Digital Media Specialist

Indiana University


The Jacobs School of Music is a collaborative, creative atmosphere with an accomplished faculty and staff dedicated to the growth and excellence of the next generation of musicians, music scholars, and educators. Bring your passion and experience to our team. 

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates in and supervises activities related to distance and online educational initiatives and streaming performance activities. 
  • May direct camera operators and other technical staff during recording sessions and streaming performances.
  • Participates in the preparation, recording, and post-production activities associated with various Video and other Multimedia projects.
  • Makes technical decisions necessary to produce and deliver media across a wide range of delivery formats and platforms to include broadcast, webcast, or online formats. In collaboration with faculty, may make instructional and artistic decisions.   
  • Researches, installs and supports equipment related to interactive distance education and streaming performance activities in studios, classrooms, labs, and performance venues.

General Responsibilities

  • Provides experienced consulting to faculty and staff and collaborates with team members to analyze multimedia system requirements, develop specifications, and interact with vendors on the acquisition and implementation of multimedia learning technology.
  • Facilitates and leads interviews, focus groups, and workshops to establish current and future digital media and multimedia system requirements.
  • Designs, programs, and installs multimedia hardware and software; develops test plans and conducts system/integration testing of changes, enhancements, and new programs or functions to ensure they meet operational needs.
  • Analyzes, diagnoses and resolves undocumented complex problems to ensure maximum availability and systems performance.
  • Identifies and researches emerging trends and practices, tests and develops innovative hardware/software solutions to enhance the functionality and reliability of technology operations; recommends new procedures and corrective actions.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.  




  • Bachelor’s degree (related field preferred). 



  • 2 years of multimedia/instructional systems support or related experience. 



  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Operational, diagnostic and maintenance skills for video and audio systems essential.
  • Experience with one or more programming tools preferred (Crestron, XML, HTML, SIMPL, C/C++, MySQL, Ethernet/TCP-IP protocols).

This position requires the ability to communicate effectively and to operate computers and other related technical equipment. The role is required to maintain and interact with computers and frequently move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

This is an in-person position.

Some evening work is required.

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure .

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Family: Instructional Technology

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