Technologist, Emergent Digital Practices

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Information Technology, Instructional Support, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The Emergent Digital Practices program brings together art, design, media, culture and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Technology links academic disciplines with professional fields and joins shared communities with our personal lives in many new and exciting ways. To understand and explore this landscape, we infuse the digital practices of making and writing with contemporary critical approaches to cultural technologies, media philosophy, the critique and investigation of electronic and new media arts, trans-global politics and science, and studies in science fiction.

Position Summary

Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) is an art and technology program immersed in emergent creative technologies. This technologist staff position is mission critical to fulfilling our teaching mission and objectives. The position involves management, maintenance, readiness, troubleshooting, and testing of hardware and software. The staff member will research and plan for future technology procurements (hardware and software). They will be a liaison to corresponding internal departments and external vendors. They also provide equipment training sessions for students.

Essential Functions

  • Hardware/Equipment Maintenance (including 3D printer maintenance); Storage organization/maintenance (HyperCube, The Lab); readiness, troubleshooting, and testing of equipment; regular site walkthrough (arrange and move furniture)
  • EDP resources management: including TechCheck (student equipment checkout) library system, general update/management, graduate student assistant supervision
  • Software/License coordination and readiness testing; including technology research and planning (hardware and software)
  • Liaison to analogous departments (IT/Classroom Support/Connect2/Bookstore, external vendors, etc.)
  • Equipment training sessions for students

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • New Media software knowledge, use, installation and verifying functionality
  • Basic Audio and Video equipment operation
  • Self-driven learner specific to the field of emerging creative technologies
  • Initiative to identify issues and fixing them before they become a problem
  • Able to adapt to and learn new technologies
  • Use of inventory management and other organization tools
  • Detail oriented in thought and implementation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Management of small teams
  • Technical training experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education obtained in other work settings such as the military or non-profit organizations.
  • Minimum of one year related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years related work experience.

Work Schedule
Part-time, exact schedule to be coordinated with supervisor.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 11, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 6.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $21.50-$24.50.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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