Media Tech Graduate Student Assistant

The Media & Design Center (MDC)

The MDC curates a research level media collection, provides digital literacy instruction, media production and design services, along with the equipment, hardware, and software needed to make a wide range of digital media products. Our center’s success stems from our ability to provide these resources effectively, efficiently, and with expertise.


Media Tech Assistant

Reporting to the Head of the Media & Design Center and working closely with the Media Lab Manager, the person in this position helps research, curate, and produce digital media content in support of the MDC’s audio, video, and design projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Producing digital assets for instruction on media production and design.
  • Creating and maintaining online tutorials.
  • Training students, faculty, and staff on a wide range of media and design projects.
  • Leading production and design workshops.
  • Assisting with projects related to the library’s media collections.


Why work with the MDC?

  • Develop marketable skills in the use of media production, equipment, and technologies.
  • Build a foundation of knowledge by researching emerging technologies related to media and design.
  • Gain experience in planning and providing digital literacy training materials and workshops.
  • Assist with special projects related to media collection development and public service.


Required Qualifications:

  • Some experience providing instruction or training to others.
  • Experience working with media production and design software (audio, video, graphic image, etc.).
  • Experience using media production equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.).
  • Commitment to providing outstanding customer service to a diverse university clientele.
  • Strong computer skills and the motivation to learn new technologies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as working independently after training.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with the operation of media production equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.).
  • Strong working knowledge and experience using media production software such as Adobe CC (Premiere, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.).
  • Experience working with WordPress or other web publishing platforms.

Hours and Pay

15 to 20 hours per week with required hours on Sundays from 12 – 6pm, remaining schedule flexible.


Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 references to:  AND with the subject line “Media Tech Graduate Assistant.”

Start Date: Open until filled

Appointment: Summer 2022 through Spring 2023 (with possibility for further extension)