Computing & Information Services

Position: Instructional Technologist (Performing Arts)
Department:  Instructional Technology Services
Reports to:  Director of Instructional Technology Services
Classification:  Regular, half-time, grade E-7
Last Revised:  3/18/2013

Description
The Instructional Technologist for Performing Arts maintains close collaboration with performing arts faculty, students, and the Director of Instructional Technology Services to facilitate selection, creation, and effective use of current and new technologies in support of teaching and learning. She/he consults with faculty to understand their needs and to assess the outcomes of using specific technologies. She/he works closely with other CIS staff to customize and test instructional tools and plays a major role in providing documentation and training for these tools. She/he collaborates with CUS to maintain specialized hardware and software in the Performing Arts Building and serves as the primary point of contact for computer support in the building.

Duties

  • Identify and evaluate technologies that enhance the teaching, learning, and performance of dance, music, and theatre.
  • Proactively communicate with performing arts faculty to make them aware of existing and emerging technological resources.
  • Deploy and maintain specialized computer lab images in the Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) and elsewhere in the Performing Arts Building.
  • Assist students and faculty in use of the hardware, software, and other electronic resources in the Performing Arts Building.
  • Provide hands-on instruction and training workshops for faculty.
  • Develop and maintain documentation in support of instructional technologies.
  • In cooperation with library staff, hire, train, and supervise student assistants in the PARC.
  • Maintain currency on the uses of technology in the performing arts by developing key contacts at professional organizations and other schools, tracking current literature, and learning and evaluating emerging technologi

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with academic technologies, especially in the area of the performing arts, on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  • Basic computer software, hardware and network troubleshooting skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in dance, music, theatre, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in performing arts pedagogy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability and desire to keep skills and knowledge current in a rapidly changing field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in teaching at the postsecondary level.
  • Advanced degree in dance, music, theatre, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of computing in a liberal arts environment.
  • Experience in computer imaging, networking, and troubleshooting.