Working closely with community partners, the JLMC Digital Storytelling Initiative Program Manager (DSIPM) works with Jonathan Logan Family Foundation Media Center (JLMC) and Logan Center Community Arts (LCCA) colleagues to enhance and support community-based programs that are part of the JLMCâ™s Digital Storytelling Initiative (DSI). Â Reporting to the Director of Community Arts and Assistant Director of the JLMC, the DSIPM has overall responsibility for providing programmatic leadership of the DSI, ensures effective support of DSI programs, and advises media-based Logan Center community partners; in coordination with the technical resources of the JLMC and the Logan Centerâ™s community arts engagement strategy. The DSIPM is primarily a program manager role, responsible for connecting our community partners with the technical facilities and resources of the JLMC. This position is offered as a part-time, benefits-eligible position.
1) Oversee and coordinate the programs of the Digital Storytelling Initiative. 2) Serve as primary point of contact for partner staff and volunteers, program participants, and guest artists. 3) Schedule and host regular progress, curriculum review, and/or logistical meetings with program leads, instructors, and visiting artists. 4) Coordinate the use of JLMC facilities by partners, program participants, and guest artists; working with the rest of the JLMC professional staff to balance space and other resource priorities among all users. 5)Â Manage remote teaching technology needs of program activities: Set up and administer Zoom meetings, update and maintain Canvas course websites, digitize and upload video clips, etc. 6)Â Work closely with the Logan Center Community Arts staff, UChicago Arts Marketing and Communications, and other departments as necessary to maintain ongoing partnership arrangements and ensure the success of partnerships.Â Â Â 7)Â Work in partnership with colleagues in Logan Center Community Arts and the JLMC to oversee the DSI initiative. 8) Review and develop DSI program goals that align with the Logan Center community arts and arts technology strategies. 9)Â Develop strong relationships with community partners and members to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of the community. 10) Serve as the key point of contact for technology related Logan Center community arts partners. 11)Â Provide updates on the status of the program for donor and budget reports; with JLMC staff, produce and maintain metrics and other data on program outcomes and impacts.Â 12) Provide Technical Support to other LCCA and DSI programs, affiliate artists, and events. 13) Advise and assist with technology requests related to live and virtual events, performances, and other arts activities. 14) Coordinate the use of JLMC facilities and resources by various LCCA and DSI supported partners as necessary. 15)Â Support the use of remote teaching/event technology for LCCA and DSI related programs. 16) Serve as a member of the Logan Center, JLMC, and LCCA staffs, performing occasional work with arts partners and other university entities as a representative of the Logan Center.Â 17) Assist JLMC staff with occasional curricular and programmatic work outside of DSI program partnerships. 18) Attend LCCA, JLMC, and Arts Technologies staff meetings.
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Institutional Understanding. 2)Â Decisiveness and Accountability. 3)Â Business Acumen. 4)Â Partnership and Collaboration. 5)Â University Stewardship.
6) Strong organizational and customer service skills.
7) Effectively communicate complex technical details to managers, stakeholders, community members, and technical staff and translate the needs of program stakeholders to technology colleagues.Â 8) Excellent written and spoken communication skills with the ability to synthesize and accurately present relevant information.Â 9) Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. 10) Knowledge of the University of Chicago or another large research institution or nonprofit organization. Â 11) Willing and able to work evenings and weekends in addition to some regular work week hours. Â 12) Organizational and human relations skills with ability to collaborate well and supportively and cultivate good relationships with various constituencies.
13) Temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population. 14)Â Â Self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects. 15) Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; handle sensitive information with discretion. 16) Prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety. 17) The successful management of digital media in a 180,000 Square ft. facility requires the ability to conduct regular building rounds and stand for extended periods of time. Â
1) Considerable office work. 2) Occasional pushing and lifting of equipment.
3) Light lifting (10 to 50 lbs). Â 4) Occasional meetings and technical support outside the Logan Center but within the greater campus and Hyde Park area.
5)Â Occasional use of a ladder for the purpose of supporting and maintaining technology.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree, preferably in an art or media field.
Experience 1) Three years digital media, technology and/or community engagement.Â 2) Curriculum development, classroom teaching, and/or mentorship program management. 3) Working knowledge of media production and post-production equipment and software. 4) Experience working closely with faculty, students, staff, artists, and community members.
Required Documents 1) Resume
2) Cover Letter
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