboard, distance learning tools (Zoom, Skype, MS Teams), and other related programs and technologies.



Position Requirements:


  • Three to five years of successful experience in audiovisual support in an academic setting and proven experience in traditional and emerging technologies in the audiovisual field. Familiarity with AV best practices, especially in educational settings.
  • An Associate's degree is required; a four-year degree is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Intel and Mac hardware and software, proficiency with Microsoft Office and presentation software, ability to access and navigate the internet, and knowledge and use of Web 4.0 electronic communications tools.
  • Working knowledge of Crestron and Extron AV control systems and related products.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds waist high.
  • Essential qualities include high attention to detail, strong customer service orientation, initiative and flexibility, ability to prioritize workload, sound judgment, and capacity to communicate effectively with School of Public and International Affairs and Princeton University faculty, staff, students, and distinguished visitors.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Directly related experience in higher education.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Staff management experience

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission.  This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW




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