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Class Code: 203F
Category: Information Services


Produce media instructional materials for classroom instruction, institutional promotion, staff development and/or special events; set up, operate, and maintain media equipment and systems such as film and slide projectors, overhead projectors, VCRs and monitors, multi-media systems, audio and video recording and playback systems, CD ROMs, interactive computers, LCD displays, and Laser disc units.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, perform technical support in the set up and operation of media equipment and systems and the production of audio visual, video and media materials such as slides, B/W and/or color photographs, overhead transparencies, films, audio and video recordings, charts and posters.

Typical Work

Establishes and/or maintains manual and/or computerized scheduling, delivery and retrieval systems for media equipment, media materials, and rental materials;  Sets up and operates manual and/or computerized media production equipment such as video, audio, photographic, and graphic equipment in the production of instructional materials such as graphic aids, transparencies, audio and video recordings, films, slides and filmstrips;  Advises clients, recommends purchase of and coordinates orders for instructional material and audio visual equipment;  Establishes schedules for cleaning and maintaining audio-visual equipment; performs maintenance tests, replaces lamps, makes and repairs cables, switches and other interconnecting or auxiliary equipment;  Sets up multi-media audio and video recording equipment such as microphones, mixers, video cameras, VCRs, monitors, and stage gear; records narrative, music and sound effects for sound tracks for slide/tape and video programs; records class lectures, special events or programs;  Sets up, operates, and makes minor emergency repairs on various audio-visual and video equipment such as video projectors, LCD displays, Laser discs, amplifiers, speaker systems, still and motion picture projectors, video and audio tape recorders, video cameras and monitors, and lighting equipment;  Complies with copyright law and practice and advises faculty and staff regarding copyright law and practice as it applies to the duplication and presentation of media materials;  Provides technical advice and assists faculty, staff and students in effective use and operation of media equipment for instructional purposes; makes recommendations regarding equipment capabilities and better utilization of media materials and equipment;  Performs initial troubleshooting of media equipment malfunctions involving software and hardware issues; Maintains stock and computerized and/or manual inventory records on materials, equipment, and parts; orders supplies incidental to materials production and/or equipment support and installation;  May assist with monitoring and developing media center budgets and accounts;  May provide technical support for satellite television system and equipment for teleconferences, telecourses and other off-air transmissions and recordings;  May set up, operate and maintain a photo studio and B/W darkroom; using various photographic equipment, produce slide/tape programs, B/W photographs and posters; May use silk screen production gear, laminating machines and/or thermofax/diazo processors to produce signs, posters and overhead transparencies; 

May direct the work of others; 

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation AND  one year of experience as a Media Technician. OR Equivalent education/experience.


Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Class/Title: 4-14-95
Revised class code: (formerly 3521) effective July 1, 2007
Revised typical work; adopted June 13, 2019; effective July 1, 2019.