Job Posting: Arts Technology Administrator, University of South Florida

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Position: Arts Technology Administrator CoTA School of Art and Art History University of South Florida

Salary: Salary Range: $46,000 – $56,000

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in media arts or related field, with one year of experience in related positions; or a Master’s degree in directly related fields. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Some programming experience in HTML, CSS, Javascript, ASP.Net, AJAX, and SQL is preferred along with some experience in the use of Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software such as Final Cut or Premiere. Thorough knowledge of both Mac and Windows hardware and operating systems.

Special Skills/Licenses/Training/Certifications: This position is well suited for an individual who takes an interest in experimenting with technology, pushing the boundaries of its established use in creative ways in order to benefit from alternative functions.

Duties: The Arts Technology Administrator is the primary officer in the unit or college to oversee the acquisition and implementation of technology as it relates to and supports the creative process and research within an academic arts environment. The position is expected to keep abreast of trends and directions in the arts relative to technology and serve to ensure that faculty and staff are aware of and understand how technological applications provide new opportunities and directions for creative work.

Assignments include planning and administering the hardware, software and networking capabilities within art computer studios and classrooms, monitoring and troubleshooting internal and external systems, maintaining liaison with University IT, and supervising staff. The position is also the primary officer in charge of website and graphic design. Types and uses of arts technology include, but are not limited to: Mac and Windows systems, multimedia production and presentation, web development, 3D rendering and fabrication, digital imaging and interactivity, etc. This position supervises one or more staff and may also supervise employed students.

The position may offer workshops, directed instruction or training classes in the uses of technology and media in the research and creation of art. While the primary purpose of this job class is defined above, staff assigned to this position may also have general database development and maintenance responsibilities, serve on relevant committees, oversee technology and security policies, assist with online job or program applications, and assist with Preparation for lectures, guest artists, performances, and exhibitions.

Application Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be received by: 2/28/2011. Applications received after this date will be advanced only in cases of compelling merit.

An on-line application is required to be completed at https://employment.usf.edu

In addition, the following materials must be uploaded with your application to the website: CV and one letter of reference. Any questions contact Deb Dennison via email at ddennis3@usf.edu or call 813-974-9219. USF employment website: https://employment.usf.edu.

School: The School of Art and Art History, with a full-time faculty of 18, over 400 undergraduate majors, 60 graduate students, offers the B.A., M.A. in Art History and B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. in Studio Art. It is an integral part of the College of The Arts, which includes Theatre/Dance, Music, Architecture/Design, the Contemporary Art Museum, and Graphicstudio, the internationally acclaimed research institute in art. Course experimentation is encouraged, as is interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School sponsors semesters in Paris, Florence and exchange programs throughout the world.

Tampa/USF: The University of South Florida System is one of the nation’s top ranked 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded $394 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2009/2010. The system offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference. The Tampa Bay region, with a population of 3 million, is one of the country’s fastest growing areas. Cultural amenities include major museums, galleries, and a variety of performing arts venues.

The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, equal access institution.

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