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Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Liaison to the CTO, this position is responsible for the design and implementation of new forms of web-based pedagogy and educational technologies. With the input of the Senior Technologist, this position will design new forms of multimedia, for example, video, 3D animations and 2D graphics. The Technologist in Production will analyze media technologies and troubleshoot any problems that arise. Other responsibilities include shooting and assisting with video/tech capture and acquisition, editing and other post-production for high-end classes and supporting course material. This position will also involve opportunities to work closely with faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students, along with fellow technologists in DCE and across campus. Position will hold significant technical responsibilities and will be expected to work independently and deliver on goals by which the success of the department itself will be measured. Position requires superior organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent performance under tight deadlines and the ability to work independently and collaborate on a team.
Bachelor's degree required.
At least five years of related technical, multimedia work experience. A bachelors degree in video production or related field may count towards experience.
Experience with post-production workflows including Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere, After Effects, and color grading.
Knowledge of professional cameras such as RED, Arri, Sony, Canon, as well as their supporting hardware, audio, and lighting setups.
Experience with Lightroom and Photoshop.
A bachelor's degree in video production or related field preferred.
A passion for editing and post-production workflows.
Strong photography skills.
Superior organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and the ability to collaborate on a team.
Experience with RED and REDCODE workflows a plus.
Comfort with Linux and a command line a plus.
Experience with teaching a plus.
Harvard is known for global leadership in education, and the Harvard faculty is composed of men and women who are world-class scholars. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at Harvard. They come from across the country and all over the world, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge. Almost all Harvard College courses are designed, taught and overseen by Harvard faculty, and virtually all FAS faculty are required to teach as part of their duties. The faculty is highly accessible, and Harvard College class sizes are on average below 40, with over half the courses being offered each semester enrolling 10 or fewer students. This allows for a closer student-professor relationship and contributes to the sense of community on campus. Professors also make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours, such as meeting in the dining hall or before or after class. The faculty at Harvard make a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience.