Educational Media Assistant

Payroll Title: UCP V
Class Code: 0547-9085
Job Family: COM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 483


Under the direction of designated supervisor or administrator, provides highly technical media support as well as other related educational or program support for a department/division.


This position is intended for departments and divisions that require substantial technical media support as well as other related educational or program support.   Maintenance and repair is routine, but equipment to be operated is relatively complex; production tasks require substantial technical skills as well as some creativity; and related educational support requires some understanding of department/division programs and services.


  1. Sets up and operates complex media systems, electronic or mechanical audio-visual and/or photographic and darkroom equipment, including still and copy cameras (B/W and color), cinemagraphic equipment, projection equipment, audio-visual tape recorders, TV cameras, sound mixers and recorders, lighting equipment, public address and other sound equipment, etc.
  2. Produces high quality media materials suitable for publication, research documentation and/or for promotional purposes, using a variety of complex media equipment or systems.
  3. Performs routine maintenance and repair of equipment through proper systematic repair procedures and/or routine maintenance procedures; investigates malfunctions, makes corrections or repairs; arranges for major repairs.
  4. Oversees the scheduling, delivery and operation of media equipment for use by department/division.
  5. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; keeps inventory, maintenance and repair records.
  6. Identifies equipment availability; prepares bid specifications, places orders and follows up to resolve problems of purchasing, delivery, defective equipment, etc.
  7. Assists others regarding the proper use of a variety of media systems or electronic and mechanical equipment; serves as technical consultant regarding capability and most effective use of equipment and systems.
  8. Make editorial recommendations during production/post production processes based on an understanding of the most effective presentation techniques to achieve desired results.
  9. Maintains, or assists in maintaining, a library collection of media materials and other resource materials to support department/division activities.
  10. Assists in planning and design of audio-visual installations to achieve the best acoustical effects, screen placement, seating arrangement, etc.
  11. Provides related educational or administrative assistance to department/division, e.g., computer-assisted educational programs, self-instructional programs or other projects that support curricula or program.
  12. May supervise others engaged in media support activities.
  13. Performs related duties as required.


  1. Graduation from recognized technical institute or educational institution with a two year degree in electronics, radio, television or related field plus two – four years experience in media production OR Bachelor’s degree in media or related field OR Equivalent combination of education and experience along with substantial evidence of ability to perform the required functions of the position
  2. Technical ability to produce a variety of high-quality print and non-print media materials.
  3. Demonstrated skill in operation and capability of media equipment and systems and ability to diagnose problems.
  4. Practical working knowledge of circuitry, electricity, electronics and the ability to read and follow schemata and technical manuals.
  5. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and others.



Date Created: 6/28/1985
Date Scored: 2/13/1984