Summer Program Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number Sum00010P
Position Title Summer Program Assistant
Department DOF - MDOCS
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Summer
Months per Year Other
Work hours

20-35 hrs a week – schedule may vary

Start Date (For temporary positions only) 05/21/2018
End Date (For temporary positions only) 07/01/2018
Position Band/Level Summer
Pay Range $10.50 per hour

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Job Summary

The John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) has an opening for a Program Assistant position during the 2018 Storytellers’ Institute (5/29-6/30). The Program Assistant would work with the Institute Director and Administrative Assistant on various tasks including but not limited to: graphic design, guest relations, event planning, administrative duties, social media management, event photo and video coverage, and any other tasks involved in the planning and coordination of the 2018 Storytellers’ Institute.

This position can provide payment in the form of hourly pay OR room and board on the Skidmore campus during the entirety of the Storytellers’ Institute (5/29-6/30) and possibly a few days before and after. If a candidate chooses to live OFF campus, living in Saratoga Springs or the immediate surrounding area is recommended because work schedule may vary depending on the day and events. Position will require some evening and weekend availability. Candidate must be available to work the weekend of June 9-10.

The ideal candidate would be a student interested in documentary arts administration, event management and/or multimedia production who is looking to gain professional experience in these fields.

More about the Storytellers’ Institute:
The MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute is a 5-week artist residency program open to documentary creators working in all mediums (film, photo, audio, exhibit, multimedia, etc.) and Skidmore students and faculty looking to advance an evidence-based project.

The theme for the 2018 Storytellers’ Institute is “SURVEIL/SURVEILLED.” Throughout the month of June, participants will work on independent projects that exemplify a deep understanding and critical analysis of documentary as a form of surveillance; consider the ethics and legalities of observing and the vulnerability of being observed; learn how to protect from surveillance; and engage with the documentary material that surveillance systems yield to explore its storytelling and truth telling potentials.

Minimum Qualifications

- Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Skidmore
- Knowledge of social media marketing and promotion
- A self-starter who learns quickly on the job
- Team player with initiative and adaptability
- Professional demeanor
- Works well under stress

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred, but not required:
- Basic skills with video/photo production (DSLR camera operation and editing techniques)
- Familiarity with Adobe software (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

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Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

If you would like us to consider your past media work, please include URL/links to projects accessible online.

Please keep cover letters to 750 words or less. Two references may be from a combination of professional and academic people familiar with you and your work.

Posting Information

Posting Date 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date 02/28/2018
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents